Ep.67: Tips for preparing your portfolio with Matt Boismier (Tooninator)

By Iva Mikles •  Updated: Dec 06, 2017 •  Interviews

Matt Boismier, also known as Tooninator, is a character designer and animation art director originally from Ontario, now living and working in Vancouver, Canada.

Matt’s father, a fine artist, introduced him to art, and since early childhood, he knew he wanted to have a career only in arts. He studied “tradigital” animation, a combination of traditional and CGI animation, but his dream and goal were always to become a character designer. He built his portfolio with this goal in mind and got jobs in several studios.

He has currently refocused his life on his new project of living more flexible lifestyle under the motto of “Live Life, draw” and is documenting his journey on his YouTube channel.

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Key Takeaways

“Finished is better than perfect. Being naive is the best thing you can do in terms of creation. You can have an impact on so many things by just finishing and putting it out there!”

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Special thanks to Matt for joining me today. See you next time!

All artworks by Matt Boismier, used with permission

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Hi, I am Iva (rhymes with “viva”). I am an artist, illustrator, founder of Art Side of Life®, and Top Teacher on Skillshare. Since 2009 I've worked as an illustrator, character designer, art director, and branding specialist focusing on storytelling, concepts, and animation. I believe that we are all creative in infinite numbers of ways, so I've made it my mission to teach you everything I know and help wake up your creative genius. Learn more about me.

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