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Free Online Portfolio for Creatives

In finding a job, getting hired, online portfolio, portfolio, samples of work on October 29, 2010 at 3:21 pm

I’m sure you’ve seen a creative portfolio online. Lots of photographers, make-up artists and Advertising agencies have an online portfolio. If you’re an architect, copywriter, graphic designer, painter or anything else that may require that you ever submit samples of your work before being considered for a job, an online portfolio is something you’ll want. It makes sending samples of work much easier being that its a URL  you can paste into an email instead of manually adding attachments. Also, if you are responding to a job posting on craigslist, the craigslist reply-to email addresses don’t allow much attachment space. Having a nicely presented online portfolio with screen shot images of your final product (i.e. in my case, text on a webpage) speaks volumes more than individually attached word documents. Of course, it also saves you time by not having to search through your samples and pick and choose which three samples are the best to send. So with all the benefits to having an online portfolio, why would anyone not have one

  1. Maybe you don’t have a clue how to create a website
  2. Maybe you don’t want to be bothered with the fees/costs associated with a website

Look and you shall find. There are several free platforms out there that host free online portfolios. And…they are easy-to-use for pretty much anyone. If you have ever created your own Facebook or Myspace profile, congratulations! You will be able to figure out how to upload images and organize your free online portfolio. Now, like I said, there are several out there, but there are a couple that I particularly like the way they are organized and laid out. Those two are:

Cargo Collective

  • Must send an email to activate your account
  • Customized URL
  • Privacy Settings
  • Free account allows up to 12 different projects (project folders may include several different images associated with that project)   

 

Coroflot:

  • Customized URL
  • Privacy Settings
  • Easy to register for an account
  • May have an online resume as part of your profile
  • Traffic tracking