How to create a textile design portfolio? | Printed and Ipad portfolio overview.

How to create a textile design portfolio? | Printed and Ipad portfolio overview.

Hi and welcome back to part two. Thanks for watching what goes into a portfolio
here. I’m sharing the printed and the tablet version. If you want to see my e online versions, go
to part one and also learn about the templates and the 10 step checklist and the mini course. That are all free on my website and grab the
links below. Okay. So this is the printed portfolio and I like
to keep my resume in here. Um, it happens a lot of times that people
don’t have your resume on hand and they forget why they invited you in here and it’s nice
to point out. Yeah. Okay. Here, this the resume you already saw. So let’s talk about why you brought me in. All right, so this is the portfolio that I
put together for a specific textile design job that I went in for. And I knew that this company was big on birds,
owls and such things. So I looked through my work and um, I like
to, in my portfolio that’s printed, I kind of liked to be in charge of the conversation,
kind of like rehearse what I’m going to say and start with a show stopper in my opinion. This is some of my better work and then I
have a strong beginning, strong middle and end and also plan the story of my skills throughout
what I do. These layouts are done in Illustrator, so
this is something that you can easily set up yourself. But I kind of just have a two page layout. I like to keep things to two pages when it
comes to my textile design. Um, sometimes that’s not necessarily possible
when you show your inspiration and then some other things in fashion design. But regardless, the template that I have for
you guys on my website can work for that and you can just make it longer or just repeat
it. I like when I print out things, how I can
take these little pages out and rearrange things. And also just before I even put it into the
sleeves here, I plan it out pretty well. And um, so once again I like doing this from
within Illustrator, but this could also work from Photoshop. Now here, like I said, there are some stories
for me to communicate with a qualified interviewer. So for example, if it’s H&R and I’m talking
about textile design they might not be so interested in this, but if it is a textile
designer that’s interviewing me and we were talking about layouts and mirrored and diamond
prints and drop and all that stuff. It makes for good conversation. Okay. Here on once again, just a little bit of the
finished product. Then my design right here. Another layout here, where I change it up
is I’m showing different color ways. Starting a little bit of the technical information
here. With the Pantone call outs, this one right
here. Specifically planed to kind of. This is. And layout right here of a print where I really
wanted to talk about the story of my interaction and communication skills with the customer,
which were that they requested a watercolor print in illustrator. For those of you who don’t know, for those
of you who know and want a little chuckle, I think it’s funny when people request a watercolor
of a vector file because it’s a huge pain in the ass and it’s such an insane amount
of colors like these little leaves right here. I’m going into my lecture mode, sorry, but
I’m just pretty much. I told the customer, Hey, this is what we
can do. It’s just going to be so many colors. You’re not going to be able to afford printing
this. If we reduce it down to this color, this is
the look it’s going to be, are you okay with it? And they actually were and we were able to
create something somewhat looking like the inspiration in five colors right here. Here’s another planned story element, which
was I was informed that this particular company does a lot of owls. I happen to have designed some owls. On one of these owls on one of these owls
was the only one that got produced, but the other one was one of my, I guess now it’s
clip art. I can reuse it whenever I want to, but the
story here is also that this was created on the Ipad. And it’s also just showing off my skills and
that I’m versatile and continuing with the versatility of myself because it’s like you’re
selling yourself, right? So I also show some hand sketches, so showing
how my hand sketch translates into vector art and the final print. Here, another conversation piece, which is
a little bit more complicated, is how to create a mock up. How the vector border print needed to be converted
from illustrator into a glitter print. And that was a lot of fun. And actually, um, it was remarked that they’ve
seen glitter prints done pretty ugly and that they liked how it looked. So there, that was good. Here, once again, just kind of something I
wanted to show was just that my lingerie beginnings really showed me how much I love print design
and my humble beginnings as a textile designer here. And in addition to that, um, this would be
an embroidery design, which once again I had the information up front that that’s something
they wanted to have as a skill. So not every textile design job is going to
ask for everything. So this is very specific to here and also
some of this little art right here. It’s just funny to me because that’s the inspiration
I was given and then that’s how it resulted in the design. And sometimes I have to make a choice between,
oh this is very pixelated, but that’s the only thing I have. Am I going to include this in my portfolio
to tell the stories, the story more important and is the story gonna outweighed how ugly
this is. So for me, I thought it was. And some of these, there wasn’t really much
of a translation. The inspiration was very much almost what
ended up. And then here I’m just another extra section,
here, something where thankfully while I worked as a colorist, I had taken some of my work
and this is Nedgraphics, I don’t have any of these files, but I’m always able to take
some of my old clippings and mounted it and make it somewhat look as if it all came from
the same source, which is Illustrator. So here you can see how do you. Sorry, just colorizations of the same prince
and here I go a little bit more to like, look, even if you asked me to do 100, I’ll gladly
do it for you over and over and over again. Yeah. And just kind of across the different styles
that could be required. And that’s it for my printed one. Here is the portfolio on a tablet. This happens to be an iPad and in essence
it’s exactly the same that is in my online portfolio. It’s the templates that I’m using from Photoshop
and um, this is what I have available for you guys. I had to put it all into one album that I
named portfolio. I had it kind of opened before I went into
any sort of interview so that I can just show it and um, honesty, so sort of like a backup
if I feel like I want to have more to talk about and I also have to kind of get a feel
for the person that’s interviewing, whether it feels that they even are interested in
seeing those, I think iPad in an interview are kind of tricky. Sometimes the ipad doesn’t come out of the
purse. Um, but it’s also, I really personally liked
this. I’m going to just show what I like most about
it. It’s this slide show that’s built into this. So I’m going to just shut up and let this
play. So these, uh, build in options, I didn’t have
to animate anything. There’s themes in here that you can pick from
music. You can have it loop and I think the icon. So super cute from slow to fast. What I find important is that when I know
I’m going to an interview where they requested beforehand to see your portfolio before they
even invite you. So they requested a link to an online portfolio
that when I come in that I have both the old work just in case they have some questions
about what they’ve already seen and also a lot of new work or different details of the
work that they’ve already seen. If this video inspired you, gave you something to new to think about, it taught you any tips,
let me know in the comments, subscribe, like and hit the bell. Okay.

2 Replies to “How to create a textile design portfolio? | Printed and Ipad portfolio overview.”

  1. Hi, I am also a textile Designer and looking for some guidance regards to how to create my portfolio in textile designing and how to contact big companiese for my designs as I want to work as freelance designer also as its been long time doing designs on Coral Draw as I am an embroided designer. Kindly response at your earliest.

  2. This is so inspiring indeed 😊😇
    So what size should my portfolio be when applying for job after 3 years course of textile design?

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