GRA4187c Design Workshop: OVERVIEW
This course bridges the study of design and professional practice.
Emphasis is placed on conceptual, professional, and pragmatic design issues.
The culmination of this course is the development of a comprehensive portfolio
and a major project demonstrating cumulative (graphic) design skills.
The syllabus, calendar, assignment sheets, and other materials are sent via email.
resources + products
moo business cards, double sided w/ options
BLURB, large-scale portfolio resource
LULU, large-scale portfolio resource
White House Custom Color, for short-run books and accordion fold books (perhaps for self-promotion)
what to look at
Tom Peters: writes on management, very inspirational and good for design
Tom Peters, “The brand called you” on Fast Company (1997 but still relevant)
Fast Company: 30 second MBA
Fast Company: Design
Zen Habits: Simplify
Harvard Business Review: search “design”. Sample: 4 phases of design thinking
AIGA advice for getting started (section)
Coroflot: Designer portfolios
Coroflot: Design Portfolio Tips
Smashing Magazine: 10 Principles of Effective Web Design
Smashing Magazine: Creating a Successful Online Portfolio
Smashing Magazine: 50 Beautiful and Creative Portfolio Designs
AIGA: Insights on writing your résumé
Self promotion projects via Francesco Mugnai
Petrula Vrontikis, Ten common mistakes in résumés and cover letters
practical advice on looking for a job
Adobe: Launching your career. A selection of articles.
Steff Geissbuhler: Presenting your portfolio
Adobe: Presenting your portfolio with panache
Adobe: How to follow up after submitting a resume
Coroflot: Landing Your First Design Job
Hamid: Design is in the Details
23 Ways to Get Fired
AIGA: How Is AIGA Helping Designers Survive the Recession?
AIGA: Defining the Designer of 2015
AIGA: What designers need to know
AIGA: AIGA Style vs Design
AIGA: Design Salaries
Professor of Graphic Design
School of Art + Art History
University of Florida
101 Fine Arts C
Gainesville, FL 32611–5801
T 352 273 3080
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