50 Beautiful And Creative Portfolio Designs

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Design portfolios come in various forms. Traditionally, they have been print-based and something you would carry to a client pitch or meeting to showcase what you’ve done and how you did it. Today, many designers take advantage of the Internet to publish and showcase their work via their online portfolios. Having your work displayed online removes the geographical restraints that traditional portfolios impose on you.

With many portfolios online, it’s often hard to stand out from the sea of competition out there. It takes a creative design to grab the user’s attention long enough for him or her to enjoy sifting through your work. Adding rich interactive elements, framing your work in a unique way, and concocting a means of providing a unique experience can not only get the user’s attention but also show your capabilities as a designer.

In this showcase, you’ll find a variety of beautiful, unique and highly creative portfolio designs. The aim here is to stimulate your creativity and inspire you to create your own portfolio or re-think your existing one. You’ll see portfolios from a wide range of fields, including Web design, product design, illustration, photography and even animation. So, we now present to you 50 beautiful and creative portfolio designs.

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50 Beautiful and Creative Portfolios

Pikaboo2
This portfolio showcases a creative navigation scheme; use the scroll button on the mouse to navigate up and down the showcase. Alternatively, the designer gives you a columned view of the showcased work if you click on “Overview.”

Pikaboo screen shot3

Lyndon Wade4
This portfolio effectively integrates the interface of the design. Clicking a category link of the portfolio expands a “film-strip” view of the thumbnails in the section. Upon clicking a thumbnail, it expands to a full-screen view; clicking on the left or right allows you to navigate through all of the showcased paragraphs in full-screen mode.

Lyndon Wade screen shot.5

Jesse Willmon’s fall 2008 DESIGN-TACULAR6
Jesse Willmon presents his portfolio in a unique fashion, through “doodles,” giving it a memorable user interface.

Jess Wilmon screen shot.7

Daniel Stenberg8
Daniel Stenberg frames each of his works beautifully and allows users to navigate through them horizontally. The result is a clean and simple but effective portfolio design.

Daniel Stenberg screen shot9

Domenico Tedone Design10
Unconventional navigation schemes can be a great way to leave a lasting impression on users (but they can also make users leave in an instant); Domenico Tendone capitalizes on Flash’s strength of being responsive to user events by showcasing his work via a revolving 3-D wheel. Use the scroll button to scroll through his work.

Domenico Tedone Design screen shot.11

Marc Dahmen12
Marc Dahmen gives us a creative user interface by showing his projects as business cards. Clicking on a business card gives you a nifty animation as it enlarges. To make navigation easier, the portfolio provides keyboard shortcuts (you can see them at the top left of the page).

Marc Dahmen screen shot.13

SuperLover14
The excellent selection of colors in this portfolio complements the showcased artwork, and the organization of each piece makes it stand out.

SuperLover screen shot.15

Aline Caron Portfolio16
The presentation of the thumbnails in this portfolio gives it a unique interface, reminiscent of the chemical table of elements.

Aline Caron Portfolio screens hot.17

chris woods18

Minimalist portfolios focus the user’s attention on the works being presented, as seen in the portfolio of Chris Woods.

Millice screen shot.19

Deep20
Deep’s portfolio gives users a unique navigation interface; the plain solid background and text make the showcase the highlight of the home page.

Deep screen shot.21

Dave Werner’s Portfolio22
Dave Werner’s portfolio gallery is shown as an artistic collage; clicking on a piece in the collage expands it.

Dave Werner's Portfolio 2006 screen shot.23

Booreiland24
Booreiland’s portfolio gives users a “breadcrumb” navigation scheme so that they can easily jump through sections.

Booreiland screen shot.25

vivified26
In this showcase, the projects dominate the entire page, and a thumbnail gallery on the right-hand side gives you a way to browse through the projects.

vivified screen shot.27

nisgia.com28
Interactive designers can show off their creative skill in user interaction by having a portfolio with distinctive interactive elements, as shown by nisgia’s portfolio.

nisgia.com screen shot.29

Rob Young30
Rob Young frames his projects in a MacBook Pro laptop, alluding to the nature of his job as an art director and designer.

Rob Young screen shot.31

Sid Lee32
This clean and simple portfolio gives focus to the active work being viewed by allowing it to take up a large part of the viewing area. Hovering over the right-hand side of the page opens up an alternate navigation menu.

Sid Lee screens hot.33

Nile Inside34
Artwork is displayed in a “film-strip” view, and clicking on a piece expands it without navigating away from the film strip. Even with the rich interactivity of the portfolio, it doesn’t rely on Flash.

Nile Inside screen shot.35

Les illustrations de Lapin36
Illustrations displayed side by side beautifully showcase the illustrations made in the artist’s sketchbook, giving the portfolio an unprocessed, raw, natural look.

Les illustrations de Lapin screen shot.37

Contrast38
Conventional design portfolios are visual, but that isn’t the case with Contrast’s portfolio, which displays its “thumbnail” gallery in a text-based format.

Contrast screen shot.39

sroown40
sroown effectively uses its logo to frame its design gallery. Note the red “Jump back to top” element along the right-hand side that follows you along as you scroll down the page, a subtle enhancement of the interface that gives you insight into the small details they pay attention to in their designs.

sroown screen shot.41

OnWired42
OnWired showcases its design process by taking us from conception to final product in each of its projects.

OnWired screen shot.43

Michael Muller Photography44
Michael Muller’s portfolio directs the user’s attention to his photographic work by making it the focal point of the page. Hover over each piece to navigate through his work.

Michael Muller Photography screen shot.45

EveningLab46
A creative interface makes EveningLab’s portfolio stand out.

EveningLab screen shot.47

Die Neue Modern48
Irregular shapes and sizes of the thumbnails in this portfolio give it a unique and “systematic disorder.”

Die Neue Modern screenshot.49

Made Like Me50
This portfolio shows the typical way of displaying thumbnail galleries; but by leveraging the artwork’s vivid colors and placing the art against a dark background, each piece pops out of the page and the gallery achieves a unified look.

Made Like Me screen shot.51

Marius Roosendaal52
An accordion user interface gives Marius Roosendaal’s portfolio a nifty way of showcasing his work while allowing it to remain compact, thus maximizing valuable screen real estate.

Marius Roosendaal screen shot.53

Jason Reed Web Design54
Jason Reed’s portfolio features a horizontal accordion menu, which minimizes the need to scroll and, again, makes the design compact.

Jason Reed Web Design screen shot.55

Thibaud’s portfolio56
Thibaud’s portfolio uses color swatches57 as interactive elements, which not only hints at the nature of his work but also effectively showcases his skill, experience and creativity in interactive design.

Thibaud's portfolio screen shot.58

standardimage59
Standardimage features a unique navigation scheme that auto-scrolls down the page when you click on a menu item. The portfolio design is clean, simple and minimal, which makes each piece stand out.

standardimage screen shot.60

bcandullo.com61
Brad Candullo beautifully frames his creations with worn notebook pages, giving them an organic look and feel.

bcandullo.com screen shot.62

James Lai Creative63
James Lai Creative’s portfolio sits on the front page. Each thumbnail is in a frame, and you can navigate through them horizontally.

James Lai Creative screen shot.64

formrausch65
This portfolio puts each project in a beautiful frame, showing the designer’s meticulous attention to detail.

formrausch screen shot.66

Serial Cut67
Another minimalist portfolio design that focuses attention on the artwork.

Serial Cut screen shot.68

Dawghouse Design Studio69
Dawghouse Design Studio displays its projects on a notebook paper background. The hand-drawn concept is carried through with each graphical element, including the “View site” button and the “Next” and “Previous” buttons.

Dawghouse Design Studio screen shot.70

Hot Meteor71
Eye-catching, smooth animation that uses horizontal and vertical movement creates a memorable user experience.

Hot Meteor screen shot.72

Oneover.com73
The unconventional 3-D showcase seen in this portfolio provides a great user experience.

Oneover.com screen shot.74

13 Creative75
13 Creative houses its portfolio on a steno pad. A beautiful navigation scheme and subtle, fluid animation make this portfolio a memorable design.

13 Creative screen shot.76

TROZO GALLERY77

Eduardo Valdivieso’s style of art transcends the canvas and works well as part of a Web design, allowing the two media to complement each other.

TROZO GALLERY screen shot.78

Danny Blackman
79Danny Blackman’s animated navigation makes navigating through his projects a pleasant experience.

Danny Blackman screen shot.80

Frisk Web81
Frisk Web displays thumbnails of its projects as taped-on Polaroid shots, giving the portfolio design an uncommon and remarkable layout.

Frisk Web screen shot.82

foxie’s graphic design83

This creative portfolio interface uses books sitting on a bookshelf for navigation.

foxie's graphic design screen shot.84

Visualbox85
Visualbox takes advantage of the vivid colors of its work by placing its portfolio against a plain dark background, effectively emphasizing the “Visual” in its company name.

Visualbox screen shot.86

Ed Peixoto87
An unconventional layout for a thumbnail gallery and subtle yet memorable hover-over animation make this portfolio design impressive.

Ed Peixoto screen shot.88

Odd Web Things89

Odd Web Things stays true to its name by showcasing its work in an unusual fashion. You just might think about the design long enough to remember the company’s name, or even explore the rest of its website looking for an explanation.

Odd Web Things screen shot.90

NANAMIart91
NANAMIart integrates its portfolio in the design by displaying it near the header, giving users access to it at all times.

NANAMIart screen shot.92

Vault4993
This portfolio is text-based until you click on the name of a project; the name then expands to show a preview of the artwork.

Vault49 screen shot.94

SKINS INTERACTIVE95
Fluid, smooth 3-D animation makes browsing through Skin Interactive’s portfolio an enjoyable user experience.

SKINS INTERACTIVE screen shot96

adncom97
A rotating display that revolves around an illustrated sheep gives adncom’s portfolio a unique twist.

adncom screen shot98

SeymourPowell99
The deck-of-cards introduction gives users a sense of what SeymourPowell is all about in a matter of seconds.

SeymourPowell screen shot.100

hellokarl101
hellokarl combines subtle, fluid animation along with great large-scale product shots to create an engrossing mood.

hellokarl screen shot.102

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Jacob Gube is the Founder and Chief Editor of Six Revisions, a web publication for web developers and designers, and the Deputy Editor of Design Instruct, a web magazine for designers and digital artists. He has over seven years of experience as professional web developer and web designer and has written a book on JavaScript.

  1. 1

    Great article!! It gave me some really good ideas. :] I especially like this:
    http://www.sidlee.com/#/works

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  2. 2

    It is beautiful !!!

    Love the minimalism and class!

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    thank a lot.!! that is nice information

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  4. 4

    always nice to see how other designers publish there portfolios and which techniques they use. Was looking on the Internet for some smashing portfolios my self earlier this week.
    Nice addition to what i have already seen.

    Good job

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  5. 5

    Nice post! Very inspiring… :)

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  6. 7

    Some of this site are really beautiful but some of them have already been quote regulary. Maybe you’ll like mine.
    Akashrine

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    Two Socks - Graphic design and print

    November 26, 2008 3:42 pm

    nice post, some great portfolios

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  8. 9

    Thank you for featuring my portfolio :)

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  9. 10

    Awesome… thanks for including my site!

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  10. 11

    nice list. happy thanksgiving. it’s time to redo my portfolio i guess :/

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  11. 12

    I’m glad you guys enjoyed this article and have a Happy Thanksgiving. :)

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      thank you guys i was so happy to see in this message.by the way what is your e-mail address?

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  12. 14

    Beautiful and creative are very beautiful and creative descriptions.

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  13. 15

    Another awesome post!
    One of my favorites – http://www.dubblevision.com
    A nice, simple and clean design.

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  14. 16

    Thanks smashingmagazine verymuch. very beautiful! I need this now:)

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  15. 17

    Great inspiration!

    Here’s a cool kids art portfolio gallery for charity.
    http://www.giveohgive.org

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  16. 18

    a lot of good stuff!

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  17. 19

    Thibaud’s very very beautiful!

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  18. 20

    What about mine? =D i am not finished with this… and you may have to press f5 several times to get content and startpage :P “its not finished yet” and its not perfect, but a nice and creativ way to show you a bit of me ;) http://snakesz.sn.funpic.de/port3/

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    These are really good-looking portfolios. It amazes me again and again how creative and innovative people can get to achieve great results.

    Portfolio designs can also be a wonderful source of inspiration that can bring something unique to the table when you’re mocking up something new or want to display something in a very unique way in your designs.

    Keep up the good work!

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  20. 22

    great work. I know Thibaud’s site was there for more than 3 years and still it’s pretty unique! :)

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  21. 23

    OH!
    Where is my site??!!

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  22. 24

    Love minimal/simple/clean websites…
    All portfolios listed are great!

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  23. 25

    Thank you for submit friskweb.pl! Best regards SM ;-).

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  24. 26

    They’re all very impressive and creative at first glance, but I find myself lost on these pages so quickly I simply give up. They’re very pretty, just not very usable — which can obviously lead to people not actually finding the work in your portfolio.
    (Just my opinion)

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  25. 27

    i agree tom – i have my flashy non-user-friendly portfolio site (link) but also a low-bandwith HTML one for people who don’t have the time to spare exploring it.

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  26. 28

    not a designer portfolio, but a fantastic photographer portfolio here (photographer named Strogalski)
    just came across it while diggin into the designer portfolios.

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    Гидроаккумулятор

    November 27, 2008 5:42 am

    Nile Inside the best. But not so famous such as lebedev lab

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    It is incredible how most of these sites are VERY unusable. Navigation is a mess, some of them try to play music even after you killed it, some are freaking slow and i am running Quad Core….. Do not get me wrong, they might be visually nice, but they fail at what website should do: convey a message and display what these people do. It’s like having a pretty colorful hammer made out of glass. It’s nice, but you cannot hammer a nail into wall with it.

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    And yea, http://www.eisforeffort.com is promoting Apple. Why? Designer who made this site could have at least delete “MacBook Pro”. This way it look very very VERY snobbish. “Yea i have a Mac” “Yea i will put it on my website so everyone can see i have Mac”

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  30. 32

    This post is a great source of inspiration indeed, however the only thing these portfolios have in common is the confusing navigation. I just don’t understand why people choose to implement a tricky sliding annoying navigation instead of a regular css based navbar. Someone pls tell me what is to be gained from the pathetic flash garbage on a portfolio site. When i visit a site, i want content and i want it accessible immediately. Otherwise i just go away. Not just me.
    SM editors should consider this as well when compiling the next selection.

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  31. 33

    Happy to see my site here again in such splendid neighbourhood!
    Thanks guys ;)))

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    I have to agree with some of the posters above, all the work shown has a lot of visual flair but a lot of them are confusing to use, while some are downright annoying.

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  33. 35

    There´s a good one on http://www.aryfalcao.com.br
    Take a look!!!

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  34. 36

    What happened to usability? Was that just another fad that had come and gone? :o

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  35. 37

    Great Article

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  36. 38

    I am constantly amazed with your posts. You should really give yourself a pad on the back for all the hard work you do. I can’t have been easy to find these 50 different portfolio displays.

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  37. 39

    great work! i like a lot!

    =)! =)! =)!

    congratulations guys!

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  38. 40

    Inspirational article

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  39. 41

    It is beautiful !!!
    Great Article

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  40. 42

    I like Lyndon Wade so far… nice stuff!

    thanks SM!!

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  41. 43

    visualbox rocks, seen their work in the past and blew me away :)) should keep an eye on their designs

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  42. 44

    Great collection indeed, so much of varities in designs.

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  43. 45

    Super lover is not a good example. guys work is horrible and way over rated. still pushing around the same ol style since 99

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  44. 46

    Great collection… i would like you to write a post of just html portfolios… i’m not a big fan of flash

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  45. 47

    thanks.. thanks a lot for “sm”, great stuff……

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  46. 48

    Here one more (from germany): Link

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  47. 49

    Great post and some nice work!

    One of my favorite portfolio sites and another for the list:
    Link

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  48. 50

    Very interesting stuff! Thanks!

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  49. 51

    I remember stumbling across Deep’s site a moon or two ago and was utterly blown away by how stellar their work is and how they display it.

    The older site I prefer, yet they still go over the top with their new one.

    Lots of amazing portfolios to check out.

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  50. 52

    WOW!!!!!!! the portfolios are really amazing :)

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  51. 53

    really nice porfolios ….
    thanks for this….

    http://www.yaweb.fr

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  52. 54

    Visually very appealing websites, most of them.

    BUT what I find totally disgusting is websites with music turned on by default……… How can a web site professional do such a stupid thing?………….

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  53. 55

    Great list! I also really like the layout of BrettNyquist.com. Very clean, and cool designs.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  54. 56

    An observation: all of Smashing Mag’s screenshots are taken on a PC. Typography is an eye sore, IMHO.
    Jason

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  55. 57

    While I’m a huge fan of simplicity, I couldn’t help but notice vivified’s site looking strikingly similar to the Superfamous site. Not sure who’s came first but my money’s on Superfamous.

    In other news, love Smashing Magazine. Good source and collection of inspirational imagery.

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  56. 58

    look at http://www.pxforce.com … its so cool and simple portfolio design too :)

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  57. 59

    great portfolio design here.
    i like it.

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    Alexandre Plennevaux

    December 8, 2008 3:20 pm

    Hey guys, what do you think about this image gallery portfolio, turned into an interactive barcode ? http://www.lisapram.com

    Here were my intentions: The interface is a specific design approach to online image galleries aiming to produce an integrated graphical product based on the work itself. The result of this search is an “interactive barcode”, generating a unique representation of Lisa Pram’s work in a non-metaphorical manner, through indexing of her image sets according to four main keywords, which stand for the main areas of her work – Professional, Experimental , Advertising and Editorial. Clicking on each of them allows the visitor to filter through her image galleries. Each gallery is represented by a line which thickness reflects the number of images it contains – 1 image is 1 pixel width. This simple principle leads to the barcode representation. Clicking each of these lines unfolds its pictures in a continuous strip inside the barcode, thus introducing the user into the colors and contrasts of her work.

    Thanks Smashing !

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  59. 61

    Ah man, not my cup of tea. Every portfolio screams ADHD designers with starburst vomit. Come the fudge down PEOPLE!

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  60. 62

    great work! i like a lot!

    =)! =)! =)!

    congratulations guys

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  61. 63

    It’s such an honor to be part of the list! Thanks for including me! – JAN

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  62. 64

    nice websites!

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  63. 65

    I liked Pikaboo. It is really cool. Can someone demystify its great layout structure? It would be a great tutorial.

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  64. 66

    Coll post! Very good !!!

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  65. 67

    It’s really a wonderful list best portfolios on the web! Thanks for the post! ;)

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    Nathan Latterell

    March 26, 2009 10:23 am

    These are all great portfolios, but some lack usability, and have mystery meat nav. above all very inspirational

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  67. 69

    I just finished mine… Tried to keep it very simple. Hope you like!

    http://www.27something.com

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  68. 70

    very inspiring!!!

    gr8 portfolios!!!

    congratulations to all hard worker behind the curtain.

    :)

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  69. 71

    I love this list! I think anyone who likes design like this should also check out stuff from Identity Withheld and THS. I can appreciate clean designs but I love the ease of use and off-beat quirkiness of both these websites. My favourite from the list has to be Trozo though; I’ve had that one bookmarked for quite a while!

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  70. 72

    Webdesign Portfolio

    April 22, 2009 2:31 pm

    Very interesting portfolios! Thanks!

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  71. 73

    wow these are beautiful! Thanks for sharing. great work

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    VBVaw3 comment1 ,

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  74. 76

    This gave me a lot of inspiration!
    Thnx a lot

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  75. 77

    i dearly love this site. but may i make a suggestion? everytime you have lists with images, you place the title and description of the picture you are describing ABOVE the image. when i think natutally the user will look for it to be under, like a caption. i spend like a couple of mins each post figuring this out cause i get disoriented.

    maybe this is just me! in which case i say – ignore me! haha. but this is just my 2 cents.

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  76. 78

    Very very nice, love to get some inspiration. Maybe another one for the list, fresh from the drawing table.
    Link. Hope you like it.

    And to add two cents two ‘la’ (post 76) I do get a bit confused sometimes as well, reading the next caption with the previous image. Maybe a little more spacing above the titles?

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    Fernando Portela

    July 30, 2009 10:43 am

    Some of these are very nice others seem to have the layout and navigation in the way of showcasing the works, where ultimately should be where focus needs to be.
    This is my attempt to keep the works grabbing all the attention.

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  78. 80

    Nice post. I wonder why this site was not included

    http://www.jimmymercado.com

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  79. 81

    hey realy nice and helpful website.

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  80. 82

    Great article!! Thanks For sharing.

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  81. 83

    Not only are some of these NOT GOOD, they’re down right AWFUL! :|

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  82. 84

    Great collection. Many people out there do have time and of course great ideas to build their portfolios. http://www.aliirfaan.com

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  83. 85

    Some really interesting portfolio techniques here! It’s always nice to see how other web designers present their work! Love the simple designs! Great post!

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  84. 86

    Thanks to be my inspirations !
    A great help for somebodies in graphic school!

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  85. 87

    Thanks to be my inspirations !

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  86. 88

    Hey! That was a really great inspiration for me! My brand new portfolio site has been lunched, take a look at it if you want!

    If you like it, or not, and if you have some spare time, please send me some feedback! I’m wondering what’s the opinion of others!

    Aaron

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  87. 89

    HI there im looking to do a online portfolio now… wondering if i should do my layout on photoshop? is that the best thing to use as i want mine to reflect me and my creativity. Not interested in too much flash but just basics such as buttons etc. can i do that after i use photoshop? I want high quality pages…. slicing i will learn. so photoshop or dreamweaver?

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  88. 90

    Well n good Portfolios in designing….. good work

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  89. 91

    Great list some really creative people out there. i also like this australian site http://www.yourvillageidiot.com.au

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  90. 92

    Here’s another one worth checking out http://www.fuseboxcreations.com

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  91. 93

    I found this article with portfolio designs very useful and inspirational, thanks. :-) It helped me to create my new, fresh looking portfolio: http://www.peterrepta.com

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  92. 94

    really great works :www.webdezz.com

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  93. 95

    Nice post, great portfolios

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    Francis Anton Pado

    May 22, 2010 8:46 pm

    Great and Professional!

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  95. 97

    Really help-full and great one

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    Vishakan Dinesh

    June 5, 2010 12:09 am

    Awsomeeee List…….I just launched my own portfolio. would it fit in this list?..:). check it out
    mrdthedesigner.com/

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      hi there…….i jus wachd ur portfolio…….it luks gr8…..gr8 texture n choice of color is cool…….red color you used catches the eye…….gud wrk…

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  97. 100

    Amazing Portfolio’s, check out my Portfolio sk-line.eu/
    Thanks for sharing!

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  98. 101

    Everything is cool except the kitschy site Booreiland. Yuk!

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    I am looking forward to visit all these portflios soon.

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  100. 103

    You forgot http://www.bio-bak.nl. Which actually goes out of it’s way to be hard to navigate, and still somehow sucks you in.

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  101. 104

    i love it alot its so amazing

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  102. 105

    so wa is d scene people if u wanna c me look 4 me on facebook

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  103. 106

    So this is not a post to “hate” on the sites posted in this article but in all honesty, I feel as aesthetically appealing as some of those sites listed are, there are some problems with them.

    Firstly, most of them are in flash, and hey I’m not saying flash is horrible, but flash has many downfalls. When I was on some of the sites, some took forever to load (mind you I have a very speedy computer with fast access to the web). From my experiences as well, when applying for a job one time, the employer asked to see my website on his iPad, and of course if I had a flash site, it would not load at all on a mobile device. Thank goodness I stick to strictly HTML. Also, as a side note, why must when I always search for “great portfolio sites” I get a list filled with like 75% flash based sites? I definitely want to see more HTML stuff because not all of us want to design in flash and need some HTML-designed inspiration.

    Secondly, yeah their great looking sites, but usability is apparently not that important for some of these portfolios. It took me a while to figure out where to go on these sites to see some design work, contact info, etc. I understand the idea of being innovative, but that doesn’t mean you should abandon usability, especially if it’s a professional portfolio for any kind of client to see and not just “creative minded” people.

    I don’t know if it’s just me, but I wasn’t too inspired by most of those sites. There was too much going on, or too little to the point of not knowing how to navigate the site, as well as waiting forever for some sites to load because their flash based.

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      @ corn dude: I just launched my own portfolio in HTML have a look and I hope I could inspire you: manuelmark.com

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    • 108

      I completely agree. Looks definitely aren’t everything, especially in web design. If I can’t figure out how something web based works in the first minute, I just don’t care anymore.

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  104. 109

    Hey those are some killer sites! Thanks for posting them. Check out this site I found http://www.sawgrassshack.com. Pretty minimal but fun ( :

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    I was really inspired by this post when I was planning my own portfolio site. After 4 long months, its finally done. Check it out at: redriot.ca. I hope I did justice to the beautiful sites that inspired it.

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    Some great sites here… take a look at mine in comparison.
    jasonhardwick.com

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    Madhu Ramakrishnan

    April 19, 2011 9:52 am

    interesting and involving. It has really inspired me for my portfolio……hope it comes in this list:)

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    Brilliant list, some very surreal designs in here as well. It’s good to be open minded!

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    Really shows how creative you can get… Impressive stuff(as if y’all didn’t already know).

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    am inspired nice

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    a truely inspiring site ..

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    YEAHHHHH THEEEEEESE R AWESOME PORTFOLIOS…….LOOKING GREAT..

    EXPECT MORE,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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    Sunil Kargwal Baagdi

    December 13, 2011 7:29 am

    Great creative stuff here, i am also a website designer sri ganganagar :)

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    Really beautiful and great creative designs collections. I am really impressed. Keep it up and do posting.

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    Freddie du Plessis

    October 3, 2013 1:04 pm

    Hi There,
    Nice collection of works here, I did one too: http://www.creativedude.co.za Let me know what you think!

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    Every few months I get sick of my portfolio, so I come find as many of these lists as possible to help come up with ideas for redesigning my own – http://www.JoeWillmott.com

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