Don’t forget: when you are creating an online portfolio, you are not just building your online resume, you are building your brand.
You are telling a story about yourself, your work ethic, skills, and experience.
And that story probably would be complete without links to your social media channels (and Dribbble, or Behance).
So, if you want potential clients to hire you, you need to give them the opportunity to get to know the online version of you before they meet you in person. And what a better way to reveal who you are than adding social media links to your online portfolio? You can place them in the footer, or in the header. You can add them to your About and Contact pages, as well.
Note: If you decided to add links to your social media handles, make sure that you don’t share your professional frustrations online. The last thing potential clients want to see is an unprofessional, indiscreet, arrogant illustrator/designer/photographer that rants on social media and blasts “ignorant clients”.