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5 Things: Portfolio

Tips & Tricks for curating your portfolio

Nicholas Nesbitt writes a regular feature called 5 Things to help the students he teaches with questions they often don’t have time to cover in their classes. The topics range from collaboration to deadlines and even imposter syndrome.

Although he wrote and illustrated all the articles himself initially, he started collaborating with writers and illustrators once it became a more regular feature.


He approached me to illustrate for his article on portfolios and asked to keep it quick and loose. I provided the illustrations and some gifs with the concept of “portfolios sell skills and nothing sells better than sex” around which he tweaked the article.

Nicholas Nesbitt is a Johannesburg based creative specialising in Illustration, Digital Design and Sound Design.

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