3 Key Components of a High-Quality Creator Portfolio

Kaila Mathis

CLLCTVE hosted CLLCTVE University: The Ultimate Creator Accelerator for 10 Weeks of Spring 2021. Each week came with its own upskilling workshop hosted by a CLLCTVE Creator.

Emma Rubinson, Senior Fashion & Apparel Design Major at Washington University in St. Louis, is hosted her workshop on Building a Creator Portfolio.

“My workshop will help creatives determine what to include in their design portfolios to show a range of skill and creativity,” said Emma. “Creatives will build a portfolio that draws upon their existing work, packaging it in a way that is true to their style.”

To help creators best prepare for her workshop, Emma provided three key components of a creative portfolio.

3 Key Components of a High-Quality Creator Portfolio

1. Process

“It is so important to be able to show the WHY. While showing a beautiful illustration is great, it’s much more meaningful to show the concept behind it and how you got there.

2. Cohesion

“A strong brand shows you know who you are as a designer, and as you enter the industry, you’ll need to find a problem in the market to solve or a niche to fill.

3. Uniqueness

“More than anything, your portfolio is made to help you stand out! Developing a new idea and really knowing how to push it to its fullest capacity will take you far.”

Kaila Mathis
Kaila graduated from Villanova University in 2021 with a B.A. in PR & Advertising and Journalism, with a minor in Spanish. She is now the Growth Manager at CLLCTVE and a Freelance Writer for Adweek.
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