Portfolio on a Budget: Imgur

Imgur is probably the simplest and most straightforward way to set up your portfolio. However, with a lack of features compared to other free alternatives such as Blogger and Wix, it might be worth taking a look only if you don’t have much content to show.

Creating An Account

You have to sign up for a free account on Imgur before creating your portfolio. Once done, there are two ways to display your projects.

The first is to upload and organize them into albums. Creating an album is easy, but don’t forget to add a name and description. It’s recommended that you set visibility to Public, since you want as much exposure for your portfolio as possible. Next, select the relevant images to go with the album, and you’re pretty much done. You can now share the album with clients using the links provided. To show your profile and all the albums you have created, use username.imgur.com.

STEP 1: Upload your projects using Upload Images

Uploading Images

STEP 2:  Go to Albums

Going to Albums

No Images Yet

STEP 3:  Create an album and set visibility to Public

Creating An Album

STEP 4: Select the images you want for the album

Selecting Images for Your Album

STEP 5: You have created the album and can share it using the links provided

An Album is Created

Alternatively, consider using a single graphic as your resume, where you include your contact info and some of your best projects. For inspiration, check out some of minimal portfolio websites such as Sam Dallyn and She Was Only. Here’s an example by PHDL:

PHDL Resume - 1

PHDL Resume - 2

You can then use the graphic to promote your services to clients.

Regardless of which method you choose, the whole process shouldn’t take more than a few hours. But again, using Imgur as your portfolio should only be a temporary measure, since it’s not professional and will hurt your success as a freelance graphic designer in the long run.

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