We all know times are hard for up-and-coming (that is to say unestablished) graphic designers. I've been on countless interviews over the past year, and have been encouraged by the response I've gotten to my work--I've been within a hair of getting several jobs. But no dice. Its hard to compete with designers with 15, 20 years of experience.
So I'm trying something new--I'm designing a self-promo booklet to send out with my portfolio on CD to every design firm, advertising agency, and relevant brand in the Boston area. I wanted to do something that would make me stand out from the sea of emails and online portfolios they receive every day.
Thus the idea for this project--a printed booklet that explains and showcases my skill set in a unique way: every page in the booklet is designed as an album cover and every spread is done in the aesthetic of a different musical genre. I've finished the Blue-Note jazz spread, the punk rock spread, and the electro/dance spread so far.
I'll update this project as I finish more pages.