New Workshop: Portfolio Consultation

Fridays- 10am-5pm (1 hour slots)

The portfolio consultation will be an open, unbiased and honest discussion about your career trajectory and where your practice is currently at. Through an analysis of your portfolio and assessment of your career aspirations, this hour session will focus on a personalised action plan for you to take positive steps to improving your portfolio and marketing it effectively.

Talking points include:

* A portfolio review, assessing suitable areas of practice for you

* Open discussions about the strengths and weaknesses of your current body of work

* Professional advice on tailoring your portfolio into your chosen creative career

* Recommendations on effective marketing and self promotion

* Discussing the value of your work

* Presenting your art using the correct context

Suitable for

Students, graduates or any creatives looking to turn their passion into a career or even established professionals looking to change directions.

Key Takeaways A personalised document of feedback, actions and references relevant to your session.

Additional Costs

2 hour slots can be booked as an option.


Following a degree in Illustration in 2005, Jay Taylor launched a hugely successful career in the creative sector as a professional illustrator. Clients include the Guardian, Virgin, Channel 4, Ted Baker and Marmite amongst many others. His work has been featured in international publications, such as 'Illustration Now 3' and 'How to Create a Portfolio and Get Hired’. Whilst working in industry, Jay always made paintings and in 2017, moved away from commercial art to pursue his own practice. Today, these appear at the cross-section of fine art, illustration and graphics, with complex, multi-layered environments. He has exhibited across the globe, with shows at major galleries, including Soho Gallery and Coningsby Gallery in London and Van Der Plass Gallery in New York. He is the Course Director for Fine Art & Illustration at Coventry University, where he also teaches across animation and graphics courses and is one of the Co-Founders of Odox.