25 Portfolio Site Designs Using Illustration

Portfolio sites often showcase creativity and the skills of the designer. If you browse around at current portfolio sites you’ll see a lot of illustration being used in the design. In this post we’ll feature 25 portfolios that use illustration. To see more portfolios please visit our gallery site Folio Focus.

Rype Arts

Rype Arts

N. Design Studio

N. Design Studio

Camellie

Camellie

Pampaneo

Pampaneo

Yodaa

Yodaa

Flourish

Flourish

Artua Design Studios

Artua Design Studios

Mutant Labs

Mutant Labs

We Build Ecommerce

We Build Ecommerce

Art Core Illustrations

Art Core Illustrations

The Plant

The Plant

The Alamo Basement

The Alamo Basement

Guerilla

Guerilla

Justin Tsang

Justin Tsang

Stoodeo

Stoodeo

Creative Bytes

Creative Bytes

Rawkes

Rawkes

Orman Clark

Orman Clark

Ryan Scherf

Ryan Scherf

CreamScoop

CreamScoop

eAnka

eAnka

Old Loft

Old Loft

Dean Oakley

Dean Oakley

Brad Colbow

Brad Colbow

Codare

Codare

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Published February 25th, 2010 by

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  • Robert M, February 25, 2010

    I usually don’t say this but I truly love every one of these. So inspiring. I really. I’m surprised at how many of the styles look similar. Did you choose them for this reason?

  • aledesign.it, February 25, 2010

    Finnaly my preferite post! I like see other works where I can see more interesting thing! Thanks a lot! Greatful!! My next site I try to make with more illustration respect now…

  • www.zenolix.com, February 25, 2010

    It is so good. really like this portfolio websites. very inspiring. Thanks you for share it. keep doing

  • Laia, February 25, 2010

    Nice showcase! Illustrations make the websites look fun, and these examples are very inspiring. Thanks for putting this together!

  • Brad C, February 25, 2010

    Thanks for featuring my site. I launched it a year ago almost to the day, good to know it’s still considered fresh.

  • Gokhan, February 26, 2010

    They smells like a cartoon movie that touches ever not growing kid inside of people, clean and innocent.

  • Calgary Web Design, February 26, 2010

    Every single one of those is a beautiful find that makes me wish I was a bit more of an illustrator than straight-forward web designer. Thank you for the interesting article and for sharing!

  • Mike Smith, February 26, 2010

    Thanks for featuring Guerrilla. I love Rawkes and Artua a lot.

    These are all awesome though. Great list

  • Nikki, February 26, 2010

    Wow. These are amazing. I love how the tree branch on Yodaa looks like someone’s hand. I wish I could draw…

  • Al, February 26, 2010

    A lot of these were just bought on iStockPhoto from chihhang.

    http://www.istockphoto.com/user_view.php?id=1422459

  • Andreas, February 26, 2010

    Wow, there are some truly inspirering ones in this list. Thanks for sharing!

  • Giovanni, February 26, 2010

    i would suggest also:
    http://www.filippocorretti.com/

  • Bennie, February 26, 2010

    I ‘m surprised Nice showcase! Illustrations make the websites look fun, and these examples are very inspiring. Thanks for putting this together!

  • Vibor, February 26, 2010

    Ye, great list, I love illustrations on a website, I gave it a shot too with my portfolio.

  • Amberly | Web Designer, February 26, 2010

    Superb……

    Thanks for putting together this awesome List…

  • SCMIND, February 28, 2010

    very original designs. great selection of work!

  • Sosyal Medya, February 28, 2010

    Thank you for this great list!

  • Project Center, February 28, 2010

    Fantastic list for both inspiration and other sites to visit. Love finding sites like these presented.

    Thanks for putting this together on your blog.

    @ProjectCenter

  • Jeffrey, March 2, 2010

    Yes!! my search is over!! Finally I find designs for my portfolio. I love every single one of them. this would make my websites look fun. Thanks man!

  • Gopal Raju, March 3, 2010

    I love the ndesignstudio redesign!

  • SiteSyrup, March 3, 2010

    Nice ! I got one too !

  • Dirty Creative, March 3, 2010

    Great post. These are really cool. I’m more into the “textured” look for websites, but if it’s a light and clean look you’re going for, an illustration-based design is not a bad call.

  • gino @ Debt Settlement, March 4, 2010

    All the designs are very nice. I too wish to create a portfolio like this but I found the selection of nice design is very difficult.I am planning to post all the designs in my blog for a vote.

  • Illustration is one of the best ways to make your site really stand out. These are some of the best examples i’ve seen. Incredibly inspiring!

  • All designs are awesome specially yodaa. Really amazing

  • Rhonda Brown, March 5, 2010

    I always like looking at illustrations like these. Thanks for sharing!

  • Illustration Blog, March 7, 2010

    The way i like my design…. with illustration! ;)

  • lukasz, March 9, 2010

    few of these are kind of blah, but a lot of great ones too.

  • Adam White, March 25, 2010

    Such a new / modern showcase! Illustrations to the extreme, amazing..

  • Sağlıklı Yaşam, March 29, 2010

    thanks. nice designs ;)

  • Teknoloji Haberleri, May 26, 2010

    Very good desing but ” Artua Design Studios” interesting

  • technical analysis course, July 14, 2010

    Love the colours in Flourish.

  • Calgary Web Design, August 8, 2010

    Think I’m a fan of the ‘eAnka’ example above – think we’ve become a photo-driven website design focus these past few years, and illustrations I think have become a bit lost in the online jungle it seems. Very nice designs in any event.!

  • Calgary Web Design, August 28, 2010

    While I’m not 100% sold on the color scheme, I quite like the illustrated characters on the Creative Bytes concept. Professional, yet fun.

  • Allan Fine, November 23, 2010

    Very cool designs Are they available for downloading?. Also like other comments-Did you choose them for this reason?

    • Vandelay Website Design, November 24, 2010

      Allan,
      No, they are not available for download. They are custom designs that belong to these designers.

  • John, January 4, 2011

    I love illustrators getting creative with their portfolios. I’m an illustrator myself although my portfolio doesn’t have an illustrated design.

  • Web Design Hull, January 24, 2011

    I really really love these kind of illustrations on websites…. I wish I was artistic enough to create my own illustrations.

    Thanks for sharing, very inspiring.

  • Sosyal Medya, February 14, 2011

    Thank you for this great list!

    Thanks for sharing, very inspiring.

  • Media Dog, February 28, 2011

    Great designs – especially like Old Loft’s animals raising the flag.