Getting Your Portfolio Online

Artists, photographers, illustrators, cartoonists and designers all need to get their work seen by as many eyeballs as possible. Many do not have specialist web design skills, and balk at the cost of having a web designer put together a customised folio for them. Fortunately in the new world of free cloud services, several businesses offer simple but elegant online folio solutions. My personal favourite is Behance, a business best known for offering services and conferences to "creatives". Their folio service has a strong social media focus, encouraging users to follow other designers, rate their work, give detailed feedback and generally promote themselves. The upload process is very detailed and offers a reasonable amount of customisation. The whole experience is slick and the aesthetic is pared back and very readable.