Last week, we discussed the elements that make up a great portfolio web site. Now, we would love to look at some designers that have done an excellent job at incorporating all of them. Here are 8 beautiful web design portfolios (some simple, some complex), that have really hit it out of the park (and two of them are Skillcrush students!! Check out their work!)
Cedric’s portfolio incorporates gorgeous photography and is easy to navigate. He includes a sticky navigation, and the call to action (to contact him for work!) is quite clear throughout.
Emily built a portfolio that illustrates the power of typography. In dramatic black and white, she tells the world what is important to her and what she is good at. She seamlessly mixes the personal mantra quotation with the professional resume and skills, as well. (Plus, this portfolio was made with Skillcrush when Emily was a student in Skillcrush 101, HTML and CSS!)
Your eye is immediately drawn to this portfolio. The use of white space shows off the work clearly and is also user friendly. You also see a great use of typography here, as well, including highlighting the colors of the tabs when you click them.
This portfolio uses color in bold, exciting ways. The artist changes the color of the background based on the project. The table of contents navigation is also well structured and creative – try clicking through the “about” section for inspiration on yours!
In just one page, this portfolio displays everything that needs to be shown. A great example of condensing your message into a single ongoing page that makes navigation easy as pie.
Signature Creative is a digital agency with a beautiful company portfolio website. They leverage a smart tactic of keeping the focus on their portfolio no matter what you click. You’ll notice that they highlight projects on the side when you click into any of the links.
This photograph is just so wonderful and tells a clear story. You don’t need to know much else! However, the portfolio is very simply and beautifully organized – notice the clear menu at the top. You know exactly what to click to get what you need.