The Columbus College of Art & Design Illustration Department is launching a Tumblr, a Twitter account and a Facebook page. If you are a current student, an alumnus or someone who is interested in the school, please follow on one of these platforms to see artwork by current students and information on events related to the department.
Current and former students, please submit your best work to be showcased on this tumblr. There is a submission link at the top.
Alums! Please check this out and stay connected with the CCAD illustration community.
HEY ALL sorry it’s been so quiet around here! I’m chipping away at the 11-ish spreads for this children’s magazine, getting them all to this colored pencil and brush-pen stage before I jump into digital color. Four for now, finishing up the others next week.
So next month I will be doing a 30 day drawing challenge. Stuff like this is always a good exercise for your creative muscles. Originally these topics were for animations but they could work for illustrations just as well. If you feel inclined, join me on this artistic trip through June.
Thanks for all the great emails and questions about putting a portfolio together. I’ve been getting a lot of the same questions and decided it would be a better use of my time to write it all out. I’ve derived the content from from my own experience and internships before having a full-time job. As you’ll read, a portfolio is the most important thing you’ll do when applying to a job. I’ve tried to be as detailed as possible.
These are the first five pages in a series of posts about how to layout a portfolio, including content, images, size, material and everything in between. Part I is for the artist still deciding what to do for a discipline. I’ve catered the last three pages to a visual development portfolio for animation but the principles can be applied to any artistic presentation (illustration, design, even interior design).
These are my opinions and I realize there are many ideas out there which are also fantastic. What I have written are simple truths and tips I’ve learned along the way. This doesn’t represent a studio I work or will work for. I hope it is helpful and can provide some perspective into a competitive portfolio and help you land your next job!