Crafting a portfolio can feel incredibly daunting, no matter your level of expertise, years of practice, or area of specialisation. We know it’s an item on your to-do list that you frequently put off, we’re guilty of it ourselves. Nevertheless, your portfolio is an important thing, showcasing your talents and creative wonderfulness! Moreover, it provides a means to demonstrate your value and competence to employers, clients, and collaborators – a personal and professional arena where you and your work intertwine. As a result, it’s imperative to have a portfolio that accurately represents your abilities and accomplishments (and again, how wonderful you are!).
As we’ve mentioned, at Pangram Pangram, we hope to foster an intriguing and educational space, regardless of whether you’re a graphic designer, type designer, illustrator, project manager, or copywriter (or even if you’re just a fan of creative things). That’s why we launched our Advice series in the first place – so we can hear from industry leaders and learn from their wise words.
Today, we’ve spoken to some of illustration’s heavy-hitters – Joey Yu, Lucia Vinti, Maria Midttun, Daniel Batista and Talia Melda Temuçin – each of which continue to push the contemporary creative scene in new, exciting directions. For this piece, we’re talking about… portfolios (dun, dun, duuuuuun), the dreaded, ever-to-be-updated albatross around the necks of creatives. But don’t worry; our illustrative team is here to help. No matter your discipline, you’re sure to learn a thing or two. Over to you, folks!