Portfolio applications for graphic designers

July 7, 2009

If you're a graphic designer, you know you need an online portfolio. You probably have one already. And if you don't, you can always find free Flash, JavaScript and plug-ins for popular CMS systems such as Wordpress, Joomla! and others.

But there's more to building a great online portfolio than simply uploading some images to your site or a dynamic framework that showcases your skills in fluid motion. Social networking. If you haven't engaged in social networking for your portfolio, you're in for a treat (assuming you're good at what you do. You are good, right?). There are many, many ways to socially network your skills online. Why spread your portfolio into the vastness of the web when you can update it on a central server? Exposure, traffic, sales; in that order. Do you get a quarter million visitors a month like behance.net does? It might be worth your while to post your portfolio there. Here are a few other graphic design portfolio websites your work should be listed on: Designer's Toolbox Carbon Made BeHance Deviant Art CPU Luv Coroflot Flickr MySpace Facebook Elance Guru

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Brian Morris serves in various capacities as a freelance writer, content developer and public relations specialist for growing small businesses. When he’s not writing, he can be found on the racquetball court - usually getting his tail kicked by guys 20 years older.

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January 07, 2016 03:21 am #

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