Expressing Yourself With Personal Passion Projects

Kevin Lyons, Creative Director and Illustrator

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9 Videos (22m)
    • Introduction

      2:34
    • Project: Create one portfolio piece that represents you

      3:27
    • Find what you love

      4:17
    • Identify your style

      1:26
    • Create content & story

      1:24
    • Process your content

      1:25
    • Process your style

      4:24
    • Closing

      2:19
    • Explore Design Classes on Skillshare

      0:37
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About This Class

Identify and share your most unique work with Illustrator and Art Director extraordinaire Kevin Lyons. In this 20-minute class, you'll learn how to turn a passion project or piece of work into a solid portfolio piece that demonstrates your creativity. You'll join him in his studio in Brooklyn as he walks through his favorite work, why its effective, and the principles that make them effective portfolio pieces. This class will re-define how you show off your work, and you'll learn how to:

  • Assemble elements for a successful creative portfolio
  • Identify your own unique style and how it can add to that
  • Talk about your work

This class isn't about showing art school assigned “professional” work that you have been told you should be showing. Instead, you'll focus on the work you're really passionate about creating. You'll have a body of work that's cohesive, and not only reflects your skill but isn't afraid to break the mold.

This class is for the aspiring artist and designer looking to get discovered or inject some creativity in their existing body of work. This is your chance to express yourself. 

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I'm not a designer or illustrator but this was very inspiring for finishing my own artworks (several projects in process!) and creative processes
Interesting! I didn't know Kevin Lyons and the type of work he did and it was great to discover this artist, designer, art director. I think he gives great advice to young designers who want to make their mark in the world and for us who have been in the art and design business, he gets us to go back and examine what really makes us happy and what we love to do afterhours and it's a great way to revitalize our work. Way to go, Kevin!
Sencillo, complejo y preciso. Very usefull
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Kevin Lyons

Creative Director and Illustrator

Kevin Lyons has worked with such clients as Nike, Converse, Umbro, Coca-Cola, American Express, among others. In 2010, he won an Emmy for title design for Eric Ripert's PBS series, Avec Eric, and also won a Cannes Golden Lion for his campaign for Diesel while Managing Partner at Anomaly NYC.

Kevin is the former global Creative Director for Urban Outfitters. In a 7-year tenure, he helped shape the brand holistically, including: exterior signage, retail environment, digital design, ...

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