Archive for June, 2009

RECORD OF THE WEEK – BLACK EYED PEAS (I’VE GOT THE FEELING)

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Glastonbury 2009

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I had a chance to go to Glastonbury this year with my friends but I decided not to go as I’m currently recovering from my on going injury, which lasted for six months. After watching coverage of Glastonbury on BBC 3, all I can say is I’m extremely gutted that I’m not there and to experience the atmosphere. I have my mates ringing me everyday, telling me what they got up to on the day. So If you got the opportunity to go! Don’t decline it!

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Logo Design Love

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For you logo lovers out there check out ‘Logo Design Love’

It’s authored by David Airey, a self-employed graphic designer and logo lover.

Type For You

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New blog by type for you

If you’re doing a typographic project or you just love designing layouts and arranging the hierarchy. Type for you gives you latest news and examples for inspiration.

ALSO SEE LIST OF TYPOGRAPHIC WORK HERE

London Pass

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At the end of the month in July I will be staying in London for a week, to create a personal project, as I’m currently building my portfolio before I search for a job within the design industry. Using ‘The London Pass’ card I will explore many wealth of history, culture and exciting attractions. 

Click Here For A London Pass

RECORD OF THE WEEK: KINGS OF LEON – (NOTION)

PDF Portfolio

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Currently I’m having a summer break before searching for a job and to gain work placements. But during the holidays I’ll be setting my own briefs to build work towards my portfolio. Until I am satisfied with the work, I want to show “what I’m about” to design agencies. I’ll be creating a PDF portfolio to go with my CV and Covering Letter.

PDF Portfolio

These days, it seems like every designer has a website to showcase their work. While online portfolios certainly are effective, they are expensive to develop, require technical knowledge, and can be extremely time consuming to create and maintain. Additionally, they are not always the best option to showcase print work, and they may display differently from browser to browser and computer to computer.An excellent alternative is a graphic design PDF portfolio. Many graphic software programs, such as InDesign and Illustrator, have the option of exporting a design as a PDF. This allows the designer to create a custom brochure-style piece showcasing their best work, which can be emailed to prospective clients or employers.

Using the PDF

Now that you have a portfolio in PDF format, use it! Potential employers and clients will want to see your work and you can email the PDF directly to them, skipping the need for them to visit a website. Since it is a standard supported file format, you don’t need to worry about people not being able to view it. You can also print the PDF and bring it to meetings, especially when you won’t have computer access. As long as you keep it up-to-date with your strongest work, a graphic design PDF portfolio is sure to be a powerful marketing tool for your design business and goals.

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