Top 7 Online Platforms to Share Your Design Portfolio
Not every designer is also web development savvy – not everyone can build his or her own website where they can display their design portfolio. For those who are web design and development gods, good for you; for those who need a little help in putting up their portfolio online, fret not – there are websites where you can share your work. With these online platforms, designers can upload and publish their works, and at the same time be part of online communities where members interact with one another to exchange insights.
Here are the seven most prominent websites that allow designers to showcase their design portfolio:
The leading portfolio platform, Behance lets its users “take creative control” by allowing artists to update and broadcast their portfolio to a wide range of audiences. Containing an online collection of portfolios, you can also find other creative works in Behance tagged under different categories including branding, typography, digital art, and the likes. Furthermore, your portfolio will reach more audience as Behance will distribute them into a network of online galleries, or the Served sites. Users can also sync their Behance account; setting up a ProSite is free but publishing is paid.
Simple and attractive, Carbonmade is very user-friendly as well as “easy on the eyes”, as their homepage says. This portfolio website offers a hassle-free way of establishing your online presence, without the use of HTML, with larger image displays. There are also endless options on customization and other features; however, this is only accessible if you have purchased the paid plan. The free version only allows customization of color scheme, font face, and image size.
Cargo Collective offers free-standing websites with fully-customizable design templates, as well as easy to navigate back-end maintenance and a sophisticated built-in user interface. When it comes to the works it publishes, Cargo Collective has a high standard for quality; hence membership is by invite only. Artists may apply for an account, but the site also awards memberships to those who will share samples of their work.
With Coroflot, the designers’ works are professionally organized and presented in one profile that can be easily integrated with other social media platforms and accounts. Another great thing about Coroflot is that companies such as Adidas, Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Nike, and Sony use the site recruit talents. Features of Coroflot include free and unlimited storage, analytics, full customization, and a personal URL.
To quickly establish your web presence, Crevado is the platform to choose. It is also free and easy to use. Customized design templates are already available for use, all of which are responsive and adapt automatically to fit any screen size. The platform also uses the drag-and-drop technology to easily upload your files. Looking to sell your artwork online? It is also possible with Crevado, via PayPal integration.
Key features of deviantART include a forum where members can interact with one another, galleries of photos and artworks that are tagged and organized into categories, personalized user profiles, default subdomains, and a CSS-based layout. Not only can you showcase your talents on this site; deviantART also helps you enhance your skills with its downloadable resources such as tutorials and stock photos.
On Dribble, more than sharing screenshots of designers’ works, process, and projects, it also allows users to discover, follow, and hire other creative talents. Similar to Cargo Collective, membership for Dribble is by invite only, which can be acquired by uploading screenshots or leaving comments. And to be able to qualify for an invitation, their account must be marked as a ‘Prospect’.
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