I've been surfing the CTAN website but I haven't been lucky.

Does anybody known an appropriate document class in LaTeX to produce a Graphic Designer portfolio? I wouldn't like to reinvent the wheel. Or maybe do you have some better idea to achieve this in an elegant way in LaTeX?

Notice that I don't want to give it a very artistic look, so I would like to go with LaTeX and not any Graphic Design software.

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    What exactly would a graphic designer's portfolio look like? Like a CV/Resume with graphics included? If so, start with one of the options like resume.cls. – jaybee Aug 23 '11 at 15:28
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  • Thanks jaybee. I'll try resume.cls. Maybe, another aproximation would be a catalogue. A big image per page with some data associated with it (dimensions, prize, year...). Any idea? – cram1010 Aug 23 '11 at 19:22
  • I would think that a graphic designer in need of a portfolio would want to use graphic designing software. But if you want to use LaTeX, feel free! Then add it to your résumé as one of your skills. :-) – Matthew Leingang Aug 24 '11 at 2:01
  • Yes, Matthew. Sure a graphic designer would want to use graphic designing software, but I'm not a ghraphic designer :) I'm just arranging all of my partner work (she's the graphic designer) as a present, and I'm from the computing racional world, so I'll use LaTeX and let her later to change it into a sensorial experience :) – cram1010 Aug 24 '11 at 8:09

If you only need to create some sort of catalogue, then you could simply use the figure environment with the [p] specifier, and probably a simple custom macro to easily format the captions in a uniform way.

  • Think it's a good idea to simply use the figure environment. I'll try as well and later I'll share with you. – cram1010 Aug 24 '11 at 8:11
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    Finally, I have decided to use this solution. What I want is very simple, and using the figure environment is ideal. Nevertheless, using the [p] specifier doesn't produce the figure to appear one per page, instead it put the figure in a special page for floats only. To get the pagebreak, I have to use \clearpage (and not \newpage, because I think the latest first fits the figure and then produces a newline), so my code looks like this for each figure: \begin{figure} \centering \includegraphics{whateverFileImage} \caption{whateverCaption} \end{figure} \clearpage – cram1010 Aug 28 '11 at 11:31

Have a look at the package pdfpages, if your portfolio consists of a bunch of PDFs. You can choose the papersize depending on each PDF. You surely are aware that a texdoc pdfpages on a commandline will produce the manual.

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