Having an online portfolio is a necessity these days to be an artist. An online presence is as important as the artwork you display on it. Artists must promote their work in as many places as possible to gain exposure and attract as many clients as possible. If you don’t have a portfolio up on the internet yet here are several free options to choose from so you can get your artwork up and getting viewers.
Krop might be the most like having your own portfolio site when you’re a premium member but as a free site it’s fairly limited. Krop’s portfolio templates are probably the best looking on this list but all the options are hidden behind a pay wall leaving you with one starter template. Krop’s basic package is free with 10 images but the premium account allows you to upload unlimited images, and videos plus they have a large amount of templates to choose from including your own custom URL. The premium membership is $10 per month. You might be asking yourself why did you include Krop on this list if it’s really not free. My thought behind that is upload 10 of your best images and you’ve now got another site that you can share your work on.
Coroflot Since its inception in 1997, Coroflot has grown to host over 2 million images and boasts that 150,000 new projects are published every month on their site. Coroflot is essentially a job networking site for all kinds of design disciplines. The community is still small but they let you share your work by creating your own online portfolio. Once you upload your images to the site you can share your work with potential clients in the Coroflot user base.
This is just a handful of a lot of different portfolio sites you can choose from. I can’t really give a recommendation on which Service is best because it really comes down to the user and what you’re looking for. If you have some other sites that you used and would like to share your experience with them please leave them in the comments.