Instructors: Edward Kinsella III
Difficulty: Advanced/near professional
Length: 11 weeks (11 classes = 33+ hours of class)
Delivery: Live, online, and fully-interactive
Class size: 5-12 students

Career Development is designed as a repeatable course, meaning it can be taken multiple times. Now that you have an established Portfolio, you're prepared to apply your skills and knowledge towards a career.

During this course, students continue to hone skills, enhance their portfolio, and outline career strategies. Every step of this process is guided by an illustration mentor, a highly vetted professional in the illustration industry. This includes portfolio guidance, entrepreneurial counseling, and all the gritty aspects of running your own business and establishing a career.

⚡ Identify ambitions
⚡ Industry perspective
⚡ Networking
⚡ Marketing
⚡ Personalized
⚡ Establish goals

⬇️ Syllabus: Classes 1-11


Topics: Career goals, one-on-one coaching, honing a finished portfolio, entrepreneurial strategy, professional networking, continued skill development. This is not a one-size fits all class. This course focuses on the individidual and what they need to pursue professional development.
Course Content:
Demonstrations, assignments, critiques, guest speakers
Professional development, the specifics of which are dependent on the individual student.


⬇️ Edward Kinsella III


Edward's work has been commissioned by iconic magazines and publishers internationally. His work is regularly showin in gallery exhibitions. His clients include but are not limited to: The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, The Criterion Collection, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Playboy, Penguin, The Boston Globe, Wired, Nautilus Magazine, Washington Post, Scholastic, The New York Times, New York Magazine.

⬇️ John English


John is the co-founder and program director of Visual Arts Passage. He is also the founder and director of The Illustration Academy.

He has received numerous awards from organizations including New York Society of Illustrators, Los Angeles Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts, Graphis and Print Magazine. John’s work has graced the cover of Newsweek, the pages of Esquire, Money, and Essence, and the publications of Penguin Books, Bantam Books, Hitachi, 7-Up, NCAA, Sprint Corporation, and the Knoll Furniture Group.

Guest Speakers

⬇️ Sterling Hundley

One of the most awarded illustrators of all time.

Sterling Hundley is an internationally acclaimed illustrator. His work has appeared regularly in the pages of Communication Arts, American Illustration, Print Magazine, the Los Angeles Society of Illustrators, 3 x 3, Graphis, Step by Step Graphics, the Society of Publication Designers, and the New York Society of Illustrators. Clients include Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Atlantic Monthly, the Grammys, GQ, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Harper Collins, Penguin/Putnam, Random House, Scholastic, and Knopf. From 2006-08, Sterling was the most highly awarded illustrator in the US.

⬇️ Natalie Hall

Natalie Hall is a professional illustrator and tattoo artist. Her work has been featured by major productions in the entertainment industry. She is a highly sought after tattoo artist, with clients traveling from across the globe for her work.

Her illustration work was most recently featured in Guillermo Del Toro’s film, ‘The Shape of Water’.