Paperback: 448 pages
Publisher: Fairchild Books; 2 edition (April 26, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 1.1 x 10.8 inches
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Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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I am a professional Interior Designer who also teaches a Portfolio Development course at Seattle Pacific University for the Interior Design Program. Diane Bender's DESIGN portfolios - Moving From Traditional to Digital is an absolute lifesaver! Comprehensive yet easy to navigate, it did all the teaching for this class. I just guided the students on how to maximize its information to make their personal brand in the portfolio genre achieve the highest success in capturing a professional's attention. Each school year end we hold a Senior Design Exhibition and invite interior design industry professionals to attend and evaluate what they see. Spring Quarter 2009 was my first time requiring Ms. Bender's text, and the results were phenomenal. One of my students commented that before this class she felt completely incapable of demonstrating her skills, but after it, having in hand a uniquely branded version of Diane's "Complete Interview Package", she was fully confident she could interview anywhere and successfully develop network connections and career opportunities, thanks to the guidance from me and this book. "Probably the best class I've ever taken," she reports. Just as importantly, the reviewing professionals were incredibly impressed! May this book never go out of print!Keith Miller, ASIDAdjunct InstructorInterior Design ProgramFamily & Consumer Sciences DepartmentCollege of Arts & SciencesSeattle Pacific University
I found this book to be a great resource for anyone creating a portfolio of design work, if they are students it answers virtually any question on this subject. I would expect any designer would develop their own style of presentation, not copy from a book, and the examples, full color photos on almost every page, are great resources for ideas. Graduating design students and some of the more experienced designers would be really interested in the digital info, especially if they aren't computer gurus. It's a valuable book, just wish it wasn't so expensive.
This is an excellent reference for those who wish to create both analogue and digital portfolios. It is clearly, logically sequenced and well written. There is a wealth of information for designers. I highly recommend this book.
As a graphic design student about to graduate, i was looking for a book that shows me how to design some kind of eyecatching portfolio online or on a cd, with plenty of bright examples for inspiration. If this is what your after dont buy it.This book waffles on an awful lot on stuff such setting up images to the correct resolutions, what to take to an interview etc, which i suppose is great if u need a reference checklist book. It is mainly targeting architect students and gives some good examples on how to photograph you 3D designs to include in your portfolio. This book doesnt include great design layouts to wow your potential employer, which was what i was looking for, but overall a nice thing to have on your shelf
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