Art and graphic design ? You will need a portfolio…

Hello my friends around the world!

Today I’ve applied plenty of jobs for the position of an art teacher. Not sure how things will go but I’ve made an attempt and that is more than enough. If you ever feel like being an art teacher or maybe a designer having an portfolio is a great start I must say.

What is a portfolio ?

It’s a file, page or book where you exhibit your creativity.

What does a porfolio contain ?

You can have all from pictures, sketches, illustrations to descriptions of your work. What is most important if you are planning to work as a designer for example, is the mood board or sketches. It is very important to exhibit the process rather than the final product. That is actually how the professional designers work. Now everything depends on what kind of design or art you want to exhibit. Photographs would have plenty of photographies in their portfolio, both edited and natural. It would probably show technics used to capture the pictures. On the other hand illustrations for animations focus on scale, perspective, movement. Even if you create one character, it needs to be shown from different angles so that the animation can work when rendered into a digital object. Designing clothes, shoes or accessories would require your portfolio to be a blend of digital and drawn by hand as it is about fabrics and patterns which you would need to provide or at least have an idea of how you can make or where to find, so that your design has a plan from start to an end.

My portfolio is filled with drawings, sculptures, graphic design, scrapbooking, video editing and different types of textile work. I still feel like I should have drawn two dimensional and three dimensional illustrations but going to give my current portfolio a chance before creating something new. The description is in Swedish but you are free to look at my work. Sometimes a picture is all you need.

Good luck with your portfolio !