Whether you work in a creative industry or corporate field, having an online portfolio is an excellent personal resource. Think of your portfolio as a visual archive of your accomplishments to supplement your resume or CV. An online portfolio provides a landing page for your audience to find photos, videos, or write-ups of your work and accomplishments. An online portfolio offers nearly endless digital real estate so you can share as much of your work as you’d like without having to worry about running out pages in a physical binder. Find out how best to model your portfolio using Adobe Spark Page with our guide below.
Building a portfolio website might sound intimidating, especially if you don’t have any web design experience under your belt already. Luckily, with Adobe Spark Page, you don’t need to build a portfolio website from scratch. Instead, browse through some Spark Page portfolio examples and use Spark Page’s intuitive editor to explore preset layout options that will help you craft a dynamic web page. Adobe Spark saves your projects so you can revisit and revise your portfolio as the breadth of your work grows over time. By crafting your portfolio online using Spark Page, you can bring your portfolio with you wherever you go, to share with whomever you’d like.
Before getting started, take some time to think about the story your portfolio will tell. Draft a paragraph or two that provides insight to you as a person and your career goals or ambitions. Then compile your best photos, videos, graphics, and links to include on your site to give your audience a full understanding of your accomplishments and capabilities. Don’t forget to include contact info in easy to find places so that your readers know how to reach you once they get inspired by your work.
Online portfolios are a necessity for careers such as photographers, visual artists, architects, or designers. With Adobe Spark Page, you can also include videos. For writers, you can provide snippets of your writing samples and links to published work. If you work in business, use your portfolio to showcase your projects and detail some of your biggest workplace accomplishments. An online portfolio can work for anyone, so let your creativity flow as you craft the site that perfectly suits you.
Take some time to organize your work before uploading it to Spark Page. It could be helpful to pick some of your best and brightest examples and include any necessary links, context, or citations. If you’d like to include a brief bio on your portfolio, write a draft then proofread it to make sure it reads well.
Adobe Spark Page features multiple layout options and customization tools so you can create a portfolio that resonates with your personality. There are several options for photo layouts, including grids, glide shows, and split layouts, so explore these possibilities to see how they interact with your work, as well as with each other as a whole as you scroll through your page.
Spark Page offers themes that change the header and text options of your page. You can click “Themes” to find these preset selections. When including text, highlight your content and choose “H1” or “H2” to test out header options that vary with each theme.
Take your time to build out your portfolio. You can preview it at any time. Choose “Present” to view it as a slideshow. When you’re ready to share your portfolio, click “Share” to publish your portfolio and send to others. If you need to make changes, you can access your saved portfolio from your Spark home page.