Articles and Tips

Archiving Your Work

12/15/16

If you’re an artist, your past work is more than just history, it’s your equity. Maintaining a proper archive of that work is not only a nice thing to do for your grandkids, it also might make you some money.

Choosing Inserts

12/7/16

There are three standard options for binding print work into Screwpost Binders. While there is no one best solution, each has advantages and disadvantages. The easiest way to decide which inserts are the most appropriate for your presentation is to first rank by importance the following criteria: cost, protection from damage, ease of use, and clarity.

Presenting your work

11/16/16

Once you’ve created a print portfolio, you’re going to want to show it. Getting in the door to make your presentation is not always easy. Improve your chances by joining the local chapter of a trade organization like the AIGA (if you’re a graphic designer) to network with others in your trade.

Style and Content

11/2/16

Your portfolio is a reflection of who you are as a person, as an artist, and as a professional. Just as you should give careful consideration to the outfit you wear to an important presentation, you should also carefully plan how you want to package your work. 

Determining the Best Format

10/24/16

It's important that you choose the right format for your presentation before you make the first print or buy a book or box to present it in.

Adding a Custom Look and Feel

10/10/16

Back in the old days (the 2000s), getting your name or logo printed on your portfolio was a big hassle and expense. These days, it can be done fairly easily and cheaply. The question is, should you have your identity on the outside of your work.

Using Your Portfolio

9/14/16

When you’ve completed your portfolio and are ready to show it to potential clients, do one last thing: Show it to as many friends and family members as you can. You may think the book is perfect, but inevitably other more objective eyes will find problems that you can correct before they can do damage to your career.

Packaging Your Art Portfolio

8/25/16

There are lots of ways to present printed artwork. Choose the one that best suits your style, your work, and your audience.

Print or Digital?

8/1/16

If you call yourself an artist, no matter what kind of art you do, no matter whether you sell your work or not, you probably have occasions when you need to present it to others. There are lots of ways to accomplish that goal, and they basically fall into two categories, digital and print. Not every artist needs a print portfolio, but we can all benefit from a digital one.

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