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Larry Volk is an Associate Professor of Photography in the department of Visual Communications in the School of Visual and Performing Arts at Endicott College. He holds an M.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design. Larry worked in the editorial and commercial market for 10 years. He has been a photographic educator in New England and exhibiting photographer both regionally and nationally for over 20 years.

Danielle Currier is a Professor of Design in the department of Visual Communications in the School of Visual and Performing Arts at Endicott College. She holds an M.F.A. from Parsons The New School for Design. Danielle has worked as an educator, designer and artist in the Boston area and New York City for over 15 years. She has received numerous grants and fellowships, and has spoken at industry events from Nashville to Chicago. Her website, www.noplasticsleeves.com, is an industry recognized resource showcasing current portfolio and promotional work from around the world.


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HASH(0x8ce3ca20) out of 5 stars Great guide for newbies 21 Jan. 2016
By Brady - Published on Amazon.com
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I read this book cover to cover to help me with my first portfolio in architecture school. It guided me through every design decision with it's concept of selling yourself and creating a brand. Because of this, I feel that my end product was something to be proud of as it is unique to my qualities.

Overall, I'm pleased with the guidance it provided with regards to portfolio as well as personal websites and resumes.
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HASH(0x8ce3ce4c) out of 5 stars Well organized, practical book 13 Sept. 2014
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Excellent resource. Has very detailed and practical suggestions on how to to prepare the best design portfolios. Includes physical suggestions as well as information on editing and ordering images/projects.
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HASH(0x8ce3e090) out of 5 stars Excellent 21 Sept. 2014
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The information and techniques contained in "No Plastic Sleeves" has elevated how I visually communicate with my potential clients.
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HASH(0x8ce3cf6c) out of 5 stars AMAZING PORFOLIO BUILDER GUIDE!! 2 Sept. 2014
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Are you an educator and professional in the creative industries? If you are, then this book is for you! Authors Larry Volk and Danielle Currier, have done an outstanding job of writing a second edition of a book that will guide you through a process of conceptualizing, designing and developing all of the interconnected pieces that you will need for your portfolios and promotions, both online and in print form..

Volk and Currier, begin by showing you how to establish and define the goals for your portfolio and ultimately for your career. Then, the authors outline the process of defining and developing a brand that will be related to the development of your portfolio. They continue by guiding you through a number of steps in order to help turn your brand statement into a visually compelling concept and design. Next, the authors show you how to make a book that functions well, and allows you to present your work in a context that you have designed. Then, they examine why the primary visual focus of your page layout should be on the work itself. The authors continue by introducing some basic methods that can go a long way to making a portfolio that stands out and brings you attention. Next, they focus on the strategy, branding and design of an online portfolio and digital presence. Then, the authors discuss the development of specific promotional pieces that capitalize on taking a creative approach to connect with your target market and establish an audience for your work. Finally, they show you how to put your resume together.

Hopefully, your encounter with this excellent book, will allow you to enter the portfolio process at any point, to review, revise, and redesign if necessary. For those of you who are just starting the portfolio process, it is important to follow each step in the order that the authors have outlined, as each step informs the next.
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