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Design, Print, and Build Your Portfolio

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  •   05 How to Show Your Work & to Whom

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About The Class

present your work in a professional, handmade portfolio.


No matter how beautiful your work is, it won’t sell if it’s not presented in a polished, professional way. In Design, Print, and Build Your Own Portfolio, Bonnie Christine will take you through the complete portfolio design process, so you’ll feel confident about showing your work.

Bonnie Christine is a surface pattern designer and mother hen of the Roost Tribe, an inspirational community for creatives. 

In this class she’ll teach you how to:

  • Design your portfolio and develop your pages
  • Print, build, and bind your portfolio
  • Stand out from the crowd and contact companies
Designers, photographers, and artists will all learn about what belongs in a portfolio and what to leave out. Bonnie will help you design a portfolio that reflects your true style and helps you attract the kind of clients you really want to work with.

If you’ve been putting off putting together your portfolio, this class will help you get motivated to assemble a portfolio that showcases your work and demonstrates exactly how talented you really are.

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    The Importance of Having a Portfolio

    09:03
  2. 02

    What to Include & Why

    09:27
  3. 03

    How to Stand Out from the Crowd

    10:59
  4. 04

    Having an Online Following Behind You

    06:25
  5. 05

    How to Show Your Work & to Whom

    Your work can feel like a direct reflection of who you are, but it is crucial to share it with others to advance your career.

    15:47
  6. 06

    Gathering Inspiration

    08:33
  7. 07

    How to Set Up Your Artboard

    05:38
  8. 08

    How to Build Your Intro Page

    09:12
  9. 09

    Build Your Table of Contents Page

    10:05
  10. 10

    Creating Your Online Presence Page

    11:12
  11. 11

    How to Design Process Page & Collections

    21:01
  12. 12

    Build a Sample & Examples Page

    07:12
  13. 13

    Create a Contact Page

    17:30
  14. 14

    Printing Options & Digital Publishing

    13:29
  15. 15

    Ready Your Supplies

    05:09
  16. 16

    Going Over the Process

    03:48
  17. 17

    Prepping Your Pages

    09:09
  18. 18

    How to Build a Portfolio Cover with Fabric

    42:13
  19. 19

    Add Final Touches on the Cover

    07:19
  20. 20

    How to Stack & Bind Your Portfolio

    08:41

Meet Your Expert

Bonnie Christine

Bonnie Christine is a surface pattern design and author of Going Home to Roost - the blog dedicated to everything handmade and anything homegrown. She loves to cook and garden and is mother hen of the Roost Tribe, an inspirational ... read more

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100% of students recommend this class.
See what some of them have to say.

  • user-d55306

    April 2016

    Bonnie, I want to give a super big Thank You! You have helped change my life. I was recently laid off from my full time job. Due to your courses, I have dedicated my time to continue designing. You have helped my heart come out on the pages. Thank you sooooo much! :) thankful & very happy, Dawn Stratchko https://www.behance.net/dawnstrat5b137

  • KarenEm

    KarenEm

    June 2015

    I thought this class was engaging and informative. Bonnie Christine has such a natural way of presenting the information and never seems to lose her concentration. I really wanted to learn more about how to put together a professional but handmade portfolio and that is what you get. Thanks for the great class!

  • Creativelive Student

    Creativelive Student

    June 2015

    Absolutely loved this course! I learned so much and feel confident now on how to present my company in a consistent and professional way.

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