I get email alerts every so often from job websites, and this one caught my eye. It’s for a Jr. Graphic Design position at Vitamin T. The job description is below:
Want to work for a great Boston agency? Our client is looking for a talented jr. designer! This position is full time hours and temp to perm. You’ll be working with a talented team on key agency projects.
– A portfolio showing a range of work… print, digital, identity (spec work ok!)
– Strong Adobe CS Skills
– Motion graphics skills are a plus!
If you’re interested in applying, check out the job posting.
I always thought it would be interesting to be a designer in the gamer world even tho I’m not much of a gamer. They way this company words their job posting is inviting and made me feel like I would wan to work with them. Also, a must that they included was that we MUST have a highly polished portfolio!
I find Un.titled Agency’s website is interesting. As I scrolled down, the words that were were moving up practically disappeared with the rectangle with opacity they had added on it. I thought it was neat and organized and less distracting that it disappeared. I love website design because it is similar to layouts. The placement and color choices stood out to me. Bold colors and contrasting colors is really eye grabbing. I love how simple some of their stuff could look too like the Steijer Design (furnishing) website. It shows the furniture and white space and a few important words of content.
What I found most interesting about VSA Partners, was the fact that they have client stories on their website. They placed all of their clients in a grid. The website is simple and very easy to follow. My eyes were focused on each individual item on the page because they didn’t over load items on the pages and kept it straight forward. They branded many well known companies (Cole Hann, Harley Davidson Motor Cycle, IBM, etc) and used images and the logos they created to best represent what they did for them.
I chose this designer’s portfolio because I was captivated by all the different photos he had for each of the designs he created that went on different mediums. For this beer brand Ithaca Beer, he included photos of the label, box packaging, cardboard boxes, logo, typefaces and paper products. I enjoyed seeing the continuation of the logo and label design being carried out in numerous places. The photos ranged from full screen photos to angled views on a blank backdrop, and even some artistic layouts of the beer bottles themselves.
I always really enjoyed the way my former summer internship location, BRIGADE, lays out their online portfolio with how they describe and display the designs they’ve produced for their clients. Based from Hadley, Massachusetts, BRIGADE has worked with many well-known clients around the United States, some of these including SVEDKA Vodka, San Fran Granola and Black Birch Wines. I particularly enjoy their San Fran Granola and SVEDKA portfolio work layouts that display the designs they created for products, packaging, ads, etc.
SAN FRAN GRANOLA’s use of large and full-screen, clear resolution photos makes the product stand out, with the design and logo even more so. Using color photos gives the viewer an insight to what the flavors are and how they’re being shown by the different color bags. The bags are all placed to be photographed on a white background, however the logo has white type on a colored background to stand out to the viewer.
SVEDKA uses both large and cropped color photos to showcase the branding being used on multiple mediums, including billboards, vehicles, pamphlets, recipe cards, product tags, etc. The vibrant color themes for each flavor/drink is appealing and inviting, and the color high-resolution photos strongly display the design work well also. 3-D objects like the glass vodka bottle itself or the cardboard display case are shown in their original layout based on a white background. The photos of their designs are always clear, distinct and visually interesting that keeps your eye engaged.
Vibrant colors of design work and strong photographs to display their work are two key elements that work best in producing an online portfolio. Also – varying the amount of close up and full size photos to showcase design work is important to letting the viewer see as many sides of the piece as possible when they aren’t able to tangibly view it in person.
DKNG Studios is a graphic design and illustration studio based out of Los Angeles that works with identity development, print & poster design, custom illustration, packaging design, apparel design, web design & development. Dan Kuhlken and Nathan Goldman combined their talents together in 2005 to launch DKNG studios, where both were greatly influenced and drawn to music, film and design early on in their lives. Some of their well known clients include Disney Channel, Taco Bell, HBO Network, Maxim, Men’s Health and ABC Family.
Similarly to Methane Studios, I came across this company through their Instagram and really enjoyed their style: the range of vibrant colors, simplistic forms and bold faces they use throughout their posters.