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By Fig Taylor
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This book shows those embarking on an illustration
or graphic design career how best to put together an
effective, professional portfolio. It discusses what to
include and how to organize and display the work,
and also advises on presentation techniques and selfpromotion.
Both print and digital portfolios
Deciding who to approach for work is of key
importance whether you are looking for a full-time
position or freelance work, and the book maps out the
creative marketplace, examining the main areas of
work and describing the types of position available in
each, and how the commissioning process works. Tips
are included from commissioners and practitioners
working in magazine and book publishing, design,
advertising, TV/film and beyond, as well as agents
The book also features a listings section detailing
online resources and publications to aid research,
suppliers, specialist libraries, industry-related trade
fairs, and professional organizations.
• Relevant to both illustrators and graphic designers
• Includes advice on who to approach for work and how; good
interview and presentation techniques; and self-promotion
• Fully updated with examples of self-promotion through the
use of the internet, social networking and digital portfolios.
• Explains the design process for presenting a digital portfolio
on an iPad
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