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“No Plastic Sleeves” Book Available

No Plastic Sleeves: The Complete Portfolio Guide for Photographers and Designers is finally available and shipping! If you’re interested in ordering a copy online, it’s available here through Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com (as well as all other major bookstores). About the Book When you look at your portfolio, ask yourself: - Do I stand out from the crowd? - Do I communicate an effective concept and m
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2nd Winner of Free Copy of Book….

And the winner is – Congratulations to Ken Hamlett of Atlanta. You’ve just won a free copy of our book, No Plastic Sleeves: The Complete Portfolio Guide for Photographers and Designers.
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First winner of “No Plastic Sleeves” book is…

And the winner is – Congratulations to Susanna Raab of Washington, D.C. You just won a free copy of our book, No Plastic Sleeves: The Complete Portfolio Guide for Photographers and Designers. Stay tuned tomorrow when I’ll announce another winner!
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Interview with Art Buyer, Heather Morton

Heather Morton is a Toronto-based freelance art buyer and photography consultant. She was a photo producer for 10 years and worked with some of Canada’s largest ad agencies. Her blog at http://www.heathermorton.ca/blog/, has lots of great content on it, including her popular “Ask an Art Buyer” series. Q&A: I recently had a chance to ask Heather a few questions about art buying and her thoughts on portfolios. For
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Enter Drawing to Win Free Copy of Our Book

Follow No Plastic Sleeves on Twitter and you’ll be entered in a drawing to win a free copy of our book, No Plastic Sleeves: The Complete Portfolio Guide for Photographers and Designers. The book is do out the end of March and the drawing will happen Monday, March 1, 2010. The winners will be announced on the site and through Twitter. Those of you already following us will be automatically entered. If you don
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Enter Drawing to Win Free Copy of Our Book

Follow No Plastic Sleeves on Twitter and you’ll be entered in a drawing to win a free copy of our book, No Plastic Sleeves: The Complete Portfolio Guide for Photographers and Designers. The book is do out the end of March and the drawing will happen Monday, March 1, 2010. The winners will be announced on the site and through Twitter. Those of you already following us will be automatically entered. If you don
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NO PLASTIC SLEEVES site named a HOW Design “Top Ten Site”

Noplasticsleeves.com named one of HOW Magazine’s “Top Ten Sites for Designers” this month. http://www.howdesign.com/top10sitesfordesigners/ Check out the other sites listed, including the MoMA’s interactive exhibit celebrating the work of Gabriel Orozco. I also enjoyed the portfolio site for Christopher Tobias.
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Win Free Copy of Our Book

Follow No Platic Sleeves on Twitter and you’ll be entered in a drawing to win a free copy of our book, No Plastic Sleeves: The Complete Portfolio Guide for Photographers and Designers. The book is do out in early March and the drawing will happen one week before. The winners will be announced on the site and through Twitter. Those of you already following us will be automatically entered. If you don’t Twi
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The Value of Personal Work: A Look at Work by Zack Seckler and Michael Hall

For most of us, what we do is more than just a job. It’s a calling. We’re compelled to create for better or worse. And for many of us, the only way to truly do what we really want to do is by pursuing our own projects. Of course, there’s a tremendous amount of intrinsic value in doing just that. For most of us, personal projects show our softer side – the side that loves doing the work we do.
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More Call For Entries

The American Photography 26 Call For Entries. Winning entries will be included in the hard-cover annual BOOK and on THEE, their upcoming, redesigned, searchable and indexed online image collection at ai-ap.com in November 2010. https://www.ai-ap.com/reg/cfe/index.cfm? AP26 Deadline: January 22, 2010 LACDA 2010 International Juried Competition Enter their juried competition for digital art and photography. Entrants su
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Book and site mentioned on A Photo Editor

The book and site were recently mentioned on Rob Haggart’s popular and influential photography blog, A Photo Editor. Thanks!
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Where Are They Now: Will Bryant

Check out what Will's been up to since graduating last May.
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Book available for pre-order on Amazon

No Plastic Sleeves: The Complete Portfolio Guide for Photographers and Designers (Paperback) ~ Larry Volk (Author), Danielle Currier (Author) Click here to check out the book on Amazon.com
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Interview with Neil Binkley, Judge for PDN’s 2009 Self Promotion Awards

No Plastic Sleeves recently has an opportunity to ask Neil Binkley a few questions. Here are his responses. Bio Neil Binkley is co-creator and publicity director of Wonderful Machine, the boutique web portal for art buyers which offers marketing and production support to its member photographers. In less than two years, the agency has signed on photographers in 50 American cities and nearly 50 countries around the wo
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Interview with Robin Milgrim, Art Director and PDN Self-Promo Judge

No Plastic Sleeves recently has an opportunity to ask a few question of Robin Milgrim, art director with R&R Partners on the Las Vegas Tourism, “What Happens here Stays Here” account. She was also a recent judge for the 2009 PDN Self-Promo Awards Competition. Below are her responses. Bio Robin Milgrim was born with creativity in her DNA. Her great-grandfather was founder of Milgrim’s, a historical Ne
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Introducing a new No Plastic Sleeves content provider

Welcome to Christine Pillsbury, Creative Director at BEAM Interactive, Boston, MA. Christine’s personal website can be found at http://noplasticsleeves.com.
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Why a portfolio review can benefit you

Feedback, feedback, feedback. Sometimes valuable, sometimes not. Constructive criticism, praise, encouragement – all part of the creative process. We hear if from our co-workers, clients, boss. Students hear it all the time in class since “critique” is such an integral part of everyday design and photographic education. So, when if comes to your portfolio, have you had enough? Well, hopefully the an
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Interview with Prof. Heather Shaw, V.P. AIGA Boston

No Plastic Sleeves recently had the opportunity to ask Heather Shaw a few questions about portfolios, AIGA and the AIGA Annual Student Portfolio Review. Check out her responses. Bio Heather Shaw is Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Curry College. Prior to this appointment, she was a full-time lecturer at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, for both the Graphic Design and Digital Media departments. She
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Q&A: Interview with Bryn Mooth, Editor, How Magazine

No Plastic Sleeves recently has an opportunity to ask Bryn Mooth, the Editor of HOW magazine a few questions. In October, HOW published the winners of its annual Promotion Design Awards. Bio: Bryn Mooth isn’t a graphic designer, and only occasionally pretends to be one. Nonetheless, she’s keen on classical typography, and she’s a sucker for letterpress printing. Bryn’s involvement with HOW magazine spans nearly 20 ye
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