25 Beautiful Freelancer Portfolio Sites

Browsing through portfolio sites can be a fun and inspirational experience. Portfolio sites often showcase creativity and a high-quality of design, since the designer is obviously placing a great deal of importance in reaching potential clients through the portfolio site.

In this post we’ll showcase 25 portfolio sites of freelance designers that should serve as inspiration for any designers who are looking to create or re-design their own portfolio site. You may also be interested in:

Kathryn Cornelius

Kathryn Cornelius

Shelly Cooper

Shelly Cooper

Michael Cassius

Michael Cassius

Patrick Glynn

Patrick Glynn

Mark Hobbs

Mark Hobbs

Andy Ward

Andy Ward

Ryan Scherf

Ryan Scherf

Ole Kristian Masdal Svendsen

Ole Kristian Masdal Svendsen

Joey Lomanto

Joey Lomanto

Gage Salzano

Gage Salzano

Kyle Kramer

Kyle Kramer

I am Tiago

I am Tiago

Shawn Johnston

Shawn Johnston

Denise Chandler

Denise Chandler

Carla Ferfolja

Carla Ferfolja

Josh Sullivan

Josh Sullivan

Thomas Bishop

Thomas Bishop

Donaville Herrick

Donaville Herrick

Ionut Iacob

Ionut Iacob

Adham Dannaway

Adham Dannaway

Peter Granfors

Peter Granfors

Pat Dryburgh

Pat Dryburgh

Kyle Meyer

Kyle Meyer

David Hellmann

David Hellmann

Joshua Giblette

Joshua Giblette

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  • Red, January 24, 2011

    Nice collection, thanks for sharing!

  • Michael, January 24, 2011

    Some good stuff here, but I’m sick of seeing these introductions that go something along the lines of:

    “Hi guys! My names Mike, I’m a super-awesome web developer and I create beautiful,
    innovative, mind-blowing designs and apps and software and backgrounds and stuff! My work is AMAZING and you need me right now! I’m sooo good!”

    It’s cringeworthy, preachy, and downright off putting. It’s also annoyingly contagious….

  • Krishna, January 24, 2011

    Ohh wow.. love the list…. some nice new ones I haven’t seen before as well!! :)

  • Casey, January 24, 2011

    Great list if designs, I do have to say the wording on “Mark Hobbs” website is very, very annoying.

    Very nice list, a few I havent seen yet are in there

  • Stew, January 24, 2011

    Awesome selection! Love the Adham Dannaway one. Makes me want to go build a portfolio!

  • Flavio Mester, January 24, 2011

    Very cool. I especially liked the way Adham Dannaway treated his left/right-side-of-the brain dilemma on his Home page. It’s something our own company sometimes struggles with. But they’re all nice.

  • Kathryn Cornelius, January 25, 2011

    Thank you, Vandelay, for this recognition. I am flattered to be amongst such excellent work! :)

  • VeX Solutions, January 25, 2011

    Those are all awesome. I wish i was good with graphics i am the development type but thats what designers are for. Nice share thx.

  • Benjamin Ulrich, January 25, 2011

    Wonderful list. I love waht Pat Dryburgh did with the colours and almost minimal seeming design.
    Some of the samples have (IMHO) a bit much text on the landing page (users like to scan, not read). VERY nice list all around, though.

  • Xps, January 25, 2011

    Mr. Cassius’ is my favorite of the lot. His design is simple and has great contrast. I prefer more simple designs and UIs and a purple/black scheme is one I like. I’m a developer, not a designer, so good contrast always comes difficult for me.

  • Felix Widjaja, January 25, 2011

    I like David Hellmann’s :)

  • ashok, January 25, 2011

    check the my coming soon page.

  • Anything Graphic, January 25, 2011

    Katheryn’s site blew me away. I love it. Great collection here filled with awesome and fresh talent!

  • smartuts, January 25, 2011

    Michael Cassius and Adham Dannaway

  • Jessica, January 25, 2011

    I like the reduced vintage style of Peter Granfors.
    thanks

  • aledesign.it, January 25, 2011

    So wonderful this list! amazing links! Thanks a lot! My preferite are: http://www.adhamdannaway.com/ so cool
    http://www.petergranfors.com/ Magic watercolors effects!
    http://www.kathryncorneli.us so cute, so clean.. really nice and delicate!

  • Geng, January 26, 2011

    Wow a great collection of portfolio website! I’m a big fan of minimalist designs

  • Fahim MD, January 26, 2011

    All of them are great work!
    take a look at mine, hopefully I make it to the list http://www.workoffahimmd.com

    cheers!

  • Adrian Cabrero, January 28, 2011

    Love the variety on here. Agree with most the comments on here about those large type introductions, but I also feel it’s good to let people know what they’re getting into from the get go. Being someone who just redesigned their portfolio site, I’m already inspired to start a new design.

  • Sheffield Website Design, February 3, 2011

    WOAH, some immense examples here and it is making me wish I had a better one. Im going to redesign mine, I’ve decided.

    Thanks for sharing, tweet me sometime : mgpwr

  • Adham Dannaway, February 15, 2011

    Thanks for the mention, It’s great to be amongst such talented designers. Thanks also for the nice comments too. It’s cool to be able to inspire others to build their own portfolio sites. :-)

  • Lee, October 27, 2011

    Adham Dannaway’s is excellent, being front end designer myself it definately gives good inspiration for when I come to create mine. Loving the artyness of Denise’s too, all really good sites though.

  • Jon, March 2, 2012

    Great inspiration, and a horrible wake up call. Sometimes I feel like I need a job stacking boxes somewhere. Looking at these, it sort of feels like I’ve run out of fuel for design….

  • Pavan Somu, August 16, 2012

    creativity at its best. I was thinking that my portfolio design is awesome but after watching these designs i think my portfolio needs a redesign

  • Siminki, November 7, 2012

    I think that your own portfolio is the hardest project you will ever do as a freelancer, so can appreciate the effort that has gone into these sites

    • Steven Snell, November 7, 2012

      Siminki,
      I agree, designing for yourself can be a major challenge. You’ve done a great job with your portfolio site by the way.

  • Dan G, December 4, 2012

    I think Mark Hobbs needs to consider re-writing that copy. I understand that you have to big yourself up but that much????

  • aditi, January 12, 2013

    Lovely collection of freelancer portfolio. I like it.

  • Krishna Sharma, January 14, 2013

    Wow great collection of works, thanks for sharing.

  • Matt Roxo, January 26, 2013

    I’m and Independent Freelancer based out of Orange County, CA. Check my site out as well! Thanks!

  • Martha Kent, November 11, 2013

    I have worked with couple of freelancers in my endeavors, and many of them were having poorly designed websites. Of course, we are probably talking about graphic designers here, but I’m glad to see that someone invested a little time in their own image. It’s very important in the eyes of the client…