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How to Create a Portfolio and Get Hired Second Edition - A Guide for Graphic Designers and Illustrators

How to Create a Portfolio and Get Hired Second Edition - A Guide for Graphic Designers and Illustrators

Laurence King

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
are examined.
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
and educators.
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

More Details

Size: 9 x 7 in;
Pages: 160 pp;
260 color illustrations
Format: Paperback
Publication: October 2013
ISBN: 9781780672922
ISBN10: 1780672926
Fig Taylor is Portfolio Consultant at the Association of Illustrators, London. She graduated from Chelsea School of Art with a degree in graphic design, then ran her own London-based illustration agency. She lectures extensively on professional practice to students throughout the UK.

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