Design a portfolio magazine using InDesign

Along with a well-presented portfolio, a promotional magazine containing your work can be an invaluable item for any freelance designer or design company. Use it as a way of making a first contact with a prospective employer or client, or as a reminder of your work after a portfolio presentation. It's imperative that this type of item looks great and showcases your work well, because the recipient will regard this as the kind of work you're capable of. Attention to detail is crucial.

Designers are notorious for finding it hard to design these types of items for themselves, so our advice is to treat it as though it were a job for a client, by writing yourself a project brief with objectives, schedules and budgets. This will help you to be more objective about what it is you're producing.

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