Art Career Class

MODULE 8: Art Portfolio

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Q.&A. Session

Question: Why should an artist post their work to a portfolio site?

Answer: 

  • Portfolio sites are place where your work can be seen by other artists and industry professionals that might not otherwise get a chance to see your work. They tend to display work from the same genre or set of concerns as well as run constests or open calls to submit for placement on the front page. Sometimes they even run contests for monied prizes or inclusion in an on-line gallery exhibtion.
  • An artist should be very selective however in what portfolio services they particiapte with. Your work should be comproble in quality and accomplishment to the other work carried on the site and you should review the terms and conditions of being on any profolio site in detail.
  • You should be able to post up your work or take it down anytime you want as well as edit your account as you go.
  • Many portfolio sites also double as sales sites, so it's important to check and see if this is in addition to exhibiting the work on the site, and if so, whether or not you want to be engaged with the terms and conditions they offer for on-line sales. This is because there are plenty of art sales sites that are better at sales than portfolio sites.
  • Portfolio sites tend to help you expand your digital footprint, offer you images of other artists working in the same field to connect with, and have promotional spotlights and periodic events to apply to.
  • Make sure to think whether or not a portfolio listing site is right for you before you post your work. Often, posting your work may already be the basis of contractual agreements about usage, distibution, and copyright issues.

 

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MODULE 8: SELF-EDUCATE ON PORTFOLIO SITES AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS ON QUIZ 8.

 

Question 1: What are the easiest way to create a portfolio website and why is it important to do? Research and be ready to present your finding to the class.

What is the easiest way to create an artist portfolio website?

https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-easiest-way-to-create-an-art-portfolio-website

How to make your own website - Student Art Guide

http://www.studentartguide.com/articles/how-to-make-an-artist-website

 

Question 2: What are the top free portfolio websites? Research and be ready to present your finding to the class.

5 Free Portfolio sites for Designers and Artists

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20140626135611-23436375-5-free-portfolio-sites-for-designers-and-artists

Top 5 free portfolio sites

https://vitamintalent.com/blog/top-free-portfolio-sites

Huge list of free portfolio sites for promoting art on-line

http://www.artpromotivate.com/2013/01/free-artist-portfolio-sites-list.html

20 Free websites to help market your art

https://www.lightspacetime.com/20-free-art-portfolio-websites-to-market-your-art/

 

Question 3: What are the best portfolio websites? Research and be ready to present your finding to the class.

The Best Portfolio websites for designers and visual artists

https://blog.freelancersunion.org/2014/05/29/best-portfolio-websites-designers-and-visual-artists/

10 Best Portfolio websites for artists and designers

http://www.digitalartsonline.co.uk/features/creative-business/10-best-portfolio-websites-for-artists-designers/

 

Group 4 - What are the best portfolio websites to sell work on? Research and be ready to present your finding to the class.

List of the 10 Best portfolio sites to sell work on

http://www.artpromotivate.com/2012/09/online-art-portfolio-websites-list.html

Top 17 Services for creating an online portfolio website in 2016

https://colorlib.com/wp/create-portfolio-website/

Top 40 Minimal Portfoli Websites and Wordpress themes

https://www.thebestdesigns.com/collections/best-minimal-portfolio-websites

40 Must-see portfolio websites of photgraphers, illustrators, and photoshop artists

https://www.noupe.com/inspiration/showcases/40-must-see-portfolio-websites-of-photographers-illustrators-and-photoshop-artists-72893.html

45 Brilliant Design portfolio's to inspire you

http://www.creativebloq.com/portfolios/examples-712368

Outstanding art portfolio's made with WIX

http://www.wix.com/blog/2013/05/outstanding-art-portfolios/

Artist Run Website: Make your portfolio easy

http://www.artistrunwebsite.com/example-artist-portfolios

Crevado: Free on-line portfolio sites

https://crevado.com

Portfolio Box

https://www.portfoliobox.net

Create a Portfolio Website

https://www.squarespace.com/tour/portfolio-website/

Jimdo

https://www.jimdo.com/website/artist/

On-line protfolio's on Behance

https://www.behance.net

Carbonmade: Your on-line portfolio

https://carbonmade.com

 

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[  ] PART 2: MAKE A LIST OF ART PORTFOLIO SITES THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE YOUR WORK FEATURED IN AND LIST THEM ON QUIZ 8.


PORTFOLIO SITES

 

500px

https://500px.com | Photography | Cost unknown | POD

 

Alt Pick

https://www.altpick.com | All creatives, contemporary, urban, | Free | NDS

 

Axis Web

https://www.axisweb.org | Well respected fine art showcase | $ | NDS

 

Coroflot

https://www.coroflot.com | Good free portfolio site, all creatives | Free | NDS

 

Behance

https://www.behance.net | All creatives | FREE | SELL | POD

 

Deviant Art

https://www.deviantart.com | Contemporary, urban artists | FREE | SELL | POD


Epilogue

www.epilogue.net | Sci-Fi/Fantasy Art | FREE | NDS

 

Folio Planet

https://www.folioplanet.com | Illustrators resource & portfolio | $ | NDS


Jacket flap

https://www.jacketflap.com | For book illustrators & writers | Free | NDS


Illustration Mundo

https://www.Illustrationmundo.com | Illustrators, Designers | Free | NDS

 

Inky goodness

https://www.inkygoodness.com | Urban/contemporary/illustrators& artists showcase | Free


Lumas

https://www.lumas.com

 

Saatchi Art

https://www.saatchiart.com


Society 6

https://www.society6.com | All creatives, contemporary | Free | SELL | POD

 

Talenthouse

https://www.talenthouse.com​

 

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