This website serves as an extension to the book, No Plastic Sleeves: The Complete Portfolio Guide for Photographers and Designers published by Focal Press. It is the creation of co-author Danielle Currier and will continue to feature new work, articles, interviews and resources. Please feel free to drop me a line and let me know what you think of the book and the site.
About the Book
No Plastic Sleeves: The Complete Portfolio Guide for Photographers and Designers
When you look at your portfolio, ask yourself:
- Do I stand out from the crowd?
- Do I communicate an effective concept and message?
- Do I demonstrate impeccable skill and craft?
Your work and the manner in which you present it is a critical part of securing potential employment opportunities and clients. Our unique approach addresses all facets of the portfolio process. Each step has been carefully planned, organized and simplified in order to maximize the potential of your portfolio book, website and supporting materials.
Key concepts, principles and techniques are brought to life through a vast collection of real-world examples, diagrams, step-by-step visual aids, a comprehensive list of resources as well as key perspectives from a select group of industry professionals.
This text will guide you through the complete process of conceptualizing, designing and developing all the interconnected aspects of your total portfolio package:
- Objectively evaluate and edit your work
- Develop a distinguishing self-brand concept
- Understand and apply effective design strategies
- Create a custom-made portfolio book
- Translate and extend your ideas into an online portfolio
- Plus develop integrated self-promotional materials and marketing strategies
About the book’s authors
Larry Volk is an Associate Professor of Photography in the department of Visual Communications in the School of Visual and Performing Arts at Endicott College. He holds an M.F. A. from Rhode Island School of Design. Larry worked in the editorial and commercial market for 10 years. He has been a photographic educator in New England and exhibiting photographer both, regionally and nationally for over 20 years.
Danielle Currier is a Professor of Design in the department of Visual Communications in the School of Visual and Performing Arts at Endicott College. She holds an M.F.A from Parsons, The New School for Design. Danielle has worked as an educator, designer and artist in the Boston area and New York City for over 12 years. She has received numerous awards, grants, and fellowships and exhibited her digital art nationally.
The views expressed on this blog are those of Danielle Currier alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of Endicott College.