Portfolio
[noun] development record 
in terms of experience and 
knowledge via achievements.
This portfolio showcases my projects in the first 3-year and its concept was inspired from the most fundamental aspects of the graphic design era.
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Designs 
within 
the limits.
[concept]
Graphic design, basically, is creative within the limits.
In every project, there is always more than one constraint, to balance it against creativity is always the responsibility of a graphic designer. That is somehow the nature of all designers and also the concept of this Portfolio.


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The Grid system​​​​​​​
[visualization]
The Portfolio was inspired by the Swiss Style design in which the grid system is the spine, so to visualize this concept, the grid system is the best option. Also, as the grid system is the foundation in most of the designs, its meaning also helps to strengthen the concept properly.
The challenge then is to create a customized grid system to apply to all designs of the Portfolio.
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Swiss Style posters by Emil Ruder, Armin Hoffmann, Josef Muller-Brookmann, Ross Gunter.

Knowledge, experience or achievements,... are enriched over time and the Portfolio is to record them. 
From this point, a customized grid system indicates that increase was created. 







The grid was printed using the black foil technique to create the effect of being invisible for a distance or in some perspectives as the grid is a non-print element when designing.




Applying the grid
The grid was designed to be flexibly used in all parts of the Portfolio. It not only works with the digital element but also with hand-crafted details.
And as the topic is 'Designs within the limits', it was also a challenge to practice my ability to design with the constraint - the grid.

The grid used in the name card was finished with transparent foil to create the same experience as the black foil on the Portfolio cover.


Not only to arrange the elements well but also this special grid has high connectivity to link all parts of the Portfolios together.


The making of
the Portfolio
From paper cropping, die-cutting the numbers to binding pages together were hand-crafted, along with the rough-textured black and gray papers to create the feel of raw and original. 

Design within the limits.
Portfolio 2021
Designed & crafted by huytang
Photos by Thang Ngo

Digital print by Kprint
Name card production by Tu Anh Printing Boutique
Portfolio 2021
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Portfolio 2021

The Portfolio was designed and crafted with the concept of "Designs within the limits." using the grid system as the main visualization. Inspired Read More
108
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