Many artists/photographers/designers carry a “portfolio” with them when they see a prospect. A portfolio typically showcases the best samples of your work – your artwork, photos, product packaging, etc. so that your prospects can actually see your style and samples prior to deciding if they will want to hire you.
Over the past several years, artists have started showcasing their work on a website instead of carrying around a physical portfolio. That allows people to see work samples more easily. It is also expanding the market immensely… An artist’s portfolio could now be easily viewed by anybody in the world where Internet is available!
SO, WHAT IS A “PORTFOLIO” SITE?
The websites with the main purpose of displaying the portfolio is called “Portfolio Site.” Although there is no solid definition of “portfolio site,” here are the typical characteristics seen in a portfolio site:
It’s not a technique; it’s just a way to display your content pictorially.
Visuals are the main focus. You don’t typically see a whole lot of text that accompanies it.
It displays images in some kind of grid form so that multiple images are shown on the screen in a very organized way.
DO I NEED TO USE A SPECIAL THEME FOR A PORTFOLIO SITE?
There are many excellent themes that are suitable for a portfolio site, and using one of those is the quickest way to create a portfolio site in most cases. Here are some themes that I think would work great for a portfolio site: