For graphic designers, putting together a proper printed portfolio can be difficult work, but even in this web heavy world, it’s a necessary evil.
Well, the folks at underconsideration have heard our cries for help and have produced a perfect bound book (also available for digital download) that ships today called “Flaunt: Designing effective, compelling and memorable portfolios of creative work.”
This little introduction is from the website where you can order the book.
“Through more than forty case studies, nearly twenty interviews with experienced professionals, and a series of (nonscientific) surveys, Flaunt is a resource for design students as well as young, experienced, freelance, and independent designers. It explains how one can ﬁnd a way to cohesively, succinctly and creatively showcase their work through an accessible, effective, and creative portfolio. Flaunt showcases a variety of alternatives through a selection of portfolios that represent both the most common approaches as well as some offbeat executions. Hopefully, this book will help ease the anxiety and burden of creating a portfolio—and, perhaps, even help demystify the process of putting it together, along with the expectations of presenting it.”
Based on the book samples they provide on their website, Flaunt looks full of easy to read information covering a wide range of topics from portfolio production to actually submitting and communicating with potential employers.