Creative portfolio websites are a great inspirational source for any creative artist, web designer or photographer searching for ideas to a new portfolio website design. Creative people usually break with the rule of thumb and want to present their work online in a way that catches the attention of potential clients. Some of the portfolio websites presented here use minimalistic designs others use typography, images and artwork to showcase their work. Designing an eye-catching and creative portfolio website is a balance between not having too much going on to distract and confuse clients or having a too minimalistic design to the point where users don’t have a clue how to navigate the site. Usability is a very important element and should never be neglected when designing a website – and if done right, could drive more traffic to your site making more sales.
Most portfolio websites listed here are built using HTML but some are built entirely using Adobe flash. Adobe flash is not always the best solution for a professional portfolio especially if you want to reach all clients, i.e. not working on iPad, slow load times and not being mobile friendly. Therefore it’s crucial to select the right framework to build your site. Creative WordPress portfolio themes are an excellent choice when setting up a portfolio website and there are hundreds of amazing and unique designs to choose from. And most recent WordPress portfolio themes uses responsive web design which ensures a uniform display on any device whether it’s computers or mobile devices enabling you to reach more clients.
In this article I’m showcasing 40 handpicked portfolio websites for inspiration and the purpose is to fuel your creativity and inspire you to a new portfolio design. There are portfolios from different categories like photography, graphic design, product design and illustration.