Carbonmade

Carbonmade is definately one of the easiest and most interesting and fun sites that I have come across for someone to show off a portfolio. This site is can be subscibed to in two ways. There is a free subscription where a person can only put up a few pieces of work, but the full subsciption allows for many more pieces of artwork to be shown.

Link to an example of a portfolio

This is the link to the home page

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viewbook

Viewbook  is a website that allows you to put your portfolio online and work on presentations from the web and mobile.  This is a great website for designers, artists and photographers.  Viewbook allows for a free 30 day trial but then there are monthly/yearly prices for different packages: Gallery Basic ($4 monthly/48 yearly, Portfolio Standard ($9 monthly/$90 yearly), Website Pro $(19 monthly/$190 yearly).

Here are some examples of pieces from current viewbook users

Hi Location (Architecture)             Garet Field Sells (Photograher) Yulio Gorbachenko (Photographer)

BigBlackBag

Haven’t heard of this website? Well either have I until I did some research on the internet regarding online portfolios. It is worth looking at because it is a stunning online portfolio website for Photographers, Artists, and Creative Professionals. On their website, bigblackbag.com, it states that “Over 5000 photographers, designers, and artists trust their online portfolio website needs to BigBlackBag.” Pricing starts at $8.99/month or $49/year, but nothing that is that great is every really free.

This portfolio website will get you business because it uses standards compliant HTML making all your content highly visible to search engines which translates into customers. They give you complete control over the content and metatags for each web page you create, allowing you to target the keywords that are important to your business. If that weren’t enough, they also submit your website to all the major search engines for free!

I looked at a few websites of artists that use this online portfolio website. Matt Morin works in advertising and creates designs for Taco Bell, Lipton, Jamba Juice, and many more. His work is shown at http://www.mattmorincreative.com.
Andres Razo is a photographer and I wouldn’t have found Razo’s beautiful work if it wasn’t for BigBlackBag. Razo photographs a lot of people and I just think they are really great and talented photographs. You can check them out at http://www.andresrazo.com.

carbonmade.com

I love this website and It is very easy to use.

http://elenakalis.carbonmade.com/

I love her work and I think she is very creative with her themes for her underwater photographs

Carbon made is an online portfolio site where you can join for free but to unlock the “premium features” there is a fee. It is very simple to use and it helps you make the albums and is a well organized website.

CreativeShake

CreativeShake is an online resource for displaying creative talent. They have been in business for ten years showcasing creative talent while having art and creative directors, marketing managers and publishers rely on their site as a high quality resource.There are many different packages offered for different budgets ranging from free (five images) to $49 dollars a month (2o images with layout options). http://www.creativeshake.com

Forrst | A Place for Designers

Not too many people have heard of Forrst.com (pronounced just like “forest”), which may be due to it only being a year old. Essentially, it’s a collective space for designers and developers of all sorts. Whether you’re a graphic designer, web developer, programmer etc. you’ll certainly find Forrst extremely useful. This space is great because you can use it in a variety of ways.

If you’re working on a project (for school or an actual client), upload a snapshot and receive insightful critique from Forrst’s vast global community filled with a wide range of professionals  in a variety of fields, as well as students.  Evaluate their feedback and use it to improve your current project. In the same sense, you can share your own bag of tricks with others. This holds the true value of Forrst. Everyone brings something different to the table and is always very helpful. The result is a more beautiful product.

Although fellow designers are often looking for critique on their current project (poster, website, code, etc.) or help with using certain software, they’ll often post a number of resources that they find useful too. For example, a designer may learn a new cool trick so he/she writes a tutorial and shares it with the community. Or it may just be something as simple as a link to a convenient resource, such a website offering free fonts. Either way, it’s also something beneficial to you, even if it’s down the road.

Even when I’m in between projects, I’m always on Forrst looking at what every one else is doing, learning tricks of the trade, and offering my input when possible. In fact, Forrst has become a website I check daily.

If you’re interested in joining Forrst, you must know it’s an invite-only community. This means that either a current member must invite you, or you can apply (as I did) by providing a link to something you’ve made (I used my website). If you’re approved, a Forrst “ranger” will send you an invite.

Try it out. I’d be happy to invite you (plowdk51@suny.oneonta.edu). Forrst is a free place to receive expert advice.