Burn Your Portfolio

Author: Michael Janda
Publisher: New Riders
ISBN: 0133409562
Format: PDF, Mobi
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It takes more than just a design school education and a killer portfolio to succeed in a creative career. Burn Your Portfolio teaches the real-world practices, professional do's and don'ts, and unwritten rules of business that most designers, photographers, web designers, copy writers, programmers, and architects only learn after putting in years of experience on the job. Michael Janda, owner of the Utah-based design firm Riser, uses humor to dispense nugget after nugget of hard-won advice collected over the last decade from the personal successes and failures he has faced running his own agency. In this surprisingly funny, but incredibly practical advice guide, Janda's advice on teamwork and collaboration, relationship building, managing clients, bidding work, production processes, and more will resonate with creative professionals of all stripes.

Burn Your Portfolio

Author: Michael Janda
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0321918681
Format: PDF, ePub
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Offers advice on real-world practices, professional do's and don'ts, and business rules for those in the graphic arts.

Starting Your Career as a Freelance Illustrator Or Graphic Designer

Author: Michael Fleishman
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1581151993
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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More than ever, artists face questions such as how to get started, how to sell their work, how to promote themselves, and what to do once they are working. Starting Your Career as a Freelance Illustrator or Graphic Designer is the book that will answer all those questions, and more!

Freelance Design in Practice

Author: Cathy Fishel
Publisher: HOW Books
ISBN: 9781600613029
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Presents advice and strategies for freelance designers covering such topics as finances, legal matters, referrals, clients, partners, time management, and self-evaluation.

Millionaire Teacher

Author: Andrew Hallam
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470830093
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The incredible story of how a schoolteacher built a million-dollar portfolio, and how you can too Most people wouldn't expect a schoolteacher to amass a million-dollar investment account. But Andrew Hallam did so, long before the typical retirement age. And now, with Millionaire Teacher, he wants to show you how to follow in his footsteps. With lively humor and the simple clarity you'd expect from a gifted educator, Hallam demonstrates how average people can build wealth in the stock market by shunning the investment products peddled by most financial advisors and avoiding the get-rich-quicker products concocted by an ever widening, self-serving industry. Using low cost index funds, coupled with a philosophy in line with the one that made Warren Buffett a multi-billionaire, Hallam guides readers to understand how the stock and bond markets really work, arming you with a psychological advantage for when markets fall. Shows why young investors should hope for stock market crashes if they want to get rich Explains how you can spend just 60 minutes a year on your investments, never open a financial paper, avoid investment news, and still leave most professional investors in the dust Promotes a unique new investment methodology that combines low cost index funds and a Warren Buffett-esque investment philosophy Millionaire Teacher explains how any middle-income individual can learn can learn the ABCs of personal finance and become a multi-millionaire, from a schoolteacher who has been there and done that.

Creating Your Digital Portfolio

Author: Ian Clazie
Publisher: HOW Books
ISBN: 9781440310232
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Creating Your Digital Portfolio This comprehensive manual gives you all the knowledge and skills you need to build and present a digital portfolio that packs a punch. Creating Your Digital Portfolio covers everything from web hosting and uploading content, to personalizing and presenting your work to clinch that job. Exemplary portfolios, both well-constructed and unique, reveal the how, what, and why of putting together an effective digital portfolio, and leading art directors, graphic designers, and illustrators give their professional advice on making a good impression and avoiding common pitfalls. If you are making the leap to presenting your work digitally or online, or simply wanting to improve your online presence, Creating Your Digital Portfolio will prove indispensable.

Graphic Design Portfolio Strategies for Print and Digital Media

Author: Robert Rowe
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780136140313
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book presents the task of creating that all-important portfolio for today's print and interactive design fields in a manageable series of steps. Portfolio Laboratory for Graphic Design serves as a sourcebook for graphic design students who are planning the design of their portfolio for applications to graduate schools, grants, scholarships, employment opportunities, and fellowships. Strategies in design principles are illustrated with examples of successful portfolios from design students along with tips and insights from top professionals in the field.

The Graphic Designer s Business Survival Guide

Author: Lawrence J. Daniels
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 0814432425
Format: PDF, Docs
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Graphic design is a crowded, highly competitive world. And it takes a lot more than raw talent and technical ability to make it as an independent designer. Successful graphic designer and entrepreneur, Larry Daniels exposes the weak spot of so many: the critical business side of running even a one-person design firm. Designers often prioritize aesthetics over a client's needs, and ignore basic business skills such as writing, record keeping, and relationship building. This practical insider’s guide explains how to build a profitable, sustainable design business. Packed with sample agreements, letters, forms, and more, it reveals how to: • Create a website and portfolio that highlight design solutions • Do pre-pitch research and deliver winning presentations • Prepare inviting proposals that win lucrative contracts • Establish a reliable system for tracking billable hours (and staying solvent) • Use cold-calling strategies even sales phobics can master • Quantify design decisions in ways that business management can relate to and respect • Break out of “freelancer” mode to highly compensated creative consultant The field of design is littered with failures. To stand out and succeed, you need to be professional, efficient, and focused on the bottom-line results that clients value. The Graphic Designer's Business Survival Guide shows you how.

AIGA Professional Practices in Graphic Design

Author: Tad Crawford
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1581157495
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"Provides definitive guidelines on all aspects of the graphic design business."—FYI. * Newly revised and expanded version of an industry classic--5,000 sold! * Up-to-the-minute! Includes web, interactive, and green design, new legislation * Each chapter written by an authority on the subject. Here’s the definitive guide to professional business practices in graphic design, now fully revised and updated for the digital age. Up-to-the-minute coverage of web, interactive, and motion graphics; green design; potential repercussions of legislation on Orphan Works; protection of fonts and software; managing creative people; using professional help such as lawyers; and much more. Each in-depth chapter, covering such topics as professional relationships, fees, contracts, managing large projects, copyright and trademark issues, electronic uses, and more, has been written by an authority in the field. The newly revised AIGA Standard Form for Design Services is included for the convenience of readers, along with a complete resources section. No designer should do business without this comprehensive, authoritative book. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.