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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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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: 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 #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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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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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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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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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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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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Meet the artist behind The World's Smallest Portfolio

Two weeks ago, jelly London set D&AD New Blood Festival-goers a brief entitled Making Your Mark. The aim of the brief was to get students promoting themselves and to get their work noticed. jelly received so many great submissions, but one really...

Posted by: Jelly London
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How to... Create a portfolio that best suits you.

Your portfolio is one of the most important things that need to be considered when thinking about applying for a new job. Us "old schoolers" have all spent countless hours trudging around Soho with our A2 portoflio in tow, ending the day with a...

Posted by: Creativepool
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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...

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7 ways to succeed as the underdog

Three guys got lucky with a nomination for their startup; Fabrik at this year’s Webby Awards next to industry giants Squarespace and Adobe. This short guide explains how they got this far and why you should back the little guys. Help them...

Posted by: Fabrik
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A Day in the Life of a jelly Illustrator

Jo Bird loves scribbling and scrawling. She is best known for her intriguing wall murals, and has worked with the likes of Visa, Hyundai, Oxfam, French Connection, Chanel, Rankin, Sipsmith and Harrod’s. Jo recently produced some gorgeous...

Posted by: Jelly London
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When reality TV meets recruitment

I don't know about you, but I'm getting a bit bored of reality TV shows. If we're not biting our fingernails during Masterchef just because the soufflé hasn't risen and Mr Big Food Critic is poking at it disapprovingly, then we're waiting for...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Cartoon Surprise

We had the chance to speak to Italian Fotolia Contributor Danilo Sanino to ask him about his signature of illustration which is extremely popular, having found the target market for his work as well as his equation for success whilst still enjoying...

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5 minutes with... Robin Arnold - Creative Director at Baron

"Barôn are a branding and digital agency based in Bolton. We are a small team of award winning designers and developers who strive to create contemporary, intelligent design." What do you actually do? We are a small team so a bit of everything...

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Spotlight - Jodie Cox - Illustrator

"Perseverance is a must! Don't give up at the first hurdle....." Describe your work in one sentence. Bold, colourful, fun images that hopefully make you think a bit. What's the most important thing you've learnt in your line of work? Have...

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5 minutes with... Stephen Royle - The Chase

Tell us what you do for a living and who you work for? Creative Director at The Chase. What does that involve? In its simplest form it's problem solving. We help companies communicate more effectively, whether its a large international business or...

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Spotlight - Gerard Whelan - Designer and Art Director

--- "I'm attracted by the challenge to create." Creativepool pulls up a comfy chair with Gerard Whelan, Designer and Art Director for brandcentral, to discuss excellence, identity and wall-crawling super powers. How long have you been an Designer...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Spotlight - Naomi Ryder - Textile Designer and Illustrator

--- "I try my hardest to be the best at what I do." Creativepool meets Naomi Ryder, Textile Designer and Illustrator, to talk about innovative designs, beloved sewing machines and standing out from the crowd. How long have you been working as a...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Content for your Design, Digital, Media, Games and Web CV

by Creativepool. Below lists the basic outline for what you should have in place on your Creative CV for the Design, Digital, Media, Games and Web CV. You can follow this in the basic order that it is outlined below and this should give your CV an...

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Opinions - Did you make the right choices at the start of your career?

by John Fountain Do you remember what it was like when you started out? If you were anything like me you probably focused on getting the basics right. Becoming good at the key elements of the job. Making sure that you were employable rather than...

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Jack Fairclough

Creativepool profile: creativepool.co.uk/LittleHoudini Website: littlehoudini.co.uk(under construction) Facebook: is for stalkers! Twitter: twitter.com/littlehoudinii " Hi I'm Jack….I will illustrate/animate and design for food! " How long have...

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Spotlight - Peter Bowen - Illustrator

- View Peter's Creativepool profile. How long have you been a Freelancer for? A year and a half, but with over eight years' experience in total. Describe your work in one sentence. Sometimes with a slightly dark edge, though rarely without a...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Spotlight - Jason Nye - Graphic Designer

- View Jason's Creativepool profile. ‘I'm a young freelance designer with a penchant for vector illustration.' How long have you been a Freelancer for? 4 Years. I started freelancing whilst studying for my undergraduate degree in graphic...

Posted by: Creativepool

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