FIELD/WORK Archive: Rethinking Portfolio Website Design with OtherPeoplesPixels

Chicago Artists Coalition’s FIELD/WORK is a year-round program of workshops, personalized consultations, peer learning exchanges, and tutorials providing artists of all disciplines and career stages with the educational skills needed for creative and professional success.

New in 2016, Chicago Artists Resource will be a repository for items from FIELD/WORK’s program archive, including documentation, print materials, and recaps to extend the reach of the professional practice expertise shared during CAC’s on-site events.

Rethinking Portfolio Website Design with OtherPeoplesPixels

Led by Stacia Yeapanis

January 21, 2016

As a writer for the OtherPeoplesPixels blog, artist, and educator Stacia Yeapanis has seen the good, the bad, and the dysfunctional when it comes to artists’ websites. She’s reviewed thousands of online portfolios and interviewed hundreds of artists. In January’s hands-on workshop she guided participants through her essential tips for clearly and creatively representing our artwork online, design tricks to optimize the functionality of websites for visitors, and strategies for maintaining a simple, up-to-date portfolio site.

Using the OtherPeoplesPixels* platform as an example, participants put Stacia’s insights into practice by completing preliminary development of their own portfolio sites. For details of the event, visit the CAC website. Stacia's presentation, linked here, is a thorough presentation with both overarching advice and step-by-step instructions on setting up and personalizing an artist portfolio website. Includes information on:

  • Best practices & examples for designing artist portfolio websites

  • Tips for developing high-production documentation of artwork, including photo editing

  • Organizational strategies for creating an easy-to-navigate site

  • Insights into what writers, curators, and collectors are looking for when they visit portfolio


Click here to download a pdf from the presentation.

Published by Brett Swinney on Wed, 02/10/2016 - 4:04pm
Updated on Mon, 07/18/2016 - 10:16am