How to use Wakelet: online portfolio

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Looking to create an online portfolio? Showcase your skills and attract potential employers by designing your portfolio on Wakelet

Whether you’re a writer, photographer, designer, make-up artist or architect, you need a place where you can showcase your skills.

Not only does this space need to be able to store all your work but it also needs to look polished and professional with categories that allow you to show off different types of work for different types of job.

Find out how you can use Wakelet

Thousands of people are already using Wakelet to host their online portfolios. In fact, the platform has often been rated as one of best portfolios websites out there.

Here are a few reasons why you should create your online portfolio on Wakelet:

A place for everything

When you have a creative career, your work exists all over the Internet. In my own career, it’s been important to demonstrate that I’m more than just a writer so I need my portfolio to include the articles I’ve written alongside the social media campaigns I’ve managed, the video interviews I’ve directed, and the press my work has generated.

With Wakelet, there are no limitations. Articles, videos, maps, tweets, images, Facebook posts, PDF documents, Google Docs, and more – the list of links that you can add to your Wakelet collection is endless.

Clear and easy-to-use

With more and more people opting for portfolio or slash careers, writer/speaker/podcaster or videographer/photographer/designer, it can be hard to create an online portfolio that celebrates your diverse set of skills. It takes hours to create separate portfolios for each industry or medium. Otherwise, you’re forced to send prospective employers to a website filled with work that might or might not be relevant.

Find out how you can use Wakelet

With Wakelet, you can put your work into separate collections, sorted by medium, subject, publication, date and more – it’s completely up to you! That way, you can share only the collections that are most relevant to the role – no time-consuming design work or awkward explanations needs. Sports journalist Jonty Colman’s Wakelet profile is a great example, with all of his work divided by publication – take a look:

And if you’d like to be even more organized, you can divide your collections into sections. Want to keep your freelance work separate from your in-house projects? No problem! Simply pick titles for each section and drag and drop the collections into place.   

Jonty Colman online portfolio

Unique portfolio design

With an online portfolio on Wakelet, you get all the advantages of a template site but with a level of personalization that you’d normally need a degree in coding to master. There’s no need to know HTML or CSS, you can create a stunning online portfolio design that reflects your creativity in minutes. Choose cover and background images from our Unsplash selection or upload your own, decide on the size and order of your items, and add a title and description. I love the way Wakelet user Owen Williams has designed his portfolio to reflect his style of work – check it out: 

Online portfolio example

Shout about your success

Once you’ve created your online portfolio on Wakelet, it couldn’t be easier to add to it and share it with the people you want to impress. Download the browser extension and app and you’ll be able to add new content to your collections in just two clicks. You can also edit your collections at any time, change the order your work is displayed in, and add your own notes and images for context.

And when it comes to sharing the finished portfolio, not only can you share it via email, Facebook and Twitter but you could also add a QR code to your CV or export each collection as a PDF – it’s interactive and every link will be clickable!