October 30th, 2018 • Contributor: Cricut Blog Team
You may have noticed the last time you signed into Design Space that we have a new link in the main menu that takes you to your very own profile page! This feature is a great way to introduce yourself to our active and inspiring community. All you need is a photo, a short bio, and a few projects to share with your fellow crafters. Here are a few tips to make the most of your profile in Design Space (see this FAQ in our Help Center for detailed instructions).
1- Upload a Quality Profile Photo
If possible, find a crisp, high-quality photo of your friendly face. A professional headshot is best. People love seeing who actually made the projects they find in the community. (And soon, you’ll be able to follow the profiles you like best. Yay!) So, take the time to upload a nice photo and let’s see those pearly whites!
2- Write an Entertaining Bio
Use the About Me field on your profile to share something fun and entertaining about yourself. The best profiles mention not just the crafts that a member makes, but also give a little insight into everyday life, side interests, and even a few quirks. If you’re a blogger, feel free to add a link to your blog. Our members want to know more about you!
3- Share Multiple Projects
A compelling profile usually has somewhere between 10 and 15 quality projects. It definitely takes time to share that many, but it’s definitely worth the effort. You’ll get a lot more visits to your profile if you do. If you haven’t yet shared a project to your profile, see this FAQ for detailed instructions.
4- Share Quality Projects
We hear consistently that the best projects are “makeable”, interesting, and fun!
- A “makeable” project contains a well-written description (complete sentences please!) so that users can better understand how you made it. Don’t forget to include all of the Cricut Access images you used to make your project. Note: We do not currently feature projects containing uploaded images in the community ribbon, but you can still share them to your profile for inspiration.
- An interesting project contains five quality photos of your project, showing different angles and closeup photos of interesting details. If you want, you can even add photos that show certain steps in your assembly process. For more tips on how to take a quality photo of your project, visit this post.
- A fun project takes a fresh, inventive look at an old problem, whether it’s a gift, home decor, or clothing. There’s always a new way to do something and that’s what the community loves to see.
5- Develop Your Own Style
If you really want to go above and beyond, try sharing projects with a consistent look and feel. This can mean using the same style photography for all of your projects, but it can also mean specializing in a specific genre (i.e. vinyl signs) or style of crafting (i.e. vintage farmhouse). When viewers see a consistent look and feel on your profile page, they will be more likely to come back for more.
We’re so excited to see what our members are making. You inspire us every single day. Stay tuned for future updates to profiles in Design Space and keep those projects coming!