Tell the world about you.
We want you to share more than just “this job, that job, that school.” We want to hear what you’re most proud of. What drives you as an artist. Where you’d like your art to take you. Basically, your story. The real one.
- Tell the world what you really want them to know.
- Share more than the “what;” make it about “who” and “why” (it’ll make you stand out for jobs, btw!).
- Drop in your work experience, jobs, titles, school, awards, skills, etc.
- Post your Bio on social media, add it to your other websites, or link it to wherever it helps to tell the world who you are.
How is our Bio different from other portfolio or resume sites?
We’re glad you asked. We’re not here to fit you into a box. That’s why we give you flexibility with many
many options for describing who you are. Link to publications that have featured your work, tell us about your special projects, and connect it all to your portfolios so viewers can visualize your experience.
Display your best skills.
Everybody has skills to show off. Maybe you are a photoshop maven or can do amazing things with an Apple Pencil. Just add your expertise to the skills area in the summary section at the top of your Bio.
Show whether you’re available for work or special commissions
People can use Artrepreneur to find talent. Maybe they need a wedding photographer near Seattle or a graphic designer to fill a position at an advertising agency. You can let prospective clients know if you are available for work, will soon be available for work, or are not available. Set your work status by clicking “Edit” in the summary section on you Bio page.
Proudly display your background and the highlights of your creative life.
Add your education and work history including any details that make those experiences special. Then you can list the accomplishments that you want to highlight. If you have had any exhibitions of your work, created any special projects, been the focus of magazine articles or won awards for your work, you should proudly show off these defining moments. Plus, you can add a portfolio to each accomplishment with the relevant work.
Create a custom URL for your Bio
Pro members can create custom URLs for their portfolios to send to friends, colleagues or perspective clients. Just change the URL from the Portfolio edit screen. Please note that the custom URLs are not keyed to your name or internal ID, which can, over time, result in finding many URLs already taken. As a naming convention, we suggest you use your name or other identifying factor as a prefix. For example, http://Artrepreneur.com/profile/view/firstname-lastname -unique string.
Display your ORCID ID
Orangenius is proud to partner with ORCID. ORCID is an international non-profit organization, through which you can receive a persistent digital identifier (ORCID ID) that will identify you across multiple databases. ORCID collects your works into your ORCID profile. Follow the instructions to create your ORCID ID and display it on your BIO page.
Your Work is More Than Just a Pretty Picture
Tell the story behind your Work.
Artrepreneur gives you the opportunity to describe your Work in detail and keep a record of important information for each piece. Record key details, joys, frustrations, materials, inspiration, and tell the story behind each creation. Tag your Work with specific categories and keywords so it can be easily discovered and admired. To edit a Work’s details, open the Work and click “Edit” or edit multiple Works by selecting them from the Artwork page and clicking the “Batch Edit” button.
Currently, only the admin can add or make changes to a Work’s details or request and approve contributors. Should a Contributor wish to make changes to a Work’s details or would like to take over admin control, contact the admin to ask for those changes.
How Many Pieces of Art Can I Add?
For the Basic plan, you can have up to 50 images. Pro members can have up to 1000 images. Works for which you are a Contributor count toward your image limit.
Choose Categories and Subcategories for your Work.
While categories and subcategories are not required, they will make it easier for members to discover your work.Categories and subcategories are both searchable and usable in the browse menu. Currently, you may choose one category and one subcategory. While we understand that some work transcends a specific categorization, choose the one that best describes your work and then add other descriptors into the keyword area of the image. If none of the categories or subcategories match your type of work, you can choose “other.”
Add Materials and Keywords to your Work.
Unlike most other systems, we treat materials differently from keywords, although they are both searchable. Under “materials’ you should add items that you may have used to create your work, such as the camera, lens, software applications or even the medium used, such as oil paint or watercolors. Keywords are primarily used to describe the content of your work, such as the geography, structures, or objects. You can add these items on the Work’s Detail page or use the bulk editor found at the top of your Artwork page.
Upload large images.
Currently, we store images up to 2000px wide. If you upload an image with larger dimensions, it will be converted down to this size. In the near future, we will be increasing the maximum size and provide a tool that will allow members to magnify sections of any image for a more detailed view.
Add Work from your social media
You can add artwork from your computer or pull it in from social media. Just click the “Add Artwork” button from the Artwork page to enter the import window. From here you can choose images from Facebook, Instagram, or Flickr. You can also import images from Google Drive or Amazon Cloud Drive. Then click “upload.”
Add Contributors to a Work.
To give someone credit for their contribution to your work, click “Edit” from the Artwork’s page and enter the person’s name in the Contributors area. If the Contributor is an Artrepreneur member, their name should appear as you type. Select their name and an approval request will be sent. If the contributor is not an Artrepreneur member, enter their email address and they’ll receive an email asking them to subscribe. Upon joining, they will be added to the artwork’s Contributor list. If want added as a Contributor to someone else’s work, just click the “Request Credit” button on the Artwork’s page and once approved, you will be listed in the Contributors area and the artwork will appear on your artwork page. Note that only admins can request additional Contributors or approve Contributor requests.
Transferring admin control of a Work?
As the admin of a work, you are responsible for maintaining the work’s details and approving contributors. Should you want to transfer admin control to another contributor, you can change the admin on the Art detail page’s edit screen. If there are no contributors to the work, you must first add contributors.
Upload Work that you contributed to but are not the owner or copyright holder?
Not all the work you upload to Artrepreneur needs to be your sole creation. A gallery show may have a curator. A photoshoot may have a stylist, makeup artist or a model. It’s rare to create art without some contribution from other creatives and you should be recognized for your contribution in making that work a reality. You can upload work that you can legitimately claim to have made a contribution and want to show as an example of your talent, otherwise, your upload may be a copyright violation. As a matter of professional courtesy, you may want to request that the copyright holder join Artrepreneur to be added as a Contributor to the Work. You may also transfer admin control, if desired.
Can I add my video to Artrepreneur?
Artrepreneur does not currently support uploading video content, but we are working hard to add this feature. In the meantime, you can add a YouTube or Vimeo video to your Work’s detail page. Enter the Work’s edit page, enter your video ID in the field provided, and click on the “Add Video” button.
What do I do if I have multiple images to show my physical work, like a sculpture or architectural design?
Right now, you can only add a single image to show a Work. Each additional images would each be viewed as a separate work. We understand that this is not sufficient for many types of Work, so we will be adding the ability to add secondary images to a Work. As a temporary workaround, you can add a slideshow of images to YouTube or Vimeo and then attach that video to your Work detail page.
Display and store image metadata.
Some image metadata will be displayed within the Work’s Detail page after an image is uploaded. And although we do not display all metadata fields, we do store the data as we intend to make it optionally available in a future release. Please note that we use a third party service, Filestack, to upload and resize images. Filestack does not support the full IPTC and EXIF metadata record but they will be adding full support by Q2, 2017, so until then some metadata fields may not import properly. Additionally, some social media sites strip out metadata or only provide certain fields through their API. So, if you want your full metadata set to be captured within Artrepreneur, the best approach would be to upload images from your computer.
Can I Sell My Work on Artrepreneur?
We do not provide an e-commerce solution for selling work, however, we do allow you to provide a link to where the work can be purchased, along with its price, measurement details and shipping weight. This feature is only available to Pro users. If you add a price to your Work, it will be added to the Marketplace. Artrepreneur does not involve itself in the transaction nor take any fees for the sale of your work. To add your sale information, just go to the Work’s Detail page and click the “Edit” button.
Use the bulk edit feature.
You can bulk edit several fields for a group of multiple Works, including Title, Description, Category & Subcategory, Keywords and Materials. Select multiple images from your Artwork page from within a Portfolio, and hit the “Bulk Edit “ button.
Create a custom URL for each Work
Pro members can create custom URLs for their portfolios to send to friends, colleagues or perspective clients. Just change the URL from the Portfolio edit screen. Please note that the custom URLs are not keyed to your name or internal ID, which can, over time, result in finding many URLs already taken. As a naming convention, we suggest you use your name or other identifying factor as a prefix. For example, http://Artrepreneur.com/art/view/firstname-lastname -title of Work. Look for a Bulk Edit feature in a future release.
Use Our Portfolios to Curate your Best Work.
How many portfolios can I create?
Users with a Basic account can create one Portfolio while Pro members can create as many as they like; two for galleries, six for different clients, one for your grandmother’s 80th (that’s sweet). To create a Portfolio, go to the Portfolio page and click “Add Portfolio” or from the Artwork page, select the Works that you want to add to the Portfolio and clicking the “Add to Portfolio” button.
Add up to 15 images to a portfolio
Although you may have a large collection of images in your Artwork page, we view Portfolios as a curated version of your work containing your strongest images. By limiting your selection, your Portfolio is more defined, structured, and cohesive. If you are a Pro member, you can create as many portfolios as you like and if viewers are interested in seeing work not part of a portfolio, they can still view all your Work through one of the search screens. f
Create Custom URLs for Portfolios
Pro members can create custom URLs for their portfolios to send to friends, colleagues or perspective clients. Just change the URL from the Portfolio edit screen. Please note that the custom URLs are not keyed to your name or internal ID, which can, over time, result in finding many URLs already taken. As a naming convention, we suggest you use your name or other identifying factor as a prefix. For example, http://Artrepreneur.com/portfolio/view/firstname-lastname -title of Portfolio)
Hiding Portfolios is an important feature, especially when creating a large number of similar Portfolios with slight variations, such as when you are applying for jobs. In such cases, you may not want all of these Portfolios to show in your Bio, Portfolio page or in search. You can hide a Portfolio from the Portfolio’s edit page and clicking the “lock” icon. Once hidden, a Portfolio can only be seen by those who have the URL. As the admin, you can see them in your Portfolio page thumbnail view using the dropdown filter.
Add Bio information to your portfolios
When sending out your Portfolio to colleagues or prospective employers, you may wish to highlight certain aspects of your Bio, such as your education, work experience, or some other important event. Currently, you can add one item from work experience, one item from your education and one other item. These items will then be displayed on your Portfolio along with your curated images. To add Bio information, just go to your Portfolio edit screen and choose items from the dropdown menus. Look for additional fields and number of items available in a future release.
Choose a display style
We know members of Artrepreneur have varying aesthetics so we want to provide you with a multitude of styles to display your work. Currently, we have three styles for displaying your portfolios; Grid, Polaroid, and Slideshow, but look for many more over the coming months! To choose a Portfolio style, just click on the Portfolio display icon of your choice from the Portfolio edit screen.
Use QR codes to show details of your displayed Work in the real world
Anyone displaying their creative work in the real world can give their viewers additional, virtual information. The Bio, Artwork, and Portfolio pages on the Artrepreneur platform have a built in QR code generator, making it easy to download, print and add to your displayed work with just a click of the mouse. The QR code will link back to the relevant Artrepreneur page. All you have to do is customize your Artrepreneur pages to provide your audience with information that you believe will enhance the viewing experience.