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Portfolio

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For this project I am supposed to create a file/folder collecting research and information that will be an invaluable tool for my future illustration career. This will include anything that may aid my career opportunities in the future. Each aspect has been researched and split into the following categories:

Postgraduate courses

Postgraduate Courses UK
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Falmouth Illustration MA
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How to fund your postgraduate course
Why do postgraduate study

Post Graduate courses I might be interested in:
Graphic Design & Illustration
Illustration & Book Art
Design & Illustration
Hull Illustration PDF full-time

Agents and Agencies

Central Illustration
Lemonade Illustration
Folio Art
Handsome Frank
Illustration Web
Eye Candy Illustration
Inky Illustration
Jelly London
Illustrators guide to getting an agent
Agency Tips

Self promotion

Obvious online self promoters consist: Facebook | Twitter | Tumblr | Pinterest | Instagram
30 Self – Promotion Tips
7 Self – Promotion Resources
ebook
Promotion 101
Self Promotion Tips
Books?

Competitions, festivals and exhibitions

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TEXT
TEXT

Career action plan

TEXT
TEXT
TEXT

Job opportunities/interviews

TEXT
TEXT
TEXT

Work experience

TEXT
TEXT
TEXT

Illustration Markets

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Illustration Markets

Online portfolio

Cargo Collective
Square Space
Blurb
Carbonmade
Behance
Format.com
20 illustration portfolio’s your should bookmark
5 Portfolio Pitfalls
Portfolio Tips and advice

Short courses

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TEXT
TEXT

Personal projects

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TEXT

Other

Dealing with finances
Dealing with clients
Digital Tips
What Rights?
Use of technology in illustration


Self Reflection

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This portfolio should also contain critical self reflection and reference to my own working practice. This will be discussed here.

Wedding Invitation Business:
Self Promotion for Invitations & Stationery
Starting Wedding Stationery Business
Start your own Wedding Invitation Business
UK Business Forums – Wedding Invitations
Start an invitation printing business
10 lessons for invite designers


Artist’s Advice:

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Fran Meneses

Holly Exley



James Fenwick

Inky Illustration
Creative Commission
DIY Music mag editorial
Sidewalk Skater mag editorial

Garth West
Strawberry
Fred
(Hull)

Fickle – Clothing

Self Promotion: Diff technique / style per year
Do 20 portraits a year

Cult Cinema Sunday

Hero Complex Gallery (HCG)
Mondo?

BBC Magazines

Collect creative / Art Directors emails, names etc.

Inland T-shirts

Just keep working
Have a presence
Don’t be forgotten

Grid system?

ARTIST 4
ARTIST 5
ARTIST 6


Presentation

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For this project we have been tasked to give a presentation that outlines the findings of my professional practice portfolio, as well as my overall career action plan. I have considered how I can best communicate my findings whether it is an animation, an illustrated sequence or a regular powerpoint presentation. I felt an illustrated sequence or an animation would subtract from my focus from other projects and therefore decided my best approach would be to create a powerpoint presentation. I had a look at the following websites to help inform that this was the best decision:

Effective powerpoint presentations
Inspiring presentation tips
10 Secrets to make presentations fun and engaging
7 Ideas to take your presentations up a notch
5 Fresh Presentation Alternatives
10 Presentation Techniques
19 Free Online Presentation Tools

These websites were very helpful outlining many tips for giving presentations and deciding what software I could use for my discussion. I had a few ideas, but I had my heart set on creating one large image that I could zoom in and out from when discussing each point. This could be done through creating an image in illustrator and exporting it as an Scalable Vector Graphic (SVG) file. Below are some websites that would host such an image / some tips around using them:

SVG’s
SVG Host Github
Image Host SVG acceptable

After creating my large image and practicing my presentation, I found it was very disorientating to watch zooming in and out of each point. I also found it became difficult to find each next section I needed to discuss. Therefore I decided to screenshot each talking point and place it into powerpoint.

You can find a PDF version of my presentation here

Exhibition

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How to plan an exhibition
How to organise an exhibition
10 tips for organising an exhibition

Website – Michael, Liz
Promotion – Mike
Financial – Andy
Food & Drink – Liz, Joe
Networking / Marketing – Danielle, Mark
Pre / Post Production – Everyone
Sponsors – Emsi, Grace, Andy, Michael
Fundraising – Everyone
External Exhibitions – Michael, Emsi
Organiser / Time Manager – Paige
Catalogue / Logo – Jackie

A portrait of yourself – either drawn or photo
Short bio of yourself and work (50-200 words)
3 pictures of work JPEG or PNG
By 3rd April 2017


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