Today’s article features online portfolios for artists, models, writers, and individuals alike who have doubts on how to begin creating their portfolio. Or are a tad bit wishy-washy figuring what website to use to create their portfolio. Don’t know what work to exhibit and what not to? Look no further because this article is going to answer all those questions.
The importance of an online portfolio
Having an online portfolio is so important, I cannot stress it enough. Why, You may ask? For starters, you’ll have all your work saved online, essentially meaning you’ll preserve it forever, and will never have to worry about food stains ruining it, unlike paper portfolios.
Point two, having your portfolio established online, makes it easier for businesses and potential employers to find you.
Point three, creating an online portfolio is not easy, true. But compared to a paper portfolio, it saves you a lot of time. You aren’t going to be scattering your work all over the place or won’t have to put in hours of manual labor.
Last but not least, in this time and age, everyone prefers to look up things on their cell phones and laptops. No one’s going to call you for an interview just to see what you have to offer. It’s actually going to be the other way around.
Show your best work
Make sure you pick the best of your artwork, now when speaking of the best, there are two kinds. The first type of being, the ones you personally think are the most impressive and the second type being, the work the audience has always applaud you for. You know what I’m talking about, the work that appeals to the general public. You should choose your best work that falls in the second category. I’m not saying you should completely disregard your personal favorites, definitely add those. And, don’t forget to choose the work, which shows the most technique and skill used. That always gets them, don’t worry if it’s a bit unusual.
Choosing the right platform
Before jumping into how you should assemble your portfolio, find where exactly you should assemble your portfolio. There are many websites to choose from, but if I had to shortlist the best, I’d proudly recommend Wix, SquareSpace, and Portfoliobox. These websites, I can vouch for. You could always try other websites like WordPress and AdobePortfolio but the ones suggested above are hella simple to use, free and all in all, are absolutely bomb.
Don’t be afraid to get help
If you can’t figure out how you should layout the portfolio or you’re having troubles deciding on the template you should use. Just Google somebody’s portfolio related to your line of work, use it to get an idea and bam! After seeing a couple of portfolios, you’ll know what you should be doing. When you’re done assembling your portfolio, do ask for a third person’s perspective on it. Chances are they’ll give you some helpful insight on how you can make your portfolio even better.
Making the perfect portfolio doesn’t seem too much of a task now, does it? I hope you found this article helpful and I wish you good luck with creating an amazing portfolio!
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