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Creating an Interactive Portfolio

InDesign Magazine issue 108
This article appeared in Issue 108 of InDesign Magazine.

Sandee Cohen shows how to collect and display your best work in an interactive portfolio using InDesign and Publish Online.

Back in the Jurassic Age of dinosaurs, photographers or designers (aka creative pros) carried large (some over 2 feet tall) portfolios that they lugged from one client or prospective employer to another. Some of these portfolios were hard-case boxes that held the creative pro’s work on mounting boards. Others used polypropylene sheet protectors inside a binder portfolio.

Many companies required the creative pro to leave their portfolio for a week or so for the head honcho to look through. This meant that you had to have two or more portfolios so you could keep your portfolios moving around town.

Fortunately, today’s creative pros aren’t stuck back in Jurassic Park, and there are many ways to present a portfolio of work online. Some folks use services such as Adobe’s Behance. But I want to share a different method—one that not only lets you create a compelling interactive portfolio, but one you can build yourself with Adobe InDesign, and then publish using Adobe’s Publish Online service. (And it’s not hard at all!)

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Sandee Cohen

Sandee Cohen

Sandee Cohen is the author of the InDesign CC 2014 Visual QuickStart Guide as well as the co-author, with Diane Burns, of Digital Publishing with Adobe InDesign CC.
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