AD466 602

Senior Portfolio

Date & Time: Monday 3:10 pm – 6:00 pm
Classroom: Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center, Room D514
Semester: Fall 2019
Professor: Christie Shin
Company website: Cynda Media Lab
Email: christie_shin@fitnyc.edu
Office at FIT: D317
Office Hours: Monday 2 to 3, Wednesday 11 to 12 and 3 to 4, Thursday 5 to 6

Course Description
Students prepare cohesive portfolios for their UX/UI/Product Design profession. Creating a platform to showcase a robust online & offline presence, which consists of a minimum of eight substantial projects with professional project description, personal bio, resume. Due to the nature of the UXUI industry, students will also create comprehensive user research and design system documents. This course also offers an opportunity to learn from industry professionals such as guest lectures and active engagement.

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Identify the considerable digital design work to include in a portfolio
2. Articulate the concept in both written and verbal
3. Create a compelling online presence including the portfolio website, LinkedIn, and other creative community
4. Create a comprehensive process and supporting documents to their portfolio
5. Evaluate their resume and biography to represent them as creative professionals
6. Present their portfolio clearly and persuasively in job interviews

Project(s)
A professional portfolio both online & offline
1. Online portfolio website should include a list below:
– 8 to 10 selected work
– Case study videos
– Comprehensive user research documentation
– Biography & resume
– Link to Linkedin profile

2. Offline version (pdf, jpg, Keynote)

Evaluation
– 80% project(s)
— Online portfolio: Website, resume (pdf), biography, LinkedIn (60 points)
— Offline portfolio: case study video/research deck (20 points)
– 20% Class participation, attendance, and professionalism

UNIT/AREA OF STUDY: 
UNIT 1 PORTFOLIO PREPARATION
One-on-one session: five students per week
Week 1-5  (5 lectures / 10  studio hours)
UNIT 2   PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT
Week 6-12  (7 lectures / 14  studio hours)
UNIT 3  INDUSTRY READY PREPARATION
Week 13-15  (3 lectures / 6  studio hours)

Weekly Outline

Week 1: 8/26/2019 MON
1. Introduction of class, syllabus, grouping (A/B)
2. In-class workshop/Next week
– Current portfolio review
– LinkedIn profile
– Resume & Biography
– Selected work (8 to 10)
– Domain purchasing
– Website platform: Webflow, Wix, Squarespace, Adobe portfolio, Behance
– Select 5 to 10 agencies/studios that you would like to work for
UX designer portfolio example
– Internship MAIP
– Digital Design Career & Internship fair: Feb. 6

3. Next Week (9/2/2019)
Please use the class google drive that I shared with you.
Create a week 1 folder inside of your folder and upload below:
– Linkedin profile link
– Resume & job title(s)/keywords (blackboard checklist)
– Biography (blackboard checklist)

– Select 5 to 10 agencies/studios that you would like to work for

—— Labor Day: College closed (9/2/2019) ——

Week 2: 9/9/2019 MON
1. Alumni talk
Topic: Portfolio prep & Internship search
2. Resources: Biography, resume, internship, portfolios
Biography: How to Write an ‘About Me’ Page That Gets You Hired
Resume: UX UI Designer’s Resume
Resume: UX UI Well Done Resumes from Top Design Interns
Internship: WE ARE NEXT: The Summer Internship Master Calendar
Internship: #MAIP2020 Fellowship
Internship: MADE Student Information
Portfolio: VCU Brandcenter
Portfolio: Modern Copywriter
Portfolio: UX designers

2. Next Week
Please use the class google drive that I shared with you.
Create a week 2 folder inside of your folder and upload below:
Selected project list (8 to 10) with the descriptions (blackboard checklist)

Week 3: 9/16/2019 MON
1. IBM CIO panel discussion
Topic: Career in digital product & experience design

2. Resources: portfolios, resumes, case studies
Rockstar Product Design Portfolios to Learn From as a Student Designer
7 Well Done Resumes from Top Design Interns
Skyscanner — a UX case study

3. Next Week
Create a week 3 folder inside of your folder and upload below:
– Select one project and design/create a completed page for your website (blackboard checklist)

Week 4: 9/23/2019 MON
1. Assignment review (both group A & B)
2. Next Week
Create a week 4 folder inside of your folder and upload below:
– Apply a new framework for your projects (minimum 4 projects. Blackboard checklist)

—— Sep 30: Rosh Hashanah – Class suspend at 4 pm ——

—— Oct 1: Rosh Hashanah – College closed——

Week 5: 10/7/2019 MON
1. Tentative Alumni talk
Topic: Portfolio prep & Internship search

2. Next Week
Create a week 5 folder inside of your folder and upload below:
– Link to your website (minimum 6 projects, resume, bio, LinkedIn link. Blackboard checklist)

—— Oct 8: Yom Kippur – classes suspend at 4 pm——

—— Oct 9: Yom Kippur – College closed——

Week 6: 10/14/2019 MON
1. Website review
2. Next Week
– Update your website (minimum 8 projects, resume, bio, and the LinkedIn link)

Week 7: 10/21/2019 MON
1. Tentative writing workshop
Topic: Resume & Biography

Week 8: 10/28/2019 MON
Midsemeter checkpoint.
1. Website up & running (Blackboard checklist)

Week 9: 11/4/2019 MON
Case study video, appendix

Week 10: 11/11/2019 MON
The One Club for Creativity-Young Ones Portfolio
The One Club for Creativity-Young Ones ADC
D&AD New Blood Awards 2020 – Barclays
Adobe Creative Residency
Portfolio offline version/case study video/research deck

Week 11: 11/18/2019 MON
Portfolio offline version/case study video/research deck

Week 12: 11/25/2019 MON
Portfolio offline version/case study video/research deck

—— Nov 28 – Dec 1: Thanksgiving Recess – College closed——

Week 13: 12/2/2019 MON
Website completion including resume, biography, LinkedIn

Week 14: 12/9/2019 MON
Offline completion: case study video/research deck

Week 15: 12/16/2019 MON
Submit a minimum of 10 internship applications

– Online portfolio: Website, resume (pdf), biography, LinkedIn (60 points)
– Offline portfolio: case study video/research deck (20 points)
– Class participation, attendance, and professionalism (20 points)


Keep and backup all the projects that you have done throughout the semester! You must submit all your projects for the final grade no later than the last day of class (Week 15)

Department Attendance Policy
Attendance is not optional. If you are going to miss a class, you must contact me via email ASAP. Due to the quantity of material covered in the course, I will not be able to spend class time explaining missed assignments or redo lectures. If a class is missed, it is your responsibility to get information regarding missed assignments and lectures from one of your classmates. Two tardy marks equal one absence, and three absences may result in failure of the class.
1. Students are required to attend all classes, be on time, and remain for the entire class.
2. Students who are absent for 3 classes will receive a grade of “F.”
3. A student who arrives 10 minutes after the start of the class will be considered late
4. 2 late occurrences = one absence
5. A student who arrives over 30 minutes late or not returning from the break will be considered absent from the class
6. An excused absence is still considered an absence

Communication Design Pathways Department Policy on Plagiarism.
Within the Communication Design Pathways Department, plagiarism and other forms of academic deception are unacceptable. Each instance of plagiarism is distinct. A plagiarism violation is an automatic justification for an “F” on that assignment and/or an “F” for the course. A student found in violation of FIT’s Code of Conduct and deemed to receive an “F” for a course may not withdraw from the course prior to final grade assignments.
FIT Student Code of Conduct
http://www.fitnyc.edu/policies/enrollment-management/code-of-conduct.php