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Free Guide: Tips to Share Your Design Work Online

Ready to share your projects with the world? Discover top tips to build your online portfolio

As a designer, the work doesn't finish with the final design; it's also essential to think carefully about how you present and showcase your projects with existing and prospective clients.

Graphic designer and founder of Austin-based design company Steve Wolf Studios, Steve Wolf (@stevewolfdesigns) creates timeless brand designs that connect with his clients’ audience, including developing brand identity, packaging, illustration, and prints. He also knows the importance of building a strong online portfolio that brings the best out of your work.

In the free guide below, Steve shares some tips about best practices for presenting your projects online, using a logotype as an example. But before, let's explore a few general dos and don'ts of building your online portfolio.

Examples of Steve Wolf Studios' logo designs.

Dos and don'ts: how to create a strong portfolio

When it comes to attracting new clients, your portfolio is one of the greatest tools you have at your disposal allowing you to show—rather than simply tell—potential clients or employers what you are capable of.

A graphic designer and art director based in New York City, Mark Brooks (@mbrooksnyc) specializes in branding, graphic design, and art direction. In this tutorial, Mark shares a few basic principles of creating a digital portfolio to help you stand out from the competition:

Free Guide: How to Share Your Work on Social Media and Portfolio Sites

Besides the quality of the design work, how and where you present your work in your portfolio can also help your existing and prospective clients understand the meaning behind your design.

In this guide, Steve shares top tips for different ways to promote your projects online through social media and design platforms. From creating case studies (with an example of copy) to maximizing the visual impact of your design using mock-ups, he suggests ways to boost your exposure.

The resource also includes tips on how to show up on people’s feeds, and useful design and social media sites to post your work.

After clicking on the button below, you'll find a PDF file titled How to Share Your Work on Social Media and Portfolio Sites, by Steve Wolf in the Downloads folder on your computer.

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This download will be available until Monday 27 December, 2021. If you want to access the material after that date, you can sign up for Steve Wolf’s course, Logotype Design for Brand Identity. In the course, you'll learn how to create a timeless logotype for a brand or product by exploring typography and logo design.

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