Create A Successful Portfolio & Resume That Appeals To Employers & Clients

  • September 24, 2013 · 6:30 PM

As creatives, we always have countless questions about how to assemble our portfolios, how to present it — digital vs. hardcopy, what to include, etc. We also encounter constant questions on how to prepare our resumes: Should it be a basic straight and narrow resume, or should it show our creativity with a bit of flair and design?

To help answer these questions, we are fortunate to be able to bring in Shannon Sanderson, Branch Operations Manger from Digital People, to speak about what employers and recruiters look for in a portfolio and a resume. Shannon has been actively involved in creative and marketing recruiting for more than 15 years. She will help us answer so many questions we as designers have regarding our portfolios and resumes. Feel free to bring in your portfolios for some quick feedback on what you may want to do to enhance its presentation.

Whether you are searching out an entry-level creative position, an experienced designer getting the itch to move on, an independent freelance designer or even if you are content with your current position, this is an event you don't want to miss!

As always, our events are free, and food and beverages will be provided. We'll also have plenty of time available for networking with fellow designers.

For more information about Shannon Sanderson and Digital People, or if you are actively searching for a creative position, you can reach her by email at [masked], or by phone at[masked]-9551.

 

Click the link below to join our MeetUp group, and you can also RSVP here for the event. We look forward to seeing you!

http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-and-Suburban-Area-Freelance-Graphic-Design-Group/events/124320152/

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  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a pleasure meeting all of you face to face and look forward to getting to know better. Working alone in my home office I often find myself missing the social networking that goes on if I were at a company so having the opportunity to get together is something I look forward to. Thank you all and especially PSPrint.

    September 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      My LinkedIn Profile is: www.linkedin.com/pub/tom­my-tbones-cramer/16/847/­739/

      September 25, 2013

  • Denice S.

    Shannon showed us good examples and I came away with some valuable tips. Good pizza - thank you PS Print!!!

    September 25, 2013

  • Anna L.

    It was great. Shannon gave us some great advice on how to create a website that is appealing for employers and how to showcase our work.

    September 25, 2013

  • Anna L.

    The question I have for Shannon: I was laid off after 16 yrs. of employment for a power tool manufacturer/distributor. I published greyscale instructional manuals and 4color labels & packaging. I could not take any electronic files of my work for portfolio. Have some hard copy samples. Also, very boring material. So . . . how do I build my online portfolio? I am stuck. What should I do?

    1 · September 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Anna, Going from print to digital sounds like it is difficult at first although with you knowledge and design background you may try to over think the process. I often see people with graphic design experience try to do what they've done in print on the web and as good as it looks it's often not internet friendly. Think of the KISS rule when working with the web, don't over build and more is less(more pages with less information). Hope this helps.

      September 24, 2013

  • Denice S.

    I'm a writer, marketer and PR specialist looking to make my resume look great. I have lots of writing samples and media placements I'd like to showcase in a portfolio, but I don't have the graphics skills to produce a portfolio with flair. Is this workshop applicable to me?

    September 24, 2013

  • Rich Appenzeller PSPrint C.

    We're looking forward to our MeetUp event on Tuesday, September 24th---Create A Successful Portfolio & Resume That Appeals To Employers & Clients. We are looking at over 60 RSVPs for this event! Our presenter, Ms. Shannon Sanderson of Digital People, has asked me to reach out to the group on her behalf. She wants to make this one great event for you all to learn from, so she wanted me to ask you several questions to better prepare her for the event.

    -Are there any specific questions you have up front, so that she can come well prepared to answer your questions?

    -Are there any specific topics that you would like her to cover that pertains to your portfolio presentation and resume writing?

    Pleas email me at rich.appenzeller @ deluxe.com, or post directly to the MeetUp page. Thank you all in advance---Shannon and I really appreciate it. We are really looking forward to this event. See you all there, and feel free to invite a guest!

    Rich Appenzeller

    PsPrint

    September 12, 2013

  • Rakesh K.

    Thanks for the invite, we are also looking for great designers to join our team http://www.iimnet.com/forum/topics/designer-at-chicago-retail

    August 27, 2013

  • Anna L.

    No, just me. However, I wish you could have a meetup sooner. Desperately seeking work. I am looking forward to becoming a part of this meetup group. Thanks. Anna Lesniak

    July 20, 2013

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