Preparing Your Portfolio Bootcamp

Is it time to create or refresh your portfolio? Are you ready to switch jobs or attract a freelance following? Then whip your portfolio into shape in this intensive Portfolio Bootcamp. Over the course of two weeks, design expert Denise Bosler will help you navigate the process of creating a knockout portfolio that not only reflects your talent, but also puts your work in front of the people who need to see it. At the end of the course, you’ll be armed with a fresh portfolio and poised to take the design world by storm.


Tyography instructor Denise BoslerDenise Bosler is a graphic designer, illustrator, and professor of communication design at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania. She earned a B.F.A. from Kutztown University and an M.F.A. from Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Denise has focused her design work on print collateral, product packaging, and identity development in both print and digital projects.
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Workshop Length:

2 weeks

Tuition:

$149 ($134 for VIP)

Start Date:

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Objectives:

  • Learn how to determine which works are portfolio-worthy
  • Develop a portfolio game plan that will get you the job or projects you want
  • Figure out how to best display your work in your portfolio
  • Walk away with a finished print or digital portfolio that’s sure to wow
Who Should Take This Course:
  • Designers looking to change jobs
  • Students who are about to graduate from design programs
  • Creatives who dabble in freelance work or who want to begin a full-time freelance career

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Outline:

LESSON 1: The game plan
  • Assess your work
  • Develop your portfolio game plan
    • Explore the optimal presentation method—digital or print
    • Establish project inclusions
    • Evaluate refinement needs
    • Define conceptual direction
  • Create project descriptions
  • Research employment and freelance opportunities
LESSON 2: The final portfolio
  • Prepare files for presentation
    • Refine work
    • Understand best practices for displaying work
    • Explore digital and photographic solutions
  • Organize your work for maximum impact
  • Create the final print or digital portfolio