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The Art of Self-Promotion - Design Assembly


Sun 30 Oct 2016, 10:00am–4:00pm

Where: XCHC, 376 Wilsons Road, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Student: $199.00
  • DA Friend: $399.00
  • Professional: $499.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: hannahpeterson

Host: Design Assembly with special guest: Ryan Romanas.

While talent and hard work are essential for success, they can be entirely overseen without adequate self-promotion skills. Graphic Design has become an increasingly popular career choice for young creative people. It is a rapidly changing industry propelled by advancements in technology and new communication trends. Sharing your work without becoming human spam can be a delicate balancing act, but is increasingly important in the age of digital communication where employers are adopting new online tools to discover talent.

This practical workshop targets final year students, graduates or anyone eager to have their portfolio professionally photographed and presented online. Attendees will bring along at least one physical piece of work they would like documented. We will explore styling and photo editing techniques to produce compelling images while touching on strategies to effectively use social media to share your work and create genuine interest.

Key Takeouts:
- At least one professionally photographed project
- Digital editing techniques for portfolio photography
- New styling methods to help document your work
- Successfully use social media to share work

Bring along your own:
- DSLR Camera
- Laptop
- Photoshop and/or other photo editing software

If you do have the following (we will have a couple of tripods to share).
- Tripod with Vertical Boom
- Manfrotto Tripod

About the teacher:
Ryan Romanes is a New Zealand-born graphic designer and art director. He has worked in Auckland, New York and Dubai before relocating to Melbourne, Australia. His work has been recognised by Graphis, AGDA and New Zealand Best Awards. In 2015 he was named one of 15 under 30 "New Visual Artists" by Print Magazine. Ryan now freelances for studios and directly with clients of all business backgrounds, for graphic design and image-making projects.

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