Graphic Design Portfolio Builder: Use Adobe CC for Projects
What you'll learn
- Students will learn how to respond to both vague and detailed client creative briefs
- Students will learn how to cater their designs to existing brand requirements
- Students will develop a deep body of work for their portfolio, which will help them confidently find design work
- Work on Logo design projects.
- Work on Signage design projects.
- Work on Business Card design projects.
- Work on Apparel design projects.
- Work on Packaging design projects.
- Work on Magazine Cover design and other print projects.
- Work on Instagram Grid design projects and Evites.
Welcome to the Graphic Design Portfolio Builder course!
This course is for anyone looking to add work to their graphic design portfolio, and is especially geared towards beginner and intermediate designers.
In this course you will find:
20+ Project Prompts and ideas for building a stunning graphic design portfolio
Insights from an industry pro and from a hiring manager
Resume creation tips
Ideas for setting up both digital and hard-copy portfolios
I move quickly through the content, since many students enjoy a quick learning pace. Prefer a more laid-back pace? Many students find that re-watching lectures or pausing the lectures during key learning points is a helpful way to digest the information.
What to Expect:
This course provides everything from project prompt assignments, to an inside look at what hiring managers look for in your resume and portfolio.
You will have the chance to design things like:
social media graphics
and so much more!
I designed this course so that everyone could move through the content at their own pace. Feel free to skip around to what interests you most, or go through the course as it is laid out - the choice is yours!
There is also a private Facebook group with over 13,000 students and counting, which is an awesome resource for you to take advantage of while you go through the course. The group is an excellent place to post projects, get insightful critiques, and network with other like-minded students and working professionals all over the world.
"This is perfect! I've been working as a publication designer for the last 3 years, but looking to begin a career in UI, UX and Web design. This has been very helpful in shaping the direction I want to start taking and how to prepare for this new career path! Thank you Derrick!" - Ami
Instructor Qualifications and Background:
Derrick has spent his entire career in the creative arts and marketing sector. Starting back as early as high school where he turned homework into paying gigs, his love for all things art and technology driven has continued to grow. Working with brands such as MTV, Nintendo, and Netflix while employed as an intern for Seven 2 Interactive catapulted his career. His branding work and graphic design has been included in international publications for the design industry and regularly featured on trending websites.
Derrick is the owner of a small design agency, Mitchell's Garage | Creative Media Chop Shop, located in the heart of downtown Kalispell, Montana. Mitchell's Garage has been successful in reaching and working with clients all over the world, including Washington D.C., New York, California, Calgary, Austria, Australia, Washington, Colorado, and of course, throughout Montana.
Who this course is for:
- Beginner to Intermediate Graphic Design Students
- Advanced Designers Looking To Expand Their Portfolio
Derrick is a lifelong learner with a passion for making bland things beautiful.
He has spent his entire career in the creative arts and marketing sector. He had the opportunity to work with brands such as MTV, Nintendo, and Netflix while employed as an intern for Seven 2 Interactive, which definitely set the trajectory for his design career. in 2008, he and his wife opened a small graphic design and marketing agency in Montana - they spent the next decade creating websites, logos, and more for clients all over the world.
Derrick has been the creative director for major international brands and recently made a career pivot to include online teaching. He loves helping students realize their full potential while turning their interests and passions into strong skillsets and careers. From hand-illustrating logos to creating websites for global brands, Derrick knows what it takes to succeed as a graphic designer, a freelancer, and a business owner.
He is passionate about helping others find success doing what they love and he currently teaches over 130,000 students online on several different platforms. From Photoshop to Illustrator to InDesign - if it revolves around graphic design, Derrick is excited about teaching it to others.
Derrick lives in Montana with his wife, his four daughters, his son, and the family's two dogs. When he has a free moment, he enjoys paddleboarding, mountain biking, and snowboarding. In his spare time, he also enjoys making GoPro videos with his kids and finding ways to continue to evolve his craft as a designer and artist.
As a writer, senior-level project manager, and business marketing ideator, I have helped clients like Lego and Johnson & Johnson come up with winning ideas for their social media and digital marketing campaigns, and have worked as a writer for individuals and businesses all over the world. I have also written for several lifestyle magazines and hold a degree in Secondary Education and English.
I love teaching students how to improve their productivity, speak confidently, interview wisely, manage clients successfully, and so much more.