Research Resources- Art

    • The Kennedy Center's free digital resource for teaching and learning in, through and about the arts.

Online Portfolios

Creating an online portfolio can be a big help when applying to colleges, or maybe even when looking for art-related jobs. In addition, this helps you create a positive digital footprint. Before you create an online portfolio, you should ask yourself some important questions. These include:

  • Who is my intended audience?
  • What do you want to communicate through selecting these particular photos/works?
  • What, if anything, do you want your audience to know/learn about you? (Consider this as one step in creating a positive digital footprint.)
  • Which key points from the classroom discussion about photography/art will you keep in mind as you develop this portfolio?
  • What are the most important things TO YOU as you create this portfolio?

These are some options for you to use for posting photos of your work online. Some of them have advertisements, and some do not. You may want to experiment with several before deciding which will meet your needs.

  • Flickr
    Owned by Yahoo.
  • FolioHD
    Free account allows 36 photos. Geared specifically toward creating photo portfolios.
  • Picasa
    Owned by Google, which can be very convenient.
  • Portfoliobox
    Free account hosts up to 50 photos. Geared specifically toward creating photo portfolios.
  • Tackk
    Simple, but effective.
  • Trovebox