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We are pleased to be starting our new regular Freelance Folios feature today, and we have three freelancers’ portfolios to show you for this month.
Peter is a creative who specialises in advertising and brand creation campaigns as an independent consultant. His career has included success as a Creative Director, both in the UK and internationally. His work has won awards including D&AD, Cannes Lions, The Clios, One Show New York and many others.
Emma is an artworker and designer in the UK who started her career as a typesetter in a publishing house, but then moved on to artwork and design. With almost 9 years experience in the industry now she has worked on everything from logo designs to 60 page publications.
Donna is a web designer from Canada who’s working in Australia for the year. She describes herself as “a graphic and web designer with a love for creative solutions, a mind for clean code and web standards compliance, and expertise in developing attractive, accessible and kick-ass websites”. Her website was built using WordPress with her own custom designed theme, using Photoshop, Notepad++ and her own photos.
Many thanks to Peter, Emma and Donna for sending in their portfolio details.
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Getting your portfolio right is important as a freelancer, as you need to market yourself well. And if you work for creative agencies you will probably need both an online and and offline version.
To help you, I’ve gathered this big list of great resources:
Read How to get a free online portfolio – our own definitive article on the free tools available on the web.
Folio Focus A gallery of portfolio websites
DesignM.ag 50 excellent designer portfolio sites
Folio Stars A gallery of portfolio websites
How to build an online portfolio
Spoon Graphics How to build your own single page portfolio website
Net Tuts How to build a website from scratch
Woo themes Themes for WordPress blogs
Smashing Magazine Guide to using WordPress for a portfolio
Think Dave Recommended PSD to WordPress service
Net Tuts Design and code your first website in easy steps
Freelance Switch Build a killer online portfolio in 9 easy steps
Smashing Magazine 10 steps to the perfect portfolio website
Webitect Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Portfolios
Designious Times Top 10 websites to submit your design portfolio
DesignM.ag 9 Ways to Get Your Design Portfolio Seen
Offline (physical) portfolios
PSD Tuts Preparing and talking about your graphic design portfolio
Do you know of any other good resources or have tips? Please share them in the comments below.