Student Resources

|| READY TO MAKE YOUR ONLINE PORTFOLIO?
When putting your book together pick a variety of brands, categories and target audiences. Your brand choices should be tough, showing you know how to solve a business problem. You'll need at least five strong campaigns that show a range of your craft. The first and third campaign should be the strongest. Once your book is ready you'll need the tools to put it online:

virb.com - My top choice because it's easy to use and the first year is free with a .edu account

squarespace.com - $6 / month with a .edu account

weebly.com - Free

wix.com - Free

|| STUDENT PORTFOLIO EXAMPLES

ART DIRECTION / DESIGN

Bridget Guckin  - Robertson School of Media + Culture 

Kegham Hovsepian  - Robertson School of Media + Culture

Jack Fagan  - Robertson School of Media + Culture

Jenna Candusso - Robertson School of Media + Culture

Mike Rodriguez - Robertson School of Media + Culture

Kelsey Grupp - Robertson School of Media + Culture

Sara Daboub - Creative Circus

COPYWRITING

Wing Ong  - Robertson School of Media + Culture 

Ashlyn Bell - Creative Circus

Connor Wood - Robertson School of Media + Culture

Emma Bryant - Robertson School of Media + Culture

James Wainscott - Robertson School of Media + Culture

STRATEGY

Miranda Germano - VCU Brandcenter

Sean Banks - VCU Brandcenter

Kyle Calkins - VCU Brandcenter

EXPERIENCE DESIGN / UX

Hunter Noxon - Robertson School of Media + Culture / VCU Brandcenter


|| PORTFOLIO SCHOOLS
Haven't had enough school yet? Here's some good choices for an advanced degree in creativity:

Creative Circus

Miami Ad School

Portfolio Center

Savannah College of Art and Design

VCU Brandcenter


|| GENERAL ADVERTISING STUFF

9 People To Watch Out For In Advertising  - Consider yourself warned

Ads Of The World - See if it's been done before

How to Train Ideas to Come When They’re Called: Notes and Advice for Young People in Advertising  - eBook by Suzanne Pope


|| ART DIRECTION STUFF

Adobe CC Color Wheel - Generates color palettes based on color rule

Color Palette Cheat Sheet  - Color palettes and rules that you can open in CC

All Silhouettes - Free vector silhouettes

Brands Of The World - Free vector logos

Vecteezy - Free vector art

How To Design A Logo  - Aaron Draplin breaks it down

Dafont - Free fonts


|| COPYWRITING STUFF

An Inconvenient Truth For Copywriters: How To Write Headlines And Why Your Career Depends On It  - eBook by Suzanne Pope

Hands up. Who's heard of Tom McElligott? - Great headlines that stand the test of time


|| AGENCY STUFF

Creative Department Structure  - How they work in small, medium and large agencies

Strategic Planning Department Structure  - How they work in small, medium and large agencies


|| FREELANCE STUFF

Freelance Work Estimate Template  - Be a freelancer without getting burned


|| LEARN MORE STUFF

Tutsplus.com - Tutorials and free courses on everything from design to coding