Having a design portfolio online for your potential clients to browse through is important. If you need a web portfolio up and running in no time, this roundup of free online portfolio hosting sites has 15 options for you to consider.
With over 500, 000 hosted portfolios and over 8 million pieces of work posted on the site, Carbonmade is a top choice for displaying your work. Besides being free (they do also have paid subscriptions), Carbonmade has a user-friendly interface and doesn’t require any coding knowledge. Check out their featured portfolios to see Carbonmade in action.
Example portfolio on Carbonmade.
The Behance network is a wonderful place to host your online portfolio. It’s also a social network where you can follow and connect with other creatives and employers. Clients can post jobs on the site, so having a Behance portfolio might just help you snag a gig.
PortfolioBox allows you to create and host online portfolios on their site. A free portfolio on PortfolioBox allows custom designs and won’t have ads, but has a limit of 50 images. They have several design templates, and you can even mix-and-match components from several design templates in your portfolio design.
Example portfolio on PortfolioBox.
Crevado Portfolio is an online portfolio-hosting site with a free subscription that allows you to host 30 images. A paid subscription (starts at $5) unlocks features such as higher image definition, PayPal integration, and more. View the portfolio examples on their site to see Crevado in action.
Example portfolio on Crevado.
This online portfolio-hosting site has a free version that allows you to have 10 hosted images and 10MB of space. Paid subscriptions start at .99 and gives you more disk space, the ability to have a custom domain, no ads on your portfolio, etc.
Example portfolio on Portfoliopen.
Example portfolio on Coroflot Portfolios.
This site is a social media network for creative professionals. On Glossom, you can create Collections, which they explain as “a synthesis of a portfolio, a moodboard, or any project, which can be viewed in one look.”
Example portfolio on Glossom.
Jobrary, a product of software development firm Techtinium, is both an online resume- and portfolio-hosting site. It’s dead simple to use and your work will be presented in a clean and simple-looking slideshow gallery layout.
Example portfolio on Jobrary.
FolioHD is a simple-to-use and free online portfolio-hosting site. The free subscription to FolioHD gives you 36 uploads and basic design customization options (like changing layout, font and colors) while the paid subscription plans that start at $9 a month gives you full-screen themes, a contact form (for potential clients) and more.
Example portfolio on FolioHD.
Some free portfolio-hosting sites may compress your images to save some bandwidth and increase web page loading times. With FigDig, you can show off your work in full High-Definition (HD) quality. Aside from it being free to join, at the time of writing, they’re even giving away a free Apple Nano that you can potentially win if you sign up.