The tranquility that summer brings with its intensive working day and vacation days can be a good time to update those topics that you have pending and that the rest of the year you cannot or do not feel like doing. If creating or updating your portfolio is one of them, I am going to give you a hand because I have compiled the best platforms to create your online portfolio.
These are 8 platforms that allow you to upload your creations so that you can make yourself known, find a new job or other types of opportunities. Each of them is different and I have tried to tell you about their main characteristics, functionalities and strengths. I have also tried to ensure that there is variety and I have selected both free and paid so that you can choose the one that best suits your needs and preferences.
I hope they are useful to you and that you can create a beautiful portfolio. Ah! And if you know of another that you think is good enough to be in this collection, leave it in the comments to add it.
It is probably the most popular platform for online portfolios. And the reasons for its success are many. The first is that it is completely free. The second, that it offers great versatility when uploading your work. And the third, that it has become a portal where creatives from all over the world go in search of inspiration. This means that our works can be seen by thousands of people and, in this way, it is also a way to promote yourself as a professional. The only bad thing I see is that you have no control over the interface, which depends on the platform itself.
Domestika is much more than a place to hang your portfolio, it is a community where you can find courses, a blog with tips or even a section with offers of job. Registering is free and uploading your works too, the only paid part is the online courses, but I recommend that you take a look because they are very interesting and usually have promotions at very affordable prices.
Cargo is a platform that allows you to create your own portfolio in your own way, just as you want. It offers different customizable templates, storage space in the cloud, registration of your own domain and many more functionalities. It has two rates, a yearly one of 99 dollars and another one of 13 dollars a month. However, creating your website in private mode is free, in case you want to see how it works.
Carbonmade is a platform similar to the previous one and allows you to create your portfolio starting from different templates and blocks that you can integrate. They have different rates (8 dollars a month is the cheapest) and they offer different functionalities such as analytics, adding your own domain, technical support…
Dribbble is another self-promotion portal where you can upload your own work. In this case, it is more focused on illustration, graphic design, web design, UX / UI design… It is also free and it is a good platform to make yourself known since, as with Behance, it is a website that serves as inspiration to many professionals around the world.
Adobe Portfolio is Adobe’s portal where you can create your own portfolio in a simple and totally personalized way. You can start from different templates and adapt them to your tastes and needs. It’s free if you have Creative Cloud, if not, they offer a rate of € 12 per month with Photoshop and Lightroom for free.
Dunked is another website that allows you to create your portfolio from scratch or from predesigned templates. It is a simple and intuitive tool with which you can upload your work effortlessly. On its website you can see different examples of real cases and the truth is that it looks very good. It is in the same range as other platforms of this style, the cheapest rate is 8 dollars per month. Of course, it offers a 10-day trial (without having to enter your payment card) to test it.
And we finish with Portfolio box, another we that allows you to create your own portfolio in a personalized way. There is a free version (with some limited functionalities) and a paid version that for $ 6.9 per month includes free domain, technical support and electronic commerce without commissions.