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How to Create a Portfolio & Get Hired: A Guide for Graphic Designers and Illustrators (Portfolio Skills) Paperback – 23 Aug 2010

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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Laurence King; 01 edition (23 Aug. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1856696723
  • ISBN-13: 978-1856696722
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 1.9 x 27.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 67,481 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'This is a must read for any student wishing to progress into further or higher education or employment. How to Create a Portfolio shows the many different types of portfolio needed for a broad range of art and design careers. Practical advise is given on how to put together a portfolio both traditional and electronic, this book also provides a great resource list for further research.' David Sims, Senior Graphic Design Lecturer, London College of Communication, The University of the Arts London Review 'I teach a portfolio class, and while I think a portfolio is a very individual thing, this book was refreshingly direct and simple in giving its readers concise advise and visual clues to what is possible and what a portfolio can be. The content is clear and well organized. I would use this book as my primary text in teaching my next portfolio class.' Christine Moog, Parsons School of Design, NY

About the Author

Fig Taylor is Portfolio Consultant at the Association of Illustrators, London. She graduated from Chelsea School of Art with a degree in graphic design, then ran her own London-based illustration agency. She lectures extensively on professional practice to students throughout the UK.

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Fig Taylor, the author of this fab book came to my university to talk to us about putting together a portfolio. Fig is an extremely inspiring and very straight talking woman, and I found her lecture so honest, inspiring and refreshing, I just had to buy the book, and it really hasn't disappointed.

I'm an illustration student, and I can already see how useful this book will be to me when I graduate, but equally I can see how it would be useful to existing practitioners who feel their portfolio needs a refresh, or they need some new ideas on how to promote themselves.

The book itself is extremely thorough, its not just about putting together an attractive looking portfolio, but also discusses in depth everything from the marketplace, creating a good portfolio, what kind of portfolio to use and making yourself known/ how to approach potential clients. There is also a resources section at the back with useful websites, annuals and competitions, advice and professional bodies, just to name a few!

Any graphic designers or illustrators in their second or third years, this book will be invaluable to you in helping you get up and running as soon as you graduate. Too often in art schools they teach you so much about how to be fantastic image makers, but little about portfolio skills and promoting yourself, so books like these really are invaluable.
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This book is brilliant, it is a great resource for students at university or college, wish it was out when I was there. It gives very useful hints and advice on how to set out your portfolio for the different areas of design. Would recommend it to anyone who is in this field, not just students but graduates too.
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I've found this book beautifully laid-out, extremely helpful and clear.

Admittedly, I am not entirely new to the creative industry but, have never had experience "promoting myself", as I normally collaborated with others - which always seems to happen organically. I read this book from front to back within one week. Very nicely written. The book provided some very helpful advice on marketing yourself to agencies/consultancies and some very helpful advice on what employers (and different types of employers within the design industry) are looking for in a portfolio. I can imagine this book is best for recent graduates - as it introduces them to the realities and necessity of networking and tactics for finding your first job or internship.
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A valuable and essential resource for students and professional illustrators who want to improve their understanding of how to create an effective portfolio.
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I bought this to get inspiration to make my personal portfolio of architecture, and I found it very good! good text examples and quality images. Lacks a certain how to do it yourself but still very inspiring.
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love it thanks awesome purchase and a complete bargain and these last words are just to meet the minimum requirement
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