I don’t know what you’ve been told, but it’s actually possible to create a world of your own. How? With an online portfolio and a .ART domain that highlights your work and individuality in your own online space. Whether you create music, build sculptures, sell hand-made T-shirts or have an amazing collection of holiday photos, .ART is the place for you.
Creating a digital photo gallery helps artists share their work with the global online community and reach potential clients or buyers. Like decorating your apartment or planting your own garden, a website and personalized domain gives you a sense of freedom and control over your work and online creative space. Get to know some fellow creators and find some inspiration by taking a look at some of the incredible portfolio websites within our .ART community.
An Online Portfolio for Every Creative
Australian-American model, philanthropist and actress Portia de Rossi retired from her life on the screen and launched General Public, a project that lets people experience art in a tactile way. Instead of printing art on a traditional flat canvas, Portia incorporated The Synograph™, a new type of 3D-printing technique that prints artwork as close to its original form as possible, with visible brush strokes, layering and unique textures created by the artists themselves. The website itself has a professional look and mimics the look and feel of an upscale gallery.
Steve Miller is a multimedia artist and an early adopter of the .ART domain extension for his online portfolio. Paintings, screen-prints, books and sculptures are all among the mediums he works in. For Steve, a .ART domain creates his own personal space in a new hierarchy of the digital world and becomes an extension of his artistic impression. His work on painted surfboards and skateboards as well as apparel is high-end, stylized and provocative. Steve’s website also features an apparel catalog, photography books and links to his exhibition work.
Hilbrand Bos is a fashion illustrator and designer who lives in Amsterdam. One of his favorite projects is an ongoing collaboration with Universal Studios’ The Secret Life of Pets, for which he creates merchandise prints. Hilbrand’s website is sleek and stylish but also charming, much like his own drawings and animations. He chose a .ART domain “because it looks nice and contains only what it should—the two things that I have to offer—my personality and my art.” And he’s right, Hilbrand’s website is artistic, professional and refined, just like him.
Lightheart Dance are a dynamic duo, sharing online space and offline passions. Jeff and Kay McLean are dance photographers who are passionate about art, dance, travel and family. Their website is a harmonious mixture of beauty that surrounds them—not only in their profession, but in their private lives, too. From ballerinas in Cuba to dancers on country borders, Jeff and Kay bring their passions together in one place to share their vision of art, social activism and hope.
Christian Schaffer and her portfolio website will inspire you to search out beauty and adventure at every turn. After quitting her corporate job at Abercrombie & Fitch, she packed up her life and now travels the world in search of her next temporary home, adventure and creative projects. Her website tells her story through stunning images and a domain name that fittingly emphasizes her knack for artful living.
Randal Ford has photographed more animals than most, but his photos are more akin to school portraits than traditional animal photography. By placing animals in a professional studio setting, Randal creates a joyfully absurd and memorable beauty. Soon to be published in print, each photograph features a charming, captivating story where the animal becomes the standout star. In Randal’s unique world, lions, leopards, sloths and parrots are able to share their stories and showcase their unique colors and personalities.