A good portfolio is critical to obtaining a job as a designer in the fashion industry. But after working with student interns, author Shenlei Winkler realized that the step-by-step process of putting together a solid job-winning portfolio is not something that most portfolio classes cover. Now more than ever, a good design portfolio is critical to getting that important first job. Young designers need a solid design portfolio, but knowing how to put that important document together may seem overwhelming.
Enter Portfolio Design for Accessories Designers. This new book provides insights and expertise of an industry insider to help the recent or soon-to-be-graduated designer develop their oh-so-important design portfolio. Portfolio Design for Accessories Designers is specifically written for accessories designers, who have different needs in developing their portfolios than do apparel designers.
The only book of its kind, Portfolio Design for the Accessories Designer has been in development for more than 6 years. While written for the senior design student and the new design graduate, fashion design school applicants will also find the advice in this book helpful in creating their design application portfolio.
Portfolio Design for the Accessories Designer incorporates industry know-how and technical expertise in a simple, easy-to-read format. Using examples drawn from a successful accessory designer’s portfolio, this book explains comprehensively what it takes to have a professional, job-winning portfolio. The process of developing collections and visual stories for inclusion in a good portfolio is exhaustively covered.
Lavishly illustrated with actual accessories collections, the author explains why each collection works (or doesn’t work) in a successful portfolio. These ‘insider secrets’ are exactly the things you need to successfully develop and show your design portfolio to potential employers and design schools, and any place you need to be able to demonstrate your design skills to maximum effect.
Portfolio Design for the Accessories Designer is 230 pages long and includes 12 full-color accessories design collections, along with technical specification, orthogonal sketches, trim and print examples. Available on Amazon, Portfolio Design for the Accessories Designer will teach the reader how to create knock-their-socks-off accessories design portfolios that help win jobs, awards, and much more.
About Fashion Research Institute, Inc.: The Fashion Research Institute is at the forefront of developing innovative design & merchandising solutions for the apparel industry. They research and develop products and systems for the fashion industry that sweepingly address wasteful business and production practices. Shenlei Winkler’s work spans both couture and mass-market design and development for the real life apparel industry. A successful designer, her lifetime sales of her real life apparel designs have now reached more than $70 million USD, with more than 25 million-dollar styles in her portfolio. Her couture work has appeared extensively on stage and movie screen.