Designer: 8 Places To Build and Showcase Your Portfolio

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Designers are breaking barriers and going global with their designs and one of the best ways to showcase their talents is to have designer portfolios. An online portfolio is a must for designers who want to take their careers to new levels. From it, clients can have a better view of your advantage over other freelancers.

If you don’t because you do not know how to code, know that this is no longer a problem. There are plenty of online platforms that allow you to build your own portfolio in a matter of minutes. No coding required. This is good news, as you have one less thing to worry about and can have more time to focus on your clients and in improving yourself.

Here are 8 such online platforms you can use to build your own portfolios.

1. Carbonmade

Carbonmade is one of the best portfolio sites available online. It allows you to show off the masterpiece of your work in a user-friendly and flexible interface. Carbonmade provides the user with two options: Free and paid. The free option is limited with a registered account offering only 5 projects and 35 images to be uploaded.

The paid package offers a bunch of exciting services starting from domain binding, video & flash project and technical support for $12 per month. For designers who have no HTML skills, Carbonmade just made it easy.

2. Wix

Wix is a free website builder that’s worth a try for designers who are clueless about Web development and any sort of coding involved in building a website. It features the essential tools you need in order to build a strong online presence.

It’s also easy to use: the drag and drop website editor makes it easy to create an amazing portfolio, the sharing tools that get you connected with prospects in social media networks makes it easy to spread the word, and the hundreds of website templates that are customizable to meet your designing needs are great for foundation work.

3. Dribbble

Dribbble is a networking community for designers, illustrators and web developers to share screenshots of projects that they are working on. It allows the users to give opinions about the work of other designers before going public. Their interface is visually appealing and simple.

It integrates a modern layout that enhances engagement and sharing between users and increases the odds of getting hired by clients. On Dribbble, you can sign up as a prospect, enabling you to share your work or you can either register an account to scout for designers to hire.

4. Behance

Behance is an online platform to showcase creative work, making it easily accessible for designers to explore it. Behance attracts millions of visitors per month who are interested in hiring talented and creative freelancers.

Its synchronization with Prosite, a free website builder, allows you to build your online portfolio in a hassle-free and fast way. It integrates essential tools, such as, a drag-and-drop editor, font customizer (TypeKit), Google Analytics and social media sharing for you to build and manage your website with no coding required.

5. DeviantArt

DeviantArt is a wonderful networking and art community that gets millions of page views per month. To no surprise, it is considered to be one of the most popular online communities for creative professionals who devote their time to arts and designs. Building a portfolio on deviantArt is quick, easy and doesn’t require any html coding skills to get it ready.

It offers two packages; you can either choose the free or the premium portfolio option. Besides the unlimited portfolios and image hosting, the Premium package offers a personal domain (yourname.com) while the free option is limited for only 100 upload images alongside a (yourname.daportfolio.com) domain name.

6. Coroflot

Coroflot isn’t just another online platform for designers to showcase their skills. It is a community site built by designers for designers who want to get exposure for their creative works and exhibit the masterpiece of their skills.

Coroflot features a user-friendly interface that allows members to share projects with the world, subscribe to job alerts, follow other creative designers and get notifications of their new projects.

7. Bleidu

Bleidu is an online platform not only for creative designers. Artists, photographers and illustrators can reap the benefits from this free portfolio site to create their online portfolios. It provides the user with a variety of portfolio designs and optional web pages, such as Portfolio gallery, HTML content, resume and form Builder.

Every web development work has already been provided to you, all you have to do is just create an account and upload your work.

8. ViewBook

When it comes to creating beautiful and clean mobile online portfolios, ViewBook is one of the best platforms that help you do that. Viewbook’s meant to create portfolios of natural and simplistic designs and perfect galleries in a flash.

With your Viewbook account you only need to upload your work, and easily organize it, that’s all. Customizable fonts, designs and colors are some of the features that allow you to spruce up your portfolio.

Author:

Kelvon is a social psychology enthusiast and the mind behind blogthisout.com. When he isn’t writing or reading books, you can find him hanging out on Twitter. Check out his portfolio here.

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