25 Impressive Portfolio Web Designs

Jul 2 2009 by Thomas Hardy | 42 Comments

Portfolios are a great way for web designers to show off their work and present to prospective employers what they can do. But with so many portfolios out there, it is hard to make yours stand out from rest.

In this showcase, you will see a few excellent examples of beautiful web designs which we hope will help inspire you.

1. 45Royale


2. 84 Colors

84 Colors

3. Ali Felski

Ali Felski

4. Andrew Reff

Andrew Reff

5. Artifice Studios

Artifice Studios

6. Chris Spooner

Chris Spooner

7. Dale Harris

Dale Harris

8. Darren Hoyt

Darren Hoyt

9. Design Hippy

Design Hippy

10. Drew Wilson

Drew Wilson

11. Finch


12. Helen Guttridge

Helen Guttridge

13. Joe Lifrieri

Joe Lifrieri

14. Jason Santa Maria

Jason Santa Maria

15. Joseph Szilagyi

Joseph Szilagyi

16. Meta Lab

Meta Lab

17. Numan Cebi

Numan Cebi

18. Nyokiglitter


19. Paul Noble

Paul Noble

20. Update: This website in no longer available.

21. Rawkes


22. Reformata


23. Ritchie Linao

Ritchie Linao

24. Zigpress

Ritchie Linao

25. Daniel Oliver

Daniel Oliver

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About the Author

Thomas HardyThomas Hardy is a web designer from Newcastle upon Tyne (UK), here is his portfolio. He founded Design-Heaven, where he regularly blogs. You can will also connect with him on Twitter.


Jake Rocheleau

July 2nd, 2009

Wow this is great! Great resource, just as I’m starting to redesign my portfolio, too


July 3rd, 2009

all are good

Darren Emory

July 3rd, 2009

Thanks for the plug! Though, maybe you’d like to let the Flash file load before taking the screenshot :)


July 3rd, 2009

Awesome collection of portfolios.



July 3rd, 2009

Most of them are nice indeed, some are rather standard and not impressive at all.

Farrhad A | Webmaster Peers

July 3rd, 2009

These are just simply awesome designs!!
This post is a delight for any designer.



July 3rd, 2009

Lovely collection, I’ve seen a number of these sites doing the rounds but there’s a couple of new ones I’ve not seen before.

Dainis Graveris

July 3rd, 2009

very creative portfolio designs, Andrew Reff’s website is my favorite, though hard to put it like that :)


July 3rd, 2009

Ali freski is most beautiful.


July 3rd, 2009

Working on my portfolio website. Still WIP. Not always satisfied with how things look and feel.

Andrew Reff

July 3rd, 2009

Thank you for the mention :) … Great collection of portfolio sites.

om ipit

July 3rd, 2009

Chris Spooner is my favorite portofolio….


July 4th, 2009

nice post, great variety of styles in this roundup.

Akhtar Sheikha

July 4th, 2009

Wow, its a great portfolio collection!

Tom Kenny

July 4th, 2009

Some are really nice but I don’t understand what number 23 is doing in a list of impressive portfolio designs as his header text is barely readable.


July 4th, 2009

Great portfolios. I’m still on the process of redesigning my site. I hope it will also be featured here… soon! lol :)

Adam Little

July 4th, 2009

Thanks for featuring our site, Thomas!

Also, I agree with Darren Emory, you may want to take a new screenshot of Reformata that doesn’t have an empty white rectangle dominating the page. :)


July 4th, 2009

Thanks for the plug! :) Awesome collection of sites!


July 4th, 2009

impressive works!

Thomas Hardy

July 5th, 2009

@Darren and Adam ,

I have taken a new screenshot of reformata and it should be changed next jacob gets online should be soon!


July 6th, 2009

Awesome collection, very nicely done.


July 6th, 2009

yeah really impressive my mine is the best ! haha ! kidding :)

Stephen Costello

July 7th, 2009

really impressive work here, think my personal favorite would be Numan Cebi. How do you get your site listed on one of these things?


July 8th, 2009

I agree with Darren Emory, you may want to take a new screenshot of Reformata that doesn’t have an empty white rectangle dominating the page

Jacob Gube

July 8th, 2009

Hello everyone, I apologize for the Reformata mistake – I dropped the ball on updating the screen capture. Thomas Hardy: Thanks for sending me the replacement quickly, I appreciate your responsiveness and I look forward to more of your posts here on Six Revisions!

Daniel H

July 10th, 2009

A huge selection of portfolio sites over at siteInspire:



July 19th, 2009

nice sites, thx for the post.

Sleeping beast

July 21st, 2009

@Armig…nice work………….keeeeeeeeeeeeeeeepit uppppppppppppp….!


August 5th, 2009

not bad!

Although it seems some sites in tis list are blatant copies of other sites or their typography. E.G. Finch and carsonified…. the logo font looks rather similar!!!

Shame this list was not checked to see if the designer is plagiarising any other designers work!!!


August 20th, 2009

Real nice collection!

Here’s my new one: http://www.thomaselfrink.com

Alex Flueras

November 20th, 2009

Excellent list, I also have a portfolio site – horizontal scrolling.


March 23rd, 2010

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


March 25th, 2010

Nothing special


March 29th, 2010

Someday, could there be a list of websites that aren’t of designer’s portfolios?

Stephanie Chung

September 8th, 2010

This is definitely going to be a source of inspiration when I redesign my portfolio.


October 20th, 2010

Great list. Here is another good one: http://crackpixels.com


January 4th, 2011

Thanks for the article! I looked @ all of the sites (although some are undergoing maintenance or aren’t there anymore). I have a lot more ideas for my portfolio website that is currently in the works, thanks again!


March 3rd, 2011



March 27th, 2011

Very very cool! Impressive


June 6th, 2011

very inspiring.. thanks


July 2nd, 2011

very nice

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