Think digital: The best online portfolio tools

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Nowadays, creatives need to have several strings to their bow.

Single discipline creative is becoming a rare thing, with professionals working across a diverse mix of print, TV, digital, social, radio, and more. It’s near impossible to showcase such a wide range of work in any format other than an online portfolio. Pull together your biggest and best projects, think big, and create a curated portfolio that is accessible from anywhere, backed up, and easily shareable.

With that in mind, here’s our pick of some portfolio tools worth exploring. If you have others to add, do leave them in the comments below!

Behance

Squarespace

  • Works with Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Free, and has an associated app (iOS & Android)
  • Actually a website building tool — demonstrate multiple skills in one
  • Beautiful, easy-to-use templates

Minimal Folio

Adobe Portfolio

  • Stripped back, simple, sleek interface
  • Affordable app, optimised for iPad
  • Connects to Dropbox
  • Free for Creative Cloud users
  • Wide range of fonts and layouts
  • Ideal for UX/UI designers

Dribbble

LinkedIn

  • User community of designers
  • Accessible, easy-to-use interface
  • Actively displays your portfolio to those looking to hire a designer
  • Accessible network of professionals (b2b)
  • Updates CV and portfolio simultaneously
  • Inherently social and good for sharing
  • Free — and you likely have an account already