Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Making A Successful Portfolio

Thanks for all the great questions about putting a portfolio together recently. I decided it would be a better use of my time to write it all out since so many artists have the same questions. 

These are the first five pages in a series of posts about how to layout a portfolio, including content, images, size, material and everything in between. Part 1 is for the artist still deciding what to do for a discipline. I've catered the last three pages to a visual development portfolio for animation but the principles can be applied to any artistic presentation (illustration, design, even interior design).
These are my opinions and I realize there are many ideas out there which are also fantastic. What I have written are simple truths and tips I've learned along the way. This doesn't represent a studio I work for or will work for. I hope it is helpful and can provide some perspective into a competitive portfolio and help you land your next job!   







48 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Ty!
Thanks so much for this.
I wanted to know what your opinion is on using an iPad or other tablet for showing your portfolio in a more casual setting, like during feedback sessions at conventions.

Kaisla Harju said...

Thank you so much Ty!
This is really helpful, especially now that I'm trying to make a good portfolio.

Ty Carter said...

Anonymous-You are welcome! I think Ipad and tablets are perfect for those types of settings. The best part about them is that you can make sure the colors look perfect before showing. That's a great use of a tablet.

Kaisla-Im glad to hear it's helpful! Good luck with your portfolio

Stephen Anderson said...

Atta boy, Ty! I see this advice as super applicable. Those are similar things that I keep in mind when putting my things together. Great presentation. I liked it!

Lorraine Alvarez Posen said...

Hey Ty. This is awesomely put together. I had to share it on my page - https://www.facebook.com/lorraine.alvarez.posen.art

Amazing work. Take care!

Ty Carter said...

Hey Lorraine, Thank you:) I'm glad you liked it!

Thanks for sharing it on your page!

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David Resoluth said...

Hi Ty,

I've been thinking a lot about creating a portfolio and just happened to visit your site today just to find this post of yours. It is really helpful and now I have a better idea of how to create my portfolio!

Thank you!
Regards,
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