A “Lasso Portfolio”: How to Draw Agents In

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

In the world of textile designers, the definition of frustration is: trying to determine which patterns to show in your portfolio and where they should be shown. This…

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Creating a Portfolio to Help Land Your Dream Job

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Chloe Greenberg started the Art of Portfolio Curation with a strong passion for surface pattern design, but lacked an understanding of how to best target the audience she…

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Taking a Break: Creating A Visual Identity That Works For You

Saturday, May 6, 2017

We all need a break from time to time. Life cannot be all work anymore than it can be all play. And emergencies happen. Thankfully, regardless of why…

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Behind the Scenes of How I Curated Our Studio Portfolio

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Here’s my true confession… I’m disorganized, and I love it. For some reason, I am that type of person who thrives in chaos. My desktop is a mess,…

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How To Build a Portfolio You Can Be Proud Of

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Technology and various website building platforms have truly become wonderful resources for freelancers and textile designers. Sites like Wix and Squarespace make the once difficult task of developing…

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Step Five: Five Steps to a Butt Kickin’ Portfolio project

Friday, July 22, 2011

I am thrilled to release the final step to creating that Butt Kickin’ Portfolio Project! I mention a few upcoming classes in the video, but be sure to…

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Step Two: Five steps to a Butt Kickin’ Portfolio project

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

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