GAD 2297 - Graphic Art & Design Portfolio

The course focuses on helping students create an effective professional design portfolio and presentation of their work. Students will gain the opportunity to learn that the quality and personal style of a designer’s portfolio is crucial in starting out in the design industry. The entire creative audience will be addressed. Students will be guided through the essential steps in creating a portfolio that reflects their personal style, an often-overlooked aspect that employers cite as essential information. Coverage includes a unique plan for defining a student’s own “brand” or “image,” with practical suggestions for translating that personal vision into a cohesive “marketing program” that gets results. Based on a student's specific goals, emphasis will be placed on methods of effectively presenting his/her works.

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