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Design & Bind Your Own Creative Portfolio

Bonnie Christine, Surface Pattern Designer + Artist

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17 Videos (1h 40m)
    • Intro

      1:49
    • Essential Info for Preparing a Portfolio

      22:49
    • The Intro Page

      7:39
    • The Table of Contents Page

      4:52
    • Your Onlince Presence

      10:16
    • Collection Pages

      5:42
    • Product Mock-Up Pages

      5:42
    • Contact Page

      7:41
    • Publishing a Digital Version

      6:23
    • An Overview of the Process

      3:05
    • Gather Materials & Tools

      1:59
    • Download the eBook

      1:24
    • Prepare the Pages

      4:02
    • Cover the Front & Back

      6:53
    • Measure & Cut the Book Board

      4:39
    • Stack, Drill & Bind

      2:37
    • You Made a Book!

      2:52

About This Class

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I’m really excited to share this course with you, because it has a little something for everyone in it. It’s also NOT just for surface pattern designers! Photographers, illustrators, painters, artists, writers and creatives of all kinds will learn how to present their work.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:

– Why having a portfolio is essential for your creative career
– What to include in your book and how to make it a reflection of your brand and work
– How to design (and print) the pages of your portfolio in Adobe Illustrator
– How to actually build and bind your very own handmade portfolio
– Tips on getting in touch with your target people and advice on shipping your book

I’ll also be sharing with you several examples of portfolios from creatives of all kinds! You’ll leave the course feeling inspired, motivated and prepared to hit the ground running with your beautiful portfolio.

We’re going to have so much fun!

PLEASE NOTE: This course is a follow up to Intro to Surface Pattern Design & Surface Pattern Design 2.0. Please begin with these courses for detailed training on Adobe Illustrator, color palettes, sketching, motif design and repeat pattern design!

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LET'S GET STARTED!

Be sure to check out the class project page for more info and several downloads. I am so excited to begin this adventure with you. Let's get started!

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154 of 154 students recommendSee All

This class was fun and has great resources.
Great class! I love the attention to detail and that this focuses on personal touch and quality handmade portfolio creations. Also really appreciate the PDFs-- good for brushing up on when I get the materials to make my own one day. Thank you!
This is a wonderful class. The information is easy to understand and valuable. Bonnis shares so many important tips and experiences. She is also very encouraging.

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Bonnie Christine

Surface Pattern Designer + Artist

Hello!

Creating patterns and illustrations with summery sweet hues is my happy place. I'm a self-taught designer, life long learner and all around creativity lover. Having my biggest dream come true is what made me passionate about sharing what I know with others. I believe in making those BIG dreams a reality!

I'm so excited to get to know you! The best place todive right in is by visiting my blog, Going Home to Roost or hitting me up over on Instagram.

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