Promote your portfolio with Pinterest

After Facebook,Twitter,Tumblr, Dribbble and Instagram, you might wonder if Pinterest is just another name to add to the list of social media competing for your content. But think of it this way: what incentive could there possibly be for an exposure-hungry designer to show your work to a rapidly growing community of 11 million-plus ‘pinners’ who thrive on seeking out and sharing their favourite visual tidbits?

Although the majority of Pinterest users aren’t designers, but modern-day scrapbookers, collecting images by ‘pinning’ them onto the site and arranging them in ‘boards’, it’s a free and easy to use promotional tool for anyone displaying their own creations. London-based designer and illustrator Javier Rodriguez started to use Pinterest six months ago: on his Lobulo Design page, he shows work including editorial paper sculpture, skateboard design and personal type projects. “It’s the quickest platform for sharing,” Rodriguez says.

To join Pinterest you currently need to either set up an account using a Facebook or Twitter ID, or join directly via an invite from a friend or by applying to the site itself. Once logged in, add your pins either by uploading your own images or by pinning links from other sites, such as your own website, Flickr or Behance. Pinterest also supports videos pinned from Vimeo and YouTube.

As well as our Pinterest board, the Design Work Life board is worth checking out too

As well as our Pinterest board, the Design Work Life board is worth checking out too

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