10 Excellent About Pages from Designer Portfolios

by Steven Snell

on May 17, 2010

in Inspiration

Portfolio sites are primarily intended to showcase the work of the designer, but they also provide an opportunity for potential clients to get to know more about the designer and to feel a personal connection.

Clients generally prefer to work with someone that they like personally, not just someone who has the technical skills to get the job done. Having an About Page that does an effective job of connecting with potential clients can go a long way towards having a steady flow of new work.

In this post we’ll take a look at 10 examples of About Pages from designer portfolio sites.

Mr. Joe Payton
Joe Payton’s About Page includes illustrations to go along with the different stages of his bio.

Mr. Joe Payton

Monkeyworks
The About Page for Monkeyworks features a monkey illustration, some attractive icons, and recent tweets.

Monkeyworks

Soh Tanaka
Soh Tanaka’s recent re-design includes a unique About Page that provides information about his experience and skills.

Soh Tanaka

Chapolito
Chapolito’s About Page includes a photo, biographical information, and a client list.

Chapolito

Seventy7
Seventy7′s About Page includes a photo, a bio, recent tweets, and a client list.

Seventy7

Michael Dick
Michael Dick’s About Page includes descriptions and links to his various projects, a list of music that he is listening to, in addition to the bio and photo.

Michael Dick

Mark McGall
Mark McGall’s About Page includes a brief bio, a photo, and a footer with his face on Mount Rushmore.

Mark McGall

Justin Delabar
Justin Delabar’s About Page includes a large photo, bio, testimonial, list of skills and services, and links to sites that have featured his work.

Justin Delabar

Darren Hoyt
Darren Hoyt’s About Page uses a nice layout to show his bio, photo, and list of skills.

Darren Hoyt

Chris Spooner
Chris Spooner uses a longer bio on his About Page, plus a photo and links to his other sites and social profiles.

Chris Spooner

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About Steven Snell

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