Showcase Your Skill with These Best Websites for Designers Portfolio

by Emma • Mon, 06 Dec 2021 23:02PM
Showcase Your Skill with These Best Websites for Designers Portfolio

A strong online portfolio is essential to impress potential clients and win future gigs or employment, especially if your industry is highly visual such as UX designer, freelance writer, or photographer. Using a free portfolio website to store and display your work will not only showcase successful projects you have handled both in the past and at the moment. But it also helps you increase your credibility, close deals to more projects, and eventually generate more revenue. 

If you are interested in publishing your work online and are not sure which website is the best to exhibit your portfolio, Talentvis has compiled a list of free websites and platforms to get you started.

 

1 . Behance

Behance is one of the most popular online portfolio platforms, with large numbers of UI/UX designers, artists, and photographers registered. It is very easy and straightforward to use – you can arrange your work by project, list projects in progress, and ask comments from followers. It also functions as a social network, allowing you to follow and interact with other creatives and businesses. You can also connect your portfolio to your social networking profiles. Clients can post jobs on the site, therefore having a Behance portfolio may help you land a job as well.

Some of the best features of Behance are that it is best suited for creatives who may not have the time to build their own independent portfolio site. Behance also includes social evidence in the form of views and likes on the portfolio site. However, you may need to note that its free plan only offers limited design and features. Behance also displays views and like, which sometimes get uncomfortable for new users with little to no engagement on their contents yet.

 

2 . Crevado

Crevado, one of the simplest free portfolio websites, allows you to upload your works and reorganize them on screen with a simple drag-and-drop tool for ultimate convenience. The platform can be accessed easily from any platform, so you can see your portfolio on a smartphone, tablet, or desktop computer. Crevado enables you to store up to 30 pictures and videos with its free feature. A premium subscription (started at $6) enables features like custom CSS and contact forms, among others.

One of the most significant advantages of Crevado is that it includes secured hosting and SSL certification, ensuring the security of your portfolio. You can also customize the appearance of your design without having to write any code. Best of all, owing to the platform's interfaces with PayPal and Fotomoto, you can sell your work online. However, the disadvantage for its free plan is it shows Crevado link in website footer.

 

3 . WordPress

WordPress is a website builder used by many creatives and companies worldwide that allows you to establish a blog with a separate portfolio page for free. You may select from a number of themes (both free and premium) to get started promoting your works. With WordPress, you can build a blog, publish your works, and be very creative with the design of your portfolio. Besides this, you may choose to use WordPress if you want to showcase your writing as well as other skills. For example, if you want a page for writing and another for photography, WordPress offers a variety of themes and is flexible enough to allow you to showcase various pieces of original works.

WordPress is excellent for all levels of users, from novice to expert. It has over 100 themes available and comes with an SSL certificate and JetPack functions to improve loading time. However, storage is capped at 3GB, and advertisements are displayed if you are not registered as a premium user.

 

4 . Flickr

Flickr, one of the most well-known portfolio sites, is an excellent place to publish your own work, interact with other artists, and discover inspiration for future projects. It has huge amounts of photographs and lots of members. You may organize your work into albums or galleries with titles like "Web Design," "Mobile App Design," and so on, which will expose your work to people browsing and exploring Flickr.

This is a wonderful place to start if you are a rookie photographer trying to establish your first online portfolio. However, the community-oriented nature of Flickr might make it challenging to present your greatest work while being professional. This is due to the fact that Flickr is commonly used to share photographs with friends and family. As a result, several designers recommend developing a more professional portfolio website and then connecting to it from Flickr.

 

In choosing the best websites for your portfolio, make sure you check out all available options, including the four platforms above. Once you are settled with a website to showcase your portfolio, move on right away to crafting it as good as possible to give you better credentials at gigs and the job market. If you are confident enough with your portfolio and ready to land some of the best jobs in the industry, make sure to check out our job pools that offer you opportunities all around Southeast Asia. Good luck!

 

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