Interior Design Portfolio
I need 15 pages of diagrams. See attached for the full instructions, etc. Description Students will first create a personal design philosophy. Using their professional design philosophy, students will create a professional personal branding that can be used on future promotional tools, such as a portfolio. This proficiency assignment then asks the student to develop a professional portfolio of their creative and technical works completed to date. Although initially digital in nature, the resulting document can be used to obtain future employment. Finally, students will develop a design contract based on a selected and identified studio project. Students will explore the importance of defined scope of work, fee structures, and legal responsibilities through the development of written communication skills. Instructions PART 1: PERSONAL DESIGN PHILOSOPHY Defining a personal design philosophy assists in professional direction by focusing on your character, contributions and achievements. Create a design philosophy that represents your approach to design and your interests. Students are to begin this assignment by creating a personal design philosophy statement that defines their character and future aspirations. Consider the following: 1. Think of your general design direction, character, or possible achievements that you wish to make in design 2. Ensure you use very short phrases or even single words versus long sentences. 3. Add images to invoke thought or get the message across better 4. Who are you? How do you approach design? What guides your process? Create a short one paragraph (about 5 sentences) design philosophy. Be concise, yet generic enough that your philosophy can evolve throughout your professional career. You will include this in your portfolio (part 3). PART 2: YOUR BRANDING 1. Develop a professional branding that represents YOU and not your design firm. You will use this branding for your portfolio and therefore should be wanting to sell you as a designer and not you as a firm (firms are not looking to hire firms, typically) 2. Think about who your target audience is, which is a trendy design firm. Until you decide to focus on a certain sector in design, you may want to create a branding that is more generic in nature. 3. Use your design philosophy as a basis to develop ideas 4. Create a logo and branding that will be used within your portfolio as well as future professional contracts. You will use this branding/logo within your portfolio (part 3) PART 3: PORTFOLIO Typical portfolios demonstrate a large range of skills that employers seek from potential employees. Although each student will have similar projects created in their classes, personal touches such as your branding and other artistic works will create individuality. Use the following to create your portfolio: 1. Begin by creating a template with 11×17 sheet sizes. You can use any software that you are comfortable with, however PowerPoint, Publisher, and InDesign are common to this type of activity. You need to create a document that can be printed (future) and made into a pdf. 2. Think about double-sided pages when in printed format to reduce paper, save the environment, and allow you to have a 2-page spread of a project. 3. Using the branding you created, begin to develop background layouts for each of the pages, ensuring there is a branding continuity throughout. 4. The order of the document should be considered as your story. Always keep in mind how you would verbally walk through the document. This will guide you in how you will lay it out. 5. Place your design philosophy at the beginning of your portfolio. 6. Remember you will only have about 5 minutes of your potential employer’s time to present your portfolio. Be concise and demonstrate your best work only. 7. Include the following within the sheets: • Technical Drawings – do not include full sheets with title block, but instead “snip” a portion (such as a floor plan and/or elevation) to show your abilities. These drawings show your technical abilities and are often very effective when placed alongside the related studio work demonstrating both creative and technical components of a project. • Concept and Design Development – Employers want to see the design process and how you arrived at your solution. Sketching is a skill that employers are hoping to see within portfolios. These sketches include your initial design ideas as well as other thumbnail sketches that enhance your final product. • Renderings – Good renderings show the ability to use different mediums and/or programs. If possible, try to include both digital and hand-rendered pieces. Ensure that your sheets do not only show renderings without the associated plans, concepts, or other related project components. • Models – Physical models demonstrate the ability to conceptualize 3D and fabrication. Provide good quality photos of any physical models you made and perhaps place on a sheet with a coordinating floor plan. You should always reference the model to a technical drawing to show the relation and concept. • Finishes Boards – Provide photos or PDFs of finishes boards and coordinate them with a floor plan. These demonstrate the ability to understand material appropriateness as well as creating board compositions. • Other Artistic Works – Highlight other skills you may have that show your creativity and differentiate you from other potential candidates. 8. Although the total amount of pages depends on the amount of content, limit to 20 pages maximum. PART 4: CONTRACT Using a studio project of your choosing and the template provided, create a contract (letter of agreement) for your services. Please note that the contract template provided is based on Ontario, Canada law and the provisions within this contract may not legally apply in other jurisdictions. Students are to use this document for educational purposes only. Use your defined client and using your developed branding, create a design company name and address to complete the assignment. Your format should be original and logical for your type of project. Your written design project should include the following: 9. Create your own company letterhead, including branding and place within the template. You will want to personalize and modify the layout, font, and style of the document to suit your company aesthetic and developed branding. 10. Ensure you have created your company name and contact information. 11. Fill out the remaining portions of the letter of agreement as they relate to your project. 12. Create a detailed scope of services: Schedule A. Use the design process and be as detailed under each “Phase” as possible. Use the Phases listed as headings and elaborate on the various tasks that would be completed within each phase. Think about what services the client would hire you for in order to complete WWW.YORKVILLEU.CA DIDP400: PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 2 PROFICIENCY 4 your chosen studio project. Ensure you also include the work you will complete in related classes, such as your working drawing package. 13. Decide on what fee structure you will use (i.e., fixed fee, square footage fee, hourly, etc.), based on the appropriate type related to your project scope. Remove inferences of any other fee structures within the template that do not apply. 14. Review the terms and conditions and attach to your document 15. Save your completed contract and add it to the end of your portfolio in PDF format and submit for evaluation.
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