50 Mindblowing Portfolio Sites To Inspire Yours

By on May 2, 2016 in Inspiration
50 Mindblowing Portfolio Sites To Inspire Yours

Successful portfolio websites strike a delicate balance between engaging visuals, clear layouts, and persuasive copy. It’s a complicated sweet spot. One that can mean the difference between a new client and an immediate bounce. While we’d love to splash graphics all over our visitors’ faces, it all comes down to one crucial question: are you hirable? And trust me when I say this: being hirable and appearing hirable are two completely different things. So practice some restraint, make good use of the red marker, and scrap what needs to go.

These six elements are particularly crucial to succeed at your first encounter with a visitor:

  1. Is there a clear call to action where they can learn more about you? Is the layout confusing?
  2. Is there wordiness in the way you are promoting your talents?
  3. Does the site take forever to load? (Slow portfolio sites are the equivalent to being late to a job interview. Avoid at all costs.)
  4. Is the site focused on your client’s core issues or simply displaying your success?
  5. Would this site load properly if your prospective client was using a mobile device?

I spent some time scouting the web for the most creative examples of portfolio sites, and have included them in this list. As you take a look at these websites, take note of how certain design solutions might inspire your own portfolio:

Josh Miller

Josh MillerSave

Billy French

Homepage | BIlly FrenchSave

Bell Brothers

John and Dan are the Bell Brothers, an award-winning independent game and design studio based in South Jersey.Save

Denise Chandler

The web design portfolio of Denise ChandlerSave

Melanie Daveid

50PortfolioSites5Save

Alex Gilev

Alex Gilev specializes in user interface design and usability for web apps, mobile apps, desktop applications and websites.Save

Gin Lane

50PortfolioSites7Save

Panic

PANIC is an animation studio rocking the world from Riga, Latvia. motion graphics, animated storytelling and graphic design is our way of making stories come alive.Save

Marielle Bordewijk

Home - Marielle BordewijkSave

Orchid Création

50PortfolioSites10Save

Juraj Molnár

50PortfolioSites11Save

400

400 – is a leading London based branding and design consultancy dedicated to delivering strategic and creative solutions that stand out from the crowd.Save

Shape

50PortfolioSites13Save

Toi

Toi - A Web and Mobile design agencySave

Sassi Holford

50PortfolioSites15Save

Alfoart.com

50PortfolioSites16Save

Peter Vachon

The Portfolio of Peter VachonSave

We Ain't Plastic

50PortfolioSites18Save

Nathan Riley

50PortfolioSites19Save

Durkan Group

50PortfolioSites20Save

Yondr

Home | YondrSave

Urban Ape

50PortfolioSites22Save

Denys Nevozhai

Denys Nevozhai is a Ukrainian product designer living in ShanghaiSave

Joanchong

50PortfolioSites24Save

Moran Palmoni Architects

50PortfolioSites25Save

Zac Halbert

50PortfolioSites26Save

‎Claudio Calautti

I’m a freelance creative front-end developer with 6+ years of professional experience. #html5 #css #jsSave

Grid & Flow

50PortfolioSites28Save

Alessio Santangelo

50PortfolioSites29Save

Licorn Publishing

Bienvenue sur le nouveau site de Licorn Publishing. Vous pourrez retrouver ici toutes les nouvelles créations graphiques pour le web, l'illustration, le print, ou encore le textile. Bonne visite !Save

Nick Sigler

Nick Sigler - Design & IllustrationSave

Jim Basio

50PortfolioSites32Save

Hermes Tocchetti

Hermes Tocchetti Photographer official website, sito ufficiale del fotografo Hermes TocchettiSave

I Shot Him

50PortfolioSites34Save

Most Probably Me!

50PortfolioSites35Save

Michelle Lana

Michelle Lana Illustration and DesignSave

Have You Met Janet

Graphic designer with a passion for life and design. Loves laughs, banter and little friendly pranks. Strong desire for knowledgeand adventures. Avid snowboarder, mountain biker and sportsaholic. Volunteer, nature lover, yogi and book nerd at heart.Save

Davide Cantelli

I am web designer, web developer and graphic. I am 25, I live in Bologna - Italy and I love my job.Save I am web designer, web developer and graphic. I am 25, I live in Bologna - Italy and I love my job.

Abbas Monfared

The Protfolio Of Abbas Monfared, Front-End Developer, UI DesignerSave

Cher Ami

50PortfolioSites40Save

Mathilde Jacon

50PortfolioSites41Save

Nice and Serious

50PortfolioSites42Save

Cuberto Agency

50PortfolioSites43Save

Gweno

Portfolio et Blog de Gweno, alias Gwénolé Jaffrédou, Graphiste. Graphisme, Web design, Motion design, User Interface, Print, Identité et Illustration.Save

Brian Delaney

Brian Delaney - UX / UI Designer and Front-End Dev in San Francisco, CaliforniaSave

Beloesuhoe Production

Beloesuhoe is a full-service production company with capabilities ranging from commercial production to television shows and seriesSave

Always Awake

50PortfolioSites47Save

Robby Leonardi

50PortfolioSites48Save

Marc Thomas

Marc Thomas - Freelance Digital Designer and Frontend Developer based in London, UKSave

Joe Schlaud

50PortfolioSites50Save

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