8 beautifully art-directed portfolios to inspire you

When you’re a student or junior designer, no one really expects your portfolio to be world-class. As long as it’s well presented, properly proof-read and includes a carefully curated selection of your best work, it’s going to tick most of the necessary boxes. 

But once you’ve got a few years’ under your belt, potential clients and employers expect something a little more impressive; a portfolio that better showcases your higher-level skills and experienced outlook. 

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Tom May

Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity, published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, T3.com and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects.