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    2016-11-07

    Five Places to Boost Your Creativity Other than Pinterest

    Have you ever found yourself spending hours looking through Pinterest only to come across images that you’ve already seen?  While Pinterest is a great site and a definite go-to, we have a few more favorites we’d love to share.

    It helps to utilize multiple resources when brainstorming for a design project or when putting together your custom portfolio book.  Here are a few of the sites we love.

    booooooom.com

    booooooom

    The first site we suggest is booooooom.com.  Taken from the words of the of founder Jeff Hamada, “I like handmade things, anything imperfect, where the artist’s hand is apparent.” Booooooom has many unique artists displayed and shows you how they put their own personality into their work. The designs on Booooooom are all up to date and timely which is one of the most important aspects to consider when designing.

    designspiration.net

    design inspiration site suggestions by klo portfolios

    Next site we recommend is designspiration.net.  Similar to Pinterest, Designspiration is a continuous scroll site with rows of images, although everything is design related.  Rather than being distracted by recipes and cute outfits, you’ll be solely focused on design. Designspiration also allows you to create “collections” that you can add to when you see something you like.

    notcot.org

    design inspiration site suggestions by klo portfolios

    With an intriguing site layout, notcot.org is another great site with creative ideas.  Notcot displays a collection of the most recent and fresh designs.   This is a helpful tool to see what is happening in design right now and how you can make your designs current. Another perk of Notcot is that you can submit your own posts and hopefully have your designs seen by many.

    thedieline.com

    design site inspirations by klo portfolios

    As one of the more commonly known sites, thedieline.com is a great source for what is new and current in the design industry. Thedieline allows you to select and scroll through specific categories of design. The site also allows you to submit your own work and man, could you image how awesome it’d be getting featured on this site?!

    Leave Your Desk!

    klo portfolios go outside

    Our last but not least bit of advice for you to gain inspiration is to leave your desk! Get off the internet and go check out design in stores, coffee shops, and restaurants.

    Go touch, feel, and see what designs look like in the real world.  It’s much easier to appreciate a design when it’s tangible and you can interact with it, especially if you’re working on packaging.   Plus, it’ll give you a nice break from sitting in front of the computer.

    2015-01-18

    10 Great Custom Bamboo Portfolio Book Examples

    Whether you need a custom portfolio book for graduation or for landing your dream job or client, we’ve got some rad custom portfolio book examples below to draw inspiration from.

    Our custom bamboo portfolios are cut, treated, hand assembled an varnished from a thick slab of bamboo, bound to make a great impression on your viewer.   Each custom portfolio book passes a dozen hands before it gets to you and is built with steel binding and hardware, all manufactured in Canada.  We don’t mess around with crappy aluminum binding :-)

    Our bamboo portfolios are sanded to perfection and finished with an eco-friendly varnish fit for a king… and queen!

    Combine any one of our treatments including cut-outs, engraving, engraved color fills, metallic foils or vinyl decals for a truly unique portfolio book design.

    Get a hold of us if you want to chat about your project or if you want to see more portfolio book examples.  You’re in good hands.

    Happy Creating,

    Tarlan

    Custom Bamboo Portfolio Book Examples

    11 x 14 Custom graphic design bamboo portfolio book with engraving and cut-out treatment

    11 x 14 custom graphic design portfolio book in caramel bamboo with engraving and cut-out treatment

    Square photography portfolio book

    Custom square portfolio book with engraving treatment on amber bamboo.

    11 x 17 graphic design portfolio book

    Custom graphic design portfolio book in caramel bamboo with engraving and cut-out treatment

    11 x 17 custom portfolio book

    Custom graphic design portfolio book with vinyl decal treatment on amber bamboo

    portfoli book design inspiration

    portfolio book inspiration

    11 x 14 tattoo portfolio book in caramel bamboo with engraving and cut-out treatment

    11 x 14 portfolio book example

    11 x 14 custom portfolio book in amber bamboo with vinyl decal treatment

    11 x 17 custom portfolio book for photography

    11 x 17 custom photography portfolio book with engraving treatment

    14 x 17 custom photography portfoli book example

    Custom graphic design portfolio book with cut-out treatment on caramel bamboo

    Portfolio book example

    Custom 14 x 17 portfolio book in caramel bamboo with engraving treatment

     

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