• Portfolio Instructions + Guidelines

Portfolio Instructions & Guidelines

Instructions by Prof. M. Ferranto, with – Typography-Specific – edits by Mrs. Cruz:

Create an account & blog at WordPress.com. You’ll use this blog as your online portfolio throughout the semester.


Go to your site’s dashboard and create pages for your online portfolio. 

create main pages titled:

  • About
  • Typography

create child pages of “Graphic Design I” titled:

  • Exercise I: Letterfom
  • Exercise II: Printer’s Mark / Colophon
  • Project I: Typeface / Font Design (alphabet + numbers + characters)
  • Project II: Dystopian Novel / Book Cover (with colophon enlisted on the spine)
  • Exercise III: Animation Stills (experiments with word-image collage and press-type)
  • Project III: Mise-en-Scène / 75 Frame / 5 Second / Roto-Type-Animation Sequence (stop-motion-animation, i.e. ‘rotoscoping’)


Go to your site’s dashboard and click the “Appearance” link.

Choose the “twenty eleven” theme for your portfolio. Your online portfolio should use this theme throughout the semester; you may change this theme after the semester is complete.

Click the “Theme Options” link and select a unique link color. Your link colors should not be the default light blue.

Click the “Header” link and select an image to be shown at the top of your site. This process will be demonstrated with a sample image during class. You may upload any other image(s) of your choice, or you may choose to “remove image.” Either way, your site should not display any of the default images provided with the 2011 theme (trolley car, pine cone, etc.)


Go to your site’s dashboard and click the “Settings” link.

You may keep your site’s title or input a different one. Input a new tagline; your site should not use any the default taglines supplied by WordPress. If you wish, choose a time & date format.


Go to your site’s dashboard & use the Visual Editor to add text images  

Start by copying & pasting the student info text onto your “about” page. Type out your answers and format the text as shown on the student sample portfolio.

Upload an image of yourself – .jpg is a common image format supported by WordPress.

Size all images in your portfolio to “medium” size unless otherwise directed. Include a caption on all images in your portfolio.


Go to your site’s dashboard and create a post.

Your first post can be a simple sample. You will use the post function throughout the semester to create your designer blog.


email a link to your e-portfolio to your instructor:
alethea.maguire-cruz@sunywcc.edu

All student portfolios will be linked by semester/year under the “student portfolios” tab on this site (*example: Spring 2014).

– *This WCC Graphic Design Program e-Portfolio-Project – designed by Professor M. Ferranto