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5 Tips For Putting Together an Outstanding Creative Portfolio

5 Tips For Putting Together an Outstanding Creative Portfolio | Handy Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
The portfolio of the creative professional is one of the most important tools for getting you hired.

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Mark Strozier's curator insight, October 9, 2013 2:43 PM

This is a great, short article outlining how best to put together your portfolio.


I need this info, Desperately!


I'm redeveloping my company's site and the hardest part isn't what to say or show... The really hard part is what NOT to show and what NOT to say.  I've done a couple of thousand design projects and 10s of thousands of photos, dozens of videos, etc. etc.


The hardest part is distilling it down to what's truly good vs what I *think* is good.

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Make your website more attractive | A how to guide.

Make your website more attractive | A how to guide. | Handy Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
There are a lot of things that every website owner should consider other than usability. This is because, the internet is an interactive platform and the u

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April L. Kirkwood, M.Ed.'s curator insight, October 20, 2013 12:47 PM

The emphasis here is marketing and the importance of the total picture incorporating theme, tone, and of course, curation.

Alexis Chontos's curator insight, October 26, 2013 11:28 AM

What do you think?

Lori Wilk's curator insight, October 29, 2013 1:17 AM
We need a constant source of new ideas- Thanks #design #marketing #websites
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Uniquely Shaped Business Cards: 35 Awesome Examples

Uniquely Shaped Business Cards: 35 Awesome Examples | Handy Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Jayce-o-Yesta Graphic Design Inspiration, 35 Creative and Uniquely Shaped Business Cards

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Business cards are encountered often in everyday life. It has become an important part of business people or anyone who lives in an office environment. Various methods involved in creating attractive and alluring impression through creative business card designs. It not only serves as information, but through design or creative and unique shapes, business cards can be the image of a person or a company.

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Tin Can Packaging Designs Inspiration

Tin Can Packaging Designs Inspiration | Handy Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Jayce-o-Yesta Graphic Design Inspiration, 35 Cool Tin Can Packaging Designs Inspiration

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Whether you are looking to package a food or beverage product, or a line of decorative containers; a tin can could also be the fit you have been looking for! Together with the chance of a beautiful design you have an best packaging for your product. you'll be able to acquire a stand out position within the market. - See more at: http://jayce-o.blogspot.com/2013/06/35-cool-tin-can-packaging-designs.html#sthash.Rcx5Yj8B.dpuf

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Tutorial: Convert your PowerPoint to a movie

Tutorial: Convert your PowerPoint to a movie | Handy Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it

It’s time to share your presentation! Whether you’re delivering a business proposal to a client, an academic presentation to your professor, or even showing a personal photo slide to your grandmother, you have to ensure that your visuals can be clearly seen by your audience.


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juanjovilar's curator insight, November 4, 2014 7:00 AM

Convierte tus presentaciones Powerpoint en vídeos. En las versiones Powerpoint 2013 y 2010 se realiza de forma directa. En versiones anteriores hay que hecer unos pasos previos.

Emma Lozano's curator insight, November 7, 2014 1:26 AM

Excelente posibilidad

Professor Jill Jameson's curator insight, November 7, 2014 4:38 AM
Useful suggestion for sharing presentations.
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90 simple & amazing Adobe Illustrator tutorials

90 simple & amazing Adobe Illustrator tutorials | Handy Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
UPDATED: Expand your vector knowledge with these Adobe Illustrator tutorials, covering everything from retro graphics to logo design.

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Mechanical Walking Space Man's comment, June 21, 2013 6:21 AM
A great resource…
Mariane's curator insight, June 21, 2013 9:40 AM

Had to check out for sure

BreAnn Hollinger's curator insight, August 17, 2013 11:09 AM

Can never have enough design tutorials!

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5 killer ways to open up your next presentation

Did you know modern statistics state that you have 60 seconds or less to capture your audience’s attention? You’ve might have heard it before, but maybe not

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malek's comment, June 1, 2013 4:09 PM
True, it's all about grasping attention
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 21, 2013 9:14 AM

This is to the point.

 

Frans Droog's curator insight, August 17, 2013 1:48 AM

Dit zijn echt hele goede tips, voorzien van een overtuigende redenatie, om (nog) beter te presenteren.

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How to be a Better Designer

How to be a Better Designer | Handy Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
The job of a designer isn’t an easy one. You must assess unfamiliar situations, achieve insight, and use what you’ve learned to synthesize design solutions. Additionally, you must lead clients through a process that might seem foreign to them.

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Mark Strozier's curator insight, October 9, 2013 3:32 PM

This guy nails it!

"...designers aren’t supposed to be the star of the show. They are backstage workers whose presence should go unknown in the work they produce. Your politics, voice, and creative tendencies all have to take a backseat to your client’s needs." 

Shahana Zubair's curator insight, November 24, 2013 11:33 PM

Every day we designers meet new clients which brings along new challenges , I think a designer should be so flexible in his/ or her way of designing what we should keep in mind is the clients satisfaction if the clients is satisfied  We are satisfied too we can't impose our own ideas on people we are facilitators and we facilitate people for their needs. 

Tyler Richendollar's curator insight, February 8, 2014 8:22 PM

A good overview of some basic practices for a designer-- it's easy to forget core principals.

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Top Design Resources for Non-Designers

Top Design Resources for Non-Designers | Handy Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
So you aren't a professional designer but still want to create beautiful presentations -- don't worry, that's the majority of us. Without having to shell out thousands of dollars in years of traini...
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50 Illustrator Tutorials That Will Leave You Looking Like A Pro

50 Illustrator Tutorials That Will Leave You Looking Like A Pro | Handy Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Adobe Illustrator is the foremost vector creation software around these days, but it is not an easy program to master.

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Lucy Atkinson's curator insight, September 25, 2013 10:31 PM

Useful and easy short snippets that are doable.

Sven Jänchen's curator insight, October 2, 2013 9:11 AM

Vielleicht ein paar hilfreiche Übungen für die nächtlichen Stunden. In der Regel ist es aber deutlich besser, einem versierten Fachmann/Fachfrau die gestalterischen Aufgaben zu überlassen. Allein das Wissen um die Bedienung eines Tools macht noch keinen Fachmann ;-).

Yulia Stoyanova's curator insight, November 8, 2013 7:59 PM

Adobe Illustrator will be quite useful for every progressive teacher. Spend some time now to feel confident and free in expressing your own ideas in the future

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Bad Fonts | CreativePro.com

Bad Fonts | CreativePro.com | Handy Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Type “Bad Fonts” into a search engine and you’ll get back a long list of web pages and blogs discussing the authors' most hated fonts. For the most part, these “worst of” lists are good-humored.
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Bad in Name Only

So how is it that certain typefaces get a bad name? To those unfamiliar with type, many typefaces just look the same. Scrolling down a long list of fonts, with only the word “Sample” and the typeface name to distinguish one from another, it’s those highly-flavored typefaces—like Papyrus, Brush Script, Impact, and of course, Comic Sans—that stand out. They look more fun than all the other stodgy fonts on the list and hence act, according to Mark Simonson on the Typophile forum, as “novice magnets.”

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The Psychology of Color: A Color Guide For Designers

The Psychology of Color: A Color Guide For Designers | Handy Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Colors is an essential factor to the world of graphic design. Not only that it brings in depth and emphasis to a design but it also gives a feel and the mood of a design.

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Rakhi Rajani's curator insight, June 25, 2013 11:20 AM

Colours and the brain - we often forget the 'natural' responses to colour that have been culturally ingrained 

Santi Santobri's curator insight, July 2, 2013 8:11 AM

color matters!

Laércio Bento's curator insight, December 26, 2013 7:47 AM

Lembro-me de uma obra publicada pelo saudoso professor Modesto FARINA - psicologia das cores em publicidade.

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How Many Fonts Does a Designer Really Need?

How Many Fonts Does a Designer Really Need? | Handy Tips & Tutorials | Scoop.it
Have you ever thought how many fonts you really need and really use on a given project? Maybe 2 fonts will be enough or 100-200 fonts is not a limit for you?

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SmilingAnny's comment, June 19, 2013 3:48 AM
Mark thanks a lot for your kind words. It's great that somebody who knows a lot about fonts likes the article
ramil navidad's comment, July 13, 2013 6:12 PM
you can never have enough fonts in your library...i'm continually adding but more selective now these days
Karuna Karan's curator insight, October 1, 2013 8:14 AM

definately more than 2.. =)