05.06.2020 | Building a Submission-Ready Storyboard Portfolio (5 Friday evenings)

Animation Skillnet and Screen Skills Ireland are delighted to present this 5 week course, designed by Kayvon Darabi-Fard, which will help those interested in building a Storyboard/ Story Driven Portfolio to use as the basis for applying to Animation Studios/ Storyboard Roles.

Course content:

In this course, Kayvon will be sharing some tips and tricks in putting together a Storyboard Artist Portfolio, touching on a few subjects and sharing advice in building and keeping a portfolio online and offline. Providing guidance in the process of applying, undertaking story tests, communication and working on/ receiving constructive feedback:

Areas that will be touched on are:

  • Portfolio Preparation
  • Portfolio Content, Working in Story, Working from Scripts. log lines and post-it notes (and Exercises)
  • Studio Portfolio Guidelines, Intellectual Property and Fan Art
  • Extensions of a Portfolio – Archiving and Marketing New and Old Portfolio Material
  • Social Media, Art Posting, Online Presence and Networking
  • Interviews, Portfolio Reviews, Story Tests and Growth via feedback
  • Portfolio Presentation and Delivery Tips

About the tutor

Kayvon is a Story Artist with experience in Theatre, 2D, 3D, Stop Motion Animation and Video Game projects. With a long term love for drawing, storytelling and animation and having worked with a number of animation studios and companies over the past 10 years, Kayvon is currently a Story Artist, living and working in Kilkenny, Ireland.

Participant profile:
Recent graduates who wish to gain advice in starting applying for roles, in addition to freelancers or artists who want to broaden their horizons on portfolio building in order to further their content/ development of personal and professional portfolio materials.

System requirements needed for the course

Courses will be taking place using the Skype or Google Hangouts App (TBC). Participants will need to have a good internet connection and a device with Audio, Webcam and Microphone for live chat sessions and feedback.

Dates & Times

This course will take place from 7pm to 9pm on the following dates: Fri 5th, Fri 12th, Fri 19th, Fri 26th of June and Fri 10th of July.

*** Please note that there is a gap of 2 weeks between the 4th and 5th class to allow participants to prepare work for final review.***


Exceptionally, we will be offering this course at no cost to the participants, as Animation Skillnet has committed to support the Irish Animation, Games and VFX Industries impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)​.

Application Procedure

To apply, please follow the instructions at the link below before Monday 18th May at 12pm:

All applicants will be notified by email on Monday 25th of May.

Please note that applications for this course are now closed.

Course Information


Course Instructor

Animation Skillnet Animation Skillnet Author
This course does not have any sections.