Creating an Effective Portfolio & Artist Resume

Presenting Yourself to Your Unique Strengths

by Anna Ogier-Bloomer

Anna Ogier-Bloomer believes that for artists and designers, it’s necessary to create different edits for our work, whether to share with curators, dealers and collectors; to display on our website or social media; or to submit for an art opportunity. In this session she will look closely at your work to help you curate a careful edit of your work for various outcomes. She will also review your artist resume (aka artist CV) to ensure you’re presenting yourself professionally while playing to your unique strengths. This review will give artist’s the tools to confidently edit their work for any context, and will provide artists with tailored resources for furthering their professional development.

In preparation for an Expert session with Anna Ogier-Bloomer, please email her a bulleted list of any questions you have and anything else she should know in advance of your meeting. She also would like to see your work before we speak, so please also email her a link to your portfolio on Artrepreneur. Seeing the work is an important part of your conversation. For sessions about any of the following: applying to opportunities, building an audience, or conducting studio visits, please also send Anna Ogier-Bloomer any organizations, venues, or individuals you’re interested in connecting with. If you wish to have a session focused on one single application, please let her know what the opportunity and the organization are in advance of our meeting.

How to Book This Prerequisite One-on-One Session

Click "Enroll Now" to book this session and pay through our secure system. Your expert will be notified that you've paid for this session and will email you to book an agreed upon date and time of your appointment. You'll receive a confirmation email and reminder with a link to your live session.

In order to be most productive with your session, we require that you complete the resume section in your Artrepreneur account to the best of your ability prior to your appointment. Even if you don't know where information should go and how to say it, it doesn't have to be perfect. That's what this session is for, but we need a starting point and reference for all your experience and background that we can draw upon. Designed specifically for creatives, your Artrepreneur resume/CV has many advantages over a traditional resume. Our fields and prompts help guide your resume creation process, making sure key areas are developed. You can easily re-order sections, add links, add keywords, and connect any of your creative highlights to your portfolios. We suggest that you also create a standard portfolio of no more than 15 examples of your best work.

Email the instructor your profile link, including completed resume and portfolio to the best of your ability, including any specific questions you want to make sure are covered during your session. Please do this at least 48 hours prior to your session so they can be prepared to conduct your appointment effectively and efficiently.

After this session, you can talk to your instructor about customized sessions for other career building components such as interviewing, marketing, setting goals, getting into galleries and more.

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