Specialized profiles allow you to tailor your profile to your audience and to create variations of your profile that showcase your experience within specific categories. For example, you can separate out the work you've done as a mobile game developer from your work as a translator or graphic designer. 

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Here's an explanation of specialized profiles from our Product Manager.

Create or Change a Specialized Profile

Once you’re invited, you’ll have the option to “Add specialized profile” in the profile editor (Find Work > Profile).

After you’ve created a specialized profile, your options are:

  • View: Shows a preview of how your specialized profile will look to clients
  • Unpublish: Hides your specialized profile so only you can see it
  • Delete: Completely removes your specialized profile (cannot be recovered)
  • Edit: Each section of a profile will have an “Edit” or “Add” option that allows you to make updates and changes. You can switch between profiles at the top to edit the parts that are customized to that profile view.

Frequently Asked Questions

What's the difference between a specialized profile and the profile I already have?

On each specialized profile you’ll set:

  • A title, overview, and rate
  • Which portfolio and work history items show (general has all, specialized shows just the relevant ones of your choosing)
  • More detail about the type of skills you have within a job category
What stays the same on a specialized profile and the general profile I already have?

The rest of the parts of the profiles (except those listed above) will be the same across profile views:

  • Skill tests, educational background, employment history, certifications, other experience, languages, availability
  • Portfolio project details (you don’t have to show all projects on specialized profiles, but their titles, attachments, and other details will be the same everywhere they appear)
  • Job Success Score

If you edit a shared part of your profile, the changes will show across on all profile views.

Who can create a specialized profile?

Most freelancers who have completed work in the following categories have been invited to create a specialized profile:

  1. Mobile Development
  2. Design & Creative

We'll be rolling out this option to other categories in early 2019.

How will a client know I have a specialized profile?

Your profile will contain an indicator that you have other specialized profiles, and the client will have the option to switch between those versions when viewing your profile (similar to how you switch between versions when editing your profile).

How do I send someone a link to my specialized profile?

Currently, you'll only be able to send a direct link to your general profile. We plan to add unique links to your specialized profiles at a later date.

What are the available profile specializations?
The following profile specializations are currently available.
Category Subcategory Specialized Profile
Web, Mobile & Software Dev Web & Mobile Design Creative Director
Web, Mobile & Software Dev Web & Mobile Design Design Research
Web, Mobile & Software Dev Web & Mobile Design Emerging Tech
Web, Mobile & Software Dev Web & Mobile Design Mobile Design
Web, Mobile & Software Dev Web & Mobile Design Prototyping
Web, Mobile & Software Dev Web & Mobile Design UX/UI Design
Web, Mobile & Software Dev Web & Mobile Design Web Design
Web, Mobile & Software Dev Mobile Development Mobile App Development
Web, Mobile & Software Dev Mobile Development Mobile Game Development
Category Subcategory Specialized Profile
Design & Creative Animation 2D Animation
Design & Creative Animation 3D Animation
Design & Creative Animation Audio Production
Design & Creative Animation Motion Graphics Design
Design & Creative Animation Scriptwriting
Design & Creative Animation Video Editing/Post-Production
Design & Creative Animation Video Production
Design & Creative Animation VR & AR Design
Design & Creative Art & Illustration Art Director
Design & Creative Art & Illustration Cartoonist
Design & Creative Art & Illustration Illustration
Design & Creative Audio Production Audio Production
Design & Creative Audio Production Music Production
Design & Creative Audio Production Musician
Design & Creative Audio Production Voice Talent
Design & Creative Brand Identity & Strategy Brand Identity Design
Design & Creative Brand Identity & Strategy Brand Strategy
Design & Creative Brand Identity & Strategy Social Media Strategy
Design & Creative Graphics & Design Art Director
Design & Creative Graphics & Design Image Editing/Retouching
Design & Creative Graphics & Design Graphic Design
Design & Creative Graphics & Design Mobile Design
Design & Creative Graphics & Design UX/UI Design
Design & Creative Graphics & Design Web Design
Design & Creative Motion Graphics Motion Graphics Design
Design & Creative Photography Image Editing/Retouching
Design & Creative Photography Photography
Design & Creative Physical Design Exhibit Design
Design & Creative Physical Design Fashion Design
Design & Creative Physical Design Interior Design
Design & Creative Physical Design Landscape Design
Design & Creative Physical Design Store Design
Design & Creative Presentations Presentation Design
Design & Creative Video Production 2D Animation
Design & Creative Video Production 3D Animation
Design & Creative Video Production Audio Production
Design & Creative Video Production Motion Graphics Design
Design & Creative Video Production Scriptwriting
Design & Creative Video Production Video Editing/Post-Production
Design & Creative Video Production Video Production
Design & Creative Video Production Videographer
Design & Creative Video Production VR & AR Design
Design & Creative Voice Talent Audio Production
Design & Creative Voice Talent Vocalist
Design & Creative Voice Talent Voice Talent

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