Ohio University Office of Career Services

Career Resource Spotlight: The Graphic Designer’s Guide to Portfolio Design by Christy R

Career Resource Spotlight: The Graphic Designer’s Guide to Portfolio Design

To all designers out there who know that a solid portfolio can make or break your job search, this book is for you! Putting together a solid design portfolio and cohesive promotional package can be an overwhelming task. Questions arise such as: Should I use color on my résumé or should I keep it black & white? How do I choose which pieces to include and which ones to leave out? How many samples should I include? This guide will answer all those questions, covering topics such as:

  • Planning your portfolio
  • The portfolio process start to finish
  • The traditional portfolio (with résumé, cover letter and business card)
  • The digital portfolio (CD, DVD, web site—including all the technical aspects of preparing your pieces for optimal digital appearance)

The book will take you step-by-step through all the traditional job-search preparations…tailored specifically for graphic designers and artists! Snippets of advice from art directors and other successful professionals in the field are included to make this resource invaluable to young designers getting ready to market themselves.

Ready to get your hands on this book and start creating building a solid portfolio? Stop by the Office of Career Services‘ Career Resource Center today!

Mock Interview by Alyse K

OU Career Services Mock Interview

Our Mock Interview Program is designed to assist you in preparing for an interview that you may have in the future with an employer or a graduate school.

  • Gain the tools and knowledge you need to be successful in your next interview.

  • All interviews are formatted according to your specific résumé and job description.

Telephone Interviews

Learn what employers are looking for in the initial screening process in order to advance into the next interviewing stage.

Face-to-Face Mock Interviews

Learn what to do and what not to do during an interview.

To learn more about this program and sign up, visit Mock Interview Program