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The Graphic Design Portfolio Builder

Fill Your Graphic Design Portfolio With Over 20 Stunning Projects So You Can Land Real Work As A Graphic Designer

This course is for anyone looking to add work to their graphic design portfolio, and is especially geared towards beginner and intermediate designers.

In this course you will find:

  • 20+ Project Prompts and ideas for building a stunning graphic design portfolio

  • Insights from an industry pro and from a hiring manager

  • Resume creation tips

  • Ideas for setting up both digital and hard-copy portfolios

  • Added Bonus: Free access to my Wordpress course - perfect for those of you looking to set up a portfolio website!

I move quickly through the content, since many students enjoy a quick learning pace. Prefer a more laid-back pace? Many students find that re-watching lectures or pausing the lectures during key learning points is a helpful way to digest the information.

What to Expect:

This course provides everything from project prompt assignments, to an inside look at what hiring managers look for in your resume and portfolio.

You will have the chance to design things like:

  • logos

  • icon sets

  • T-shirts

  • evites

  • social media graphics

  • and so much more!

I designed this course so that everyone could move through the content at their own pace. Feel free to skip around to what interests you most, or go through the course as it is laid out - the choice is yours!

There is also a private Facebook group with over 13,000 students and counting, which is an awesome resource for you to take advantage of while you go through the course. The group is an excellent place to post projects, get insightful critiques, and network with other like-minded students and working professionals all over the world.

Instructor Qualifications and Background:

Derrick has spent his entire career in the creative arts and marketing sector. Starting back as early as high school where he turned homework into paying gigs, his love for all things art and technology driven has continued to grow. Working with brands such as MTV, Nintendo, and Netflix while employed as an intern for Seven 2 Interactive catapulted his career. His branding work and graphic design has been included in international publications for the design industry and regularly featured on trending websites. 

Derrick is  the owner of a small design agency, Mitchell's Garage | Creative Media Chop Shop, located in the heart of downtown Kalispell, Montana. Mitchell's Garage has been successful in reaching and working with clients all over the world, including Washington D.C., New York, California, Calgary, Austria, Australia, Washington, Colorado, and of course, throughout Montana. 

What you’ll learn

  • Students will learn how to respond to both vague and detailed client creative briefs
  • Students will learn how to cater their designs to existing brand requirements
  • Students will develop a deep body of work for their portfolio, which will help them confidently find design work

Are there any course requirements or prerequisites?

  • A working knowledge of design software(s) is recommended

Who this course is for:

  • Beginner to Intermediate Graphic Design Students
  • Advanced Designers Looking To Expand Their Portfolio