• Portfolio Review opportunity posted on 15 June 2020

Illustration Portfolio Crit

Join us for our Portfolio Crit workshops this Summer!

This one-on-one portfolio review is open to emerging, practising illustrators, recent graduates and those who are looking to move into a new market. Whether you're feeling stuck, have lost your confidence or just need some valuable insight on what art directors want - this is for you!

Participants can expect to receive:

  • 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 (launching July 2020).

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.

Prepare your portfolio

Please provide a PDF of 8-10 images in advance of your portfolio review to be discussed in the workshop.

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.

We reserve the right to cancel a session with a full refund if we feel you're not a suitable candidate for the workshop.


Various dates and times are available to book throughout Summer 2020 kicking off in May and running till August. If you're based outside the UK & Europe and can't attend the slots advertised, please get in touch and we can organise a more suitable time for you.


Portfolio crits are priced at £30 each for a 30min session (sessions occasionally run for longer). Student discounts and hardship discounts are available on request. Please get in touch for more details.

About Lisa Hassell

Lisa Hassell has over 10+ years working in the creative industry. She 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).

Participant Feedback

"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

"The goals you set out for me are perfect, and just what I need to help keep me focused. Sometimes you just need someone experienced to give you constructive feedback, advice, and a gentle push in the right direction! Thank you." - Kym, April 2020

How to apply

Get your tickets here.