Hey! If you're looking to get into some sort of design job for animation (storyboarding, characters, etc), what do studios usually look for in a good portfolio?
I don’t really know. I’ve always been awful with portfolio stuff; I don’t have one. If I were hiring a storyboard artist, though, I’d want to see samples of storyboarding that were in line with the job that I was hiring for. If I was hiring for Korra, say, I wouldn’t really care if you had really funny Spongebob boards in your submission; I’d just want to see stuff that made me think you could do the job I was considering you for. You can’t really go wrong with figure drawings, I guess. It seems like every portfolio has em. If I were hiring for Spongebob, though, I wouldn’t care how well you could articulate a figure. I’d just want to see funny drawings.
tl;dr- show stuff that relates to the job you’re applying for. You should probably ask somebody else about this, too.