ADV @ UNDERCONSIDERATION      Peek here for details



Lead Image

Nate Harris Portfolio


Production Method




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. 



Self Promotion

Quantity Produced


Production Cost

Production Time

1 Week

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

5.5 × 8.5 × 0.75 in.

Page Count


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


Nate Harris Portfolio
Nate Harris Portfolio
Nate Harris Portfolio
Nate Harris Portfolio
Nate Harris Portfolio
Nate Harris Portfolio
Nate Harris Portfolio
Nate Harris Portfolio
Nate Harris Portfolio ---

Recent Posts



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.”

Post Author

Author Picture

Bryony Gomez-Palacio

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

More: Online / On Twitter


Date Published

July 25, 2013


Filed Under

Self promotion


Tagged with


Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Google+ Add This

Ask the Experts

FPO has gathered a generous group of experts willing to help with your most pressing — get it?! — questions about print production. Send us an e-mail with your question and we will query the experts and post the collected answers.



FPO (For Print Only), is a division of UnderConsideration, celebrating the reality that print is not dead by showcasing the most compelling printed projects.

FPO uses to render Siseriff and Avenir Next.

FPO is run with Six Apart’s MovableType

Syndicate / RSS Feed

All comments, ideas and thoughts on FPO are property of their authors; reproduction without the author’s or FPO’s permission is strictly prohibited

Contact us by e-mail

Twitter @ucllc

Sign-up for Mailing List

Mailing list managed by MailChimp

Thanks to our advertisers

About UnderConsideration

UnderConsideration is a graphic design firm generating its own projects, initiatives, and content while taking on limited client work. Run by Bryony Gomez-Palacio and Armin Vit in Austin, TX. More…

blogs we publish

Brand New / Displaying opinions and focusing solely on corporate and brand identity work.

Art of the Menu / Cataloguing the underrated creativity of menus from around the world.

Quipsologies / Chronicling the most curious, creative, and notable projects, stories, and events of the graphic design industry on a daily basis.

products we sell

Flaunt: Designing effective, compelling and memorable portfolios of creative work.

Brand New Conference videos / Individual, downloadable videos of every presentation since 2010.

Prints / A variety of posters, the majority from our AIforGA series.

Other / Various one-off products.

events we organize

Brand New Conference / A two-day event on corporate and brand identity with some of today's most active and influential practitioners from around the world.

Brand Nieuwe Conference / Ditto but in Amsterdam.

Austin Initiative for Graphic Awesomeness / A speaker series in Austin, TX, featuring some of the graphic design industry's most awesome people.


Favorite Things we've Made / In our capacity as graphic designers.

Projects we've Concluded / Long- and short-lived efforts.

UCllc News / Updates on what's going at the corporate level of UnderConsideration.

The End