A designer’s time is precious. And with client deadlines to meet, showcasing your own work can often be put on the back burner. Despite having all the ammunition needed; PSDs, logos, style guides, etc, when it comes to putting a solid portfolio together for yourself, finding the time can be tricky – and soon, that static one-pager with a cool image and lonely contact form becomes your sole presence in this digital world.
Time shouldn’t be the main issue when it comes to promoting yourself and getting more clients. Creating an amazing, conversion-oriented personal website without the back-and-forth of a developer or having to examine of lines of code should be standard. You should be able to build a portfolio website visually, as you would in Photoshop and focus on how to best highlight who you are, what you do and how you do it.
Here’s a rundown of some of the best portfolio websites built on by freelance web designers and digital web agencies (and hopefully it will give you a little inspiration to get started on your own portfolio website today).
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UFO Web Design
UFO Web Design combines quality UI, web and graphic design elements, resulting in a website that’s truly out of this world.
Coming Soon visualises its story through the use of striking imagery and extreme creativity.
Simple and elegant, Geek Designs' website is great example of creative and modern web design.
Animations, illustrations, icons and bold colours, the Maxology Marketing website is a delight.
Ripe Inc gets it right with a combination of clever parallax scrolling, bold colours, fun illustrations and beautiful typography.
Discover a beautiful mix of striking imagery and bold typography on Jonathan Vergara’s website.
If parallax scrolling is your thing, the Webycan website shows how to do it right.
Carefully considered and placed sophisticated typography, imagery and parallax scrolling makes the Oz Studio website really stand out.
If you’re wanting to build or update your own photography website, get some inspiration from the classy design over at Bunker Design.
A fun and playful use of illustration and bright colour palette makes the Rayas website stand out from the crowd.
Want your name in lights? Follow this shining example from buro dynamo.
The Design House
If you’re after a classic, professional website design, you’re sure to find inspiration over at The Design House. Simplistic, clean and incorporating various clever web design elements, this is one classy design.
Palma De Web
If you’re a simple, no-fuss kind of person and you want your website to be the same, you won’t go wrong following in the footsteps of Palma de Web’s clutter-free design.
Despite being greeted by the image of a sharp knife, Kiwibleu’s website is friendly, clean and easy-to-use.
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