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50 Mindblowing Portfolio Sites To Inspire Yours

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    Successful portfolio websites strike a delicate balance between engaging visuals, clear layouts, and persuasive copy. It’s a complicated sweet spot. One that can mean the difference between a new client and an immediate bounce. While we’d love to splash graphics all over our visitors’ faces, it all comes down to one crucial question: are you hirable? And trust me when I say this: being hirable and appearing hirable are two completely different things. So practice some restraint, make good use of the red marker, and scrap what needs to go.

    These six elements are particularly crucial to succeed at your first encounter with a visitor:

    1. Is there a clear call to action where they can learn more about you? Is the layout confusing?
    2. Is there wordiness in the way you are promoting your talents?
    3. Does the site take forever to load? (Slow portfolio sites are the equivalent to being late to a job interview. Avoid at all costs.)
    4. Is the site focused on your client’s core issues or simply displaying your success?
    5. Would this site load properly if your prospective client was using a mobile device?

    I spent some time scouting the web for the most creative examples of portfolio sites, and have included them in this list. As you take a look at these websites, take note of how certain design solutions might inspire your own portfolio:

    Josh Miller

    Josh MillerPin It

    Billy French

    Homepage | BIlly FrenchPin It

    Bell Brothers

    John and Dan are the Bell Brothers, an award-winning independent game and design studio based in South Jersey.Pin It

    Denise Chandler

    The web design portfolio of Denise ChandlerPin It

    Melanie Daveid

    50PortfolioSites5Pin It

    Alex Gilev

    Alex Gilev specializes in user interface design and usability for web apps, mobile apps, desktop applications and websites.Pin It

    Gin Lane

    50PortfolioSites7Pin It

    Panic

    PANIC is an animation studio rocking the world from Riga, Latvia. motion graphics, animated storytelling and graphic design is our way of making stories come alive.Pin It

    Marielle Bordewijk

    Home - Marielle BordewijkPin It

    Orchid Création

    50PortfolioSites10Pin It

    Juraj Molnár

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    400

    400 – is a leading London based branding and design consultancy dedicated to delivering strategic and creative solutions that stand out from the crowd.Pin It

    Shape

    50PortfolioSites13Pin It

    Toi

    Toi - A Web and Mobile design agencyPin It

    Sassi Holford

    50PortfolioSites15Pin It

    Alfoart.com

    50PortfolioSites16Pin It

    Peter Vachon

    The Portfolio of Peter VachonPin It

    We Ain't Plastic

    50PortfolioSites18Pin It

    Nathan Riley

    50PortfolioSites19Pin It

    Durkan Group

    50PortfolioSites20Pin It

    Yondr

    Home | YondrPin It

    Urban Ape

    50PortfolioSites22Pin It

    Denys Nevozhai

    Denys Nevozhai is a Ukrainian product designer living in ShanghaiPin It

    Joanchong

    50PortfolioSites24Pin It

    Moran Palmoni Architects

    50PortfolioSites25Pin It

    Zac Halbert

    50PortfolioSites26Pin It

    ‎Claudio Calautti

    I’m a freelance creative front-end developer with 6+ years of professional experience. #html5 #css #jsPin It

    Grid & Flow

    50PortfolioSites28Pin It

    Alessio Santangelo

    50PortfolioSites29Pin It

    Licorn Publishing

    Bienvenue sur le nouveau site de Licorn Publishing. Vous pourrez retrouver ici toutes les nouvelles créations graphiques pour le web, l'illustration, le print, ou encore le textile. Bonne visite !Pin It

    Nick Sigler

    Nick Sigler - Design & IllustrationPin It

    Jim Basio

    50PortfolioSites32Pin It

    Hermes Tocchetti

    Hermes Tocchetti Photographer official website, sito ufficiale del fotografo Hermes TocchettiPin It

    I Shot Him

    50PortfolioSites34Pin It

    Most Probably Me!

    50PortfolioSites35Pin It

    Michelle Lana

    Michelle Lana Illustration and DesignPin It

    Have You Met Janet

    Graphic designer with a passion for life and design. Loves laughs, banter and little friendly pranks. Strong desire for knowledgeand adventures. Avid snowboarder, mountain biker and sportsaholic. Volunteer, nature lover, yogi and book nerd at heart.Pin It

    Davide Cantelli

    I am web designer, web developer and graphic. I am 25, I live in Bologna - Italy and I love my job.Pin It I am web designer, web developer and graphic. I am 25, I live in Bologna - Italy and I love my job.

    Abbas Monfared

    The Protfolio Of Abbas Monfared, Front-End Developer, UI DesignerPin It

    Cher Ami

    50PortfolioSites40Pin It

    Mathilde Jacon

    50PortfolioSites41Pin It

    Nice and Serious

    50PortfolioSites42Pin It

    Cuberto Agency

    50PortfolioSites43Pin It

    Gweno

    Portfolio et Blog de Gweno, alias Gwénolé Jaffrédou, Graphiste. Graphisme, Web design, Motion design, User Interface, Print, Identité et Illustration.Pin It

    Brian Delaney

    Brian Delaney - UX / UI Designer and Front-End Dev in San Francisco, CaliforniaPin It

    Beloesuhoe Production

    Beloesuhoe is a full-service production company with capabilities ranging from commercial production to television shows and seriesPin It

    Always Awake

    50PortfolioSites47Pin It

    Robby Leonardi

    50PortfolioSites48Pin It

    Marc Thomas

    Marc Thomas - Freelance Digital Designer and Frontend Developer based in London, UKPin It

    Joe Schlaud

    50PortfolioSites50Pin It

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