November 8, 2012

Dropr – Showcasing Creative Work

Portfolios are the business cards of the art world. The most talented artist in the country could easily be overlooked without a well-designed portfolio to showcase his or her work. Although a number of tools exist for just this purpose, Dropr is one of the few provides a platform for all types of “creatives” – including those whose work goes beyond visual art. The web-application offers a way for bands, filmmakers, and multimedia designers to show off their best work online.

Dropr can be used for two main purposes – to present your own work, or to get ideas by looking at the artwork that other users have posted. To create your own portfolio with Dropr, sign up for an account and connect the platform to any networks you already use. Dropr connects with LinkedIn, Vimeo, Flickr, and SoundCloud (to name a just a few), which means you can easily import any work you’ve saved in those networks into Dropr with very little effort. Continue uploading any content you’d like to post in your portfolio – Dropr accepts text, audio, video, and image files – and design your portfolio page to fit the aesthetic you like.

Artists who work in group collectives and musicians who belong to numerous bands may find Dropr especially useful, since the platform lets individual users manage multiple portfolios from a single dashboard page. Bands can also create group boards, which any person with the appropriate credentials can edit and control.

Practical Uses:

  • Showcase your artwork in a professional way
  • Help promote your band’s latest songs
  • Send a portfolio of your interactive work to prospective employers
  • Post all the videos you’ve created in a single spot online

Insider Tips:

  • Users can upload audio, video, and text files
  • All Dropr pages can be viewed in full-screen mode
  • Dropr portfolios never have ads
  • Portfolios can viewed on laptops, tablets, and mobile phones

What we liked:

  • Dropr connects to a number of networks, including MySpace, LinkedIn, and Vimeo
  • Individual users can manage multiple portfolios from a single dashboard
  • Interactive artists can publish multiple types of work in a single portfolio
  • People can collect work posted by others to use in their own mood boards

What we didn’t like:

  • Dropr portfolios don’t always show up as high in search engine rankings as the portfolios that artists create on their own


Company Info:

  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: United Kingdom
  • Founded by: Mateusz Cyrankiewicz and Noel Lynagh
  • Web site:


  • Free

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