How to Build a Professional Art Portfolio

With the help of award-winning artists such as Viviane Kosty (Blizzard Entertainment), Jon Neimeister (Hi-Rez Studios), and Lake Hurwitz (Wizards of the Coast), John English demystifies portfolio development.

Does the industry care about traditional art education or diplomas? What art belongs in your portfolio and what makes it “good”? We answer all of these questions and whole lot more as we unpack the essence of a professional art portfolio. Every corner of the industry is discussed during this in-depth conversation on one of the most challenging and important aspects of career development.

Does the industry care about traditional art education or diplomas? What art belongs in your portfolio and what makes it “good”? We answer all of these questions and whole lot more as we unpack the essence of a professional art portfolio. Every corner of the industry is discussed during this in-depth conversation on one of the most challenging and important aspects of career development

Building your online portfolio

This 2 hour long lecture explores the many factors to consider as you start pursuing you career in the art world. We discussed topics at length such as developing your online portfolio, selecting appropriate portfolio pieces, tracking down art directors, to deciding whether or not art school is a necessary step in building a career-worthy art portfolio.

Portfolio development art Schools don’t talk about

Prepare for deep-dive on the aspects of career development art schools don’t talk about. While technical ability and skill is critical when it comes to creating an art portfolio, the way in which you package and present your art for art directors, studios, and potential clients can make or break an opportunity. During the discussion, the panelists answer questions, offer advice and tips on portfolio development. Whether you are an art student or professional artist, this lecture offers great advice on how to best build your online portfolio.

Insights from the industry on art portfolios

The insights provided in this lecture are from illustrators and concept artists at major studios such as Blizzard Entertainment, Hi-Rez Studios, and Wizards of the Coast. This talk covers in great details how to best showcase your portfolio depending on the industry.

Each one of the panelists is a professional artist and offer tons of skills and tips to hard questions such as how to know what types of images and artwork to include in your portfolio.

Have a question on art school, how to showcase your work, or where to host your online portfolio? Drop a question in the comments.

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