A Guide to Preparing Your Portfolio, a comprehensive manual, is the complete guide to how to compile and prepare your portfolio for jobs, commissions, presentations or art college and is aimed at all areas of the Visual Arts. Whether you are just starting out, a student or you are an established artist but your portfolio needs some improvement, this book is useful to artists and designers at all levels.
It offers essential advice in all areas including art, graphic design and illustration, fashion, 3D design, photography and textiles. A Guide to Preparing Your Portfolio talks you through everything you need to consider, such as finding your niche, how to display your strengths, showing your personal style and of course the all-important presentation of your portfolio. It also looks at digital portfolios, communicating ideas, structure and the demands of your industry.
A thorough, informative and easy to read guide, A Guide to Preparing Your Portfolio is also well illustrated with numerous images of successful portfolios to inspire the reader and help you to create a strong, exciting and competent portfolio.
London-based fashion designer Jay McCauley Bowstead teaches art and design at the Working Men's College in Camden. He is a founding member of the Anglo-Korean fashion label Design Workers. Having graduated from Kingston University fashion school, Jay worked for brands such as Burberry, Biba International and Les Chiffoniers. He has recently completed a collaboration with knit studio Sophie Steller for exhibitions in Shanghai and New York.