Portfolios/ For our community Portfolios is a clean online space to exhibit work with a bespoke URL that can be sent out to prospective clients. It’s a powerful and free self-promotion tool that enables individuals’ work to exist in a supported and contextualised environment. For those wanting to source talent it’s possible to search by location and discipline in an uncluttered, professional environment. It is also where Central Station’s editorial team sources the most outstanding work from the site to actively promote via Facebook and Twitter. For some of our members Central Station becomes their dominant online space, for others it’s a site that can compliment other platforms and networks. It’s also a supportive environment where many artists, designers and filmmakers who have previously steered clear of using online tools have felt confident enough to take their first steps into social media.
By the end of 2010 Central Station had more than 35,000 pieces of work uploaded to the site, a rich variety ranging across short film, animation, illustration, product design, craft, photography, fashion, painting and installation. In the pages that follow we’ve selected 100 images to give you a taste of the work our members are making. It’s a snapshot of the diverse range of disciplines that our members work in and the high standard of work that is being produced. They were selected from our archive of featured work (picked each day by the Central Station team), popular images on the site (as chosen by members) as well as from a callout seeking new work.