graphic designer

Summer Project for Graphic Design Portfolio

  Summer delivers a great occasion for portfolio work. Your graphic design portfolio is one of the most vital marketing pieces you have as a designer. Usually, it has the most effect on your ability to amaze employers and clients. With that in mind, you should be continuously updating your online and print art portfolio…

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Tips for Keeping your Art Portfolio Fresh

  Art progresses as the world around us changes. Emerging social trends, innovative technology, and the environment are just some examples of change that influence art. Artists should allow themselves to be inspired by world events. In doing so, your portfolio will continuously evolve. Putting together a portfolio once does not mean it shouldn’t be…

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Avoiding clichés in your art portfolio

Producing completely original work can be a challenging task for art students, especially if your portfolio focuses on a popular theme or subject matter. Admission committees, art instructors, and clients have likely seen numerous art portfolios containing similarly themed work. So how does one create innovative and individual work while avoiding clichés? Consider the following…

drawing

Tips on observational drawing

Drawing is a basic way of communicating, developing, investigating, and researching ideas. Observational drawing is a central component for most high school and introductory art courses. While there are many different drawing styles, including non-representational drawing which can play an important role in student portfolios, it is also beneficial to exhibit realistic and competent observational…

character design

Tips for Character Design

Almost everyone can recall a memorable cartoon character, but did you ever ask yourself how these characters come to life? Extensive research and a lot of love goes into creating recognizable, likable, and iconic characters.   Pick a Theme     Starting a new character design can feel like staring at a blank canvas. It…

Art portfolio and design

2 Step Guide to Art portfolio Preparation and Design

  Your art portfolio is one of the most important marketing tools you have as an artist. It demonstrates your artistic abilities to potential employers and clients. For prospective students, submitting a portfolio to an institution is like an audition. A lack of preparation often results in repetitive, disorganized portfolios. A professional portfolio preparation course…

high school art students

Art portfolio- Tips for high school art students

  In addition to meeting the academic requirements for college, most art and design schools ask incoming students to present their art portfolios as part of the application. A portfolio is a collection of artworks, demonstrating how the student has developed skills and ideas over time. Portfolios are often used during the application process to…

Succeed in Art school

How to Succeed in Art school

  Art school offers specialized learning. Students have access to programs that offer unique opportunities and focus on a variety of artistic interests. Most art school classes include rigorous curriculums and uphold high standards. New students may find the pressure of a new and challenging school disheartening, but knowing the right tips and tricks can…