Start your Career with a Head-turning portfolio 💼

Speakers: Edward Kinsella III & John English
Length: 2.2 Hours
Delivery: Live, online, and fully-interactive
Event type: Lecture, Q&A

Portfolio development is a critical resource for artists preparing to enter the illustration industry. Join John English and the profoundly talented Edward Kinsella III in this recorded discussion on the complexities of crafting a head-turning portfolio.

Whether you want to know what type of work belongs in your portfolio or the best ways to catch the attention of an art director, John and Edward will tackle all of these topics and more.

⚡Identifying your industry
⚡Branding & marketing
⚡Professional outreach
⚡Presenting your work
⚡Networking strategies
⚡Digital vs traditional portfolio


Practical industry information

This is an opportunity to access industry wisdom that directly applies to CURRENT careers in the visual arts industry.


About Edward Kinsella III

Edward's work has been commissioned by a variety of prestigious magazines and publishers. He has also shown his fine art and illustration in a number of gallery exhibitions.

His accolades include gold and silver medals from the Society of Illustrators, and a Gold Award
from Spectrum. His clients include The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Simon and Schuster, The Atlantic, Penguin, Wired, Washington Post, Scholastic, The New York Times, New York Magazine, and many more. Learn more about Edward Kinsella III here.


About John English

John English was raised in the company of New York’s most talented illustrators. He 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.