Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Making A Successful Portfolio

Thanks for all the great questions about putting a portfolio together recently. I decided it would be a better use of my time to write it all out since so many artists have the same questions. 

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 1 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 for 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!   

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Upcoming stuff!

There's a lot of new things happening in the next few months. I'm humbled and excited to be helping Ryan Lang with his amazing CGMA class, "The Art of Color and Light. Ryan and I were roommates while interning at Disney in 2008. He is an incredible artist and great teacher. I'm looking forward to working with him again and hope I can pull my own weight! And...The super talented Tyson Murphy will be teaching too. Tyson and I went to BYU together!

I'll also be exhibiting at the Salt Lake Comic Con April 17-19, 2014 at Tables H7 & H6