Through more than forty case studies, nearly twenty interviews with experienced professionals, and a series of (nonscientific) surveys, Flaunt is a resource for design students as well as young, experienced, freelance, and independent designers. It explains how one can find a way to cohesively, succinctly and creatively showcase their work through an accessible, effective, and creative portfolio. Flaunt showcases a variety of alternatives through a selection of portfolios that represent both the most common approaches as well as some offbeat executions. Hopefully, this book will help ease the anxiety and burden of creating a portfolio—and, perhaps, even help demystify the process of putting it together, along with the expectations of presenting it. [READ THE FULL INTRODUCTION]
Flaunt Cover Book Details
Flaunt: Designing effective, compelling and memorable portfolios of creative work
By Bryony Gomez-Palacio and Armin Vit
136 Pages

Book ISBN-10: 0-9826253-0-8
Book ISBN-13: 978-0-9826253-0-9
8.75 in. wide × 11 in. high

PDF ISBN-10: 0-9826253-1-6
PDF ISBN-13: 978-0-9826253-1-6
8.5 in. wide × 11 in. high
The portfolio case studies feature generous quantities of broad and close-up photographs; deeply detailed breakdowns of the materials, techniques, and resources it took to create them; and interviews with each designer.

Interviewed professionals include Michael Bierut, Carin Goldberg, Stefan Sagmeister, Petrula Vrontikis, Adrian Shaughnessy, and others. They share the most common mistakes people make in their portfolios, and offer their best advice.

Surveys answer common concerns like how many pieces should be included in the portfolio, how should first contact be made with potential interviewers, and how should the work be presented in an interview.
Printed in the U.S.
On Endurance Velvet 100 lb. Cover and Endurance Velvet 70 lb. Text, a FSC Mixed Sources (Product group from well-managed forests and controlled sources) paper.

By FSC CoC certified Capital Printing Co. in Austin, Texas, using soy or vegetable inks and cleaning solutions with low Volatile Organic Compounds.

FSC Mixed Sources Label
Design, layout, photography (unless otherwise noted) and production
UnderConsideraton, LLC: Bryony Gomez-Palacio, Armin Vit

Flaunt is typeset in Mercury Text by Hoefler & Frere-Jones and Auto by Underware.
First published in the United States of America by
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Flaunt is available for purchase in two different mediums
Notice December 1, 2014: The print edition of Flaunt is sold out. We are working on the second edition and estimate it will be ready by May 2015. In the meantime, you can still purchase the PDF version.

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--- About the Authors
Born and raised in Mexico City, Bryony Gomez-Palacio and Armin Vit are graphic designers and co-founders of UnderConsideration, a growing network and enterprise dedicated to the progress of the graphic design profession and its practitioners, students and enthusiasts. Since 2002 they have published and edited some of the most widely read design blogs, including Speak Up, Brand New, Quipsologies, Word It and FPO (For Print Only). In 2007, they established the Department of Design to produce client-driven work. Bryony and Armin each have a decade of experience in various disciplines including corporate and brand identity, annual reports, business collateral, web design and programming, packaging, and magazine and book design. They reside in Austin, Texas.

They are the authors of Graphic Design, Referenced (Rockport Publishers, 2009), Women of Design (HOW Books, 2008), and The Word It Book (HOW Books 2007).

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