Burn Your Portfolio

Stuff they don't teach you in design school, but should


Author: Michael Janda

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 0133409562

Category: Art

Page: 400

View: 6282

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.

The Story of Rich

A Financial Fable of Wealth and Reason During Uncertain Times


Author: J. D. Joyce

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118390148

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 9019

A leading wealth manager, drawing on his real-world experiences with investors, explains financial planning and investing through a fable of a man who sells a business he's worked so hard to build, and now finds himself with more money than he's ever had to deal with.

Dialogues with Creative Legends and Aha Moments in a Designer's Career


Author: David Calvin Laufer

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 0133137996

Category: Computers

Page: 264

View: 6675

In Dialogues with Creative Legends, you will find answers to some of the perplexing questions talented people confront. From these dialogues emerge a startling range of ideas, from beginning a creative career to developing client relationships, mentoring, and the role of design thinking in society. The author's gradual revelations about the intertwined contributions of creator and patron will resonate with students and practitioners in all the creative professions. This remarkable book explores the role of creativity in commerce and culture. It's a quest for livelihood and meaning that is at once highly personal--and strikingly universal. Come along as the author interviews many of the creative luminaries of the late 20th century, including: Saul Bass, Buckminster Fuller, Paul Rand, Lou Dorfsman, Herb Lubalin, Don Trousdell, Charles & Ray Eames, George Nelson, Massimo Vignelli, Heinz Edelmann, Victor Papanek, and Hermann Zapf.

Strategic Writing

Multimedia Writing for Public Relations, Advertising and More


Author: Charles Marsh,David Guth,Bonnie Poovey Short

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

View: 7405

Strategic Writing emphasizes the strategic, goal-oriented mission of high-quality media writing with clear, concise instructions for more than 40 types of documents relating to public relations, advertising, sales, marketing, and business communication. Rich with numerous examples and a user-friendly "recipe" approach, Strategic Writing is ideal for teaching you to write successfully and strategically for various fields of business.

Design Portfolios

Moving from Traditional to Digital


Author: Dianne Bender

Publisher: Fairchild Books


Category: Design

Page: 300

View: 8655

Students in the disciplines of architecture, interior design, and landscape design have always created traditional portfolios, which include all their projects in the form of physical objects that can be held and evaluated during an interview. With advances in technology, a digital version of the portfolio is becoming increasingly popular-but how does a student create one? And more important, how is it best utilized during an interview? Design Portfolios addresses these questions, moving beyond the simple checklist of skills and accomplishments that a portfolio should showcase. Quotations from practicing designers reinforce the author's guidelines for creating, maintaining, and presenting both traditional and digital portfolios. This book teaches students how to use their portfolios as a marketing tool for the most important thing they will ever sell-themselves!Features- Quotes from approximately 100 practicing architects, interior designers, and landscape architects from across the United States.- Presents a 4-step process of gathering and organizing the contents of a portfolio for the best effect.- Utilizes work of undergraduate and graduate design students to model successful portfolios.- Shows how to customize a portfolio for specific customers.- Offers tips for the job hunt, preparation of a powerful résumé, and interview strategies.- Instructor's Guide provides suggestions for planning the course and using the text in the classroom

The Johns Hopkins University Digital Portfolio and Guide

Documenting Your Professional Growth


Author: Johns Hopkins University. Center for Technology in Education

Publisher: Prentice Hall


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 131

View: 2788

Johns Hopkins University (JHU) is a nationally recognized leader in the use of portfolios in teacher education. The Johns Hopkins Digital Portfolio is a web-based assessment and presentation application that supports the NCATE theme of professionalism while assisting teachers in creating a portfolio for academic, career, and personal growth. The Johns Hopkins Digital Portfolio is an electronic repository of a teacher's work organized around a defined set of professional principles/standards. It allows for collection and display of artifacts, such as, lesson plans, audio and video clips, sample student work, other web-based materials, an online journal for reflection, and a messaging system promoting collaboration with peers and advisors. General K-12 Inservice Teachers.

Create Your Digital Portfolio

The Fast Track to Career Success


Author: Susan Amirian,Eleanor Flanigan

Publisher: JIST Works


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

View: 2503

Job seekers, students, and teachers are discovering the power of using a digital portfolio for job hunting, career development, teaching, and learning. This step-by-step workbook unveils each facet of creating a PDF portfolio, providing checklists and worksheets that guide the user through design, collection of artifacts, development, and distribution of a career portfolio through e-mail, on CD/DVD, or within a Web site. This workbook is graphical, using many illustrations of portfolios and screenshots that demonstrate how to use the Adobe® Acrobat® software to create an easy-to-transfer showcase of accomplishments. Examples of both effective and ineffective portfolios are provided. Using Acrobat solves many of the problems of finding the right software for portfolio creation and distribution.

How To Really Ruin Your Financial Life and Portfolio


Author: Ben Stein

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118461460

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

View: 6651

Hilarious advice on what NOT to do with money, from financial funny man Ben Stein Everyone's searching for the secrets to financial success, but what about the best ways to lose money . . . fast?! In How To Really Ruin Your Financial Life and Portfolio, bestselling author, economist, financial commentator, and media personality Ben Stein explains exactly what to do . . . to go bust! The ultimate "how-NOT-to" guide, the book gives readers invaluable tips that should be avoided at all costs. Written in Stein's own inimitable style, this hilarious guide provides essential financial advice on what not to do when it comes to managing money. From reading and acting upon investing newsletters to trading on a margin, from investing in bonds to breathlessly following CNBC, and from buying stock in firms you do not understand to believing in your own genius at stock picking to keeping as little cash on hand as possible, Stein presents the rules that every would-be investor needs to know, so they can do the exact opposite and actually make money. Fully revised and updated, this new edition presents all-new missteps that can destroy any portfolio. Fully revised and updated edition of the tongue-in-cheek bestseller that shows investors what not to do with their money Written by acclaimed author economist, financial commentator, and media personality Ben Stein Loaded with indispensable pieces of bad advice that readers should avoid at all costs A laugh-out-loud approach to personal finance, How To Really Ruin Your Financial Life and Portfolio is an accessible guide to money from the funniest man in finance.

Digital Portfolios

Powerful Tools for Promoting Professional Growth and Reflection


Author: Elizabeth Hartnell-Young,Maureen Morriss

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1483334228

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 6940

Providing ten steps to develop portfolios that demonstrate professional growth, this complete resource presents tips and strategies for using digital technology and guidelines for creating portfolios.