Your Portfolio on LinkedIn

Finally: Linkedin now let’s you display your portfolio.

It seems that all of us, and every designer we know, is on LinkedIn. Why? Its the defacto professional directory, and its where our peers, big companies, agencies, and clients connect with us.

But there has never been a way to showcase our portfolio work on our LinkedIn profiles.

For over a year, Behance has been working with the LinkedIn folks to develop a special application within LinkedIn that allows ANY creative professional to showcase their multi-media portfolio.

The new “Portfolio Display” application allows anyone to create a free portfolio, display it on LinkedIn, and keep it in sync across other sites like AIGA, the Art Director’s Club Young Guns site, and the Behance Network. (YAY!)

You can create unlimited projects (with unlimited images, videos, multimedia) and upload them, via the Behance Network, to display on their LinkedIn profiles.

The application allows the 70+ million LinkedIn members – as well as hundreds of millions of visitors – to ACTUALLY SEE your creative work (rather than just read your resume).

If you are a creative professional on LinkedIn, you should join the Behance Network and then sync your portfolio with LinkedIn.

If you are already a member of the Behance Network, simply install the Creative Portfolio Display application on your LinkedIn Profile.

This is fantastic! Hat tip to Mattias and Scott of Behance.

12 Comments leave a comment below

  1. Finally!

    A resume is nice but designers need to show their portfolio. That is their resume. Finally this is possible. Now LinkedIn can be of use for designers too.

  2. I have been wanting a way to provide my portfolio on LinkedIn. This is great! Thank you for posting this.

  3. Brilliant. Thanks Behance, thanks Tina.

  4. Well it looks like I’ll have to join Behance now

  5. Seriously awesome! It’s about time they did this!

  6. Your second paragraph is missing an apostrophe. I think it wandered into an inappropriate place in the first.

    Anyway, this is long overdue from LinkedIn and a great move by Behance.

  7. LinkedIn has partnered with some leading Internet companies to offer new applications that allow you to collaborate on projects, get key information and present their work to the largest network of professionals.

  8. I’ve always been in two minds over the use of LinkedIn as a seriously useful tool for graphic design professionals. This is a fantastic addition to LinkedIn, I jumped straight onto my profile and added the application yesterday. My CV and portfolio has already been downloaded a couple of times since then.

  9. This is pretty cool. Thanks for sharing this about LinkedIn, I don’t know much about it.

    Lauren
    Lrstewart0711.blogspot.com

  10. A nice gesture, but am I the only one who thinks the Behance Network portfolio creation tool is way too complex? There are way too many settings and things; it’s way too overwhelming for me. It strikes me as odd because I’m the type of person who loves options and settings, but when it comes to displaying my work I’d rather just upload the piece, title, description, and credits and not have all these crazy options.

  11. Finally! I only it would also work in Safari 4 I’d be a happy camper.

  12. Good work! You have my vote!

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