Through 41 portfolio case studies, 18 self-promo examples, 25 interviews with experienced professionals, industry surveys, and tips on how to photograph design work, 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 portfolio alternatives 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, demystify the process of putting it together, and establish expectations of presenting it. [READ THE FULL INTRODUCTION]
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Flaunt: Designing effective, compelling and memorable portfolios of creative work
Second Edition
By Bryony Gomez-Palacio and Armin Vit
176 Pages
Book ISBN: 978-0-9826253-9-2
8.5 in. wide × 11 in. high
The portfolio case studies feature generous quantities of broad and close-up photographs; deeply detailed breakdowns of the materials, techniques, and resources it took to create them; and interviews with each designer.

Examples of self-promos provide inspiration in the quest to get noticed and invited to interview.

A new section on photographing your own work provides an overview of equipment, approaches, and tricks of five non-photographers on how to present, photograph, and retouch your physical work.

Interviewed professionals include Michael Bierut, Carin Goldberg, Stefan Sagmeister, Petrula Vrontikis, Adrian Shaughnessy, and others. They share their experiences and expectations while offering advice on portfolio and interview best practices.

Surveys answer common concerns like how many pieces should be included in the portfolio, how should first contact be made with potential interviewers, and how should the work be presented in an interview.
Printed in the U.S.
On Neenah Paper, Astrobrights®, Solar Yellow 100C and Crystal Silk Book, 80T.
By FSC CoC certified Capital Printing Co. in Austin, Texas.
Design, layout, photography (unless otherwise noted) and production
UnderConsideraton, LLC: Bryony Gomez-Palacio, Armin Vit

Flaunt is typeset in Mercury Text by Hoefler & Co and Auto by Underware.
First published in the United States of America by
UnderConsideration LLC

© 2015 Copyright by UnderConsideration LLC
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About the Authors
Born and raised in Mexico City, Bryony Gomez-Palacio and Armin Vit are graphic designers and co-founders of UnderConsideration, a graphic design enterprise that runs a network of blogs, publishes books, organizes live events and judged competitions, and designs for clients. Since 2002 they have been publishing and editing some of the most widely read design blogs, including Speak Up, Brand New, Quipsologies, FPO (For Print Only), and Art of the Menu. Bryony and Armin each have over 15 years of experience in various disciplines including corporate and brand identity, annual reports, business collateral, web design and programming, packaging, and magazine and book design. They reside in Austin, Texas.

They are the authors of Graphic Design, Referenced (Rockport Publishers, 2009), Women of Design (HOW Books, 2008), and The Word It Book (HOW Books 2007).

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