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Free Online Portfolio Maker

Create a portfolio that’s as unique and creative as you are. Impress potential clients and employers from the get-go with a stunning portfolio design made using Canva’s free online portfolio maker. Easily create professional-looking portfolios that showcase your skills and qualifications sans the hassle of website building or learning advanced graphic design.

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Smart online portfolio maker

Powered by our smart drag-and-drop editing tool, you can create a creative portfolio in minutes. Start inspired with professionally designed and fully editable portfolio templates or create one on your own. Showcase your past projects and work experiences through beautiful graphs, timelines, and images. Drag and drop any free stock video footage or stock photos into your chosen portfolio layout. Import your own fonts or use our free font library and present text into eye-catching headers and font combinations.

How to make a portfolio

  1. Launch Canva
    Open Canva and search “Portfolio” to start your project. Beforehand, you can compile your best work and choose a theme.
  2. Start with a free template
    Get inspired by a free portfolio template on Canva. Choose between a one-page portfolio website template, a photo book portfolio template, or a portfolio presentation template. It’s up to you. Alternatively, you can also create a portfolio from a blank template.
  3. Add your logos, fonts, and colors
    Decide on an overarching theme that will best showcase your personal brand. Stay on-brand by adding your logos, fonts, and colors. You can separately create a logo using Canva’s logo maker, or use a pre-made one.
  4. Customize your portfolio
    Curate the best photos, videos, screenshots, or reviews of your past client work or personal projects. Personalize your portfolio by adding photos, illustrations, screenshots, text, and other graphic elements. Organize your work according to your chosen theme and style. Weave them all together to tell a story.
  5. Publish, print, and share
    Review and finalize your portfolio design. Then, publish it as an online portfolio with our one-page website builder. Share digital copies of your portfolio online to clients or colleagues with a link, presentation, or multiple high-resolution formats you can also print in no time.
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Showcase your creative work in one place

A good portfolio design is made out of well-chosen pieces (photos, videos, or even screenshots) that tell the story of what you are good at. Whether you are a writer, artist, graphic designer, model, software developer, or marketer, make sure that you select the best projects you’ve worked on or the pieces you are most proud of.

Start inspired with the hundreds of free portfolio website templates on Canva. You can choose between simple mobile-ready, one-page website templates to artful, detail-oriented showcases of your work. Edit each template page to emphasize the type of work you do best and the kind of client you want to work with.

Share your digital portfolio in minutes

With our online portfolio creator, you can publish and share your portfolio online in a few clicks. Create a one-page portfolio website and publish it in your own Canva site domain. Or, with Canva Pro, purchase your own custom domain.

Be found on Google and other search engines with our SEO-friendly website templates. All one-page site templates are mobile-responsive, so your portfolio looks as beautiful on mobile, tablet, or other devices, as it is on desktop.

Easily share your digital portfolio with your clients and followers with our built-in sharing capabilities. Click the Share button in the top-right corner of the editing dashboard, then select the icon of the social media platform of your choice to automatically share a link to your portfolio. You can also download your portfolio in PDF, JPEG, or PNG formats and share it directly to your socials or by email.

Spotlight your printed portfolio

When it makes more sense to design and create a physical copy of your portfolio, Canva Print is ready for you. Choose a photo book template or other printable portfolio templates and customize them according to your unique brand theme. A creative portfolio printed on high-quality paper helps create a more lasting impression during face-to-face networking events, meetings, and interviews—allowing you to show off the details of your artwork, for example. Get noticed and land that job with Canva’s free custom portfolio maker today.

FAQ

Good storytelling makes a good portfolio. Weave a story and showcase your thought process through your best photos, illustrations, mood boards, videos, sketches, client reviews, drafts, and other artwork. Include the final output like photos of the printed final product, videos, and feedback.

Making a model portfolio to showcase your potential for the modeling industry is quick and easy with our online portfolio maker. You can follow these tips to make it happen:
  • Gather digital copies of all your model photo shots. This includes full-body shots, headshots, and ¾ length shots.
  • Decide on a theme and purpose. This will help you customize a model portfolio template in our collection easily and find appropriate images, fonts, and colors to exude elegance, uniqueness, and edginess.
  • Make it accessible. Publish it as a mobile-responsive, one-page website. Then, share the link on your socials or to clients. For go-sees and meetings, prepare high-quality printed copies of your model portfolio through our print service. With free standard shipping, you’ll receive your printed model portfolios.

Absolutely! You can design and print your portfolio with our print service. Make sure to choose a photo book template if you want to print your portfolio like a coffee table book. Alternatively, you can choose a poster, brochure, flyer, or letterhead template if you prefer to print a one-page portfolio. We also offer free standard shipping.

It’s all about demonstrating your skills. What you need to do first is to gather examples of your work. This can vary depending on the industry you’re in or the experiences you have. Then, showcase your work with a narrative. You can organize them in terms of merit, theme, or simply by chronology. It would also be a plus if you have photos of yourself immersed at work or collaborating with successful people or companies to highlight your credibility and excellence.

Your portfolio compiles all the materials you’ve had in the exercise of your skills, training, and experiences. It showcases your expertise, mastery, and viewpoint through the concrete work that you did in the past. This can be in the form of articles, digital creations, photographs, etc. A CV or curriculum vitae, however, is a written insight of one’s experience and qualifications for a job.
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