In part one of this series I gave 5 steps to creating a standout student portfolio. Now let's look at some other basic tools you will need to market yourself in the design arena. These materials can help you stand out among your peers, but more importantly they can show that you know how to create well conceived, well executed, and effective visual communication materials. The very thing you will be called upon to do as a professional graphic designer. The four things I recommend being a part of your basic marketing materials toolkit are a resume, cover letter, a mini-portfolio PDF, and leave behind piece.