Workshop: Portfolio Development with Mark Smith (6 weeks)

Tue, June 29, 202110:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Meets via HYBRID
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This six-week workshop is for rising juniors and seniors who are beginning to think about college and career options in visual and graphic arts, product and packaging, or environments and experience design. Through weekly meetings – including hybrid get togethers in July – and a combination of group and individual projects, you will learn how to express your unique “voice” as an artist, how to present your work, and how to respectfully give and receive feedback while elevating your creative output. You’ll learn to move your talent forward and how to prepare for portfolio development when considering further education and employment opportunities. This workshop is ideal for students who may be applying to art/design school, 2 and 4-year college programs, and for those who would like to enter the design workforce following graduation. Please include 3 work samples with your application to let us know how you express your creativity. (Jpgs, pdfs, and cell phone pics work fine.) Transportation stipends are available for in person dates.

Tuesday and Thursday 10-11:30am | June 29, July 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29, August 3, 5

Tuesday: Group Class; Thursday: One on Three Group Crits

  • Mark Smith

    Mark Smith has spent 30+ years working with athletes, entertainers, brands, non-profit organizations, and schools focused on innovation product, graphics, and storytelling, at Nike and Jordan Brand, among others. His creative approach bridges his various disciplines as an artist, sculptor, and musician and his professional experience in product and communication design. Humor and wordplay are at the core of his collaboration style.


Meets via HYBRID
2360 NW Quimby Street
Portland, OR 97210
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