|Name||Quarter 1 (8 weeks)||Quarter 2 (8 weeks)||Quarter 3 (8 weeks)||Quarter 4 (8 weeks)|
Design Research and Synthesis
Ethics in Design
Design, Society and the Public Sector
Communications in Design
Studio Research and Synthesis
Studio Ideation and Development
Studio Pilot Launch and Completion
In Portfolio Development, students will develop and produce a portfolio of work that communicates their distinct point of view, experience, capabilities, and pursuits.
The following outcome statements articulate the competencies, abilities, and skills a student will have as a result of completing this class. Students will...
This class emphasizes the following main ideas, themes, and concepts:
|Dates||Theme||In class||Out of Class|
Introduction to Portfolio Management
Introduction to Portfolio Development
Class Expectations & Calendar
Assignments & Materials
Complete design landscape and roles exercise.
Source 3-5 portfolios that inspire you and prepare to share 1 or 2.
Review other portfolios and personal brands (instructor- and student-provided)
Sketch copies of portfolio layouts (individual)
Guest Speaker John Berry on realizing your value
Outline your portfolio narrative.
Explore Squarespace templates and identify 3-4 to experiment with your outline.
Complete portfolio narrative exercise (individual)
Layout narrative within Squarespace or Webflow templates (Individual)
Refine 1-2 rough portfolio layouts to share next class.
Pin up and review rough portfolio layouts
Determine and document what changes need to be made and what further exploration must be done
Move low- to mid-fidelity portfolio to digital format. Can be in sketch or illustrator or in web design tool.
Pin up and review portfolio on web
Personal Brand Workshop
Guests: Ivan Alonso and Ashlee Harris
Complete personal brand activity (individual)
Pin up and review portfolio
Refine brand intentions, define attributes, and create brand elements such as mark and color palette.
Review web accessibility standards and how they’re applied
Complete accessibility check of portfolio and address issues (individual)
Alumni Guest Crit with Anna Krachey (remote), Eric Boggs, and Cheyenne Weaver
Move portfolio to hi-fidelity.
Visual Design Review and Optional Webflow Workshop
Pin up and review with Visual Designers Steven Hanley, Martha Fierro, and Laura Rillera
Recruiters and Directors Share Hiring Perspective and Guest Crit
Review student-curated list of opportunities that interests them.
Evaluate portfolio against specific opportunities (entire class)
Create rough draft of paper portfolio for a specific work opportunity
Interview Role Play
Interview Role Play