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Graphic Design Portfolio Projects

Gain Experience, Strut Your Stuff


Soapbox template

This soap box is one of the makeover portfolio projects listed here.

Jacci Howard Bear; licensed to About.com

Buld a graphic design portfolio even when you have little real world experience and no clients. Complete the projects listed here both as a way to hone your desktop publishing page layout and overall design skills and as a way to create samples for your portfolio. These projects come from the About.com Graphics Software Challenges and the About.com Desktop Publishing Makeover Projects.


Graphic Design Portfolio Projects are arranged by type of document. Projects with GS take you away from the About.com Desktop Publishing site. Each individual example provides specs on the size, quantity, printing, or other specifications required - much like projects the designer will encounter on the job. Some projects provide only the specs. Some provide additional material (text or graphics) and a starting design to work from. The Graphics Software Challenges are generally more free-form and deal with graphics. They are good for developing your creativity skills.


Graphic Design Portfolio Projects by Type of Document

Book Cover / Box Cover / CD Cover


Business Card


Cards and Invitations



Newsletter / Journal / Scrapbook




Web Design

Miscellaneous Other Projects


Pick Your Path to Desktop Publishing
Get Started: Basic Guidelines and Requirements for Desktop Publishing
Choose Software: Desktop Publishing and Design Software
Tips & Tutorials: How to Do Desktop Publishing
Training, Education, Jobs: Careers in Desktop Publishing
In the Classroom: Back to School With Desktop Publishing
Make Something: Things to Make Using Desktop Publishing
Use Templates: Templates for Print and Web Publishing

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