Happy New Year to one and all! If you’re anything like me, you’re probably super excited about the start of 2019— any new year is a great time to really start all those goals you’ve been putting off for months or activities you always say you never have time for.
Your single most important asset in the field of design, before your LinkedIn, before your business card, even before your cool designer Instagram, is your portfolio. It is the one thing that someone looking to do business with you is going to consider before they even see your face. It is the vibe you put out into the universe and the showcase of your talents and thus it needs to be tailored to fit…well, you!
Throughout the course of art history, the concept of an artist being successful has almost always correlated with how recognizable their artwork is. We all know a Picasso when we see one, a Keith Haring, a Monet. Even as modern day creators, I see a lot of designers and artists attempt to mold and shape their work to this standard of their supposed "style".
There's a lot that Stephan Sagmeister can tell you about good design. There's a lot David Carson or Paula Scher can tell you about their experiences and what they've learned and how that has shaped them as a designer and artist. There's a extremely long list of people I could add here that could all give the world a really inspiring lesson in design.