Homework Exercise #3 :

Interview Portfolio: Layout

Scenario: You are a graphic designer seeking a design or advertising position. The employer has already viewed your online portfolio. They have asked you to come into the office for a personal interview. The expectation is that you will show them work in a different format / manner.

Note: Currently, advertising and design agencies still view the traditional portfolio as as a industry standard... but are open to interviewers using computer tablets.

For your presentation, you will need to determine:

  • Grid structure
  • Column structure
  • Placement of headings
  • Description locations
  • Placement of design pieces

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For designers developing a traditional portfolio:

1. Research various standard portfolios that fit your personal brand.

2. Visualize yourself walking into an interview... meeting the interviewer at a desk or table...
and explaining your work with the portfolio presentation.

3. Make a decision on the size and type of portfolio you will be purchasing.

4. Using InDesign, create a layout with a grid structure or column guides to determine the positioning of projects, examples and captions.

5. Using current work (or solid boxes) place your projects on to the layout and determine the number of printed pages.

Student Examples: Horizontal Layout | Vertical Layout

6. Save the InDesign layout on the server for review in class.

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For designers developing a tablet presentation:

1. Research various presentation options (Ex: Keynote, Powerpoint, PDF, Prezi or Tablet App).

2. Visualize yourself walking into an interview... meeting the interviewer at a desk or table...
and explaining your work with the portfolio presentation.

3. Make a decision on the software to you will use to present your portfolio on a tablet.

4. Create a layout with a grid structure or column guides to determine the positioning of projects, examples and captions.

5. Using FPOs (or solid boxes) place your projects on to the layout and determine the number of electronic pages.

6. Save the presentation on to the server for review in class.

 

 

 

 

 

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