Designing a Digital Portfolio

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New Riders, 2004 - Computers - 311 pages

The world has gone digital--which means that a paper portfolio is no longer good enough. These days, as a creative professional, you're expected to be able to show your work on demand--whether that means emailing it to a client, displaying it on a Web site, or delivering it on CD or DVD. This book shows you how. Using a combination of step-by-step instructions and inspiring examples, veteran authorCynthia Barontakes you through the entire process of designing a digital portfolio--from developing a concept and choosing a medium, to scanning work created with traditional materials; optimizing digitized art; repurposing digital material; creating a portfolio Web site, CD, or DVD; producing a portable portfolio; and avoiding technical pitfalls when digitizing, organizing, and delivering the final product. You'll also find loads of insights from the professionals who evaluate artist portfolios everyday--agency heads, art directors, and designers--plus handy checklists, a run-down of dos and don'ts, case studies, and tips.

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Contents

Planning
3
Adaptation
22
Format
60
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Cynthia L. Baron is Technical Director at Northeastern University in Boston, and a lecturer in the Department of Visual Arts and the Multimedia Studies program. She also holds an MBA with a concentration in Marketing. She has authored or co-authored several books, most recently The Little Digital Camera Book for Peachpit Press. She is the editor of the DesignWhys series for Rockport Publishers, and former contributing editor to Critique Magazine, one of the most important design publications of the 90s.

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