Portfolio Reviews

The Enquiry Desk offers bookable confidential portfolio review sessions for illustrators, at all stages of their career, who seek constructive feedback and professional advice specific to their work.

‘The portfolio review was really fantastic.  It was great to be able to get honest feed back from two lovely people in the know.  I felt very positive and energized after the meeting and since then work has picked up.’ 

Ellie, Illustrator and Portfolio Review attendee with The Enquiry Desk, April 2012

‘I would recommend The Enquiry Desk for anyone who needs an educated nudge in the right direction! Josie and Zara – along with being very approachable and constructive – gave a variety of creative options and ideas to spur me on to continue and help me further evolve and refine my practice. I look forward to meeting with them again as their specific advice was invaluable, built on a great knowledge base from having extensive first-hand experiences from the creative industry, which gave me satisfaction in knowing that their advice was professional and focused.’

Milan, Illustrator and Portfolio Review attendee with The Enquiry Desk, October  2012


Portfolio Reviews

Applicable For: Students | Postgraduates | Practising Illustrators seeking constructive professional advice specific to their work.

Description: Confidential Portfolio Review

A review session offering illustrators constructive feedback and professional advice based on industry experience. An opportunity to get your portfolio ready to show off to potential clients and find direction for your illustration career.

Please contact our advisors directly for more information and to book a review.

The Enquiry Desk Advisors:

Josie Swan – freelance agent & illustrator - www.gojosiejo.com
After graduating from Kingston University with a BA in Illustration and Animation, Josie worked freelance as illustrator ‘Josie Jo’.  In 2004 she began working as an illustration agent for Folio where she worked for 6 years with a variety of high calibre artists on projects in advertising and publishing.  A crucial part of her role included talent spotting to find promising new artists for representation.  Josie has been invited by organisations and leading art institutes including; The AOI, Camberwell, Falmouth and Birmingham City University, to lecture on professional practice and offer portfolio reviews.  She continues to work freelance as an illustrator, agent and a press officer for high profile artists.

Zara Wood - artist & illustrator - www.zarawood.com
The artist & illustrator Zara Wood, known more widely to fans and clients from around the world as Woody, has been producing characters and illustrations for nearly a decade. From supergraphics to one of the most successful artist ranges launched by Topshop, Zara has continued to establish herself as a leading illustrator by regularly exhibiting and designing her own range of products.  A keen advocate of bringing professional skills to artists, Zara is a visiting lecturer at both higher and further educational institutions, as well as designing workshops and talks for museums and organisations such as the Association of Illustrators, Own-It, Leeds Art Gallery and Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
email: creative@zarawood.com

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