Spruce up Your Portfolio - Even if you've never had clients before

Sandra Bowers, Illustrator+ Surface Pattern Designer

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9 Videos (24m)
    • Introduction

    • Class Project

    • The Market

    • Your Artwork

    • The Portfolio

    • Solving the Brief

    • Creating the Mockup Sheet

    • Creating the Printed Sheet

    • Show your Portfolio


About This Class


In this class I will share with you the technique that I use to understand the market and what companies are selling, how I give myself my own briefs and how you can use this technique to create your own collections (even if you´ve never had clients before), and how I create mockup sheets and the printed presentation sheets that I take to the trade shows. I hope this will inspire you to create your portfolio and start showing off your work!

To create the portfolio pieces, you will need to use Adobe Photoshop software. If you don´t know how to use it, I recommend taking a class on it here on Skillshare. 

33 of 33 students recommendSee All

Great info and easy to understand! Thank you!
Really concise class on how to create a portfolio to show your work. Sweet and to the point. I will be referring back to this class when I prepare my portfolio for sure.
Susana Hernandez

Always Learning





Sandra Bowers

Illustrator+ Surface Pattern Designer

I'm Sandra Bowers, I'm a Freelance Illustrator and Surface Pattern Designer based in BC, Canada. I'm originally from the beautiful Medellin, Colombia, where it's springtime all year round!

I have very big eyes and I love animals, specially dogs.  Most of my inspiration comes from nature and animals, so I'm lucky to live in a place where I can sit in the garden and watch many free animals come close enough to admire (coyotes, raccoons, bunnies and many many birds!). 

I love mixing traditional and digital media to create detailed, stylized, playful illustrations and patterns for fabrics, stationary and home decor.