Creating a winning Design Portfolio – one hour online class with 30 minute personal portfolio review

$100.00

Description
Creating a design portfolio is one of the most difficult and important activities for every designer. It is a document of your life’s work and a key to your future. The purpose of this course is to help working designers to systematically record and present their work in order to find ongoing work or land that dream design job and to help aspiring designers create a visual narrative about who they are in order to help gain entry into a design school. We have tried to create a relatively affordable and fast way for students and working design professionals everywhere to access the best advice available to create or improve their portfolios. A class with direct feedback from an expert on your portfolio. The best investment that you can make in your future. There are many ways to present a portfolio. The class will provide a solid foundation for you on how to best communicate your design work and your unique design voice and personality.

30 minutes feedback on your portfolio after the course is included
Included in the price, the instructor will give up to 30-minute review and feedback in one session for each student on their design portfolio conducted via email and/or skype. The portfolio should be emailed to the instructor after the class and be in pdf file format and no larger than 10 mg in size. The review will be in written form and emailed back to each student after they have submitted their portfolio to the instructor. I will help you improve your portfolio by organizing and presenting your work in the most effective way possible. The presenter of this class will pass on the knowledge he has gained working in some of the world’s leading design companies and teaching design and design portfolio classes at some of the world’s leading and high tuition design schools in Europe, North America, Asia, and Australia. He is the author of 25 books related to design. The presenter has interviewed and employed hundreds of designers and reviewed thousands of portfolios.

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Prices listed are for a single attendee. 10% discount for 10 or more attendees. 20% discount for 20 or more attendees.

Description

Creating a design portfolio is one of the most difficult and important activities for every designer. It is a document of your life’s work and a key to your future. The purpose of this course is to help working designers to systematically record and present their work in order to find ongoing work or land that dream design job and to help aspiring designers create a visual narrative about who they are in order to help gain entry into a design school.

The presenter of this class will pass on the knowledge he has gained working in some of the world’s leading design companies and teaching design and design portfolio classes at some of the world’s leading and high tuition design schools in Europe, North America, Asia, and Australia. He is the author of 25 books related to design. The presenter has interviewed and employed hundreds of designers and reviewed thousands of portfolios.

There are many ways to present a portfolio. The class will provide a solid foundation for you on how to best communicate your design work and your unique design voice and personality.He will give each student personal advice following the class related to their intended or existing portfolio material and their needs.

30 minutes feedback on your portfolio after the course is included
Included in the price, the instructor will give up to 30-minute review and feedback in one session for each student on their design portfolio conducted via email and/or skype. The portfolio should be emailed to the instructor after the class and be in pdf file format and no larger than 10 mg in size. The review will be in written form and emailed back to each student after they have submitted their portfolio to the instructor. I will help you improve your portfolio by organizing and presenting your work in the most effective way possible.

Content

  • What are design employers looking for?
  • What skills are design schools looking for?
  • Who is your audience?
  • What can differentiate you?
  • What is the best hierarchy of information?
  • The best software to use
  • What work should be selected for your resume?
  • How should your resume be organized?
  • What should be in your portfolio
  • What should not be in your portfolio
  • Typography
  • Grids
  • Content
  • Photography
  • Alignment systems
  • Narrative
  • Presenting Design Research
  • Sketches
  • File formats
  • Sizes and shapes of portfolios
  • How many projects to include.
  • Ordering projects for greatest impact.
  • Resumes
  • The interview

Information

Who should attend?
Architects, industrial designers, interior designers, UX and web designers, Service designers, exhibit designers, design educators and students, visual communication designers, packaging and fashion designers, all types of designers
Students applying to enter design schools. Decision makers in R&D of products, services, systems, and experiences
Please note we do not provide courses for those preparing online course materials.

Duration
One hour lecture online follower by half hour personal portfolio review scheduled following the class.

Prerequisites
None

 

Where will the class be held?
Classes are online

About the Instructor

Instructor
Rob Curedale is the principal of Curedale Inc. a global design consulting and design research firm based in Los Angeles. Rob Curedale was born in Australia and worked as a Design Researcher, Design Director, Design Educator and Designer in London, Sydney, Vevey, Switzerland, Portugal, Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, Hong Kong, China and Detroit. Curedale has designed furniture, medical, technology and consumer products in global markets including Europe, Australia, Asia and North America. Rob is the author of twenty books related to design and products that he designed and managed the design of can be found in millions of workplaces and homes around the world.

Rob’s past positions include Senior Producer at frog responsible for proposal writing, client liaison, and business project management, North American Design Manager at Haworth, the second largest furniture manufacturer in the World and Chair of Product Design at the College for Creative studies in Detroit, then the largest Product Design teaching department in North America.

Rob has lectured and taught widely internationally, including at Yale, Pepperdine MBA Innovation Program, Loyola Business Management Program, Art Center Pasadena, Cranbrook, Pratt, Art Center Europe; a faculty member at SCA and UTS Sydney; as Chair of Product Design and Chair of Furniture Design at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Art Institute California, Hollywood Campus, Cal State San Jose, Escola De Artes e Design in Oporto Portugal, Instituto De Artes Visuals, Design e Marketing, Lisbon, Southern Yangtze University, Jiao Tong University in Shanghai and Nanjing Arts Institute in China.

Clients include:  HP, Philips, GEC, Nokia, Sun, Apple, Canon, Motorola, Nissan, Audi VW, Disney, RTKL, Government of the United Arab Emirates, British and Australian military, Steelcase, Hon, Castelli, Hamilton Medical, Zyliss, Belkin, Gensler, Haworth, Honeywell, NEC, Hoover, Packard Bell, Dell, Black & Decker, Coleman and Harmon Kardon.

 

From the presenter
For decades, I have carried my portfolio to job and client interviews through the streets of cities including London, Milan, Sydney, Hong Kong, Singapore, San Francisco, Palo Alto, New York, Detroit and Los Angeles. Through design interviews and presentations, I have presented my own work and represented groups of hundreds of designers in the role of design manager and director. I haven’t always been successful, but I have won jobs and clients worth many millions of dollars.

I have read books about how to create portfolios, how to write resumes and how to be successful in design interviews. I have spoken to VPs, directors and managers of design and leading international design recruiters about what they value in candidates, resumes and portfolios. There are, of course, a range of different views related to these subjects and I have tried here to show that range and suggest what to me makes the most sense. I have taught portfolio classes at some well-known design schools in different parts of the world.I have established and now manage an online design network that has as I am writing comprises around a million active global designer members. Two-thirds of these members are managing design. Through these groups, I have taken part in many discussions with design managers from different areas of the world related to these questions.

One of the most difficult parts of being a designer is finding work.I put together  this class containing what I have learned to pass on my experiences to designers wherever they are located in the world to help make the process of finding your next design job less stressful. I hope that this effort will benefit you wherever you may be.

 

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