Monday, April 23, 2012

The Professional Art Portfolio

The Professional Art Portfolio

Every artist at some point will need to grapple with details of creating a professional portfolio to showcase their art.
There are many resources online that can help. I have chosen to work with two resources for getting my portfolio into print as a book, and Hp The portfolios can be viewed and /or purchased online at these sites. You can see my own published portfolios in this article. I'll also share the links here at the bottom.

What to Include in Your Portfolio

If you are an artist, you will need to consider what you want to put into your portfolio. You will need to come up with an image list with these details: title of work, medium, size, year completed. You can also add short details of how it was created. You might also consider including your artist statement if you have one. And don't forget the most important part, your images. The images will need to be high resolution, 300 dpi, in order for them to be printed in good quality.
  • High resolution images (300 dpi)
  • Image details: title, medium, size, year completed, any other pertinent data
  • Artist statement

Create Your Own Portfolio

I would suggest enlisting the help of a graphic designer (me, perhaps?) to give your portfolio that winning edge. has a wizard that will easily get you up and running. You also have the option of uploading a PDF to either of these sites. I'm finding that HP is easier to navigate. Creating a PDF for them seems to be easier than with Lulu. Jump into the forums of either of these sites and learn more.

What Have You Done?

Have you found an easy way to create your portfolio? Let me know what you did. Provide a link so we can check it out.

Here are my portfolios.

Graphic and Web Design on HpMagCloud.

Digital Images Portfolio on HpMagCloud.

Take Action

  • Hop onto to lulu or magcloud to see if either of these options will work for you.
  • View and / or buy my printed or digital portfolios for inspiration.
  • Let me know if I can help you in some way. Perhaps you would like to purchase an image or use my design skills.
  • Comment to this post.

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