PortfolioWorks provides college admissions portfolio counseling to applicants interested in pursuing degrees in, or simply highlighting their talent in the arts, architecture, or design. We help high school students to create outstanding portfolios that showcase their personalities, talent, ambition, and effort.
We help applicants through extensive dialogue and directed work in order to better understand their unique artist selves. This understanding is what will bring strong personality and confidence to a portfolio.
We also work hand in hand with students to help them craft the conceptual content and structure for the written segment of the submission.
These two components are what make the portfolio a truly stand-out feature of a college application.
Our goal is not only to help you get into a good program, but the one that best suits your personality, interests, and needs.
We work one-on-one with a small number of students each year, making sure that we are readily available to respond to questions and concerns as they arise. While we work with students, we also welcome dialogue with our student’s parents.
We make use of multiple means of communication (in-person meetings, email, Whatsapp, phone, Skype and other available technologies) to develop and maintain easy communication and rapid responses with our students and parents.
“My PortfolioWorks counselor guided me through a creative process that finally helped me make work that was more ambitious and exciting than I ever imagined, work that I knew would show colleges what I was capable of. Without PW, I would also never have understood how much I would have to push myself and how much thought would need to go into actually producing the portfolio--selecting the pieces, creating the image order, titling and captioning--so that it would get to the level I needed. It was thanks to PW mentoring that I produced the portfolio that not only got me into RISD, but got me one of the three Trustee's Scholarships awarded to incoming freshmen.” Student, Paris, 2015
"[Regarding how she feels about PortfolioWorks]...Can I write a book? We were clueless about this process and not only have you helped him with his portfolio, you’ve helped him grow as an artist! He has had interviews with Harvard, Princeton and Wharton so far and done well..fingers crossed, prayers up..." Parent of student, Malibu, 2018
College placements include: Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Syracuse College of Art, Central Saint Martins, Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), Bennington College, New York University, University of Southern California, University of Michigan, Columbia University