30 Inspiring “About Me” Pages

May 25 2011 by Stephanie Hamilton | 43 Comments

"About me" pages have the ability to engage and inform your site visitors in a personal and friendly way. For web professionals, our "About me" page can be critical in establishing a true connection with potential clients, and it can set us apart from a sea of other designers and developers.

For different types of websites, keep in mind that the About page could be structured differently. For example, an About page for a blog or news site can be vastly different when compared to the same page for a portfolio website.

In this collection, I’ve rounded up 30 excellent "About me" pages from the web portfolios of amazing designers, artists, illustrators, and developers. Enjoy!

Toby Powell

An interesting use of a cutout/silhouette sets this designer’s About page out from the crowd. A halftone self-portrait and a concise biography of the site owner rounds out this web page’s design.

Guomundur

Most designers use a professional headshot photo of themselves on their About pages, but this designer from Sweden presents an interesting and unique perspective with his overhead shot. Bold typography draws you in to create added visual interest.

Guomundur

Dan Joe Design

The designer used a grid layout in the layout of his About page. Contemporary colors inform you of the designer’s style, while a status message of his availability to take on new projects makes it clear to prospective clients whether he’s available or not.

Dan Joe Design

Tim Van Damme

A unique and effective way of organizing your personal information on the web is to create an online business card (vCard). In doing so, we learn who the designer is, other places to connect with him, and how to get in touch with him.

Tim Van Damme

James A. Reeves

The About page for James A. Reeves is simple and modular, allowing for the large-scale photography in the background.

James A. Reeves

Janis

The artistic design of Janis’s website is very captivating. It gives you a glimpse into the designer’s personal aesthetic style, while supplying the information you need to hire him for your next project. The use of large photography can leave a lasting impression on the visitor if done effectively, as shown in this About page.

Janis

Dan

Here’s another example where the designer used a self-portrait in a unique and engaging way. Including a large self-portrait on your site gives a potential client a real person to relate with.

Dan

Jared Christensen

Jared Christensen used a humorous, catchy self-portrait on his About page to not only allude to his sense of humor, but also allow the client to see his creative side a little more personally.

Jared Christensen

Jason Reed

Jason Reed uses a nice illustration of himself in his About page. The use of an illustration is another way to grab the visitor’s attention and add a more character to your About page.

Jason Reed

Soh Tanaka

This designer organized his credentials in an easily digestible format. Large photography offsets the information and gives you an idea of the site owner’s style and influences.

Soh Tanaka

Emerge and Bloom

On this website for a design studio, information is organized efficiently, both giving you an idea of their services while presenting attributes of the designers behind the company.

Emerge and Bloom

KitFolio

Here’s another striking About page. As you can see, the design is simple, but fun and illustrative.

KitFolio

Alex Dawson

Alexander Dawson (a Six Revisions writer) presents his About page in a very efficient, functional manner. From looking at his credentials, you get a quick overview of who he is, what he does, and the services he excels in. It’s really all you can ask for from an "About me" page, right?

Alex Dawson

Adham Dannaway

Through the use of a grid layout, Adham Dannaway achieves a simple, straightforward About page that also gives you an idea of his skills, illustrated as graphs.

Adam Dannaway

egopop

The About page for egopop presents a large-scale photo of the designer as well as a simple biographical statement about himself and his history as it relates to his profession.

egopop

Monkeyworks

Monkeyworks uses a clean, structured layout on their About page. Not only are the illustrations captivating, but the typography stands out and the graphics used add a nice touch.

Monkeyworks

Darren Hoyt

Great use of typography is what stands out in this "About me" page. Not only does the type make the page easy to read, the grid layout increases readability as well.

Darren Hoyt

Mark McGall

The designer took their About page to the next level by superimposing their face on Mount Rushmore. Tastefully done, this tactic adds a unique and memorable visual to an otherwise straightforward page.

Mark McGall

Mr. Joe Payton

The About page of Joe Payton presents a short bio about him in a beautifully laid out format. The designer also presents information for following him on various social networking sites.

Mr. Joe Payton

Elliot Jay Stocks

The About page of Elliot Jay Stocks is laid out rather simply, but the typography is carefully thought-out and makes you want to explore this designer’s work further. The designer, who is also a speaker and author, presents you with links to pertinent information related to his professional activities.

Elliot Jay Stocks

Kitschen Sink

The compelling website for Kitschen Sink made me want to explore the About page. I found out that they’re a jewelry and accessories shop and I learned the history behind the company. Although it’s laid out very simply, captivating branding led me to the About page through curiosity.

Kitschen Sink

Matt Mullenweg

Matt Mullenweg sets the backdrop for his About page on a highly textured background. These visual layers compelled me to read more about the founder of WordPress.

Who is Leon

Who is Leon

This beautiful About page features animations and depth to draw the visitor in. Clear typography and a monochromatic color scheme set this About page apart.

Matt Mullenweg

Amour Chaleur

This designer’s About page is really simple and straightforward. It includes a short bio, links to relevant info, and her library. It’s always the neatly designed pages that attract me the most.

Amour Chaleur

Owltastic

This beautiful About page of designer Meagan Fisher lets you know all the pertinent information about her and the services she provides. Included are links to social networks and other affiliated websites, all organized into a clean and inviting format.

Owltastic

Lord Likely

This compelling About page’s character is what draws the visitor in. Inspired by Victorian-era design, the designer implemented old-world style in creating a unique and professional page that serves as an introduction to himself.

Dustin Curtis

Dustin Curtis

This unique About page presents a timeline of the site owner’s life — from birth to his projected death.

Lord Likely

Ian Mintz

The beautiful watercolor illustrations grabbed my attention on this website. As you can see, his About page is laid out very simply and elegantly. We get a sense of his design influences, on top of his skills and education, through this clean and straightforward approach.

Monsieurlam

Large-scale photography is what sets this "About me" page apart. The page is laid out in a clear format, providing information about the designer and where he can be found.

Monsieurlam

Floating Asian Kid

The interaction on this website intrigued me enough to explore its About page. You can see from his short biography what the designer specializes in and how to reach him.

Floating Asian Kid

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Stephanie Hamilton is a freelancer graphic and web designer who runs her own design studio, Stephanie Hamilton Design. You can find her on Twitter @SHamiltonDesign and Linkedin.

43 Comments

Matthew Snider

May 25th, 2011

Great stuff, hope one day to have one of this list. An about page is a hard thing to do. Talking about myself is such a hard feat.

Tom Walters

May 25th, 2011

Nice post, but you have mixed up the images and links for Matt Mullenweg and Leon.

Jamie

May 25th, 2011

Nice collection, some novel and interesting ideas.

BTW – Matt Mullenweg and Leon copy mixed up.

TheAL

May 25th, 2011

The juxtaposition of all the freelance/designer/developer help articles nowadays is making my head spin. These are all inspiring and encouraging. I really love a few of them. But then I have to weight them against all of the “get rid of the ‘you’ image in your portfolio, and ditch the ‘I’ and ‘me’ speak and focus only on the client” talk that’s really buzzing right now. Choices…choices…

S.K. (Insfired)

May 25th, 2011

Jason Reed’s is my pick because it is not only designed superbly, it doesn’t force you to read through hundreds of words before knowing what his fields of expertise are. It makes skimming easier :)

Gilberto Ramos

May 25th, 2011

Nice collection!! Adam Dannaway’s one is my fav..!

Brian Krogsgard

May 25th, 2011

The links to Matt Mullenweg and Who is Leon are backward… and Matt’s theme was updated months ago, and doesn’t match the picture. Nice collection though.

Brooklynne Kennedy

May 25th, 2011

hey a few of the screenshots/info stuff is all mixed up

Ricardo Machado

May 25th, 2011

:) Really good looking about me pages. I like specially the Jason Reed :) Very clean…

Mine one is not thaaat good, as I’m a web developer rather than a designer. :) Good works of art.

Leslie Sansone Williams

May 25th, 2011

Beautiful collection. Love the diversity from page to page. Thanks for sharing.

Alexander Dawson

May 25th, 2011

@Stephanie: Thanks for including me in your list. I feel honoured to be mentioned among some of the greats in Web Design (who have some great designs to match)!

Terry Griffin

May 25th, 2011

I’ve been reading posts on design blogs that suggest that designers focus too much of their copy on themselves, and not enough on what they can do for the client/prospect. And there’s something to be said for that. Although it’s hard to get away from “I” talk when you’re writing your About page, I think the designer should weight what info is truly relevant to let prospects know. And if you deem it important to let clients know you love basketball, then go for it!

Sydney Miles

May 25th, 2011

Very creative idea! Thanks for sharing your collection of unique “About Me” pages. I love the simplicity and pertinence of Alex Dawson’s about me page; I also like the one of Soh Tanaka as it is very succint and it has stunning color combination; I like the elegance of Mark McGall’s page….You have a wonderfully creative mind to be able to choose from among so many equally creative, different, and tastefully-designed websites. Cheers!

Adham Dannaway

May 25th, 2011

Thanks for the mention Stephanie. There’s some really creative about me pages here. I especially like the Owltastic page :-)

Adham Dannaway

May 25th, 2011

Hey guys, you spelled my name wrong. Any chance of fixing it? Thanks.

Tara S.

May 25th, 2011

I love Dan’s page,it’s so cool and refreshing!
It’s time to upgrade!

Michishige Kaito

May 25th, 2011

I thought you wanted to mention web developers too, but I can only see designers.

Stefan Rynkowski

May 26th, 2011

Thank you for the new inspiration ;)

Ian

May 26th, 2011

Thank you so much for listing my site. It’s really great that you include a description with each image. It’s a nice–and appreciated–touch.

martinshit.com

May 26th, 2011

my about page is called: me, myself and i. Please visit
http://martinshit.com/view/me-myself-and-i/

WebDevTips

May 26th, 2011

@gilberto ramos
I like the Adam Dannaway’s page, too.

Adriana

May 26th, 2011

This is a great collection of “About me” pages :) I like Adham Dannaway’s about page the most, it’s effective, it has a catchy color scheme and it makes you smile.

Lucky

May 26th, 2011

here is a quite interactive one: designworks.com.pl

Jacob Gube

May 26th, 2011

Sorry about the mistakes. Should be fixed now. @Adham Dannaway: Sorry for the mistake on your name there. It’s fixed now.

Michael

May 26th, 2011

Nice collection of pages. I was just thinking of making one. So these pages are very INSPIRING.
Thank you

Adham Dannaway

May 26th, 2011

Thanks for that Jacob! =)

casper.vannorton

May 27th, 2011

@Stephanie Hamilton Thank you, great compilation.The most unpretentious guys) Adham Dannaway’s design is cool, but some are tragically losing the main sense: Respect yourself and others will respect you. Actually, people, share your thought of how to convert PSD to WordPress? Is there any specific software used? I am not a prof coder, so I can not cut to CSS and stuff…Give an answer your vision, please…

TarekOfCairo

May 27th, 2011

I was also experimenting with about.me splash page but it looks too static for my taste ..
http://about.me/tarekofcairo

Dayna

May 29th, 2011

Thanks for the mention guys! By the way, my site name is spelled as “Amour” but “Amore”. :)

Adrian Cabrero

May 30th, 2011

Fantastic list. Not a fan of the storyteller “about me’s” unless you are a fantastic copywriter but, a little description never hurts. Selfless plug goes here: http://www.mytummytalkstome.com/info.html

Tom Ross

May 31st, 2011

Beautiful work! I’m in the process of redesigning my personal website and definitely want to try and do an out of the ordinary about page.

Vladimir

May 31st, 2011

Nice collection of About Me pages.
I liked the Dustin Curtis’ page.
Thanks for sharing :)

Jacob Gube

May 31st, 2011

@Dayna: Sorry about that. I’ve corrected it.

Adrian

June 1st, 2011

A great mix of styles.

Some talented guys out there :)

Abe

June 1st, 2011

Very nice article; a good collection with useful tips.

Netils

June 5th, 2011

It’s very beautiful!

Çağdaş Ünal

June 8th, 2011

Look at my personal blog’s about me page. “Milestones” are a unique idea.

http://cagdasunal.com/about-me

Astudent

June 24th, 2011

i like Adham Dannaway page. “me talking about myself? ”
Great!!!

wdmilner

September 20th, 2011

The screenshots of Lord Likely and Dustin Curtis are swapped.

Nice article and some interesting pages!

Abe

October 4th, 2011

An interesting collection.
I liked ‘Adham Dannaway’ page.

Adham Dannaway

October 9th, 2011

Thanks guys! LOL! =)

praveen

October 20th, 2011

very good collection.

Bhushan

October 21st, 2011

It’s nice collection i like it .

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