50 Awesome Portfolio Websites

Portfolio websites are often excellent sources of design inspiration because every designer and agency wants to create a great impression with a quality design. Portfolio sites frequently show creativity and innovation that might not be as common yet with other types of sites.

While browsing through the portfolio sites of other designers can provide inspiration for your own portfolio site, it also provides inspiration that can be used on all different types of projects. It’s helpful that there are so many high-quality portfolio sites out there that can be sources of design inspiration.

In this post we’ll showcase 50 excellent portfolio sites so you don’t even have to go out and find these great designs on your own. There are a lot of different approaches that you can take with a portfolio site design, and the examples shown here represent a wide variety of types and styles.

Elabs

Elabs

Column Five

Column Five

CarnationGroup

CarnationGroup

Kerem Suer

Kerem Suer

Doublethink

Doublethink

Andy O’Dore

Andy O'Dore

Roven Bashier

Roven Bashier

Roland Hidvegi

Roland Hidvegi

Demi Creative

Demi Creative

Riot

Riot

Nelson Cash

Nelson Cash

Adrian Tingstad Husby

Adrian Tingstad Husby

FortySeven Media

FortySeven Media

Ray Macari

Ray Macari

Theory

Theory

Knock Knock Factory

Knock Knock Factory

Onvo Media

Onvo Media

Andy Patrick

Andy Patrick

Adams Creation

Adams Creation

Nic Stauber

Nic Stauber

Eye Scream Design

Eye Scream Design

Gary Garside

Gary Garside

Bronco

Bronco

DDM Marketing and Communications

DDM Marketing and Communications

Bluegg

Bluegg

Sajak&Farki

Sajak&Farki

Colorz

Colorz

Formfett

Formfett

Monk Design

Monk Design

Enrique Chavez

Enrique Chavez

Robin Clediere

Robin Clediere

Second Story

Second Story

Sallee Design

Sallee Design

Anna Monroe

Anna Monroe

Guided Creative

Guided Creative

Simple as Milk

Simple as Milk

Wez Maynard

Wez Maynard

Rally Interactive

Rally Interactive

Free Range Designs

Free Range Designs

Ghost Horses

Ghost Horses

Mike Ingham Design

Mike Ingham Design

Glamour.biz

Glamour.biz

Viget

Viget

Stupid Studio

Stupid Studio

Ramotion

Ramotion

McCormack & Morrison

McCormack & Morrison

Fueled by Design

Fueled by Design

Kyle Steed

Kyle Steed

Sandfish Design

Sandfish Design

Design First

Design First

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Published May 1st, 2012 by

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  • Mathieu Jouhet, May 1, 2012

    Thanks for the nice selection you made, maybe you’ll like my own website as well :p

  • Purmou, May 1, 2012

    Hopefully, one day, my portfolio will be up here too.

    These are some excellent designs. They really show the creativity of the web community.

  • Trukin, May 2, 2012

    Hello, very good portfolio collections, very inspirational, i would like to know if it’s not a problem, recommend a web design portfolio i saw the other day and i consider very original.

    http://www.abreo.co

  • Saya, May 3, 2012

    What is very common in many of the above sites to make a nice portfolio page:
    - Using open space (mostly white) for the back and not cluttered
    - Samples shine in large and clear format
    - Short explanation of each
    - Slide show or having different samples

  • Richer, May 3, 2012

    The collection is awesome, unfortunately is not what I am looking for. What I was looking for, are business portfolios, something more complex, trying to do something more different. Anyways, if you can help me with a collection for business portfolios I will really appreciate it. Cheers!

  • Rob RS, May 4, 2012

    with a quick scroll down this formidable list, the ones that stood out to me were:
    kerem – forty-seven media – theory – bronco

    i’m not sure if this is because i was scrolling down the page – we don’t view sites in this way, of course. but a designer’s front page will be the key for a prospective client – anyone who is interested will then find the information they need if they are impressed by the front page. this goes for any creative business!

  • John, May 4, 2012

    @Richer
    I didn’t find an exclusive collection of business portfolios, but you could try your luck on http://www.creattor.com. There you will find hundreds of free templates and maybe you will find the one that fits with your business.

  • Richer, May 7, 2012

    This is more than enough John. I like it very much. The website is very complex, I will use it for other projects! Cheers man!

  • Alex Braker, June 28, 2012

    Yeah, you have nice collection of the portfolio websites and from those websites users can imagine the work of the company and it helps to opt the perfect firm for developing the website.