Quick Start Guide for Creating Directory Listings

What is the Directory and How Does it Work?
The Directory is an online professional directory open to all professionals, organizations and venues, who post and maintain their own portfolios, artist/professional statements and other details online.

Creating your Directory Profile
This Quick Start Guide will walk you through the process of creating your account and profiles, and uploading samples of your work.

Start the Registration Process

      1. Use your web browser to

go to the Directory

      If you wish to be listed on the directory of a Portal Partner organization, please access their directory through their website calendar.
      2. If you are already a registered Zoomar™ user, through ANY Zoomaru™ Portal Partner website, log in using your username and password. Otherwise, click on the “Register” link and fill in the blanks. Please note that your e-mail address will be used for password reset should you misplace your password.

 

      3. Click “Continue” at the bottom of the page.

 

    4. Fill in the blanks on the next page then click “Continue.” You are now registered and ready to set up your Profile

Log In

      1. Click on the “Login” link at the bottom of the left-hand sidebar.

 

      2. Enter your username and password to complete the login.

 

      3. Your username will appear at the top of the page once you are logged in.

 

      4. Once logged in, a link to “My Profile” will appear under “The Directory” label in the left sidebar.

 

      5. Click “My Profile”

 

    6. An overview of your registration information and profiles will be listed.

Artist Directory Overview
1. Prepare a description for your Profile. This can be done using a word processing program such as Word or Notepad. etc.
2. Create your Media Library
3. Add a Profile
4. Add specific Profile information
5. Assign samples from your Media Library to your Profile

Create your Media Library

      1. Upload your images, audio, and PDF documents to your Media Library.

 

      2. Images should not be larger than 640 x 640 pixels. For example; a horizontally oriented image should not be any wider than 640 pixels but could have a height of 640 or less. Only RGB jpg files are accepted.

 

      3. MP3 audio files should not be larger than 2 MB. If the audio you are trying to upload is greater than 2 MB you will need to resample and get a smaller file.

 

      4. PDF documents should not be larger than 2 MB.

 

      5. You can add more samples to your Media Library at any time.

 

    6. Click on the “Return to My Profiles” button.

Add a Profile

      1. After building your Media Library, you may add a Profile.

 

      2. Click the “Add Profile” button

 

      3. Enter the name of your Profile and choose a category from the drop-down list.

 

    4. Click on the “Make and Edit Profile” button.

Add specific Profile information
You may click “Save Profile” at any point to save your work.

      1. Choose a specialty from the drop-down list. If your specialty is not listed, choose the closest fit.

 

      2. Add a short Description. Tip: this should be prepared ahead of time. Please note the first few words in your description should be compelling.

 

      3. Area of Work refers to the geographical location(s) you are willing travel to for work.

 

      4. Style/keywords. Enter keywords which describe the type of work you do, such as watercolor, oil, clay, etc.

 

      5. Web Link. Enter the URL of your website. In order for this web link to become active, it must be reviewed and approved by a Portal Administrator.

 

      6. Public Art. Not active at this time

 

      7. Teaching Artist. Not active at this time.

 

      8. Traditional and Folk Arts. Not active at this time.

 

      9. Permalink for Profile. Use this URL to refer to your Artist Profile on another website or web page.

 

      10. Click the “Save Profile” button at the top of the page.

 

    11. Add slide show box, when checked will create a slide show of your work on your directory page (RECOMMENDED)

Add samples from your Media Library

      1. The first sample of your Profile becomes your Profile Avatar and this is the first image that a visitor will see.

 

      2. Choose your Profile Avatar by clicking the Choose Sample button for sample #1. It’s recommended that your Avatar is an image, not a pdf or audio file. You may change your avatar image at any time.

 

      3. Select the rest of the samples from your Media Library in the same fashion. You may include up to 15 samples per Profile. You may change the samples at any time.

 

      4. Click the “Save Profile” button at the top or bottom of the page.

 

    5. When finished go ahead and click “Return to My Profiles”

Review your Profile

      1. Click on the “View Directory” link in the left hand sidebar.

 

      2. Enter your Profile Name in the Search word(s) field.

 

      3. Click on “Begin Search.” Your profile should appear in the list.

 

    4. Click on either the Avatar or the Profile Name to see your finished profile.

EDITING YOUR PROFILE

Login

      1. Go to the Directory page

 

      3. Click on the “Login” link at the bottom of the left-hand sidebar.

 

      4. Enter your username and password to login.

 

      5. Your username will appear at the top of the page once you are logged in.

 

      6. Once logged in, a link to “My Profile” will appear under “The Directory” label in the left sidebar.

 

      7. Click “My Profile”

 

    8. An overview of your registration information and profiles will be listed.

Update your Media Library

      1. Upload your images, audio, and PDF documents to your Media Library.

 

      2. Images should not be larger than 640 x 640 pixels. For example; a horizontally oriented image should not be any wider than 640 pixels but could have a height of 640 or less. Only RGB jpg files are accepted.

 

      3. MP3 audio files should not be larger than 2 MB. If the audio you are trying to upload is greater than 2 MB you will need to resample and get a smaller file.

 

      4. PDF documents should not be larger than 2 MB.

 

      5. You can add more samples to your Media Library at any time.

 

    6. Click on the “Return to My Profiles” button.

Edit a Profile

    1. Find the Profile you wish to update and click the “Edit” button.

Edit specific Profile information
You may click “Save Profile” at any point to save your work.

      1. Change your specialty from the drop-down list if desired. If your specialty is not listed, choose the closest fit.

 

      2. Modify your Descriptive Summary if desired. Tip: this should be prepared ahead of time. Please note the first few words in your description should be compelling.

 

      3. Area of Work refers to the geographical location(s) you are willing travel to for work.

 

      4. Style/keywords. Enter keywords which describe the type of work you do, such as watercolor, oil, clay, etc.

 

      5. Web Link. Enter the URL of your website. In order for this web link to be active, it must be reviewed by a Portal Administrator.

 

      6. Public Art. Not active at this time

 

      7. Teaching Artist. Not active at this time.

 

      8. Traditional and Folk Arts. Not active at this time.

 

      9. Permalink for Profile. Use this URL to refer to your Artist Profile on another website or web page.

 

    10. Click the “Save Profile” button at the top of the page.

Add/change samples from your Media Library

      1. The first sample of your Profile becomes your Profile Avatar and this is the first image that a visitor will see.

 

      2. Choose your Profile Avatar by clicking the Choose Sample button for sample #1. It’s recommended that your Avatar is an image, not a pdf or audio file. You may change your avatar image at any time.

 

      3. Select the rest of the samples from your Media Library in the same fashion. You may include up to 15 samples per Profile. You may change the samples at any time.

 

      4. Click the “Save Profile” button at the top or bottom of the page.

 

    5. When finished go ahead and click “Return to My Profiles”

Review your Profile

      1. Click on the “View Directory” link in the left hand sidebar.

 

      2. Enter your Profile Name in the Search word(s) field.

 

      3. Click on “Begin Search.” Your profile should appear in the list.

 

    4. Click on either the Avatar or the Profile Name to see your finished profile.