Portillo is a 2018 Walt Whitman graduate. She balances between original works and photography. Portillo says she draws whenever she feels inspired, which can be "everyday or even just some doodles a few times a week." She says she draws to increase her artistic ability and to eventually make someone feel the way she does when she sees other artists' works. Her favorite piece is her drawing inspired by a location in Italy that she's in fact never been to. Her favorite time period in art is Impressionism and she says she "really loves it." She states that her ultimate end goal and dream is art school.