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28 graphic designers to follow on Behance

We've put together a list of some of the best graphic design portfolios on the 'showcase and discover' creative network for designers.

With almost 30 million portfolio views in the past 30 days, Behance is quickly becoming the place to be for creatives. It's a great place to find new work and creative inspiration from top graphic designers and agencies.

But, with so many of them to browse through, it can be difficult to know where to start. So to make things easy for you, we've done the hard work and picked 28 of the top graphic design portfolios that are definitely worth a look...

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01. Maria Grønlund

Top graphic designers to follow on Behance
I Speak Fluid Colours is one of many vibrant, abtsract artwork series by Maria Grønlund

Specialising in logos and branding, Maria Grønlund is an independent graphic designer, based in Lystrup, Denmark. Using vibrant colours to stir the sense, much of her work has an abstract, dream-like quality to it. "I love to play around with words, colors, shapes, and styles to make all the aspects play together like music," she comments on Behance.

02. Ruslan Khasanov

Russian graphic designer Ruslan Khasanov specialises in graphic design, typography and illustration, more often than not, mixing the three in incredible experimental projects. His latest work, Warm Up (above), is one of many beautiful videos in which different coloured liquids play center stage.

03. Violaine & Jeremy

Top graphic designers to follow on Behance
Violaine and Jeremy have been responsible for the art direction on many issue of trendmag Influencia

Violaine Orsoni and Jeremy Schneider are a creative duo, who operate a graphic arts studio in Paris. Upon visiting their portfolio, you'll be greeted with numerous awe-inspiring pencil sketches, as well as multiple examples of projects they've art directed, which includes some stunning work on trend magazine Influencia.

04. Juri Zaech

 Zaech
Zaech specialises in typographic projects

Juri Zaech is a Swiss art director, currently living and working in Paris, France. Whilst he works in advertising, he still makes time to complete little side projects. Specialising in tyography, Zaech creates inspiring and innovative font focused projects that always please.

05. Minga Firm

 Minga Firm
Minga Firm create playful designs with a cheeky approach

Minga Firm describe themselves laboratory of ideas. A design and creativity company based in Argentina, they bring together a multidiciplinary team under the premise of offering inventive efficient and immediate solutions. Take a look at their playful designs.

06. Viktor Hertz

 Viktor Hertz
Viktor Hertz specialises in custom art movie posters

Freelance design artist and photographer Viktor Hertz is located in Uppsala, Sweden. An expert in designing posters, he's currently a bit obsessed with custom art movie posters, but tries to stretch his creative muscles as wide as possible. Take a look at his hilarious recreated logos - this one we're sure we can all relate to!

07. Nicole Martinez

 Nicole
Fall in love with Nicole's nerdy illustrations

Nicole Martinez is an art directer and designer based in Boston, USA. Her designs act as adorable homages to cute characters and pop culture icons - we particularly love her set of 'nerdy' illustrations. Who could resist those adorable faces?

08. Zim and Zou

 Zim and Zou
Zim and Zou are masters at paper art creations

Lucie Thomas teamed up with Thibault Zimmermann to form Zim&Zou, a French studio based in Nancy that explores different fields including paper sculpture, installation, graphic design, illustration. Both aged 25, they studied graphic design during 3 years in an artschool. Rather than composing images on a computer, they prefer creating real objects with paper and taking photos out of them.

09. Rob Pratt

 Rob Pratt
Rob Pratt works as the creative director of Jungle Creative

London-based graphic designer Rob Pratt is currently working as design director for Brand & Deliver, based in Shoreditch, London, whose clients include Samsung, Three, Playboy and IMG.

Rob won gold at the Graphis Logo Design 8 awards in 2011 and was highly commended at this year's IVCAs. His portfolio is a brilliant mixture of letterpress business cards, web design and leaflets and brochures.

10. Joshua Davis

 Joshua Davis
Joshua has received almost 7,000 views for this particular piece

With over 1,000 followers and over 40,000 project views, Joshua Davis's graphic design portfolio is well worth a look. Based in New York, Joshua is an artist, graphic designer, and technologist producing both public and private work for companies, collectors, and institutions. Since 1995, he's been using technology and computers as a medium to create projects.

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11. Alexandra Bruel

 Alexandra Bruel
Alexandra created this poster for animation 'A Brush with Bee'

Paris based graphic designer Alexandra Bruel has been causing quite a fuss on the Behance network thanks to her quirky clay creations. This poster in particular was done for the Virgin Media Shorts contest, which focuses on up-and-coming filmmakers.

English monthly magazine Creative Review commissioned illustrators from the Handsome Frank agency to create a poster for each selected film. There's even some 'How to' pictures, which allows you to gain an insight into Alexandra's extraordinary work.

12. Andreea Niculae

 Andreea Niculae
The concept behind this design was to portray the main character using the front structure of the cube used for building the alien's ship from the movie 'Super 8'

Only joining Behance back in January of this year, Andreea Niculae is still a relative rookie when it comes to the creative network. However, from the looks of her graphic design portfolio, there's certainly plenty of potential here!

Based in Worchester, England, Andreea has already taken part in a variety of projects including the Little White Lies D&AD Student Awards as well as a number of Penguin cover designs.

13. Josip Kelava

 Josip Kelava
Will Josip Kelava's portfolio create an emotional response in you?

The last thing Josip Kelava's university tutor told him was that "The worst thing a designer can do is not get noticed.” From those words, he understood that it wasn't about making something look good, but creating an emotional response that meant more than just a pretty picture. Take a look at his portfolio and you'll see he's done just that.

14. Siang Ching

 Siang Ching
This project aimed to inspire designers to look at pattern from every possible angle

Siang Ching is a Singapore-based graphic designer and illustrator. She graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts with a Diploma in Visual Communication, and also gained a First Class Honors Bachelors degree in Design Communication from the LASALLE College of the Arts.

Ching is the founder of Pattern Matters who focus on patterns and the handmade aspects of graphic design, which is perfectly depicted in the above infographic.

15. Rizon Parein

 Rizon Parein
Rizon Parein started his graphic design career in graffiti

Back in the early nineties, Rizon Parein started off as a graffiti writer with a strong passion for 3D letter styles. When leaving school at the age of 17, he started working with graphic design.

The past few years he has worked more and more with photographers; integrating models into 3D architectural and graphical sceneries.

16. Dan Mountford

  Dan Mountford
Dan's project folder has gained over 750,000 views

Although graphic designer Dan Mountford currently only has one project folder to feast your eyes on, it's an absolute stunner. The Behance community seem to agree too, with the folder gaining over 750,000 views and 14,000 appreciations.

Currently studying and working as a freelance designer in Brighton, England Dan has already worked with the likes of The Economist, Urban Outfitters and New Scientist Magazine.

17. Jessica Walsh

 Jessica Walsh
Jessica Walsh's work earned her the Computer Arts title 'Top Rising Star in Design'

Jessica Walsh is already pretty well-known amongst the graphic design community but just in case you haven't come across her work - here she is!

Based in New York, Jessica has already had her work featured in numerous magazines and books, and has also won design awards from the Type Directors Club, Art Directors Club, SPD, Print, Graphis, among others. Moreover, she was named Computer Arts' Top Rising Star in Design.

18. Petros Afshar

 Petros Afshar
Petros Afshar already has an impresive client list

An up-and-coming graphic designer born in London, Petros Afshar specialises in graphic design, typography, print making, logo design and illustrations.

He already has an impressive client list, which includes Microsoft, Verizon, Hugo Boss, Nike, Puma, Adidas, Red Bull, O'Neill, Metro, Digital Arts, Sunday Times and Popular Mechanics.

19. Yurko Gutsulyak

 Yurko Gutsulyak
Despite the graphic design studio's short existence, they've already won a host of awards

Yurko Gutsulyak has been working in the graphic design industry since 2005. Due to the success of his projects, he founded his own graphic design studio in Kyiv, Ukraine.

For such a short period of existence the studio won such awards, like Epica Awards, Golden Drum, Communication Arts, European Design Awards, LogoLounge, Wolda, Golden Hammer, MIAF, KIAF and Idea.

20. Jarred Nickerson

 Jarred Nickerson
Seattle-based designer Jared K Nickerson has a quirky approach that we just love

Jthree Concepts is a Seattle-based design studio owned and operated by Jared K Nickerson. The studio's main focus is graphic design, character, logo, videogame, editorial, and textile design. They also specialise in art direction and branding.

We love Jared's quirky approach to design; especially this foxy number above, which worked as a T-shirt and label design as well as the overall branding for the clothing company.

21. Glenn Jones

 Glenn Jones
Thanks to success on Threadless, Glenn now designs for his own T-shirt company

Hailing from Auckland, New Zealand, Glenn Jones has been working as a freelance graphic designer and illustrator for over 19 years. This guy certainly knows a thing or two! After a succession of hit designs for T-shirt company Threadless, Glenn went on to create his very own range of T-shirt designs.

22. Nicki Van Roon

 Nicki Van Roon
Still a student but Nicki van Roon is showing plenty of potential with his portfolio

Currently studying graphic design at The School of Visual Communication in Haderslev, Nicki Van Roon is showing plenty of potential with his Behance portfolio. As well as this awesome CD packaging design above, Nicki has also experimented with bottle design, typefaces and corporate identities.

23. Kronk

 Kronk
Kronk's quirky graphic and toy design has earned him plenty of fans on the Behance network

Kronk is a graphic designer who also specialises in toy design. Hailing from Johannesberg, South Africa, his designs are full of life and colour. He's proved popular among the Behance creatives with his comic-like style and illustrated printed posters.

24. Tom Haynes

 Tom Haynes
Tom was part of the design team for new brand Avund Goods

Tom Haynes is a graphic designer who has recently graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Although still very much in his early days, the project above particularly caught our eye.

Tom was part of the process in designing Avund Goods - a minimal leather goods company combining the accuracy of modern technology with the feel of traditional crafts. Take a look at his profile to see more pictures of the stunning graphic design approach.

25. Federico Landini

 Federico Landini
Italian designer Frederico Landini has some impressive projects under his belt

Frederico Landini is a freelance brand, type and graphic designer. Based in Florence, Italy, Frederico already has some impressive projects under his belt. One of which, is this stunning corporate identity for whitescape, which was used across all mediums.

26. Montserrat Llaurado

 Montserrat Llaurado
Montserrat Llaurado has over 12 years' experience in graphic design

With over 12 years experience in the graphic design industry, creative director Montserrat Llaurado certainly knows her stuff. Beginning her career in the advertising field, she teamed up with commercial director Pep Bosch, with whom she developed her eye for immaculate art direction, photography and film editing.

Her work helped Pep score two of his three Cannes Lion awards. She is currently working as the creative director and international head of design at the Lomographic Society in Vienna, Austria.

27. Jack Crossing

 Jack Crossing
Jack's innovative approach to design has gained him a wealth of fans on Behance

Jack Crossing graduated from Bath Spa University with a degree in Graphic Communication in 2008. He is now working as a graphic designer at EMPIRE Design in London. His innovative approach to graphic design has gained him plenty of appreciations among the Behance community.

28. Sam Pemberton

 Sam Pemberton
As an award-winning designer, Sam Pemberton's portfolio is well worth a look

Sam Pemberton is an award-winning graphic designer with more than twelve years’ experience at some of Australia’s most reputable brand consultancies including Generation Alliance, Landor Associates, EKH Branding House (now known as Yello), Precinct, Principals, The One Centre and War Design.

Have you seen any brilliant Behance portfolios? Or would you like to share yours? Let us know in the comments box below!

 

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