Designing your Aportfolio


Aportfolio Design Tutorial

This video will teach you many of techniques used to create a cohesive and aesthetically pleasing Aportfolios. It will show you different ways to choose colors, manipulate images, and design the layout of your Aportfolio. You learn how to use the Organize feature and you will be shown examples of our Aportfolio scholars portfolios.

Designing the visual aspects of your Aportfolio is simple and important. The look and feel of your Aportfolio represents you and it is the first thing a viewer notices about your page. Aportfolios can be minimalist or elaborate, depending on the purpose of your Aportfolio and your profession. This page is designed to help you create your own branding as well as provide links to helpful sites.

To create a beautiful and professional Aportfolio it should be: ColorfulConsistent, and Simple.


Color is great for headings, subheadings, text, or backgrounds in your Aportfolio. 


Consistency not only helps your Aportfolio look more professional, it helps your audience know what to look for and where. 


Your Aportfolio should have a sleek look. This helps viewers focus on important information. 

Design FAQ & Links

Here are some frequently asked questions we get about design.

How do I change my directory icon?

You can see how to change your directory icon here.

Where can I find good photos for my Aportfolio?

While we suggest using your own photos, you may need some stock photos at one point. Here are some good websites for finding high quality, creative commons photos: unsplashLittle Visuals, and New Old Stock.

Where can I find a good website for editing photos and creating graphics?

Canva is a great website for both editing photos and creating your own graphics. Not sure where to begin with Canva? They have some great graphic design exercises here! (Note you will need to create an account with Canva, however it is free.)

Just looking for a simple place to edit your photographs? Pixlr is an easy to use website that does not require you to create an account. Just upload your photos and edit away. 


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