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How to achieve the perfect portfolio: Part 1

For most of us the days of creating our own portfolios from scratch are way behind us now (except if you're a developer), so make life as easy as possible for yourself by using portfolio builders, creative services and platforms that are designed for...

Posted by: Fabrik
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Features

The good book. The problem with a copywriter's portfolio.

by Magnus Shaw. Here's a problem which only came to my attention this week. Actually I think it has been lingering in the back of my mind for a couple of decades, but it only came into focus a couple of days ago. Because I write columns here and...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Portfolio Tips

What happens when you do get an interview? How will you ensure your portfolio impresses your interviewer or client? Here are some tips that are essential in creating a great portfolio: 1. Keep it to an A3 size minimum Contrary to what your tutors...

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Portfolio Critique: OCAD University student vs Hawaii Tourism

From beautiful design on Hawaii Tourism to campaigns supporting nonprofit causes, Elsie Koziej's portfolio is filled with some pretty awesome advertising work. She is looking for outsider feedback, so don't shy away from throwing her some of your...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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The Freelancer Grind: Creating an eye-catching portfolio

You need a strong online portfolio to be able to make a good impression on prospective clients. Many designers I meet have weak portfolios and wonder why they don’t find work. Your portfolio showcases you as a designer, your skills and...

Posted by: Hashmukh Kerai
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Portfolio Critique: Copywriter takes on adidas

Isabella Ciardelli, a current account co-ordinator seeking to become a future copywriter, threw her book my way for a nice and friendly portfolio critique. She took on powerhouse brand adidas and also showed off her bilingual skillset in a campaign...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Portfolio critique: The farmer art director

Shane Matula reached out to me and asked how he can differentiate himself within his portfolio to stand out and get a job. Our goal? To critique his book and do just that. Let's roll up our sleeves, plant some seeds and try to help this farming...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Portfolio critique: A trip to Summer camp

This year, we were fortunate enough to have an awesome intern by the name of Summer Campbell. She was brave enough to let me review her portfolio on the channel so, without further ado, let's get started. Leave any feedback you have for her below...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Portfolio Critique: Keep it tacky

Today, we have a slightly longer portfolio critique episode but that's because there was just so much awesome student advertising work to get through. Let me introduce you to the book of aspiring art director, Abigail Hogue.

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Portfolio Critique: A Rabbi and a pen walk into a bar

Today we critique the portfolio of aspiring copywriter, Shaul Wolf. He studied to be a Rabbi for 10 years and now dreams of writing and making movies. The hope is that we can provide him with feedback that helps strengthen his book.

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Portfolio Critique: Spencer Gabor (again!)

Last year we critiqued the portfolio of Spencer Gabor and in just 6 months he completely revamped his entire book. Now that's hard work and dedication. For us to not review it would just not be... well... right. Come along for round 2 of a super...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Portfolio Critique: Things Are About To Get Awk

Today we critique one of the most well executed student books I've seen in a long time. It belongs to an aspiring Art Director named Ryan Bailey. I'm super impressed and think you will be as well. Check it. If you want your portfolio reviewed, send...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Portfolio Critique: Hear The Whole Picture

From communicating with Lauren Leaver, a member of this little creative community of ours, it is evident how passionate she is about what she's doing. It shows in her work. Let's review and critique that work.... ummm.... right now! I think we can...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Portfolio Critique: Not a middle finger

At UT's Portfolio Critique, I met a student writer by the name of Hayley Dupree. She is brimming with talent and has some of the best one-liners I have seen from a student copywriter's book as of late. Let's check them out in this week's portfolio...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Portfolio Critique: Everyone loves a dog campaign

An aspiring Art Director named Tony Chiang emailed me to rip his book apart and that is exactly what we are going to do today. Part of being a creative in this industry is building a tough skin and Tony's willingness to get critiqued mixed with his...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Portfolio Critique #5 - Carlos Melo, Graphic Designer

Today's portfolio critique comes to us from Carlos Andrés Melo from Bogotá, Colombia. This graphic designer has some killer typography skills and is on his way to do some special things. Please give Carlos some love or critique in the comments of...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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How To Prepare For Portfolio School

Before grabbing that elusive creative career in advertising, many start off developing their skills in a portfolio school or portfolio program. If you want to start getting prepared, there are some things you can do to get a leg up on your fellow...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Portfolio Critique #4 - Jacques Chouinard, Copywriter

Today we critique the portfolio of a copywriter who has just entered the ad game. In a copywriters book, it's important to analyze both the ideas and the writing skills/style. And that is exactly what we are going to do on Jacques Chouinard's...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Why a portfolio is a must for creative jobs

Portfolios, love them or hate them, they’re almost always an essential when applying for creative and design jobs. A portfolio is supposed to hold a selection of a designer’s best work, yet we have found that often they are either full of...

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Portfolio Critique #3 - Bryce Koetitz, Videographer

I am no videographer but an Art Director does look at reels when deciding who to hire to execute their storyboard. For that reason, it is just as important for videographers to position and showcase their work in a way that appeals to production...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Technology

#techtuesday: Harry Potter coding kits, 3D-printed guns and other stories

Creativity, code and magic with Kano’s Harry Potter Coding Kit Kano, a company best-known for its build-it-yourself computers and coding kits, has launched a new tool teaching kids and adults to code through the magical world of Harry Potter....

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Portfolio Critique #2 - Spencer Gabor, Art Director

Today, we critique the creative portfolio of a talented Illustrator by the name of Spencer Gabor. Please post any constructive criticism you might have for Spence in the comments of the video. On a side note, if you would like your portfolio...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Inspiration

Portfolio Critique #1 - Kevin Yurasovich, Art Director

Today, we critique the creative portfolio of newly-hired Art Director Kevin Yurasovich. Please post any critiques you might have in the comments below. The more constructive feedback we can give Kevin, the better so please comment below the video to...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Inspiration

Critiquing My Very First Advertising Portfolio

Today, I go 8 years back in time and review my first ever advertising portfolio. I feel a bit vulnerable but I think that being transparent with you all can be eye opening while you are trying to build your first books. I'm going to start critiquing...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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What makes a good creative portfolio?

Are you an aspiring Art Director or Copywriter looking to get into advertising? The portfolio is your ticket in. I hope that this video can help you form your creative portfolio to get you that internship or job. If you would like me to critique...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Technology

#TechTuesday: 3D Printed Furniture, Flying Jet Skis and other stories

MIT Self-Assembly Lab's Rapid Liquid Printing Tech Prints Furniture in Minutes Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a revolutionary new form of 3D printing that can produce large objects such as chairs in a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

#TechTuesday: Perfecting the IoT, 3D Printed Motorbikes & VR Porn at E3

Carlo Ratti's very personal IOT office The internet of things is one of those terms that gets bandied around a lot, but few people actually understand. Italian architect Carlo Ratti, is the exception to that rule. Ratti has designed a system for an...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

Layer's 3D Printed Wheelchair adapts to the needs of its users

The Layer design consultancy wants to transform the wheelchair with a new 3D-printed product that can be personally customised to fit the needs of each user. The GO Wheelchair is a collaboration between Layer and 3D-printing company Materialise, and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

How Dr. Drummond created these ancient 3D-printed metal Trilobites

Over the past few years, we’ve seen 3D printing evolve in a big way and prove itself an invaluable resource for engineers. It’s helped in building prosthetics, instruments, drones, and plenty more besides, but in the hands of creatives,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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