Creative development in a co-directed effort

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Olivia Suguri - portfolio assessment

"I get you."

Back when I started my mentorship sessions, the writing wiz who helped me with my About page made sure I overused this phrase - like I had some secret formula that I could advertise like snake oil.

To this day, I have no such thing so you can totally DIY your learning by following my blog and YouTube.

But if you feel like you'd benefit from working with me:

1. I offer a custom educational service, but I try not to make it feel like class.

I'll offer a lot of suggestions on what to research, and give you advice on how to develop whatever ideas you bring to our session. 

You'll also need to work independently, so we can have a 2-way conversation about what's working and what's not.

More info & refund policy: read my pre-session docs.

Testimonials: read them here.

2. Sorry, no breakthroughs.

I have a few clients that got into competitive Fashion courses after having a single Portfolio Advice session with me, but I'd be lying if I told you that's the whole story:

  • They already had a substantial amount of high quality work, that just needed to be formatted;
  • They went back to work, and we kept discussing their portfolio presentation and personal statement over many emails back and forth.

I do my best to keep you inspired and engaged, but if you're expecting transformational Zoom calls... better look for a psychic, life coach or cult leader.

3. I want you to try my suggestions, but you can question me.

Not only Fashion courses are becoming more and more expensive, many famous schools still insist on an idealistic method of knocking the students down, to piece them back as the best version of themselves.

That can allow for a lot of narcissistic abuse on the tutors side, and be disastrous for many students - specially when they cannot count on the emotional support from their families, friends or partners. 

As someone who's been on both sides - the one crying, and the one comforting - I aim to be kind, supportive and easy to reach. But my ultimate goal is to teach you how to work independently and think for yourself.

I do my best to give you advice that'll help you move forward with your work, but you are also welcome to come back to me to discuss a different direction.

In time, you will find your own creative process and will just need me for quick feedback here and there, so our sessions might become more sparse. 

And we MIGHT even become familiar enough with each other's work that a simple DM once in a while will suffice to talk over any questions you might have for a new project.

Interested? Book a Mentorship session here.

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