7 steps to a Brick-ready portfolio

Revamp your portfolio & join our team!

Did you know that recruiters spend only a few seconds reviewing your portfolio before deciding whether to consider your application? That is why it is important to invest your time in creating a portfolio that truly showcases your talent and aesthetic sense.

By the time you decide to send your application to us, you’ve probably browsed through our published images and animations. This means that you’re most likely aware of the type of work we do, and have a fair understanding of the level of creativity, skills and experience we expect from our artists. That said, we very much encourage anyone who finds themselves fitting this criteria to take the step and send their CV and portfolio to us for evaluation!

After a couple thousand applications and portfolios over the past decade, we can make things a bit easier on both the applicant and ourselves, by tastefully trimming the presentation of yourself down to the relevant essentials, while you also manage to grab our undivided attention with your work!
Follow these 7 steps to craft a stunning portfolio that could be your ticket to a Senior 3D artist position at Brick.

1. PROFILE CHECK
Stay relevant

We focus on visualizing public buildings and exteriors at Brick. Try to show your relevant expertise in this field!  An interior image that sticks out with an original approach can of course be included for variation. You may also have seen that most of our images and animations are very character and story/event oriented. In general, beyond the ability to create a nicely composed and atmospheric scene, it would be considered a great plus if you can flash your skills at making an architectural visualization come alive with the help of some impressive matte characters, preferably conveying an event or a little story, however dominating or subtle.

  • Partisans - 145 Wellington West II.
  • Brick Visual's Art - City Life I.
  • Populous - Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
  • Brick Visual's Art - Strategies
2. STRUCTURE
Include the essentials

A cover, CV, selection of commissioned works 
and an end page are a must. Optional elements include a ‘table of contents’ section, bio and art created in your free time.

 

3. STYLE
Create a unified style

Go for a minimalistic style with consistent page size and format. Each visualization on its own page, avoid excess graphics. Use limited text with one or two clean fonts.

 

4. COVER
Add a personal touch

The cover can help you stand out from the crowd and make a great first impact. For example, make use of a really good personal project to grab our attention from the start, or display a nice ambient photo you took, and add your name and title: ‘Selected Works 2024’.

 

5. CV
Keep it simple

Share only true info, and space out the text for visual flow. Craft a clear structure and use meaningful measurements for skills (avoid sliders and dots).

 

6. VISUALIZATIONS
Show us your best work

Select the images that you are most satisfied with. If you see potential in some of your earlier images, do some rework to make them more appealing. 
Be selective; quality over quantity!  If it’s not obvious from your CV page, then make sure you discreetly note the software used in production.

  • Kengo Kuma & Associates & OODA - Resort near Vilamoura
  • Kengo Kuma & Associates - Butrint National Park
  • Coldefy - Letovo Educational Center
7. END PAGE
Don’t thank us

Conclude with another personal touch. A favorite artist’s quote can convey your perspective, 
or consider adding your ars poetica or contact details, along with a portrait of you, perhaps a personal motto. Anything that makes you YOU, an individual person and artist amongst your peers.

 

Your portfolio is done

Once your portfolio is perfected, submit it to us through our job application form at https://brickvisual.com/career/#positions
We can’t wait to see your polished archviz portfolio and to get to know you!

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