55 Inspiring and Clever Online Portfolios

55 Inspiring and Clever Online Portfolios

If you’re a designer/creative, you probably already know that having an online portfolio is very important. Not only do you need to have something to show your potential clients, but these days it’s important to be present online for many reasons. If you leave the address of your portfolio when you’re communicating in social media, through blog comments, contests and so on, you’ll see that you can even get work from that alone.

55 Inspiring and Clever Online Portfolios

Inspiring and Clever Portfolios

A portfolio can make or break you. It’s important to show your best work, your variety and stand out. In this showcase we’ve put together a collection of 55 portfolios we’ve found online that we think stand out as clever, creative and inspiring. We hope these can inspire you when you’re making your own portfolio, when creating web designs and in other projects. We find these pleasant to look at and invite the visitors to want to learn more about the people behind them.

Marie Bocquet
Marie Bocquet

Tobias Wenzel
Tobias Wenzel

Teodora
Teodora

Jason Murphy
Jason Murphy

Thorsten Haak
Thorsten Haak

Mintz
Ian Mintz

Nicolas Beaufils
Nicolas Beaufils

Ryan Lum
Ryan Lum

Josh Sender
Josh Sender

Adham Dannaway
Adham Dannaway

Matt Bango
Matt Bango

Leon
Leon

Felix Menard
Felix Menard

Ryan O'Rourke
Ryan O'Rourke

Gabriel Ceniza
Gabriel Ceniza

Sam Clarke
Sam Clarke

Will Phillips
Will Phillips

Steven Hylands
Steven Hylands

Joshua Giblette
Joshua Giblette

David Bushell
David Bushell

Valentine Makhouleen
Valentine Makhouleen

Nick Jones
Nick Jones

Ralph Millard
Ralph Millard

Vasjen Katro
Vasjen Katro

Mohan Balaji
Mohan Balaji

Jay Dalisay
Jay Dalisay

Mikal Morello
Mikal Morello

Tom Bradshaw
Tom Bradshaw

James Charlick
James Charlick

Conway Anderson
Conway Anderson

Rosekilly
Carl Rosekilly

Steve Schoger
Steve Schoger

Bryant Taylor
Bryant Taylor

David Arazim
David Arazim

Christopher Meeks
Christopher Meeks

Wing Cheng
Wing Cheng

Gareth Dickey
Gareth Dickey

Andrew
Andrew

Mike Peters
Mike Peters

Thom Bennett
Thom Bennett

Giancarlo Fajardo
Giancarlo Fajardo

Maurice Krijtenberg
http://www.krijtenberg.nl/

Jesse Willmon
Jesse Willmon

Arun Pattnaik
Arun Pattnaik

Daniel Hellier
Daniel Hellier

Jiri Tvrdek
Jiri Tvrdek

Bogdan Teodorescu
Bogdan Teodorescu

Sean Halpin
Sean Halpin

Steven Little
Steven Little

Leah Haggar
Leah Haggar

Vincent Mazza
Vincent Mazza

Phil Renaud
Phil Renaud

Tor Burrows
Tor Burrows

Derry Hoyland
Derry Hoyland

Cyril Bath
Cyril Bath

We hope you’ve enjoyed these online portfolios and gotten some inspiration for your own one. Remember that if you’re not quite ready to make a dedicated portfolio website this way, there are several services where you can show off your work until you have your own website ready.

Did You Get Inspired?

We’d love to hear your comments on these, and feel free to share a link to your own online portfolio if you have one. Which one is your favorite? Remember to share the article if you liked it. Thanks!

Hilde is a Norwegian girl with a great passion for everything related to design, freelancing, PhotoShop, photography, Illustrator and more. Running her own website and work with mainly Graphic Design and Business Consulting besides article writing.

Comments

  1. / Reply

    Great collection. This has really inspired me to want to make my portfolio site better.

  2. / Reply

    Designing your own portfolio can be difficult as you want it to be perfect and your best piece of work! Your portfolio should represent you as a designer and your personality. Some of these portfolio designs are amazing and different but some are slightly lack-lustre. I know a portfolio should show off your work and not so much the design of your site, but this is an opportunity to design something for you and also show some coding skills that you’re not always able to do on clients websites. I’ve wanted to do my portfolio for ages but I keep changing my ideas, there are definitely a few on here to give me inspiration.

  3. / Reply

    I’d like to add one that I recently stumbled upon – http://idoooo.com/

    • S.K.,
    • May 20, 2011
    / Reply

    Very nice collection, Hilde! I remember stumbling across Mike McAlister’s ( http://mikemcalister.com/ ) porfolio, not too fancy: simple, smart, and to the point.

  4. / Reply

    Creative portfolios are really attractive. A designer’s wit could be reflected through his page. Thanks for compiling them!

    • Sagar Ranpise,
    • May 20, 2011
    / Reply

    Awesome Collection!!!

    • Darek,
    • May 20, 2011
    / Reply

    Well.. http://www.thorstenhaak.de/ is not inspiring and clever, but is very similiar to sointeractive.pl ;)
    Plagiarism?

  5. / Reply

    Nice collection of sites. I’d like to add my site to the list…. http:www.forwardslashdesigns.com – clean and simple portfolio!

  6. / Reply

    Great collection! and thanks for including me! :D

  7. / Reply

    Awesome list of great folio ! thank you for adding me to this list, although I don’t think my portfolio is exceptional :)

  8. / Reply

    Thanks for the feature, much appreciated.

    Great to be amongst such good company.

  9. / Reply

    Nice and inspiring list, I was just thinking about redo mine :)

  10. / Reply

    nice collection!

  11. / Reply

    Thanks for adding me in this great list!

  12. / Reply

    Wow, it’s great to see my site on this list! Thank you.

  13. / Reply

    Nice Portfolio Collection.

    • Mell,
    • May 24, 2011
    / Reply

    Awesome portfolio sites! Just wanted to suggest ProSite for building an online portfolio for designers who don’t have the coding skills to build this sort of thing on their own. We just launched it–you can create a fully customizable design, and it syncs with Behance.net which has millions of visitors seeking top creative talent. Also has unlimited hosting, unlimited projects, and no programming required. More info, video, tour, examples, etc. at ProSite.com!

    • pete,
    • May 25, 2011
    / Reply

    nice! but my top is http://www.cocoon-studio.pl

    • Valefor,
    • May 26, 2011
    / Reply

    i also like this one http://offerswebservices.com

  14. / Reply

    I’ve wanted to do my portfolio for ages but I keep changing my ideas, there are definitely a few on here to give me inspiration. By the way I like http://www.spoongraphics.co.uk

  15. / Reply

    Wow, thanks for the mention. There are some great designs here. Nice to be amongst them =)

  16. / Reply

    I wish my portfolio to be in here!
    Overall the listed sites are worthy to see

  17. / Reply

    That is great post. Thanks for shearing it.In this post we have got compiled 30 beautiful clean and simple web designs.

  18. / Reply

    I thought my own portfolio was ok, but l think l might need to address, thanks for these

  19. / Reply

    If you don’t have the skills, patience or time to create your own portfolio in wordpress or other software, why not give a hosted online platform a try? We just launched http://www.introduction.io to make the process of getting your creative portfolio online easily and its worth checking out – you can sign up for free and upgrade whenever your portfolio needs more space/functionality!

    • Michael Thomas,
    • September 12, 2011
    / Reply

    That is a nice collection, desiging a portfolio is so hard has it has to be so personal to you. You are your worst enemy!!

    • kmlacida,
    • September 6, 2012
    / Reply

    YES! I did get inspired! :) I haven’t tried making a portfolio site yet, but just today, I got a task to create one and i had no idea what should be on the homepage…or what a portfolio should REALLY contain.

    thanks for this.

    I really loved how http://riotindustries.com/ displays his works. I’ve seen this featured in other sites. :)

    • Aditi,
    • January 11, 2013
    / Reply

    Love this collection of inspiring and clever online portfolio. Great collection.

    • Ziad Hilal,
    • January 31, 2013
    / Reply

    A lot of these portfolios are really inspiring. I love the minimal look that a lot of portfolio sites are going for these days. This is another great one: http://lucalagreca.slidingboxes.com/

  20. / Reply

    Nice Designs See my design too it’s just a simple design

    • Freddie du Plessis,
    • October 3, 2013
    / Reply

    Very nice, inspiring collection. I made one too: http://www.creativedude.co.za Please have a look and share your thoughts on it!

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