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
Do you want to.. Create illustrations Commission/promote/ know them Teach illustration Research illustrations Branch out a little..
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
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!
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
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
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
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!
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)
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