Portfolios for Interior Designers: A Guide to Portfolios, Creative Resumes, and the Job Search

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The complete guide to portfolio development for interiordesigners

It's a widely known fact that interior designers need a strongvisual presence in the form of a well-crafted, professional-lookingportfolio. Surprisingly, however, many interior designers aren'tequipped with the expertise required to organize and unify theirwork in a fashion that optimally conveys their talents andskills.

Portfolios for Interior Designers helps demystify theprocess by guiding the reader toward mastery in assembling awinning portfolio. It delivers essential step-by-step instructionpresented in a manner that shows interior designers how to properlyand effectively display their designs. This book also includes:

  • Color and black-and-white illustrations showing portfolioelements and options

  • Graphic design concepts necessary for portfolio development

  • Specific information for the design of digital portfolios

  • Supplemental teaching resources that direct readers to acompanion Web site

  • Useful tips on the ways that popular graphics softwareapplications can be best implemented for certain portfolioelements

  • Samples of cover letters and resumes, along with discussion ofjob search procedures

With the aid of real-world examples, Portfolios for InteriorDesigners examines how a portfolio can be used as an effectivetool for communicating with clients and other professionals. Amuch-needed guide, this book eliminates the uncertainty surroundingportfolio development so that interior designers can showcase theirabilities success-fully—and land the next job.

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About the Author:

Maureen Mitton is a designer, educator, and author. She is currently on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin–Stout, where she has received several teaching awards. She is the coauthor of Interior Design Visual Presentation, and Residential Interior Design (with Courtney Nystuen), also published by Wiley. She is a member of IDEC, is NCIDQ qualified, and is a Certified Interior Designer.

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