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Essential Info for Preparing a Portfolio22:49
The Intro Page7:39
The Table of Contents Page4:52
Your Onlince Presence10:16
Product Mock-Up Pages5:42
Publishing a Digital Version6:23
An Overview of the Process3:05
Gather Materials & Tools1:59
Download the eBook1:24
Prepare the Pages4:02
Cover the Front & Back6:53
Measure & Cut the Book Board4:39
Stack, Drill & Bind2:37
You Made a Book!2:52
About This Class
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!
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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A wonderful class. I learn so much. And now I have a beautifully bound portfolio to show publishers!
Picture Book Illustrator
hi! my name is bonnie and i love to fill my world with pretty patterns, share all that i know with the roost tribe and blog to inspire the artisan's soul.
creating patterns and illustrations with summery sweet hues is my happy place. i am a self-taught designer and am constantly inspired by the natural world around us, from the biggest of trees to the tiniest of leaves! i thrive on botanical gardens, sunshiny days, and nature walks- camera in one hand, sketchbook in the other.
you can see some of my pattern work at the links below:
- fabric collections for art gallery fabrics
- ribbon for renaissance ribbons
- wallpaper for wallternatives
- wall stencils for royal design studio
i believe patterns are one of the ways that we can express ourselves, and make our spaces beautiful. the patterns of our lives have the capacity to connect deeply within us and i love to weave parts of my life into each one of them. with each one that you see you will have seen a little piece of my life and heart.
along with illustrating, i also love to cook, sew, read, photograph, make things and drink coffee. you can find me talking about all of these things (and more!) over on my blog- going home to roost.
MY LINKS - see you around the web! :)
- Fabric Collections
- Roost Tribe
- Social Media: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Pinterest
- Shops: Etsy | Bonnie Christine | Society6
i look forward to meeting you!