Graphic Design Portfolio

Weekly Due Dates & Agendas

By CRAIG KUNCE

I'll be your instructor for this course. These links will help you get to know me better. See you in class!

 

                

Week 1 -- Beginning 1/9/17

Class A

  • Syllabus
  • Introduce and Start Project 1 - Find a Job
  • Due: Project 1 - Find a Job (In Class)

Class B

Week 2 -- 1/16/17

Class A

  • Demo LinkedIn (Craig)
  • Work on Resume

Class B

  • Work on Resume

Week 3 -- 1/23/17

Class A

  • Discuss Cover Letters
  • Work on Resume

Class B

  • Work onResume

Week 4 -- 1/30/17

Class A

  • Due: Project 2 - Resume
  • Introduce, demonstrate, and begin Project 3 - Behance
  • Introduce, demonstrate, and begin Project 4 - Portfolio

Class B

Week 5 -- 2/6/17

Class A

  • Print out and show me your first portfolio page layout for critique
  • Work on Behance site and portfolio pages

Class B

Week 6 -- 2/13/17

Class A

  • Print out and show me 2 completed portfolio pages
  • Show me 1 completed Behance portfolio project
  • Work on Behance site and portfolio pages

Class B

  • Discuss informational interviews
  • Work on Behance site and portfolio pages

Week 7 -- 2/20/17

Class A

  • Print out and show me 2 completed portfolio pages
  • Show me 1 completed Behance portfolio project
  • Work on Behance site and portfolio pages

Class B

  • Discuss your web presence
  • Work on Behance site and portfolio pages

Week 8 -- 2/27/17

(No classes Thursday or Friday this week)

Class A

  • Print out and show me 2 completed portfolio pages
  • Show me 1 completed Behance portfolio project
  • Work on Behance site and portfolio pages

Class B

  • Discuss professional references
  • Work on Behance site and portfolio pages

Week 9 -- 3/6/17

Class A

  • Behance Specs
  • Print out and show me 2 completed portfolio pages
  • Show me 1 completed Behance portfolio project
  • Work on Behance site and portfolio pages

Class B

  • Discuss thank you notes and Skype interviews
  • Work on Behance site and portfolio pages

Week 10 -- 3/13/17

Class A

  • Print out and show me 2 completed portfolio pages
  • Show me 1 completed Behance portfolio project
  • Work on Behance site and portfolio pages

Class B

  • Save a PDF (300 ppi) of your entire portfolio - lastname_firstname.pdf - put in SharedItems > Craig Kunce > 2017_student_portfolios
  • Introduce Project 5 - How to Present your Portfolio (What, Why, How)
  • Due: Project 3 - Behance portfolio (5 completed projects)
  • Due: Project 4 - Portfolio (hard-case portfolio with 10 samples)
  • Due: Project 5a - Present your portfolio in groups of 2–3

Week 11 -- 3/20/17

Class A

  • Email a PDF of your resume to: businesstemp@westerntc.edu by Friday, April 8th
  • Introduce and Start Project 6 - Interview Prep
  • Group Work for Project 6: Researching the Job Interview
    • Research in groups - 45 min.
    • Present in groups - 5–10 min. each

Class B

  • Due: Project 7 - Mock Interviews in groups of 3-4 (Dress professionally)
  • We'll gather after interviews and discuss things done well and things to improve
  • Discuss thank you notes

Week 12 -- 3/27/17

Class A

  • Introduce and Start Project 8 - Self-promotional marketing piece
    • Print and complete project evaluation sheet
  • Hand back portfolios - discuss individually with students

Class B

  • Work on self-promotional marketing piece
  • Hand back portfolios - discuss individually with students

Week 13 -- 4/3/17

Class A4

  • Work on self-promotional marketing piece
  • Hand back portfolios - discuss individually with students

Class B

  • Work on self-promotional marketing piece
  • Hand back portfolios - discuss individually with students

Week 14 -- 4/10/17

Class A

Class B

  • Due: Project 5b - Present your portfolio in groups of 3–4
  • Gallery Walk - View all portfolios informally in class
  • Prepare for Portfolio Review, make final changes to portfolio, print marketing materials
  • Register for TechConnect (click here)

Week 15 -- 4/17/17

Due: Project 9 - Business Showcase

  • Business Showcase
    Monday, April 17, 2017
    5:00–7:00 pm
    - First hour, mingle with employers at their booths
    - Second half, showcase your portfolio at your table
  • Lunda Center
    Western Technical College - La Crosse Campus
    La Crosse, WI 54601
  • Students should arrive by 4:30 pm to find a table
  • Bring your Portfolio, 10 copies of your resume & color samples, and any other samples you want.
  • Dress Professionally!