Last month we announced some updates to our new image uploader, you can read the whole post over here by Russell which explains the ins and outs of the various improvements. With these exciting and extremely helpful new changes, as well as and a number of new products on Redbubble, there’s never been more options for customizing and bringing attention to your artwork.
As your Redbubble account also has a Profile page, Portfolio page and Shop page there’s a great deal of choice surrounding the subtle skill of how you present your work on these three pages. This post aims to showcase some lovely examples of organized, beautifully arranged Redbubble portfolios. I’ll highlight the signature moves of an efficient portfolio and show off some examples of portfolios that are seamless and enjoyable to navigate.
If your portfolio is already looking particularly well put together and stylish, please share it in the comments below so we can all see some great examples.
1. Cover the Basics in Your Profile
Before you begin arranging your uploaded art, it’s great to start with your profile page. Your profile page should have a biography, links to your social media accounts, and a profile image. These small bits of information truly help viewers relate to you as an artist and your work better. Take the time to check out our Knowledge Base on how to work these elements into your profile easily:
Paper Sparrow below has a lovely biography giving a bit of background information regarding her background in design and her available greeting cards and prints. Paper Sparrow she’s also created a customized profile picture and linked through to their social media page using our social media buttons.
2. Be Organized and Consistent
When arranging your profile or portfolio page it’s best to be organized and consistent, regardless of content, media or style. Use and organize collections by theme, product or medium, but choose one and stick to it. It could be fun to organize collections by theme which allows for a little more creativity, and you could try and make your artworks available on a range of products so all of your potential customers can shop widely.
Brooke Pelczynski has a simple and elegant series of collections which give a good impression of her overall portfolio as soon as you land on her profile page.
TheyComeAlong has done a fabulous job of organizing collections by medium for a brilliantly easy ride around the most important thing on your profile page: your artwork.
3. Create Cohesive Portfolio Pages That Rock
Once you’ve uploaded your work you can see it appear in your portfolio page. Navigation is made easier for visitors to find work by theme once you’ve tagged each individual artwork. The same is true for navigating between collections on your profile page or by available products. Making a number of collections and making your work available on a large number of products will mean your visitors can switch between how they view your work easily.
Emma Hampton below has done a solid job of tagging her work appropriately.
ThistleandFox have kept their portfolio incredibly crisp with a similar color palette across all collections which all feature apt, cute titles.
4. Check Your Product Displays
When uploading new work you can check to see your products are displaying correctly as soon as they have uploaded. You’ll be able to see an automatic preview of your freshly uploaded artwork on any particular product. Try and ensure during this step that your artwork is displaying correctly, especially on newer products such as Tote Bags, Duvet Covers and Throw Pillows.
Alternatively take a moment now to check your shop page where you can see if everything is in place.
5. Don’t Do This
The photos below are of a tiny image I’ve uploaded at a small size, which leads to some teeny-tiny images on big juicy products that are waiting to be adorned by your art. By following the super simple steps to uploading you can ensure your products don’t look as naked as the poor Throw Pillow and Duvet Cover below.
6. Use Our FAQ
If in doubt, check out our handy FAQ guides on designing and uploading for specific products. As you upload work for new products you will probably have to upload some larger file sizes to ensure your work looks stunning on a duvet cover, so check that your file sizes work for the product you’re designing for specifically (and consult these tips).
Please share your good lookin’ portfolio for us to browse or discuss the above tips in the comments below.
[Header image: “Thinking Of Summer” by tracieandrews]