ARTC 331, Spring 2004
Intermediate Interactive Art
m/w 11:30am-1:50pm

Project #1:
Artist Portfolio



Create a WWW portfolio that has a main page that links to pages containing your artwork. The function of the piece should be self-promotional but the stylistic design to is up to you. The piece should be creatively designed with special attention paid to the use of color, the arrangement of the elements, the alignment of the images, the use of graphics, and the creative idea. In your design you may consider the use of imagemaps, tables, rollovers, and transparent backgrounds.


Basic Requirements:

Conceptual requirements:
This is probably the most important assignment you will do here at BGSU as far as your career is concerned. Employers expect applicants to have web portfolios and they are going to look for good interface design and creativity (it does not matter if you want to be an animator, image artist, graphic designer, etc. - your site MUST be outstanding).

Your web site will effect your ability to get a job after school. BE CREATIVE in both the concept and the design aspects of this project.

DON'T include things that could incriminate you or irrelevant material (most employers don't need to know that you hang out at the local bar every night and have 4 siblings). Remember, BE PROFESSIONAL, but DO express yourself!

On Wednesday, January 21 I will authorize you (if you aren't already) on the Digital Camera so that you may document work that can't otherwise be documented (i.e. sculpture, prints, etc.). It's cheaper and faster than slides.

Part 1 Due: Monday, January 26:

Create a hierarchy chart or site map that outlines how you will organize your portfolio. Each box on the chart should represent a WWW page and should have the corresponding file name listed. Let some of the Portfolios you have seen influence your site design.

Pages you may want to include: Main page, table of contents, resume, Page of links, Sections of types of artwork (you may divide it up how you see fit, (i.e. Drawings, Paintings, Digital Images, 3D models, Animation, Digital Video, Installations, Sculpture - and then subdivisions if necessary), Artist Statement, photo of yourself, etc.

Be sure to include a section in your portfolio that will be devoted to your Web Art. You will produce three other web pieces in this class, and the gallery must have a page with a working link to your first project and will have 2 other links to your other upcoming project.

Click here to see Examples of Structures

Part 2 Due: Monday, February 2:

Email me a list of all of the contents of your portfolio (i.e. which paintings, digital images, quicktimes, etc. with title, year created, medium, etc. you will include).

Standard Format: Title, year
  Medium, size

Part 3 Due: Wednesday, February 4:

Scan in / shoot images of all your artwork (from list above) ready and save them as TIFs. Put all the images in a folder and make a Photoshop contact sheet of all your art. If you want to subdivide the work in separate folders (Painting, Drawing, Digital Art, Jewelry, etc.) then you will need to turn in more than one contact sheet. Save the contact sheet as a TIF and put it in the homework folder with your name on it: jones1.tif, jones2.tif, etc.

Note: The full size versions will be JPG files (not more than 640 pixels wide / 480 pixels high, 72dpi). We will learn to optimize them in class using Image Ready.

BGSU Digital Arts Student Portfolios

Help :
"The Beginner's Guide to HTML" is useful if you have not worked with HTML before,
"The Barebones Guide to HTML" can be used as a reference.

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