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Stand Out: Design a personal brand. Build a killer portfolio. Find a great design job. by Denise Anderson

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9. Develop Your Presentation Layout

Designing a portfolio that communicates who you are and what you can do.

Packaging your portfolio is like wrapping a gift. After exercising your creativity and selection skills, you carefully place your work in a box and thoughtfully fold your personality and design style around it. Then you hand it over to its recipient, who will inevitably judge the packaging as well as the content.

Just as there are an endless variety of wrapping papers, ribbons, and box styles, many options are available for packaging your book of work. But before you break out your glue gun and pinking shears, it’s important to think about how your gift will stand out in a competitive marketplace. Will it intrigue or confuse? Engage or ...

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