Using social media – Designers are lucky in that unlike some businesses, they actually have something interesting and creative to share! People like visuals, hence why Pinterest and Instagram have grown so rapidly. Upload images of your own work, blogs or even just articles you find relevant and interesting.

Creating your own website and building your portfolio, this links in to social media. – portfolio of your finished masterpieces is great but people love a story. By showing the design process from brainstorming to completion, fellow designers and clients can appreciate the work and the thought you put into it.

creating business cards – Business cards are your most important publicity items. They tell people how to contact you.

Up-to-date website –  Networking and first impressions are increasingly important in the virtual world. A website is crucial for increasing your exposure and being found online. First impressions die hard, though, and virtual impressions are equally as important as the physical ones.

Co-working – Of the most obvious ways to increase your exposure to potential customers or clients is, of course, to work in a coworking space.

What is a digital portfolio – An electronic portfolio (also known as an portfolio, e-portfolio, digital portfolio, or online portfolio) is a collection of electronic evidence assembled and managed by a user, usually on the Web. Such electronic evidence may include input text, electronic files, images, multimedia, blog entries, and hyperlinks.

Here is a digital portfolio that I have found online that is from a graduate. http://www.megangtalley.com                                                                                                                           With in this there are lots of key parts of a portfolio some of these include, social media link and how to follow there work and progress. Another big one is a about me page where they have put there hobbies and interest, show casing skills and talents including examples. It also has links to C.V, social media and in some cases but on this site, a online show.

 

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