50 Inspiring Portfolio Designs

By / Feb 1, 2010 / Inspiration

We are always looking for inspiration, specially when it comes to web design. We just can’t get tired of browsing around websites to check out layouts, colors, typography, styles and everything else that a cool site can offer. With this selection, I will show you 50 inspiring portfolio designs. Some of them you probably already know, others are new – some are minimalist, others are colorful and full of elements. The idea here is to show different ways to show your work online. As we can find lots of interesting portfolios out there, making a selection is a bit tough, so let me know if you want to see more of them…I’m pretty sure that we have enough material for 4 or 5 collections! And don’t forget to leave a comment with your portfolio.

Portfolio – Clarideaz

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Notorious Design

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wedesignwise

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lairdesign

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Sarah Longnecker

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Creative State

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colagene

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Matt Hamm

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lecaid

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Rikcat Industries

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alexswanson.net

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Second And Park

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designme

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Josh Puckett – 55eleven

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spoongraphics

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Creative State

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ian devlin

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Drumroll

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Sean M Everett

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Phureal

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Justin M. Maller

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enila.fr

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chris woods

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Marc Anton Dahmen

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Rob Young

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Les Illustrations de Lapin

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madelikeme

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David Hellmann

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adaptd

portfolios29

eddidit

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bcandullo

portfolios31

Vincent Mazza

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xgraphica

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Adhemas Batista

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crisvector.com

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digitalmash

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ftdesigner

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Work at Play

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mediaflex

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thetoke

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Kay Times Two

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STPo

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cameronmoll

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simply creative

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HALO Creative Agency

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moonbeam illustrations

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Suki

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art4web

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Synch Media

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Riot Industries

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About the Author

Gisele Muller loves communication, technology, web, design, movies, gastronomy and creativity. Web writer, portuguese/english translator and co founder of @refilmagem & @mentaway Twitter: @gismullr

  • http://www.cooca.net Steve

    Definitely some nice inspiring designs amongst this roundup.
    Also spotted a few template based sites too, so perhaps not so inspiring there.

  • http://www.sgdoeschwitz.de BigM75

    all are good works, to be inspired

  • jb

    The portfolio of Sean M Everett isn’t terribly inspiring. It’s nice and all, and a pretty bland use of the Shapeshifter template from ThemeForest.

  • http://www.adelacreative.com adelacreative

    Always nice to see fresh inspiring designs and different visions of presenting portfolios!

    adelacreative.com

  • http://www.phawk.co.uk Pete Hawkins

    I can’t believe you listed:
    http://www.seanmeverett.com/

    This site is a wordpress template called shape shifter.

  • http://www.cookielabs.com Cookie Labs

    Notorious Design is really nice…

  • http://www.iandevlin.com Ian Devlin

    Many thanks for the mention!

    Loving some of the other sites too.

  • http://www.aaronmoody.co.uk Aaron Moody

    Great collection here

  • http://xgraphica.com javo

    Muchisimas gracias por la mension, y por los cientos de aportes muy creativos, que día a día nos comparten, saludos desde Bolivia.

  • http://www.jordanwalker.net/index.php Jordan Walker

    All very nice and well designed.

  • http://www.workbysimon.com Simon Carr

    Very nice collection. I was hoping to get some work done this morning – but now I’m going to have to click thru all these portfolios!

  • Justin

    Some of the sites are really nice, interesting though how a lot of their showcased work doesn’t meet the same bar. Content… content… content.

  • http://www.robinkoornwebdesign.nl Robin Koorn

    Great sites!

  • http://www.monikaleighnorcross.com Monika Leigh Norcross

    I love posts with list like these. It’s like one-stop inspiration shopping. It’s lists like these that give me ideas about my own site.

    Great list.

  • http://webdesignmash.com starr

    These are stunnning. Top selection. I’m totally inspired :)

  • http://bango.learnless.info/ New York Web Design

    Wow – what inspiration and thank you for sharing! What great talent that is presented here

  • http://www.mlwebco.com Michael Locke

    Very inspiring. Nice list. Someone touched on how the work of some of these designers don’t meet the same bar as their portfolio site. I think that’s very common in this industry. Many times clients will end up taking over and destroying the creative direction of a project. Happens all the time.

  • http://haslayout.com Jason Carlin

    That suki.co.il site looks a little too inspired by metalabdesign.com to me… Like.. right down to the slogan (“We make interfaces” vs “We design interfaces”).

    Highly questionable…

    • http://www.twitter.com/demersdesigns Paul Demers

      I was just going to post the exact same comment… Hmmmm. The best part of this blatant ripoff is that they are pulling javascript right from the Metalab servers. The nerve!

  • http://www.studioweber.ro Alex Flueras

    Excellent list, great inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

  • http://blog.pixelglimpse.com Rakesh Suryavardhan

    Amazing …awesome ..lovely…and inspiring.
    Really cool..thanks

  • http://www.blackskulls.at blackskulls

    thanks 😉

  • http://www.bearfootstudio.com Daniel Regan

    Awesome list, I’m very happy to be highlighted on it. Thank you!

  • http://www.chrisreihe.com Chris Reihe

    This is some really great work! Thanks for the post! Check out http://www.chrisreihe.com for another killer portfolio site!

  • http://www.kickstartmedia.org John

    Some exceptional designs on here. A lot of them look like a whole lot of other stuff out there though…

  • http://www.thewebhostingdir.com/dedicated-servers/ Poonit Patel

    Nice designs… visited most of them. Thanks very much for this post.

  • http://www.userkind.com Cory

    Awesome collection. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • http://www.martiandesign.com dp

    I think you watered down the good ones by posting so many. (Just like in a personal portfolio, only show your best work)

    So it goes -dp

  • http://www.ericsteuten.nl eric

    Some real gems and some that are very template-like or, as stated already by others, at least very much inspired by other websites.

    Still, nice collection!

  • http://www.shikebali.co.cc Shikeb Ali

    few are inspiring but few were not inspiring at all… the first two inspired me they did something different… with their navigational menu’s.

    anyways… it was good effort.

  • http://www.webtint.net/ Johnny

    Nice roundup, I love adaptd, its beautiful :)

  • http://www.nitromedia.ca Maude

    There’s really nice design (and color mix) up there ! Thanks for sharing !

  • http://www.cloudmill.ru Apeeples

    Awesome…

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  • http://www.bcandullo.com Brad

    Thanks for the feature :)

    Great list you have there.

  • http://www.actualidesign.com Alison Rowan

    Great list! Definitely got me thinking some more about how I want to do my own portfolio site. I must say, I’m a huge fan of Digital Mash’s Hero for Hire tagline. Brilliant!

  • http://www.zhuhongtao.com cruiser

    very good,tks for you share.

  • joleq

    Check out this http://grafiki.info – crazy design 😉

  • http://www.gseo.net SEO

    Very good designs, great to get ideas from. Thank you!

  • http://www.louisvuittonhouse.com/ vuitton

    very good,tks for you share.

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  • Yasser Mubarak

    Very inspired..
    I have free fresh mind ready to Design..
    Thanks,

  • http://www.synchmedia.com Synch Media

    Thank you so much for the mention!

  • http://www.jackwdavis.com Jack Davis

    Quality list, there are a few templates here though which is not so quality…

  • Mathew

    Great article!!!

    I would offer you to add one more site
    http://www.moontroops.com
    We just discussed that it looks perfect! Simple but looks really good.

  • http://www.novista.rs Izrada sajtova

    Very good designs, nice list

  • http://www.webmac.gr κατασκευη ιστοσελιδων

    very nice collection! Thanks!

  • http://www.alvipixels.com Web Design Leeds

    Thanks for sharing such a nice collection, some of the websites are really nice.

  • http://dartadesign.ro octavian

    Check out this London Creative Agency
    http://londoncreativerabbits.co.uk

  • http://www.pourouz.com Harrys Pourouzidis

    Hello there Giselle.

    Thank you for the nice article and beautiful links you shared. I’ve recently launched my website portfolio too. Here is a link if you wanna take a look at it http://www.pourouz.com . Any opinions, comments, critique is welcome. Take care and keep up the good work.

  • Sana

    Nice collection and thnx for sharing :)

  • http://www.michelebugliaro.com Michele

    Hi there, I’ve been reading this page too. My favorite is David Hellmann’s. Hope you like mine as well. :)