Building an Online Portfolio
Deciding What’s in and What’s OutTake all your work and evaluate it based on these points to get the best possible display of work on your online portfolio.
- Quality: Look at all your work and then choose only the best. You want some variety if you have it but avoid using a piece that is not a great portrayal of what you do if it is not going to look like it belongs there.
- Dates: If at all possible you want to have examples with current dates. This shows you are working and can also show how long you have been in the business.
- Industry: I you have work that covers multiple industries don’t be afraid to showcase it. This shows variety and diversity in what you can do for a a client. That can be an advantage so if you can, use that.
- Type: If you have a variety of mediums or styles show examples of those.
- Efficient Order: Show the best of the best first, people often will not go through your whole portfolio with a fine tooth comb.
1. Current ProjectsHave a section that you can share updates, current progress and even awards and mentions. This will give anyone viewing your online portfolio an opportunity to learn more about you and will make your portfolio more than just a static page.
- Share news of new clients or new projects you are working on.
- List awards you’ve received. Include when you received them, why you received them and who gave them too you.
- Interviews within your community or in publications.
- Mentions of your work are important too. Quotes, screenshots and links to mentions will help build your profile.