Build a Flash portfolio

Getting your work on the web is essential when it comes to self-promotion. Any professional print materials should include a URL so that prospective clients can see more of your work at their convenience. Also, an online design portfolio is a cost-effective way to keep your recent work in front of your clients' eyes. Updating your website is quicker and cheaper than sending out printed promotional pieces every time you do something new.

For this particular portfolio, we're looking to showcase some of Derek Lea's more whimsical and vector-based work. The overall design reflects the content of the illustrations featured in this online gallery, but the design is also subtle and subdued enough so that it doesn't compete with any of the images on display. Any successful portfolio design should always complement the work within, without drawing attention away from it. Before you begin, launch the .swf file included in the support download. Viewing the portfolio before you get started is an excellent way to make sense of things ahead of time.

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