Stuff they don't teach you in design school, but should
Author: Michael Janda
Publisher: New Riders
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.
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Multimedia Writing for Public Relations, Advertising and More
Author: Charles Marsh
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Category: Business & Economics
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.
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
Author: Johns Hopkins University. Center for Technology in Education
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Category: Business & Economics
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.
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.
Never Fall Victim to Wall Street Again Recently, most people have been victimized by the revenue generating machine that is Wall Street. The truth is, Wall Street only cares about making the most revenue they can from you. You will learn: The 20%/65% rule of investing in both bear and bull markets. When and why to move your investments to cash. Why agency relationships and suitability are a far cry from fiduciary responsibility. How to convert your IRA to a tax-free Roth IRA using either a Home Equity Line of Credit, a Reverse Mortgage, or a Real Estate Option. A way to pay off your 30-year mortgage in ten or eleven years. How you can get rid of credit card debt in months, not years. Why segmenting your money and using principal for income may put you in a lower tax bracket. How to do a background check on your financial advisor annually. What to look out for in regard to outlandish performance claims by financial advisors. The strategies presented herein will teach you how to have a consistent process and a plan for your success. You will never again fall victim to Wall Street's shenanigans.