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The Graphic Designer's Guide to Portfolio Design, 3rd Edition by Debbie Rose Myers

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Chapter 13

Designer Checklists

Before we move on to the final topic in this book, presenting your portfolio, I want to review the many factors we’ve discussed that go into the design of a successful digital portfolio. In this chapter, you’ll find lists of questions that you can use as checklists to help ensure that you have covered all that you need to before you put your portfolio “out there.” Before we begin, though, I want you to recognize that your first (and probably second or third) multimedia design project will not be perfect. No one’s is. Expect to make mistakes. Expect crazy things to happen. That’s how you learn. Eventually, you will get it right.

Link Lookup
There are a number of online companies that will check your site links for free. (But if you like the result, the companies ask you to purchase the service.) Here are a few sites to check out for this purpose:

Designer Checklist for Digital Portfolios

  • Did you define specific objectives for your project? Quick! In 100 words or less, describe your design philosophy for your project interface. If you can’t, then you’re not ready to begin. This project is intended as a reflection of your design sensibilities and conception skills. To be seen as a cutting-edge designer, you must have a concept.
  • Is your project innovative? What ...

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