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FC: WOW! | A portfolio that will get you hired

1: “There are three responses to a piece of design– yes, no, and WOW! Wow is the one to aim for.” | -Milton Glaser

2: “This sucks. You need to go back to school. You won’t get hired with this.” | -Big shot from Doublespace

7: by Noor Akar

8: A portfolio is not about what you have done...

9: It's about what you can do.


11: The tools you bring -Creative Thinking -Typography -Drawing -Computer -Communication

12: Paula Says... The Great Discontent, Issue 10

13: Spend the first one to five years learning how to design and present design from somebody who is terrific at it. Having that basic understanding will carry you through the rest of their career. | Develop the ability to explain, defend, and promote your work. Those are the two most important things. | 2 | 1 | I think it’s very important for young designers to do two things...


15: How you solve problems -Relevant -Purpose -Profound -Clever -Original -Big -Versatile -Elegant


17: Bringing ideas to life -Copy -Typography -Hierarchy -Expression -Color usage -Illustration/Photography -Media -Materials


19: Examples of your skills -Logos -Branding -Ads -Responsive web site -Editorial layout -Packaging -Menus -Invites -Posters -Infographics -App interface -A graphic animation -A secret weapon


21: Pixie sticks | ChC | Chocolate | Those little samples of alcohol

22: by Emily Albert Albert

26: by Marissa Lazado

27: by Tobiasz Konieczny

31: by David Deasy

32: by Eli Block

33: by Sasha Prood

37: by Leo Porto

38: by Eliot Salazar

40: by Sydney Lam

42: by Andrew Teoh

44: by Ian Nam

46: John Passafiume

48: Ignore everything I just told you.

49: The most inspired work flows from a love of the process. Design is a verb, not a noun. A sincere understanding of this will result in work that shines and a powerful book will follow. It will resonate because it will ring as true and the rewards will follow naturally.

50: The most important piece you can put in your portfolio is...

51: YOU!

52: Dana Tanamachi


55: Web Sites -The Great Discontent -Under Consideration -Design Work Life Magazines -How -Communication Arts -Print -Fast Company -Luzers Archive -CMYK Podcasts -Design Matters -Challengers and Icons

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David Deasy
  • By: David D.
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About This Mixbook

  • Title: WOW!
  • Building a successful portfolio
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  • Published: over 5 years ago