2 ways to make a portfolio that’s creative and different

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Written by: Natalia De la Peña Frade
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When it comes to creating your portfolio, there are so many questions. What’s the best tool to make it with? Will it cost much? How can I make it as attractive as possible and give the best possible impression? Well, let me tell you this much now: you’re going to do it, and what’s more, it’s going to be much easier than you think. We’re even going to look at 2 different ways to do it. Come with me and I’ll show you!

Why do you need a portfolio?

Your portfolio is the creation that allows you to differentiate yourself from other people with a similar profile and make sure your work stands out. And to fulfil its function it has to be a-maz-ing.

A good portfolio will open lots of doors as it’s the most effective way to showcase your skills. Show, don’t tell! It’s the picture that speaks a thousand words.

Do you think portfolios are only for creatives? Nope! Any professional, from any field, needs to show the world what they can do.

And it’s not just for showing potential clients. It’s a tool that every professional can use according to their objectives. For example, those who work in training use a portfolio to showcase their most standout courses; people who work in marketing and communications, to show their best content and campaigns; and designers show off their most brilliant creations.

Whatever you might use a portfolio for, the most important thing is that it should give the perfect outline of your skills, and make a great impression. Let’s take a look at how to approach it.

The case for the portfolio-magnet 

There are few things that generate more insecurity than managing your own image.

If you work in design, you may have created portfolios for various companies, but when it comes to making your own, you get stuck. Am I right?

And if you work in any other area, the thing that holds you back is probably thinking that you won’t be able to create an attractive, well-designed professional portfolio. Wrong! I already told you at the start that you are going to do it!

You know what I think? I think you don’t want to settle for just any old portfolio: you want to create an amazing portfolio.

What you need is to create a portfolio that attracts attention like a magnet, and that grabs hold of people and makes them want to see more, and more, and more… right til the end. Right? Right! Otherwise, why bother?

The best format for creating a stunning portfolio: a genially

The quickest and easiest way to achieve this is by creating a genially. With Genially it’s super easy to make a portfolio that’s different, attractive, interesting, and that makes people want to see all your work.

You don’t need to buy a web domain or have design skills to get a great result, and you also don’t have to start from scratch if you don’t want to. In Genially there are loads of templates designed by professionals and created to inspire you and impress people. It also includes all the characteristics you need to follow step-by-step the best practices for making an unforgettable digital portfolio.

What do you think of this template?

5 compelling reasons to create your portfolio with Genially

  1. Genially is a freemium tool. You can complete your creation and share it using the free version of the tool. Feel free to explore all the possibilities in Genially without spending a dollar or inserting your credit card details. You can always upgrade later!
  2. You can enjoy all the advantages of the cloud and forget about storage limitations: you have unlimited space available to you, even in the free version of the tool.
  3. One of the most important things about a portfolio is that it should be very easy to update. Genially world in the cloud, which means it can be updated instantly and will always display the latest version.
  4. Something else that’s important is that getting your portfolio out in the world is also super easy. A genially can be shared via a link, and can also be downloaded in PDF, JPG, or HTML format. Send it by email or socials in whichever format you like.
  5. It doesn’t matter if technology’s not your thing: creating with Genially is oh so easy. And there are multiple ways to explore and get to know the tool, such as the courses and learning pills in the Genially Academy, where you can learn for free and on your own schedule.

An interactive portfolio is a winning portfolio

The content you create with Genially is interactive and animated, two qualities which strengthen one another to impress and make your portfolio shine.

Animated elements inevitably attract attention. And interactivity makes people who are viewing your portfolio want to keep exploring and click on your different content. When they click, unexpected things happen. This way, when you create an interactive portfolio you’re not just showing your work, but you’re also constructing an experience for the viewer.

These qualities, added to your great work, will undoubtedly have the desired magnet effect. And one thing’s for sure: it won’t be just another portfolio; it’ll be memorable content. There’s no way it’ll go unnoticed.

On top of that, your audience can see the content of your work in any format without leaving your genially. In a regular portfolio, it’s common to see a series of links that open in different tabs to show content in different formats. And that’s risky, because it disperses the attention of the person viewing it.

However, in a genially you can include images, videos, GIFs, PDFs, documents, tables, and more. Genially accepts all kinds of formats and integrates with lots of other tools. You can also insert your interactive portfolio in any website, on social media, or on platforms like Behance and Medium.

Now you’ve got all you need to succeed with your portfolio. So… Ready to start? take a look at these templates and see which one you like best, and get creating!

Another way of creating your portfolio with Genially: your social profile

Do you have lots of geniallys to show the world? There’s a way to create the perfect portfolio for you, with the absolute minimal effort: the Genially social profile.

Never heard of it? OK, let me explain. Genially gives you a space where you can show off your best content, which can function as a portfolio, or as a bank of resources to share with whoever you want. You can see how to activate it here; it’s super easy!

On your profile page, the geniallys you choose will be displayed; you decide which ones you’d like to make public. And at the top of the page, you can add your photo, description, and links to your social media profiles. Check out this example

Activating your social profile will mean other people can be inspired by and follow your work. You can also decide if you want your geniallys to be reusable to give others the opportunity to create great content using yours.

You can even appear in the featured profiles of the Genially Community in the ‘Inspiration’ section, just like these lovely people:

Activate your social profile to show off the content you’ve created with Genially, and become an authority in interactive content creation!

Natalia De la Peña Frade
Natalia De la Peña Frade
Content creator: I try to write things you like to read
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