Entering the world as an emerging designer, a student must have a professional and well crafted portfolio demonstrating a range of talent and coherent, creative organization.
At the start of this course, students are required to create a visual style guide for themselves that will then guide the design of all required collateral: business card, resume, website and printed portfolio.
This course is highly independent and student-driven. During the semester, professor and students work together to clean up, complete and improve existing work as well as construct the final portfolio as a design project itself.
A final Career and Portfolio Day in which students share their work with working professionals concludes the course as a rite of passage into the world beyond college.