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Don Arday Illustrator, Educator
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An article explaining the legacy of foundry type sizing.

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Why 24 Point Size Fonts Don't Measure 24 Points
So, why isn’t type true to its classified size? For instance, why is 24 point size type less than 24 points in height? And for that matter, why is any size or any style type font less than its classified size? And, on top of that, why do different fonts in ...

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Artists portfolio products to improve your branding.

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More Resources To Help You Create A Professional Portfolio
© 2017 Don Arday. There are many excellent companies with products, and services to help illustrators and designers create a professional customized portfolio of their work. These companies provide portfolio boxes, binders, clam shell cases, and attache car...

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More portfolio advice.

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Things To Do To Create An Effective Portfolio
In the past, if an illustrator asked what they needed for a successful portfolio, he or she would have been told, “every portfolio must contain the three h’s -- head, hands, and heart”. Head referring to concepts, hands referring to skills, and heart referr...

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More on portfolios.

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Resources To Help You Create A Professional Portfolio
The number one error that young illustrators and recent graduates make is underestimating the extraordinary power a quality-based, professional portfolio presentation can make in a job or freelance solicitation interview. I have personally witnessed where t...

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How To Arrange A Professional Portfolio
So now that you have prioritized a goal, or list of goals you would like to accomplish. And...you’ve decided what it is you would like your portfolio to do for you, in other words, you have a strategy in mind. And…you’ve selected the format, or formats, you...

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Why You Need More Than One Type Of Portfolio
Illustrators, designers, artists, and photographers must all employ a portfolio to organize and display their work. However, the way in which to do so, and the purpose for doing so, can vary considerably. Understandably, there are a number of commercially a...
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