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

⬇️ Instructors

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.

⬇️ 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.

⬇️ Guest Speakers

Guest Speaker #1 TBD
Guest Speaker #2 TBD
Guest Speaker #3 TBD
Guest Speaker #4 TBD