HOW TO KNOW IF YOU SHOULD KEEP A PIECE IN YOUR PORTFOLIO OR CHUCK IT IN 6 STEPS

HOW TO KNOW IF YOU SHOULD KEEP A PIECE IN YOUR PORTFOLIO OR CHUCK IT IN 6 STEPS

Every artist and designer goes through the same thing. You've come to the hard realization that your portfolio has become too large and unfocused. Clients are either bored to death flipping through your work or they just can't figure out what it is you do or more importantly, what job they can give you.

You're combing through old work. You focus intently on a piece that has caught your attention. and you ask yourself...

8 QUESTIONS GUARANTEED TO MAKE YOUR ART JOB SEARCH EASIER

8 QUESTIONS GUARANTEED TO MAKE YOUR ART JOB SEARCH EASIER

There are literally hundreds of different paths to choose from, and this is where most people get tripped up by not realizing just how many great opportunities there are for artists. 

Not realizing how many opportunities are really out there is a big problem because what often ends up happening is an artist will set their goals unbelievably high, without ever realizing the path to get to their ultimate goal it’s actually a series of steps they need to take along the creative career path to ultimately get to that dream career.

8 TIPS TO SKYROCKET YOUR PORTFOLIO RESPONSE RATE

8 TIPS TO SKYROCKET YOUR PORTFOLIO RESPONSE RATE

Submitting your portfolio to a potential client (i.e. art director) to get work can be Friday the 13th scary!! I know. I’ve been there. You worry about putting yourself and your art ‘out there.’ You fear the response – or lack of one.

From my experience, this is the first step I'm going to say - take a deep breath and calm down. You can do this thing!

HOW TO CREATE A PORTFOLIO THAT CONVERTS: FIRST 3 STEPS TO WOW FUTURE CLIENTS

HOW TO CREATE A PORTFOLIO THAT CONVERTS: FIRST 3 STEPS TO WOW FUTURE CLIENTS

Let me ask you a question. 

Who are you as an artist - and who do you want to be?  

Your portfolio is not only your business card and your brand. It's also a story of your skills, interest, and strengths organized into one super awesome package. 

The biggest mistake many commercial artists make is thinking your portfolio is just a collection of your best work.

3 CAREER SECRETS THEY DIDN'T TEACH YOU IN ART SCHOOL

3 CAREER SECRETS THEY DIDN'T TEACH YOU IN ART SCHOOL

It seems like every day there is a new fork in the road for which direction you can go with your career. It can be a simple as wondering whether to post something on social media or wait for something better, or as hard as taking or turning down a job.

Sometimes it's hard to make those decisions and know that you're going down the right path.

Personally, these are the 3 simple things I keep in mind every time I need to make a career decision to help keep me on the right path.

It's like my own personal celery test