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8 Beautiful Web Design Portfolios That Will Make You Rethink Yours

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 Vella


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 Shields

Emily Shields Online Portfolio


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.



Yaron Schoen

Yaron Schoen

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!



Maren Vernon

Maren Vernon Online Portfolio

This portfolio site outlines Maren’s skills in a straightforward, resume style manner. But the real beauty of the site is the JavaScript effects. Open up each tab and watch as the text seems to type open on the screen. We promise you’ll love playing around with her site. Inspired to add some gorgeous interactive effects to your portfolio? Maren added all these effects when she took Skillcrush 102, on JavaScript and jQuery!



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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

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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.

Poco People



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.



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One сomment

  1. All portfolio designs are good but I like the Poco with parallax effects but its taking much more time in loading comparatively. Nice list.

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