Design a folio slipcase

The established format for showing your work to prospective employers is a portfolio, more specifically a ring-binder portfolio with sleeves. This is fine if you can talk people through it in a face-to-face meeting, but what if you need a speculative punt at a company or want to leave something behind after an interview? This calls for a portfolio presentation pack with a difference to get you noticed and remembered.

In this tutorial we show you how to produce a simple and efficient portfolio that you can update and add pages to as your work increases. This project includes setting up the pages, getting the most from your images, laying out multiple pages for production and the mechanics of producing a hard copy. We also explain handy tips and methods to use within FreeHand for creating bespoke grids and type.

In addition, we explain how easy it is to build a home-made portfolio case with a difference, including the technical steps to producing templates for such items and the practical steps for actually constructing it.

By the end of this tutorial you should have a useful package to promote yourself with and leave your mark on potential employers' bookshelves. So get all your best work together, warm up FreeHand, put a sharp blade in your scalpel, and make a bespoke slipcase.

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