Art 440 Advanced Portfolio Development
MW 12-1 (lab hours start at 10 am)
Your to-do list for the semester.
- Resume, cover letter template
- Business cards
- PDF portfolio
- Behance site
- self promo package; leave behind/portfolio book
- senior exhibit work and presentation
Week 1: Introduction
Wednesday (Monday), January 18
Introduction: Syllabus, Projects review; Addy award submissions; surface pattern submissions
Monday, January 23
Do career self-analysis. Due by next class via email.
Resume; create, design or redesign existing. if you have an existing one, email it to me for review
Wednesday, January 25
Analyze your personal branding you and decide if it needs revising or you need new. We will review existing ID systems and redesign or revamp an ID design for resume, PDF portfolio, website, etc.
Next class: Email me any logos, branding you have for yourself. We will review existing ID systems and redesign or revamp an ID design for resume, PDF portfolio, website, etc.
Monday, January 30
Resume and cover letter; start work on ID system. If you have one, will it work well across all media?
Wednesday, February 1
Cover letter. Select an existing job advertisement that interests you. Write a cover letter directed to that job. Keep it as a template to write future letters. Draft due Monday via email with draft of resume.
Monday, February 6
Resume and cover letter draft due. Progress crit on ID. Continue to work on ID system. Gather 15-20 images you want to include in your PDF portfolio (If you have one, send it to me for review)
Wednesday, February 8
Resume and cover letter returned. Design both.
PDF portfolio lesson. InDesign review of hyperlinks. Example: Medley PDF portfolio
Monday, February 13
Lesson: Final Resume and cover letter due. ID system check. Work on PDF portfolio.
Wednesday, February 15
Monday, February 20
email progress of PDF portfolio (checking style, format)
Wednesday, February 22
work day; gallery meeting at 3
Monday, February 27
Lesson: progress crit of PDF portfolio; senior reviews
Wednesday, March 1
sophomore portfolio reviews; no class
Monday, March 6
Lesson: Web presence: Behance and other web based portfolios options
order prints and frames for show
Inexpensive custom frame: pictureframes.com
Wednesday, March 8
work on web site portfolio
Monday, March 20
web portfolio crit
Wednesday, March 22
Monday, March 27
Wednesday, March 29
Monday, April 3
work due to gallery; work on exhibit and web site
Wednesday, April 5
hang exhibit (Friday morning too)
Saturday April 8, Senior Exhibit opening
Monday, April 10
take a breather day
Bound portfolio book: Blurb, LuLu, Shutterfly, iPhoto books;
ongoing projects: website, self promo and book
Wednesday, April 12
web, self promo and book
Monday, April 17
Wednesday, April 19
web, self promo and book
Monday, April 24
sign up for professional portfolio reviews–can we do on a Friday in place of class-April 28? Or Monday morning, May 1?
Wednesday, April 26
work on self-promos; design a thank you card
Week 16: Last Week of Class
Monday, May 1
Wednesday, May 3
How to Follow up after an interview: http://mashable.com/2014/04/05/effective-follow-up/?utm_cid=mash-com-fb-main-link
send thank you cards to reviewers
Friday May 5th-First Friday at The Workshop will feature your senior work or anything you’d like to show. 3 pieces per student.