Art Portfolio Design

Art Portfolio Design

$40.00
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# 1.50 hours

3 - 30 participants

1.50 hours online

3 - 30 participants

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While studying art in college, I was constantly told by my peers and family that it was impossible to have a career in art because of the extreme difficulty of finding a job. It was my dream since high school to work in the entertainment industry as an artist. After obtaining a fine arts degree, I put myself through a technical school that would help boost my skills and art knowledge in the industry. After finishing my coursework at Gnomon (and a few Art Center classes), I started showing my work at conventions. In 2015, I landed my first art job for Fandango. From there, I worked on comics and videogames as a concept artist. Currently, I have started an art blog called “Drawism.com” that helps artists navigate the mental and technical obstacles of the creative process. The classes I teach are for anyone who wants to better themselves as an artist in both technical skills and the way artists think. As I’ve come across my own issues in navigating the creative process (and there’s a lot!), I’ve found ways that make creating art a positive, enjoyable experience, while making it as easy as possible. I want to share my artistic knowledge and experiences to help others improve their art in positive ways. Depending on my clients and the work I do, I mainly work in digital art but am trained traditionally using a wide range of media from markers, pen, and graphite, to gouache and watercolors. I also have a bit of experience in photography and graphic design. As a concept artist, I’m also trained in drawing all sorts of subjects, from characters and environments, to creatures and vehicles. My work can be seen at www.n-adamson.com or www.artstation.com/level-7 I'm happy to share my techniques and knowledge in the classes I teach.

This is a beginner's course for portfolio design but is created for all types of artists at various skill levels from little to no work experience, to professional experience. Depending on how many students enrolled, each class will be tailored to the students' interests.

In this class, you'll learn how to impress your audience/fan base, clients, &/or recruiters with a professional art portfolio whether you're posting it online or submitting it for art-related positions, while making a great impression immediately. First, I will show you examples of professional portfolios to show the general level of skill needed for what you want to do or apply to. I will teach you why & how to layout and organize your portfolio in a specific format as it's extremely important in presenting your work with a focus. This will leave a lasting impression on your audience. We will cover what artworks & how many should be in your portfolio as too little or too less can hurt your chances of being hired as well as putting in the wrong type of art. What work you present also largely impacts your audience's decision to hire or follow you. Then, I will teach you how to create a digital/online portfolio (website or not) going into detail about picture resolution, format, how and when you'd need to protect your art, & how to present it online. We will also learn about physical art portfolios, when & why you may need one, materials, and how it's usually invaluable to have one (depending on the situation). No matter what your portfolio is for, the information in this class is universal and can be applied to all sorts of artistic mediums, from fine arts, to industry art (including, but not limited to, concept art, character, environment, creatures, prop, and vehicle design; photography, illustration, graphic design, painting, sculpture, 3D modeling, etc.). These portfolio tips & tricks will make your art stand out.  Create stunning art and show your art portfolio off with professionalism!
 
In this class, you will learn:

  • What your audience, fan base, clients, & recruiters are looking for in art portfolios
  • How to Structure your art portfolio professionally 
  • How to Tailor your portfolio for a specific company or client
  • How to Layout your art, including designs, iterations, etc., depending on what you’re applying for
  • To Create Stunning Portfolios both online & physical versions (and when you would need them)
  • How to Protect Your Art Online from Plagiarism & Theft
  • Do’s and Don’ts of presenting an art portfolio for a job

Materials:
  • Something to take notes with
  • Any portfolio questions you have about the field/position/company you'd like to apply to

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While studying art in college, I was constantly told by my peers and family that it was impossible to have a career in art because of the extreme difficulty of finding a job. It was my dream since high school to work in the entertainment industry as an artist. After obtaining a fine arts degree, I put myself through a technical school that would help boost my skills and art knowledge in the industry. After finishing my coursework at Gnomon (and a few Art Center classes), I started showing my work at conventions. In 2015, I landed my first art job for Fandango. From there, I worked on comics and videogames as a concept artist. Currently, I have started an art blog called “Drawism.com” that helps artists navigate the mental and technical obstacles of the creative process. The classes I teach are for anyone who wants to better themselves as an artist in both technical skills and the way artists think. As I’ve come across my own issues in navigating the creative process (and there’s a lot!), I’ve found ways that make creating art a positive, enjoyable experience, while making it as easy as possible. I want to share my artistic knowledge and experiences to help others improve their art in positive ways. Depending on my clients and the work I do, I mainly work in digital art but am trained traditionally using a wide range of media from markers, pen, and graphite, to gouache and watercolors. I also have a bit of experience in photography and graphic design. As a concept artist, I’m also trained in drawing all sorts of subjects, from characters and environments, to creatures and vehicles. My work can be seen at www.n-adamson.com or www.artstation.com/level-7 I'm happy to share my techniques and knowledge in the classes I teach.