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Table Of Contents

OVERVIEW OF THE JOB SEARCH
PHASE 1: PREPARATION
PHASE 2: RESEARCH AND DISTRIBUTION
Research: Types and Sources
Networking
Distribution
PHASE 3: THE INTERVIEW AND OFFER
The Offer: Salary and Negotiation
Internships, Contract, and Part-Time Positions
TELLING YOUR STORY, CREATING A PERSONAL NARRATIVE
THE PORTFOLIO INVENTORY
Portfolios for Other Reasons: Academics and Awards
DESIGN AND PORTFOLIO ORGANIZATION
Timing and Number of Projects
Design Process Documentation, Construction Documents, and Sample Boards
THE CONTAINER
UNIFYING MANY ELEMENTS
MORE ABOUT DIGITAL PORTFOLIOS
Portable Digital Portfolios (CDs and DVDs)
Portfolio Web Sites
PREPARING WORK FOR THE PORTFOLIO
AN INTRODUCTION TO TYPOGRAPHY
Working with Type
HIERARCHY
Creating Hierarchy
THE GRID
Alignment
Types of Grids
ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR
Illustrator Tools
ADOBE PHOTOSHOP
Photoshop Tools
Photoshop Paletes/Panels
Working with Photographic Images
ADOBE INDESIGN
Defining a New Document
The InDesign Toolbox
InDesign Paletes/Panels
Exporting
ADOBE DREAMWEAVER
ADOBE ACROBAT
THE RESUME
Resume Design
Resume Organization
Word Choice
COVER LETTERS AND THANK-YOU NOTES
Cover Leters
Thank-You Notes
INDEX
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Portfolios for Interior Designers

Portfolios for Interior Designers

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The complete guide to portfolio development for interiordesigners

It's a widely known fact that interior designers need a strongvisual presence in the form of a well-crafted, professional-lookingportfolio. Surprisingly, however, many interior designers aren'tequipped with the expertise required to organize and unify theirwork in a fashion that optimally conveys their talents andskills.

Portfolios for Interior Designers helps demystify theprocess by guiding the reader toward mastery in assembling awinning portfolio. It delivers essential step-by-step instructionpresented in a manner that shows interior designers how to properlyand effectively display their designs. This book also includes:

Color and black-and-white illustrations showing portfolioelements and options

Graphic design concepts necessary for portfolio development

Specific information for the design of digital portfolios

Supplemental teaching resources that direct readers to acompanion Web site

Useful tips on the ways that popular graphics softwareapplications can be best implemented for certain portfolioelements

Samples of cover letters and resumes, along with discussion ofjob search procedures

With the aid of real-world examples, Portfolios for InteriorDesigners examines how a portfolio can be used as an effectivetool for communicating with clients and other professionals. Amuch-needed guide, this book eliminates the uncertainty surroundingportfolio development so that interior designers can showcase theirabilities success-fully—and land the next job.

The complete guide to portfolio development for interiordesigners

It's a widely known fact that interior designers need a strongvisual presence in the form of a well-crafted, professional-lookingportfolio. Surprisingly, however, many interior designers aren'tequipped with the expertise required to organize and unify theirwork in a fashion that optimally conveys their talents andskills.

Portfolios for Interior Designers helps demystify theprocess by guiding the reader toward mastery in assembling awinning portfolio. It delivers essential step-by-step instructionpresented in a manner that shows interior designers how to properlyand effectively display their designs. This book also includes:

Color and black-and-white illustrations showing portfolioelements and options

Graphic design concepts necessary for portfolio development

Specific information for the design of digital portfolios

Supplemental teaching resources that direct readers to acompanion Web site

Useful tips on the ways that popular graphics softwareapplications can be best implemented for certain portfolioelements

Samples of cover letters and resumes, along with discussion ofjob search procedures

With the aid of real-world examples, Portfolios for InteriorDesigners examines how a portfolio can be used as an effectivetool for communicating with clients and other professionals. Amuch-needed guide, this book eliminates the uncertainty surroundingportfolio development so that interior designers can showcase theirabilities success-fully—and land the next job.

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