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Nate Harris Portfolio


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Nate Harris



Art Institute of Philadelphia

As of late I find that many designers undervalue the mini-portfolio that you can leave behind as a reminder after you leave an interview, or as incentive to get you in the door. Nate poured his heart and soul into creating 25 identical portfolios with this purpose in mind, not minding the amount of time it would require to be mindful of the details and careful with his craftsmanship. 



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Production Time

1 Week

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

5.5 × 8.5 × 0.75 in.

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Paper Stock

Wausau / Astro-brights / black / 80lb
Paper Source / Cover / Peacock (blue) / 80lb
Paper Source / Cover / Chartreuse (green) / 80lb
Paper Source / Cover / Curry (yellow) / 80lb

Number of Colors






Frutiger Bold


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Project Description

This triptych of small portfolio books were designed and hand assembled for my senior portfolio class using nothing but a laser printer. A series of stickers were made and placed at random throughout the package, giving it a sense of uniqueness. These were signed & numbered and given away as leave behinds during interviews.

Production Lesson(s)

Never under estimate the quality of a laser printer if used strategically. Since toner is naturally shiny, if you print black on black paper, it can simulate an expensive spot gloss quality. The thumb holes were cut using a compass -- an easy solution that makes the slip-case appear die-cut.”

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Bryony Gomez-Palacio

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

July 25, 2013


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UnderConsideration is a graphic design enterprise that runs a network of blogs, publishes books, organizes live events and judged competitions, and designs for clients.


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The 2010 FPO Awards / 2011, self-published.

The 2010 Brand New Awards / 2011, self-published.

Flaunt: Designing effective, compelling and memorable portfolios of creative work / 2010, self-published.

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Brand New Conference / A one-day event on the development of corporate and brand identity projects by some of today’s most active and influential practitioners from around the world.

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FPO Awards / Celebrating the best print work from around the world.


Graphic Design, Referenced: A Visual Guide to the Language, Applications, and History of Graphic Design / 2009, Rockport.

Women of Design: Influence and Inspiration from the Original Trailblazers to the New Groundbreakers / 2008, HOW Books.

The Word It Book: Speak Up Presents a Gallery of Interpreted Words / 2007, HOW Books.

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