As the AOI’s resident Portfolio Consultant, Fig Taylor has been advising illustrators on how to make the best of their portfolio since the 1980’s. Author of How to Create a Portfolio and Get Hired: A Guide for Graphic Designers and Illustrators, Fig has run her own illustration agency, and subsequently worked for several others, giving her a wide overview of the industry and a wealth of valuable experience. Fig has lectured on professional practice at over fifty UK art schools. She is a regular contributor to The Writers and Artists Yearbook.
Fig recently took part in a portfolio review evening for The Dots, and is featured in their video here, helping to answer questions such as
Is my portfolio looking professional enough?
Am I approaching the right clients for the right kind of jobs?
What areas of illustration does my work best fit into?
An AOI member consultation with Fig costs £25 for the hour. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for available dates and times.
“Anyone who needs to crack the illustration industry needs to do a one-to-one with Fig Taylor.” Paul Ryding, illustrator, AOI member