Portfolio Crits for Illustrators: November Dates

Book a 1:1 Portfolio Crit with Inkygoodness this Summer!

Open to recent graduates, emerging illustrators or those who are looking to change their career path, this one-on-one portfolio review is designed to give you renewed focus, clarity and a much needed confidence boost. Whether you’re feeling stuck, have lost your confidence or just need some valuable insight – this is for you!

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Whats included:

    • A critical portfolio review. We will provide honest and constructive feedback!
    • Advice on best practices when building a portfolio.
    • Valuable insight into what art directors look for when reviewing portfolios.
    • Actionable next steps on your journey as an illustrator – with the option of signing up for coaching.

Portfolio reviews will be conducted by founder and director of Inkygoodness, Lisa Hassell. Each session is conducted via Zoom and will last for 30 minutes max. Various sessions are available throughout 2021.

Prepare your portfolio

Please provide a PDF of 8-10 images in advance of your portfolio review to be discussed in the workshop. Online portfolios / websites and other materials will be reviewed if time permits. Once your place is secured you will receive a short Q&A to fill in – this will help us tailor the session to suit your current needs.


Portfolio reviews are £30 per person for a 30 minute slot. Student discounts are available. Please get in touch for more details.

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“I updated my portfolio website to showcase my illustrations on your advice and in the last few months I’ve created greeting cards for American Greetings and Paper Culture, and won first place in a design challenge with Minted. I created capsule collections and started a shop page on Fy! I’ve now quit my job and work as a freelance illustrator full time. Just wanted to say THANK YOU for the pep talk and pointing me in the right direction. It’s led to so many opportunities and recent success!” Jessica, June 2021
“Thanks to your advice to follow up with Art Directors more than once I landed a commisison for the New York Times! Can’t thank you enough for the portfolio session.” Aleksandra, November 2020

“Thank you so much for your time and your insight. You’re wonderfully motivating! I left the call with you and felt like I had had such a great boost. The great action plan you have sent makes it all feel doable!”Emily, June 2020

“Thank you so much for the chat last week- it was really useful and I have already started to touch on some of the short term goals that you mentioned!” Chloe, May 2020

“I cannot stress enough how helpful your advice is for me. I have always wanted to find the right person who can give honest feedback on my work and to guide me; sometimes it’s hard to tell if one is working in the right direction or if what has been done so far is making any sense at all. Your advice has exceeded my expectations. I love the way you phrased those statements. It’s incredibly powerful. I can feel as if I am already taking action. Thanks so so much for this! ”          – Paula, April 2020

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Need something more in-depth? Boost your illustration career with our courses & coaching programmes:

Make Your Mark – 10 week illustration programme

Join us for our brand new 10-week programme for illustrators, coming February 2022. Open to graduates, emerging artists and illustrators, coaching is designed to equip you with essential tools to accelerate your illustration career! To apply, please head over to our application form here. Deadline to apply 3rd December 2021.

1:1 Coaching

Lisa also runs 1:1 coaching for professional illustrators and designers, focusing on personal and professional development. Prices and packages available on request. Minimum commitment three months. Head here to fill in our expression of interest form. Next intake April 2022.

If you’d like to find out more about mini consultations and 1:1 coaching please contact Lisa directly for details and availability.


About Lisa Hassell

Lisa Hassell is the founder of Inkygoodness, an organisation focused on championing emerging ilustration talent. Founded in 2010 on a shoestring, Inkygoodness now has a global audience of 60k, made up of design students, creative graduates and young professionals. Previously she ran WE ARE GOODNESS, a creative consultancy and illustration agency representing a diverse roster of international artists.

As an artist agent she has worked with art buyers, advertising agencies, design studios and tech companies to deliver illustration to clients like Google UX, Google Play, Facebook, The Guardian and New York Magazine. As a design writer her words have appeared in Creative Review, Digital Arts, IdN and Computer Arts magazine, covering topics on creative business, illustration and graphic design, and reporting on emerging trends and sharing industry insight. She has also contributed content to published books ‘Becoming a successful graphic designer’ (Bloomsbury, 2017) and Design{H}ers, (viction:ary, 2019).


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