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Online platforms to showcase your design work:

We have covered the benefits of creating an effective portfolio in terms of creating a LookBook or a physical portfolio for your potential clients. In this blog we will cover the various online platforms you, as a designer, can use to showcase your work online.

  1. 1.      Your Website

If you don’t have a website yet, we suggest you get one soon – creating a website is a lot easier and more cost-effective than it used to be – using WordPress templates or wix.com allows anyone to create the website of their dreams. Your website should then include a portfolio gallery where you can share your past projects with anyone who visits your site, as well as directing people to this page on your social media accounts.
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  1. 2.      Pinterest

When you create an online platform on  Pinterest, remember to always pin your portfolio images straight from your website – this allows all your pins to lead anyone right back to your website.
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  1. 3.      Social Media

You can create a portfolio on your Facebook page – personal and business – as well as adding photos to Twitter or Google+.
Here are 4 more sites that either offer you a platform to showcase your work or offer you tools to create your own online portfolio website:
a)      http://www.portfoliobox.net/
b)      https://www.behance.net/
c)      https://crevado.com/
d)      http://www.viewbook.com/
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NOTE: Always add your logo or a watermark to any projects, designs, photographs that belong to you – why? Firstly, you do not want anyone to claim that your work is theirs, and secondly, if your images get shared your name, your brand, and your website will be shared too – on all online platforms.