69 Sexy Portfolio Designs To Inspire You

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Today designing a unique, compelling portfolio has become a crucial task for designers, studios, companies and everyone whose business is on the Web. Not only does it help one stand out among the numerous competitors, but it is also a great tool for self-expression and demonstration of skills.

Now designers face new challenges in attracting the capricious web audience – a plain web page with a project list on it is out of date and boring, while fancy Flash websites with intricate navigation are annoying. Fortunately, despite all difficulties beautiful and artistic designs are appearing in an endless stream. Designers skillfully use all the benefits of the digital age and create websites that are rich in effects and eye-popping yet simple and accessible.

In this post you can see a collection of 69 new, ingenious and beautiful portfolio designs that will hopefully become a decent inspiration source for you. The collection includes both Flash and HTML websites, however all the designs are stuck to the balance of visual attractiveness and usability. Notice that every screenshot is clickable and leads to the website itself.

69 Exquisite Portfolio Website Designs

This By Them1
The portfolio of This By Them is done in cool retro style. Just look at these awesome graphics and regard for details! Neat accordion slideshow pattern enables to navigate the site at ease.

thisbythem2

Nora Rose Travis3
Creative idea, contemporary style, exquisite implementation of clever JavaScript & CSS hooks make the portfolio of Nora Rose Travis look magical. And now a trick (not for the faint of heart!): open this design in IE6. See? Internet Explorer kills the design magic.

nora-travis4

Carlos Cabrera5
This design successfully combines features of portfolio and online store. It provides easy accessibility and navigation; plus, featured works floating in the background deliver additional efficiency and visual appeal.

cabrera6

ThousandMinds 7
A super stylish dark web design with enjoyable navigation.

thousand-minds8

Alt Design9

alt-design10

Puppetbrain11
A funky old-school design with a funny curious character running all through the website.

puppetbrain12

Huan David Perafan Baez13
A beautiful Flash website with horizontal navigation and amazing uninterrupted illustration in the background. The preloader is impressive here as well.

baez14

Sahar Design15

sahar16

Attack of the Web17

attack-of-the-web18

Somos la pera limonera19

somos-la-pera-limonera20

PSD to XHTML Conversion21

psd-to-html22

Flourish Web Design23

flourish24

koraykibar.com25

koraykibar26

DaZa27

daza28

The Staff Republic29

the-stuff-republic30

N E P O M U K31

nepomuk32

Dubai33

bluebeetle34

Designchapel35

design-chapel36

Moxie Sozo37

moxie-sozo38

NEWRAFAEL39

newrafael40

Perceptor41

perceptor42

Johnny does43

johnnydoes44

Gomedia45

go-media46

Karijjobe47

kari-jobe48

friendly duck49

friendly-duck50

Richie Qilayout51

qilayout52

Loewy Design53

loewy54

Nick Hand55
The portfolio of Alaska-based designer Nick Hand looks awesome with its vintage grunge background, sleek transition effects and transparent areas wrapped in dotted lines. Great example of one-page portfolio design.

hand56

Corking Design57
This beautifully dark website belongs to Daniel Cork, a web designer from Manchester, England. Nifty texture, elegant logo and typography implemented in this design are really striking.

cork58

CreativeThe59
Each section of this single-page portfolio has its own background texture and graphic elements that are interwoven very smoothly. Urban graphics at the bottom of the page unites all section designs and contains navigation bar and copyright info. Such design technique can be rarely seen today; it’s really beautiful and unconventional.

creativethe60

Mutant Labs61
Mutant Labs studio claims to be a new breed of media scientists. Well, the scientific experiment on their portfolio style was a success – we’ve got an original and tasty design.

mutant-labs62

Nosotros63
Beside clean and simple layout, the portfolio of the creative agency Nosotros provides prominent data visualization and infographics.

nosotros64

Camellie65
While many websites in our collection integrate several elements that make up a beautiful design, Camellie’s portfolio highlights the only element that dominates the overall design theme. Splendid, original illustration is the very spice that makes this site look awesome.

camellie66

Imaginaria Creative67 68
Beautiful textures, large typography in the backgrounds, warm colors and smooth transparency result in an exquisite website design.

imaginaria-creative69

Mika Mäkinen70
Although this website is Flash based, it won’t confuse you with cluttered interface and complicated navigation. Instead, it is straightforward and beautiful. Among the major features of Mcinen.net are liquid resolution, large-scale layout and wonderful photographic background on the main page. Excellent work!

mcinennet71

Atomic Cartoons Inc.72
Wonderful single-page portfolio with vertical navigation. Atomic Cartoons did justice to themselves by featuring amusing illustrations throughout the website.

atomic-cartoons73

Toy.ny 74
This “toy” is really worth “playing” with. Sober colors and unobtrusive, minimal Flash animation which beautifully renders the typo, provide an enjoyable visual and content exploration experience.

toy.ny75

Fat-Man Collective76
The portfolio of Fat-Man Collective is really something. The way this “lovely bunch of digital creatives” combines simple navigation, amusing Flash effects and original content presentation will win your sympathy immediately.

fatman-collective77

Project 36578
Light and clean one-page portfolio of Project 365 looks fresh and positive, mostly due to lovely doodle typo used in this design.

project-36579

Filipe Carvalho80
Classy typography and good color management is what makes this portfolio design stand out.

carvalho81

Mikio Inose82
The portfolio of the Japanese interface designer Mikio Inose has a sleek, Apple styled design. Bright colors and wide space in the header, non-standard fonts in the post titles and one-column layout make this design unique.

mikio-inose83

Diego Latorre84 85
Sexy design of Diego Latorre’s portfolio won’t leave you cold. Here everything from textures to the smallest graphic element is about details. Nothing left hanging here, great work indeed.

latorre86

Esteban Muñoz87
Neat black-and-white portfolio design is featured by original line-art illustration that sticks to your mouse cursor and can be moved around the bottom of the page.

esteban88

Nouincolor 8990
Style, laconism, individuality.

nouincolor91

25AH92

25ah93

Safarista Design94

safarista95

Kashmir Creative96 97
The portfolio of Belgium business communication agency Kashmir Creative looks stylish and contemporary. Much of this is due to the choice of colors and a professional photo filling up the background of the site.

kashmir98

Kyle Steed99
The header of Kyle Steed’s portfolio is beautified by his own hand drawn font “Steed”.

kylesteed100

Arteye 101

arteye102

Whyisbox103

whyisbox104

Synch Media105
A cool robot illustration and all this cheerful geometry make this design look positive and fresh.

synch-media106

Blue Pixel107

blue-pixel108

Daniel Kusaka109
Although personal portfolio of Brazilian graphic designer Daniel Kusaka is based on Flash, it loads fast and provides good content accessibility. Colorful clues chaotically stretched about the project gallery, as well as good work with thumbnail lighting, make this design look topnotch.

kusaka110

Garbadge.ro111
You may be confused with the navigation of this website at first, but you will quickly figure out how to get to the work gallery and the personal stuff of designer George Petrescu. This Flash-like motioned grid is developed by means of fancy jQuery.

garbage.ro112

Pirolab113
Again, lots of awesome visual effects here and no Flash!

pirolab114

Joby 115

joby116

Kidd81 117
A big fun in this one. No doubt, this cartoonish, childlike design took some really adult skills to be done.

kidd81118

IAAH119
This design is everything but ordinary. As the guys from IAAH say, this site is meant to challenge the concept of space and how it is perceived within the browser window. Experimental layout may frustrate the advocates of simplicity and usability standards, but if you enjoy approaches that push the boundaries of web design, portfolio site of Iamalwayshungry studio will appeal to you.

IAAH120

Glasshouse 121
The portfolio of Cape Town based digital communication studio Glasshouse is beautiful, original and well developed.

glasshouse122

Laureano Endeiza 123
This portfolio design offers a wide range of various options – you can switch between several design themes, filter displayed portfolio categories and read the site both in English and Spanish. Great!

endeiza124

Nide.inc 125
If grid layouts are classics of web design, this Japanese website is avant-garde, without fail.

nide126

HALO Creative Agency 127

halo128

Joolz129

joolz130

Oscar Barber131

barber132

efingo133

efingo134

Fran Boot135

fran-boot136

MopStudio 137
The border between originality and weirdness is rather fuzzy here. Perhaps it will take us, Western culture representatives, a few years to understand the delicate philosophy of Japanese web design.

mopstudio138

Paravel139

paravel140

Footnotes

  1. 1 http://thisbythem.com/
  2. 2 http://thisbythem.com/
  3. 3 http://www.norarosetravis.com/
  4. 4 http://www.norarosetravis.com/
  5. 5 http://www.carloscabrera.com.ar/
  6. 6 http://www.carloscabrera.com.ar/
  7. 7 http://thousandminds.com/
  8. 8 http://thousandminds.com/
  9. 9 http://www.alt-design.net/
  10. 10 http://www.alt-design.net/
  11. 11 http://www.puppetbrain.com/
  12. 12 http://www.puppetbrain.com/
  13. 13 http://www.juandavidperafan.com/
  14. 14 http://www.juandavidperafan.com/
  15. 15 http://www.sahardesign.com/
  16. 16 http://www.sahardesign.com/
  17. 17 http://www.attackoftheweb.co.uk/
  18. 18 http://www.attackoftheweb.co.uk/
  19. 19 http://www.somoslaperalimonera.com/index.html#
  20. 20 http://www.somoslaperalimonera.com/index.html#
  21. 21 http://www.xhtmlcssexpert.com/
  22. 22 http://www.xhtmlcssexpert.com/
  23. 23 http://www.floridaflourish.com/
  24. 24 http://www.floridaflourish.com/
  25. 25 http://www.koraykibar.com/
  26. 26 http://www.koraykibar.com/
  27. 27 http://daza.altervista.org/index.htm
  28. 28 http://daza.altervista.org/index.htm
  29. 29 http://thestaffrepublic.com/
  30. 30 http://thestaffrepublic.com/
  31. 31 http://www.nepomukworld.com/archive.php
  32. 32 http://www.nepomukworld.com/archive.php
  33. 33 http://www.bluebeetle.me/
  34. 34 http://www.bluebeetle.me/
  35. 35 http://designchapel.com/
  36. 36 http://designchapel.com/
  37. 37 http://www.moxiesozo.com/index.php
  38. 38 http://www.moxiesozo.com/index.php
  39. 39 http://www.newrafael.com/
  40. 40 http://www.newrafael.com/
  41. 41 http://perceptor.nl/
  42. 42 http://perceptor.nl/
  43. 43 http://johnnydoes.nl/
  44. 44 http://johnnydoes.nl/
  45. 45 http://www.gomedia.us/
  46. 46 http://www.gomedia.us/
  47. 47 http://www.karijobe.com/index.php
  48. 48 http://www.karijobe.com/index.php
  49. 49 http://www.bythepond.co.uk/
  50. 50 http://www.bythepond.co.uk/
  51. 51 http://qilayout.com/
  52. 52 http://qilayout.com/
  53. 53 http://www.loewydesign.com/
  54. 54 http://www.loewydesign.com/
  55. 55 http://www.nickhand.net/
  56. 56 http://www.nickhand.net/
  57. 57 http://corkingdesign.co.uk/
  58. 58 http://corkingdesign.co.uk/
  59. 59 http://www.creativethe.com/
  60. 60 http://www.creativethe.com/
  61. 61 http://mutantlabs.co.uk/
  62. 62 http://mutantlabs.co.uk/
  63. 63 http://www.nosotroshq.com/
  64. 64 http://www.nosotroshq.com/
  65. 65 http://www.camellie.com/
  66. 66 http://www.camellie.com/
  67. 67 http://imaginariacreative.com/
  68. 68 http://imaginariacreative.com/
  69. 69 http://imaginariacreative.com/
  70. 70 http://www.mcinen.net/
  71. 71 http://www.mcinen.net/
  72. 72 http://www.atomiccartoons.com/
  73. 73 http://www.atomiccartoons.com/
  74. 74 http://www.toyny.com/
  75. 75 http://www.toyny.com/
  76. 76 http://www.fat-man-collective.com/
  77. 77 http://www.fat-man-collective.com/
  78. 78 http://www.project365.co.uk/
  79. 79 http://www.project365.co.uk/
  80. 80 http://www.randomthoughtpattern.com/index.html
  81. 81 http://www.randomthoughtpattern.com/index.html
  82. 82 http://mikioinose.com/
  83. 83 http://mikioinose.com/
  84. 84 http://www.diegolatorre.com/
  85. 85 http://www.diegolatorre.com/
  86. 86 http://www.diegolatorre.com/
  87. 87 http://www.estebanmunoz.com/
  88. 88 http://www.estebanmunoz.com/
  89. 89 http://nouincolor.com/
  90. 90 http://nouincolor.com/
  91. 91 http://nouincolor.com/
  92. 92 http://25ah.se/
  93. 93 http://25ah.se/
  94. 94 http://www.safarista.com/
  95. 95 http://www.safarista.com/
  96. 96 http://www.kashmircreative.com/
  97. 97 http://www.kashmircreative.com/
  98. 98 http://www.kashmircreative.com/
  99. 99 http://kylesteed.com/
  100. 100 http://kylesteed.com/
  101. 101 http://www.arteye.com/
  102. 102 http://www.arteye.com/
  103. 103 http://whyisbox.com/
  104. 104 http://whyisbox.com/
  105. 105 http://synchmedia.com
  106. 106 http://synchmedia.com
  107. 107 http://bluepixel.net/
  108. 108 http://bluepixel.net/
  109. 109 http://www.danielkusaka.com/
  110. 110 http://www.danielkusaka.com/
  111. 111 http://www.garbage.ro/
  112. 112 http://www.garbage.ro/
  113. 113 http://www.pirolab.it/
  114. 114 http://www.pirolab.it/
  115. 115 http://www.joby.in/
  116. 116 http://www.joby.in/
  117. 117 http://www.kidd81.com/
  118. 118 http://www.kidd81.com/
  119. 119 http://www.iamalwayshungry.com/
  120. 120 http://www.iamalwayshungry.com/
  121. 121 http://www.glasshouse.co.za/
  122. 122 http://www.glasshouse.co.za/
  123. 123 http://www.laureanoendeiza.com.ar/
  124. 124 http://www.laureanoendeiza.com.ar/
  125. 125 http://nide.jp/
  126. 126 http://nide.jp/
  127. 127 http://www.haloagency.net/
  128. 128 http://www.haloagency.net/
  129. 129 http://joolz.fr/folio/
  130. 130 http://joolz.fr/folio/
  131. 131 http://www.oscarbarber.com/
  132. 132 http://www.oscarbarber.com/
  133. 133 http://www.efingo.ro/
  134. 134 http://www.efingo.ro/
  135. 135 http://www.narfstuff.co.uk/portfolio/
  136. 136 http://www.narfstuff.co.uk/portfolio/
  137. 137 http://www.mopstudio.jp/
  138. 138 http://www.mopstudio.jp/
  139. 139 http://www.paravelinc.com/
  140. 140 http://www.paravelinc.com/

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Julia May is a freelance writer now working with FlashMint, the top-class provider of Flash templates.

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  1. 1

    Is there anyone to tell me how to be included in this category?
    It’s awesome .. great!!

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  2. 102

    Now designers face new challenges in attracting the capricious web audience – a plain web page with a project list on it is out of date and boring, while fancy Flash websites with intricate navigation are annoying. Fortunately, despite all difficulties beautiful and artistic designs are appearing in an endless stream. Designers skillfully use all the benefits of the digital age and create websites that are rich in effects and eye-popping yet simple and accessible.

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  3. 203

    wow.. great.. list ..

    well some them use a fluid grid ..system..

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    Ugh. The article is great, however the title is so unfortunate. Due to my having many browser tabs open, the page title is cut down to “69 Sex…” in the tab. =/ I *really* hope the people I was hanging with didn’t catch a glimpse of that.

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  5. 405

    I still want to say thanks for the mention guys! Much appreciated! Glad you like the main web site. Took a while but it was worth it =)

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  6. 506

    beautiful inspiring collection..its really good web designing.its really helpful for my web design campaign..Thanks for sharing..minttwist.ae/

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  7. 607

    Excellent post, it is really inspiring post. I am website designer at Incircle Media and I have designed lots of website. But when i got this post I have got lots of new ideas which i will use in my next coming project.

    Thanks SM to share such nice post.

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    Website design and Web development services Dubai UAE

    April 14, 2014 10:49 am

    Nice Collection great Colors and Great Illustration

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