Graphic Design - Building A Better Portfolio

Tips & Tricks For A Standout Design Portfolio
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Tips & Tricks For A Standout Portfolio
Using PSD MockUps - Step-By-Step Tutorial
Writing Your Artists Statement / Biography
How To Avoid Rookie Mistakes
Professional Pointers & Details Prospective Clients Notice

Requirements

  • Basic Design Skills
  • A *VERY* basic understanding of Photoshop
  • A Desire To Build A Higher Profile Client List

Description

You have only seconds to prove that you are a capable and professional designer to an online audience.

Yeah.. so that part where you have to show your work in public, right?! NOT fun if you haven't had some really great projects behind you, I know. I was there! I had a binder (yes, I'm old) of glossy printed projects I was sometimes thrilled and sometimes terrified to show anyone. Looking back, they were just plain awful and I wish someone had taken the time to go over with me what would have really made them shine.

Wouldn't you want to do everything you can to secure that moment in time so you can line up your next paying gig?

No one wants to look like an amateur, especially in today's cutthroat competition.

This class will help you:

  • Save time on your own marketing

  • Set you apart visually from your competition

  • Rid your existing material from rookie mistakes that could be keeping you from getting more work

  • Elevate your portfolio materials to pitch alongside the pros - with confidence!

If you've already taken my classes you know I talk fast, give you the TRUTH, and don't waste your time with ten minutes of "intro" slides about my family, dogs, favorite color, and hard-luck stories. We WORK here, and my own 20+ year graphic design and illustration portfolio speak for itself.

So join me for another smash-and-grab designer productivity and professional growth class full of real-life experience and plenty of downloadable future reference handouts!


About Julianne Black DiBlasi:

B.A. Fine Arts, B.S. Computer Animation, A.A. Multimedia Design. Certified Life Coach, Business Coach, and Time Management Coach. Certified & Registered Mentor with Pinellas County Schools.

The recipient of multiple awards for writing, graphic design, and artwork, her work as an internationally recognized graphic designer, digital illustration fanatic, and digital/print promotion specialist has earned her the opportunity to work with globally recognized brands with worldwide impact.

Clients Include: PLACE DES ARTS: QUEBEC, SEARS, MITSUBISHI, CREAMRIGHT, GALLO WINES, WE OLIVE, LENNOX, FUJITSU, DOMOKLIC, MARINE MAMMAL CARE CENTER OF LOS ANGELES, SHURE, THE CAMPARI GROUP +

Monthly columnist and Purple Dragonfly Book Awards judge for Story Monsters Ink Magazine since 2017, a publication specializing in Children's Literature.

She's authored and illustrated over a dozen children’s books, including the Augmented Reality enhanced Sleep Sweet, exhibited at BookExpo 2017 in New York City, New York, and is being used nationwide in children’s hospitals for relaxation and distraction therapy.

Her digital art has been published several years in a row in ComicCon International’s Souvenir Book, Art 278, and multiple travel and trade publications.

Her fine art has been showcased in the Dunedin Fine Arts Center, Stirling Gallery & The Maturango Museum in Ridgecrest CA

Who this course is for:

  • Design Students
  • Graphic Designers
  • Freelance Design Professionals

Course content

6 sections6 lectures49m total length
  • Introduction
    09:15

Instructor

Imagination Mechanic • Graphic Design & Marketing Specialist
Julianne DiBlasi
  • 4.4 Instructor Rating
  • 409 Reviews
  • 59,377 Students
  • 9 Courses

THE IMAGINATION MECHANIC: A TACTICAL (YET UNORTHODOX) PROBLEM-SOLVER

Certified Life Coach, Business Coach, and Time Management Coach. Certified & Registered Mentor with Pinellas County Schools. B.A. Fine Arts, B.S. Computer Animation, A.A. Multimedia Design.

20+ years in graphic design. Clients include:

PLACE DES ARTS: QUEBEC, SEARS, MITSUBISHI, CREAMRIGHT, GALLO WINES, WE OLIVE, LENNOX, FUJITSU, DOMOKLIC, MARINE MAMMAL CARE CENTER OF LOS ANGELES, SHURE, THE CAMPARI GROUP +

The recipient of multiple awards for writing, graphic design, and artwork, her work as an internationally recognized graphic designer, digital illustration fanatic, and digital/print promotion specialist has earned her to the opportunity to work with globally recognized brands with worldwide impact.

Monthly columnist and Purple Dragonfly Book Awards judge for Story Monsters Ink Magazine since 2017, a publication specializing in Children's Literature.

She's authored and illustrated over a dozen children’s books, including the Augmented Reality enhanced Sleep Sweet, exhibited at BookExpo 2017 in New York City, New York, and is being used nationwide in children’s hospitals for relaxation and distraction therapy.

Her art has been published several years in a row in ComicCon International’s Souvenir Book, Art 278, and multiple travel and trade publications.