Industrial Design Portfolio Cover Page

Postby jamesbrink007 » February 12th, 2013, 10:03 pm


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My graphic skills still need work, so I tried to keep it simple. I am going to be applying for a summer internship to multiple places in the Chicago area soon. Let me know what you think and please understand that this is my first attempt at a cover page. Made with indesign and converted to a jpeg.

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Re: Industrial Design Portfolio Cover Page

Postby PackageID » February 12th, 2013, 11:53 pm

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You are trying too hard. Keep it simple, it's just a cover. Your name, title and the year, that's it!! Let's see the rest so we can give you more valuable feedback.

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Re: Industrial Design Portfolio Cover Page

Postby optimistic » February 13th, 2013, 8:57 am

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Check out this guide to ID portfolio creation from UC students. There are some great tips & advice in there:

http://www.portfoliohandbook.com/
Toy Design Sketching | http://www.tinyrobot.com
Furniture Design | http://www.springmodern.com

Re: Industrial Design Portfolio Cover Page

Postby iab » February 13th, 2013, 12:06 pm


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Nice start. Now how about another 20 ideas.

What are your benchmarks? Using 5 words or less, what do you stand for? Does your design convey that meaning?

Right now, all I see is you yelling with some randomly placed furniture. It's not offensive. It is functional. But it is currently design for design sake.

Re: Industrial Design Portfolio Cover Page

Postby rkuchinsky » February 13th, 2013, 12:10 pm

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Agreed. Keep it simple. Color boxes don't add anything and aren't aligned well. Type is not a very attractive font and using 3 different faces (regular, bold and italic) isn't that visually appealing. Placement of text seems random.

Keep it simple. Set up a grid. Less is more.

Just as an example-

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Re: Industrial Design Portfolio Cover Page

Postby jamesbrink007 » February 13th, 2013, 12:15 pm


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Thanks for the feedback. You're right, the color boxes were kind of just design for the sake of design. I think I scared myself when I looked at some really interesting cover pages online, but I think I will tone mine down and hopefully have some projects in soon.

Re: Industrial Design Portfolio Cover Page

Postby rkuchinsky » February 13th, 2013, 12:19 pm

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Best of luck. Feel free to post a few different treatments here for feedback.

Remember the layout in most cases is there to support the content, not fight it. A neutral layout is better than an overpowering one, esp. if you are not that comfortable with your graphics skills.

The Portfolio Handbook is a great resource.

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Re: Industrial Design Portfolio Cover Page

Postby paulgibson » February 13th, 2013, 3:52 pm


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Wow I am enjoying theportfoliohandbook.

As a student I felt I struggled with my graphic skills too. They are still not the greatest. But I found inspiration and learned a huge amount from just looking at a wide range of graphic work... from sites, books and magazines to even some packaging and branding. I started to 'borrow' elements I liked and make them my own... it's a good starting point.


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