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Professor: Andrea Herstowski
Office: 353 Chalmers Hall
Office hours: by appointment
email: herstow@ku.edu

Professor: Alex Anderson
Office: 353 Chalmers Hall
Office hours: by appointment
email: alexandersoncreative@gmail.com

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Flaunt by UnderConsideration
Building Portfolios
Letterhead and Logo Design
Handbook of Pricing & Ethical Guideline

Presenting | AIGA ARTICLE |
Writing your resume | AIGA ARTICLE |
Top Mistakes | AIGA ARTICLE |

:- Word to the unwise
:- Top 10 Cover letter Tips
:- Cover letters get you hired
:- 6 ways to bomb an interview
:- 3 steps successful interview
:- my-fill-in-the-blank-career

How to be a graphic designer without losing your Soul
:- introduction
:- Chapter 1: Attributes
:- Chapter 2: How to Find a Job
:- Chapter 8: Self Promotion

:- Chapter 9: Creative Process

 

 


 

 

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VISC 530: Overview

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Your portfolio is a communication tool. It highlights what you have down on your resume. It makes your resume come to life. It is proof of your design education and a document of your work. It is a display of exercises, talent, thinking and solutions to visual communication problems. The physical form of the portfolio is completely up to you. It should not be too precious or complicated. The most important thing is to make it easy for a potential employer to get a sense of your work in 10 seconds, and proof of what you can do in five minutes.

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What is a portfolio?
What is its purpose?
How does the presenting your work change from a non-personal experience to a personal one?
What is the difference between a portfolio and a presentation?
How do you talk about your projects?
How do you make them smarter, more compelling, more complete?*
How do you show process? Professionals love to see it!
Will you have just a website and digital presentation? Or will you
have a website and a printed book?
What are the pros and cons of different formats? Types of portfolios?
At the end of this class you will/must have…

You need...
An online experience
A portfolio to take to interviews it can't be a website :(
A personal brand system and the applications; resume, business card,...

You must create and maintain an online portfolio. This can be on any platform, or use any service, and its form can even be somewhat generic.

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portfolio class is not pass/fail. attendance rules are the same as any other VisCom studio. 3 absences you grade will drop by one full grade. Class starts at 6pm and goes to 9:00pm - you are very busy use thee time to really work on portfolio.

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Books about portfolios/personal IDs
Flaunt by UnderConsideration
Building Portfolios
Letterhead and Logo Design
Handbook of Pricing & Ethical Guidelines

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please bring your laptop, a notebook/ sketchbook to class and take notes in every class. we will be covering a lot of info. sometimes i will say stuff or guests will more than once but sometimes it will only be said once.

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places to get paper
PaperStation in KC | French Paper ($ but you can purchase small amounts) | Neenah

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Portfolio Review with professionals and alumni