The other day, a graphic designer buddy of mine was bummed because he didn’t have enough of a budget to afford a professional web design to use as a portfolio for his art. After showing him a few great resources, it occured to me there might be other amazing talents out there who aren’t sure where to post their work, aside from DeviantArt, or how to find the perfect job.Here’s a brief list of the many resources available online for artists and designers!
Online Portfolio and Job Board Combos
Coroflot-An employment community for designers. You can make an online portfolio to promote your work, browse portfolios and post design jobs.
Krop-Online portfolios and jobs for designers, artists, and web developers.
Behance Network-A leading platform for creative professionals to build a portfolio, gain exposure and get hired.
Artist Portfolios & Online Communities
deviantART-As a community destination, deviantART is a platform that allows emerging and established artists to exhibit, promote, and share their works within a peer community dedicated to the arts.
Carbonmade-Carbonmade helps you build and manage your online portfolio website. You can use Carbonmade to show off your designs, illustrations, art, or any other type of creative work.
Culturehall-Culturehall is a curated online resource for contemporary artwhere selected artists can share their work with curators, gallerists, collectors and other artists. Provides free artist portfolios with an easy to use set of web-based tools to make presenting art online simple and efficient.
ArtisanTalent.com-Freelance artist and designer jobs.
Top Freelancer Websites: Make Money, Stay Busy & Grow Your Portfolio-Post featuring the top freelance websites to help you find work and build a strong portfolio.
Freelance Folder-A blog for entrepreneurs, freelancers, and web-workers. Offers freelance tools, advice, resources, and mush more.
29 Resources for Freelance Designers Operating on a Tight Budget-Many of these resources are free or offer a free plan and others are priced well below the competition.
crowdSPRING-Custom logo design, web design and writing services. Offer your creative work to entrepreneurs, businesses and agencies and reach a global market!
Handy Web Services for Creatives
Mighty Deals-Daily Deals for Creative Professionals
BrushLovers-Offers free and premium Photoshop brushes for designers.
Tools & Social Media Resources
75+ Online Tools & Resources for Artists and Designers-”This list of over 75 computer-based tools and portable platforms can get you up and running regardless of your artistic persuasion. From sites to inspire to portable photo editors to color manipulating web tools, these resources can help any project you might be working on, digital or otherwise.”
ArtPalaver.com-100% free webinars on topics relating to using social media to market art and promote artists.
Art Biz Blog-”For the Business of Being an Artist” A thorough, well-written blog on using social media to promote your art and career, from the internet to the art gallery, this blog is packed full of useful resources!
These are just a few of the many great resources available artists and creatives online.
Is there an online service or resource that you’ve used that you find useful, a waste of time, worth checking out?
Tell us in the comments!