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Jul 28, 2022

How to build an online portfolio that wins you jobs as an Architect

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If you're looking to get a job in architecture, it is highly recommended that you have a professional online portfolio.

Why?

It's a very competitive profession and the traditional method of showing work is archaic. When you start looking for a job, it will most likely be through an application. Today, applications often ask for a link to your portfolio. This makes hosting your own portfolio essential for success.

There are several websites where such portfolio can be created.

ISSUU - free

Issuu is a website for creating and sharing digital magazines. Users can create magazines from PDF files, improve them with design and interactive tools, and add text, links, and multimedia.

If you already have on PDF version of your portfolio, this is the easiest and fastest option

  • Has free tier
  • Easy upload of PDF’s
  • Fullscreen sharing
  • Looks like a digital book
  • Examples:

  • 📍 Design: Architecture Portfolios
  • Behance - free

    Behance is a platform that allows architects, graphic designers, illustrators and photographers to showcase their work online. Creating a portfolio is very easy and intuitive. Behance also gives users the opportunity to be seen by many clients and businesses.

    Work is grouped by projects and is displayed on user's profile page.

  • Free
  • Intuitive
  • Sharable profile page
  • Examples:

  • 📍 Ruben Muedra
  • 📍 kirill Gordeyev
  • 📍 Alejandro Saldarriaga
  • Carbonmade - from $9/mo

    Carbonmade is a web-based portfolio builder that helps you create and share an online showcase of your design and other creative work. With full layout customization and unlimited uploads, this portfolio builder has enough features to satisfy even the most demanding cases.

  • Unlimited number of files
  • Powerful customization of layout
  • Drag & drop editor
  • Hosting included
  • Unlimited free trial (without public access)
  • Examples:

  • 📍 Tony Moura
  • 📍 John Grinstead
  • 📍 Bella Abellan
  • Carrd

    Carrd is a website-building platform, just like WordPress or Webflow. However, its differentiator is that Carrd is optimized to create simple one-page websites, which makes it easier to use than the competition. It is very easy to create a portfolio page for desktop and mobile devices. If you want even an easier start, there are some prebuilt templates (📍 link)

  • Lots of features in the free tier
  • Simple to use
  • Mobile and Desktop optimized
  • for $19 / year, pro features like custom domain and forms
  • Examples:

  • 📍 Patrick Rinard
  • 📍 Fahad Sheikh
  • 📍 Sebastian Schoendorfer
  • These services should give you an idea of what a portfolio site can look like.

    You will be able to stand out with your online presence, and have a better chance at landing your dream job in architecture.

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