Visual Communication
portfolio class

 

 

resources :: syllabus :: calendar :: binder :: AIGA salary calculator :: tips

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ARTICLES
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 to a successful interview
:- What motivates you
:- Why do you want to work here
:- Interview Pointers
:- Six Answers
:- Avoid non-verbal mistakes

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

:- Chapter 9: Creative Process

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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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Where to buy...
:- Blurb
:- Pina Zingaro
:- L
ost Luggage (portfolios)
:- Paperhaus (portfolios)
:- House of Portfolio
:- Archival Methods
:- Portfolios and Cases
:- portfolio box

*Coldsnow Creative in KC carries or will order Pina Zingaro. The advantage of ordering from them is that you save shipping cost and if we order as a group you save a bit more money. So if you want a Pina Zingaro or any other portfolio Coldsnow carries. Don't order it until we are ready as a group.

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Examples
on the server are plenty of examples by former KU students (pull the folder for ref)

also check out these on ISSUU
ampersand
methodologies
playbook
bloom
case study

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SYLLABUS
portfolio class is not pass/fail. attendance rules are the same as any other VisCom studio. 3 absences and you are dropped from the class. class starts at 3pm but there maybe 3 or 4 nights where we will meet at 6pm for Guest lectures and Senior Show meetings. They are REQUIRED you will be notified in time to get off work or make plans to be there. 3 lates add up to an absence. grades will be based on completion of: binder, expand a project, magazine to iPad app, visual map, personal id, and final portfolio. attending AIGA events and the Ad Club Career Day are strongly recommended.

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Books about portfolios/personal IDs
Flaunt by UnderConsideration
Building Portfolios
Letterhead and Logo Design
Graphic Artist's Guild Handbook of Pricing and Ethical Guidelines (*strongly recommended)

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Examples
on the server are plenty of examples by former KU students (pull the folder for ref)

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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.

Below is an outline of what you will do this semester and what is due at the end of the semester KEEP this list in front you all semester: we will cover each component in class.

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Binder
one place with all the projects and reference materials you need. Here is the list.

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Expand a project
choose a project refine it and expand it to other medias (banner, bus shelter, web, iphone, ipad...). For the project expansion choose a project that does not need a lot of work. It shoudl be a strong project that just needs more of a story to make it great.

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Project Redo or Expand (relook at a project with your "senior eyes")
choose ONE project and refine it or completely redo it or make something completely new. This is the time to make something GREAT. You won't have 3 weeks just for this again.

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Business System: Handed in BOTH as a pdf and
printed out...
___ resume
___ sheet with projects on it (3 - 5) for senior show
___ business card
___ cover letters (3)
___ thank you
___ leave behind/send ahead

___ pdf of your self-brand process

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Portfolio
___ pdf of entire portfolio
___ packaged files: i need your images and fonts for your portfolio

___ online presence behance AND...
___ online presence on Behance professional or Square Space...

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Taxonomy poster (you will do this with jeremy but you need to hand it into me also)
___ pdf
___ packaged file with images, fonts...

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Senior Show

___ during the semester you will as a group brand the show, you need to work with the illustration students so a few meeting will need to take place in the evening so everyone can attend. Stuff to figure out... invites, poster, website, teaser, bag, buttons...) and decide where the show will be, and raise money for it. It will cost you $100 so any money you can raise helps with the cost.

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JOIN AIGA!

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