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Portfolio review preview: Master a mixed-media style

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Adrien Donot reveals how he uses social platforms to promote his style to fans and potential art buyers

Can you tell us how you’ve taken advantage of online social platforms and presented your portfolio to a global audience?

My portfolio consists of my website and an iBook downloadable from iTunes, Pulssart. I have been sharing my work for five years at and as a result, I now have a website through this social platform too. Whether I upload to this site or to my personal one both update simultaneously, which means that I can focus on building my portfolio and waste less time worrying about its functionality.

After having such success promoting online, have you taken advantage of other social platforms?

Of course. Every time a project goes up on Behance, my portfolio updates instantly, but at the same time Behance shares my new releases with my Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn followers. In a matter of seconds, all my networks became aware of the new work. My followers will often contact me and leave me a message through any one of these networks, which is so magic.

So how has this boundless online promotion helped you sell your work?

Today, thanks to my friend Thomas Gayet over at, I sell my creations to my
followers via a range of media. These include PVC, acrylic, fabric, art paper and even aluminium.
My designs have also been used for iPhone and iPad cases, which is awesome. My work lends itself
to many different formats, as I don’t work for an advertising agency. I am free to create and I find that very important. I’m not a graphic designer, but a digital artist.

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Portfolio review preview: Master a mixed-media style