Here are several student portfolios from a portfolio course I taught this spring. Each one is unique with a well thought out and executed design concept for the cover. Students created a portfolio book, website and other promotional materials.
Senior Maggie Cook developed a concept and design that references all those late nights students (and designers) tend to keep. She wanted to keep it big and bold with arresting imagery and related copy. Maggie choose a larger square format hardcover from Blurb for the book format.
Junior Tyler Calitri showed off his illustration chops. He also went with Blurb for the book.
Senior Matt Beliveau had an interesting approach not only with his cover design but also with the book form itself, which includes multiple fold outs. He handmade the book.