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This website serves as an extension to the book, No Plastic Sleeves: Portfolio and Self-Promotion Guide for Photographers and Designers published by Focal Press and now in it’s 2nd edition. The website 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: Portfolio and Self-Promotion Guide for Photographers and Designers

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The 2nd edition features many new outstanding examples of portfolios and promotions both online and in print form. Included are additional international examples and a more even balance of photographic and design focused portfolios and promotions. Several examples from illustrators and artists are also included.

The 2nd edition includes a completely revised chapter for “Step 6:  Online Portfolios & Blogs”. This chapter focuses on current user experience design strategies, technology and delivery methods for online content. Several strategies are discussed for effectively reaching and meeting the needs of one’s target audience through the multiple components of one’s online presence. Options from custom websites to more “out-of-the-box” solutions are discussed. The chapter also features all new examples of online portfolios and blogs, many of which are accompanied by quotes from the website’s owner.

Much of “Step 7: Promotional Materials” is updated with a greater focus on online marketing and the utilization of blogs and social media to increase your visibility and reach. Printed promotions are also discussed with many new examples featured. “Step 2 Branding” also includes an expanded discussion of brand and brand identity. 

Purchase a copy of the book at local Barnes & Noble stores and through Amazon.

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 15 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.

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