Careers POSITIVE AND PRACTICAL CAREERS GUIDANCE Careers POSITIVE AND PRACTICAL CAREERS GUIDANCE Designing a winning CV Illustration Level 5 Pauline Ascroft.

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  • Careers POSITIVE AND PRACTICAL CAREERS GUIDANCE Careers POSITIVE AND PRACTICAL CAREERS GUIDANCE Designing a winning CV Illustration Level 5 Pauline Ascroft Careers Team Nov 2014
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  • Do you want to.. Create illustrations Commission/promote/ know them Teach illustration Research illustrations Branch out a little..
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  • Some future options? Childrens book illustrator Medical illustrator/artist Forensic artist Archaeological illustrator Teaching /education Picture researcher In-house designer Design agency Concept artist Publishing/magazines/comics Greetings cards/posters Animation/computer games Web design Picture agencies Self employment Printing Freelance Advertising Arts events work Architectural illustrator Art Therapy Visual Merchandiser Artist in residence Postgrad
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  • One size doesnt fit all! So well look at: What information you could include How to target the CV towards the opportunity Creating a visual impact Showcasing your portfolio Daring to be different!
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  • You could (should?)include. Contact details Online portfolio link? Webpage? Blog? Profile:3/4 punchy, focused selling points/aim(30 secs!) Qualifications: Academic and additional? Skills: What are you good at? Experience: What to include?(Projects/Freelance) Additional info: Published work/ awards/prizes? Languages/licence? Interests: can show another side to you References/available on request
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  • Choosing your style Conventional 2 pages max Plain paper May include non- illustration details/skills/experiences Logical flow of information Few(if any) visuals/portfolio Standard typeface eg Arial Creative 1 or 2 pages.or 3D? Use of colour Focuses on creative skills and experiences Info can be presented graphically Includes visuals/link to portfolio More than one typeface? Alternative ? Webpage You Tube CV Meet the real me
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  • The end product Paper version: typeface/colour/layout spelling, grammar, punctuation quality paper and print envelopes and folds! On-line version: make it accessible/easy to find detail check privacy levels ensure the links work and are current example : http://www.stephenbiesty.co.uk/home.htmlhttp://www.stephenbiesty.co.uk/home.html
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  • Cover letter/e mail Dear Name Why you are writing with your CV Why you are writing to them Why they should consider you Next step? Thanks Goodbye!
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  • Portfolio tips Be selective Make it accessible Quality counts Explain clearly Strike a balance Ask for feedback Thanks to University of Lincoln Careers and Employability Portfolio Advice(Adapted)
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  • Further information Search Resources on Creative for advice and links to examples www.artquest.org.uk Strong advice for creativeswww.artquest.org.uk http://community.ucreative.ac.uk /media/pdf/s/b/UCA- PersonalPromotion-2014.pdf Great booklet on promoting self/work http://community.ucreative.ac.uk /media/pdf/s/b/UCA- PersonalPromotion-2014.pdf http://www.kent.ac.uk/careers/c v/creativeCVs.htm Writing a creative CV http://www.kent.ac.uk/careers/c v/creativeCVs.htm