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Lesson 8

8. Professional Presentations

  • instructor

- Ash Thorp

  • apprentice

- Maciej Kuciara

  • apprentice
  • learn squared

- Stylow .

You're almost there! In this final lesson, Ash will show you how to present your work in a professional manner. Learn to sell your design concepts with clarity and ease with a competent website and portfolio. Explore the best ways to get the most bang for your buck and land a job or attract new clients.

 

Homework

Assignment

1. Choose 1 - 2 font families

2. Draft 3 wireframe website layouts using Adobe Illustrator

3. Design a portfolio website using your work from the previous lessons


Student Gallery

Here's a screen shot of my portfolio website as well as a few more images I created for this lesson. I really enjoyed this course and learned a ton. Super grateful! Thanks Ash and the rest of the Learn Squared team!

Finally. Here's the final result. Constructive critique is more than welcome! Thanks.

Sometimes Life Is About Risking Everything For A Dream No One Can See But You.

I started college in 2003 and worked my way through 7 years studying the skills to make me a Graphic Designer. 5 years into college I began working in After Effects & Cinema4D and found a passion that I wanted to pursue. 2 years further in 2010 I graduated with a 1:1 and I finally made it into the creative industry, I began to progress and work in my own time to study the software. 7 years later (2017) I am now a freelance motion designer and can create my own path to success.

I've always set goals and put in the time to achieve them but this year I turn 30 so I put some time aside over the past few months to really ask myself. What do I want to achieve? What am I willing to struggle for? I reduced these goals down to 10 specific actions that will be an unbelievable feat that many can not achieve or take tremendous control and discipline.

If I can only achieve 10 goals over the next 10 years of my life, this is what they will be...

Learn Squared is the vanguard in online education.

- Alejandro Robledo Mejia

I chose Maven Pro and Maven Pro Light as my fonts. I ended up going with the design that felt best for the work that I did. I was able to use different parts for different thumbnails to make it appear like more images.

Animated sequence can now be seen here https://vimeo.com/223054601

Here is my portfolio of the completed HEX Object project. Chosen typeface for this website is Gotham. Clean beautiful font which works across so many different styles of design.

Feels great to finally have all of the homework pieces finished.

Thanks Learn Squared and Ash Thorp for delivering an incredible program. It has been incredibly inspiring to see your work flow processes along with the process of fellow students throughout the course.

The idea behind mother was to make a super advanced AI that control little flying robot wich gather data all around the world.

I encounter a lot of roadblocks on this project the worst being render time wich almost drive me crazy.

So here it is, it's not perfect at all but i set myself a deadline and that's what come out of it.

Lessons in this Course

Software Used: 
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Cinema 4D Studio R16
Optional Software: 
Font Explorer, Mind Node, InDesign, Bridge 2015

Tremendously useful course. Was hoping the last one would show how you present your designs to your clients as well. Do you do mood boards/pitch books/etc? Also, the final designs - do you have a specific way of presenting to client? Guessing it's in some sort of pdf form. Otherwise, awesome info, great class. Thanks & can't wait to see what's next.

Thanks for all your guidance and generosity Ash! We have found https://tinypng.com/ and https://tinyjpg.com/ to be an awesome resource when looking to compress images while preserving their overall quality.

Thank you Ash, Maciej and Learn Squared team for such amazing journey. I have a lot of fun learning from this class!