In just about a weeks time I created a new portfolio from being laid off. I mailed my friends and mentors for critiques then made as many changes as possible in the time I had.
I already know what I want to do differently to make it better. I've been following a lot of great artists for inspiration only to find even more during this process. It would be incredible to work with these artists one day.
In the meantime I'll keep busting my butt!