Show what you want to do more of
When it comes to portfolio advice and going after your next goal, we’ve built something of a treasure trove of tips, from thoughts on curating a showreel to photography and design presentations. But one sentiment that spans all disciplines and career phases is the idea that you should show the kind of work you’d like to be commissioned for. There’s no use in telling potential employers or commissioners about work you didn’t enjoy or weren’t happy with, for the sake of proving your competency.
This is something Wallpaper*’s Holly Hay affirms in her advice on how to present your work, and illustrator Xanthe Simmans asserts in her First Hand piece on staying true to your interests while studying, also backed up by photographer Cait Opperman in her podcast.
Creative career paths are unpredictable, and – in the words of Ollie Olanipekun – they’re anything but a straight line; you don’t know where you’ll end up, so keep chasing what you enjoy!
We want to say a huge thank you to all our readers, members, contributors, collaborators and partners for a brilliant two years of learning and sharing... Without your generosity, insight and curiosity, none of this would be possible. We’re very much looking forward to continuing our journey with you all.
To find out more about our backstory and thoughts for the future, read this Medium post by Lecture in Progress co-founder Alex Bec.