50 Excellent Designer Portfolio Sites

One of the first posts on DesignM.ag was 101 Awesome Portfolio Sites, which drew an excellent response from readers. Many of the current readers/subscribers weren’t around at that point, so if you enjoy seeing examples of excellent portfolio sites I encourage you to take a look.

In the past few months I’ve seen a number of outstanding portfolio sites that weren’t included in that post, so I put together this collection of another 50.

UPDATE: We recently launched a gallery dedicated to showcasing the best portfolio sites – Folio Focus.


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Digital Mash

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Design Sensory

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Web Media Alliance

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Gourami Design

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Usman Group

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Theatre Website Services

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Hambo Development

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Jay Hafling

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Clear Media

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Dumbwaiter Design

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Emerge & Bloom

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Furthersite Website Solutions

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Jamison Banham

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Pink Cactus

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Clay Ant

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Taufiq Ridha

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Ryan Scherf

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Bainbridge Studios

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Kerry Nehil

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Andrea Cima Serniotti

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Ploc Media

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Alex Coleman

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Ross Interactive

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Alex Cohaniuc

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Gert-Jan Bosch

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Soh Tanaka

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Stephen Snell is the owner and editor of Vandelay Design, a popular design blog.
  1. December 9, 2008

    excellent collection, every portfolio site has unique taste and feel – nice inspiration.

  2. December 9, 2008

    once again a very inspiring list.

  3. December 9, 2008

    Some nicely designed sites here.

  4. December 9, 2008

    This is a nice little cross section, but none of them can still hold a candle to the two year old OkayDave.com – Dave Werner’s Portfolio from 2006.

  5. December 9, 2008

    very nice inspiring list thanks..

  6. December 9, 2008

    Nice list, I’m almost ashamed of my own site lol.

  7. lisa
    December 9, 2008

    many are nice but it would be nice to see all custom, not some wp templates in here

  8. Steven Snell
    December 9, 2008

    I’m not aware of any that are un-customized WP themes. That’s not to say that none of them are, there are so many themes I can’t keep up.

  9. December 10, 2008

    Great collection. Thanks you very much !

  10. December 11, 2008

    Good mix of inspiring sites. Could I get some honest criticism of my own site from anyone reading this? Thanks! Twitter: @mccambridge

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  12. December 15, 2008

    Excellent selection of porfolio designs here!

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  14. Greg Sanders
    December 16, 2008

    Nice selection !!
    While workin’ on my own folio i found a great place dedicated to folios : http://www.foliostars.net
    Great for inspiration too…

  15. December 16, 2008

    some nice sites, but really the title should have read “50 excellent wordpress portfolio sites” as they all look the same.

  16. December 16, 2008

    Very impressive list, showing a wide range of thought and as well as the limitations of what we expect web sites to look like.

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  20. xyphen
    December 16, 2008

    Nice list, some really great sites. Especially Digital Mash, Ploc Media, Matt Dempsey. All inspiring.

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  23. December 17, 2008

    Many thanks for featuring our site!!!

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  25. December 19, 2008

    Excellent collection. I love seeing how different everyone’s site is and how many unique things people come up with, great for inspiration.

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  29. January 1, 2009

    Thanks for the feature, great to be put with other such good websites 🙂

  30. January 1, 2009

    Excellent for inpiration!! Thanks…

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  32. January 14, 2009

    Thanks for featuring Hambo Development 🙂

    Naturally it is built with ExpressionEngine.

  33. January 29, 2009

    Thanks for the feature!

  34. February 16, 2009

    Thanks for posting us as a Top 50!


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  38. Katie Souders
    March 24, 2009

    very impressive list, however you should consider adding illustrator and designer Kevin Cornell’s website, its fabulously designed. http://www.bearskinrug.co.uk

  39. March 28, 2009

    Very good!!! Impressive. Excellent taste.

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  45. July 24, 2009

    Thanks, I like Hutch House, the giraffes are clever. But almost everything else looks like the same tired Web 2.0 design.

    @Dave G – thanks for the link to Dave Werners site, it’s the best portfolio I can think of. His videos are way ahead of the game!

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  48. August 18, 2009

    I have my portfolio on my website http://rileyjbriggs.com/. hopefully it will be as good as these in a few years. what do you guys think?

  49. August 28, 2009

    Hi and thanks for talking about Two December ! Great selection by the way

  50. August 30, 2009

    While an old post listed sites still look fresh, inspiring selection 😉

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  52. November 20, 2009

    Love the Phunk N’ Creative site. All he needs is a blog. The “Ploc Media” site is also very nice and clean. Thanks for the collection.

  53. December 9, 2009

    Absolutely great list.
    Serves for a great deal of inspiration.

  54. January 18, 2010

    Just redesigned my portfolio: masedesign.com

  55. March 1, 2010

    Very Nice!!!

    If you need to create a Free Professional Website Portfolio, visit http://www.bleidu.com.

    There are many choices to choose from for you online portfolio gallery.


  56. March 15, 2010

    Thanks for sharing this collection, this is very useful

  57. Pawan
    March 21, 2010

    Thanks for Posting such a great list.Trust me you guys been doing a great job and really inspire people to be creative and innovative.I am part of project execution team for a web designing company but i feel like to became a designer Now :-).you guys are that inspiring!

  58. Estelita
    April 9, 2010

    Great roundup guys! but I like http://www.fuseboxcreations.com better.

  59. April 21, 2010

    Have to say while some look great, I can’t help but notice more than a couple of those are from WordPress templates….

  60. May 18, 2010

    thanks.. nice one

  61. June 6, 2010

    Awsomee collection….I jus launched my personal portfolio.
    Check it out ppl.


  62. June 8, 2010

    Nice post….

  63. June 10, 2010

    Nice collection, its a really inspirational 🙂

  64. June 26, 2010

    Great works, thanks for sharing.

  65. July 10, 2010

    Nice collection,thanks for sharing.god blesses you !!!

  66. July 10, 2010

    itis very usrful thank you very much !!!

  67. Hasan Masud
    July 12, 2010

    Great list. You should also add “84 Colors”, it’s one of the best designed portfolio I have ever seen.

  68. July 12, 2010

    Thanks for posting these portfolios..creativedesigns,and unique designs..great..We get lot from this website..Thanks for sharing..continue this service

  69. July 16, 2010

    thanks.. nice one

  70. July 21, 2010

    Great design! very cool… if you are looking for web design and development website, The cheap and high quality websites.

  71. July 23, 2010

    Great design! very cool… if you are looking for web design and development website, The cheap and high quality websites.

  72. Sabine
    July 28, 2010

    Also a great portfolio:


  73. August 1, 2010

    A really nice collection. You will also like this one :http://www.eatablegraphics.com/

  74. August 10, 2010

    nice list

  75. Great works, thanks for sharing.

  76. August 24, 2010

    good post,thank you for sharing

  77. September 1, 2010

    Hi all! Great site very useful!

    I really appreciate a good design and in fact, I recently visited a great user friendly website. Out There Interiors . Nice company too! They sell a variety of mirrored furniture . I just love the ease at which you can move around the site and easily view the different types of furniture including silver furniture . Perfect uncomplicated place to buy french furniture .

  78. September 8, 2010

    These designs are awesome.

  79. September 13, 2010

    nice work!!!
    looking very professional.

    why not u include a freshers portfolio. then this website also will help u out i.e. http://www.admecindia.co.in

    ADMEC Multimedia Team

  80. September 13, 2010

    These are great designs thanks for the share!

  81. September 16, 2010

    Nice list! Hopefully http://www.billybarker.net will make the list one day. 🙂

  82. Dirk Flail
    September 17, 2010

    This article inspired to strive more in creating better templates. Thanks for sharing this impressive compilation.


  83. September 17, 2010

    I am impressed by the designs. Such creativity from impressive designers. Thanks for the post!

  84. September 19, 2010

    Great article!!

  85. September 20, 2010

    Creative and impressive these website might be but one fundamental question these website designer failed to answer – Does the user visit the website to see the skill of web designer, Or does the user visit website to find the information they need. They are graphic designer turned web designer. Heavy grapics, distracting grapichs, overly styled contents – sorry for disrespect but they are not my type.

  86. September 26, 2010

    Really awesome web portfolios up in this article.. They are good inspiration for my next website.

  87. kris
    September 27, 2010

    almost all of these are made by wordpress…. a free service for blogging that use templates, which 90% of these were made of with some modifications… how can u be a web designer and not make your own site on your own without the help of a self creating site

  88. thomas
    September 28, 2010

    Nice portfolio http://www.grafik-webdesigner.cz

  89. samuel
    September 30, 2010

    nice one……like it….

  90. james
    October 6, 2010

    i like this one. bedezigns.freetzi.com

  91. October 18, 2010

    cool collection

  92. devaraj
    October 25, 2010

    thankyou, very useful collections.

  93. November 10, 2010

    Cool collection, thanks!

  94. November 19, 2010

    thank you,good post!

  95. November 23, 2010

    Such creativity from impressive designers. Thanks for the post!

  96. November 28, 2010

    nice collection.thanks for sharing.

  97. December 1, 2010

    Nice porftolio designs.

    For cheap website designing visit xoberi studios.

  98. December 1, 2010

    Excellent Collection, Love this.
    Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  99. December 1, 2010

    nice protfolio

  100. December 4, 2010

    That makes sense, I have been to himself that the more

  101. December 4, 2010

    Thanks for sharing, learned a lot.

  102. December 6, 2010

    nice list, very creative and cool designs. Can you please let me know how to include my website for this category.

  103. devaraj
    December 13, 2010

    wow. awesome collection, thanks

  104. December 16, 2010

    Thanks for a really good and well written article. Great tips and examples!

  105. December 27, 2010

    Excelents sites! thanks for sharing!!!

  106. December 28, 2010

    Excelents sites!

  107. December 30, 2010

    Awesome round up. Alot of very unique and inspirational websites here. Thanks for sharing!

  108. Naresh kumar
    January 3, 2011

    nice collection.

  109. January 12, 2011

    Hi i am web designer

  110. January 14, 2011

    Nice! Very good ideas here!!! This site help me so much!

  111. January 15, 2011

    lots of good work here, though some of these pages are starting to get redesigned.. time for an update 🙂

  112. January 19, 2011

    Maybe you should have a look there : http://iworkwithpassion.com
    It’s cool Portfolio from a graphic designer in Bordeaux.

  113. January 30, 2011

    I was really inspired by this post when I was planning my own portfolio site. After 4 long months, its finally done. Check it out at: http://www.redriot.ca. I hope I did justice to the beautiful sites that inspired it.

  114. February 10, 2011

    wow ! great portfolio by you thanks for sharing with us and waiting for your next post …..

    Multimedia Institute Delhi

  115. Jason king
    February 11, 2011

    Wow I want to be a web desiner…So far these are the best I have seen =] so keep it up!!

  116. February 15, 2011

    wow! awesome templates…

  117. February 15, 2011

    These templates are really superb..

  118. February 16, 2011

    Excellent templates here.Good for designers.

  119. Olivia Best
    March 3, 2011

    Wow! There are so many awesome designer portfolios. I’m just wondering how many talented people! Their sites quite interesting to visit. As a web designer, I have similar works and wish to be in such list as well. May be you want to see my creations and share your opinion. http://www.websitetemplates.bz/
    Thanks in advance.

  120. March 6, 2011

    Excellent collection very nice. Thanks.

  121. If you are creative and want to show your work in http://www.nicewebdesk.com/ can do it and get more visitors to your website

  122. very nice collections!!!

  123. anonymous1
    March 18, 2011

    Digital Mash has a virus on it, do not go there.

  124. March 18, 2011

    Great list of sites. Love the variety!

  125. Alex Allan
    March 24, 2011

    Wow what great sites! I’m 14 years old and I just designed my first portfolio site…check it out at: http://www.auxilium.comoj.com

    Sorry for such a weird URL…I don’t have a

  126. March 26, 2011

    Excellent templates.. Great work!

  127. March 29, 2011

    http://www.santoshsapkota.com . My new portfolio

  128. April 18, 2011

    Nice Collection of templates ,Hambo DEvelopment is very attractive ……………..thanks for sharing

  129. April 18, 2011

    Great experience to share these templates
    nice collection
    Thanks for the share ………………..

  130. April 19, 2011


  131. Thomas R
    April 24, 2011

    very nice collection. My all time favorite is http://www.crafty-labs.com

  132. April 29, 2011

    amazing post !! i used to visit some of these site !! but some site are really new for me .. !!

  133. May 1, 2011

    Ace collection :o)!!!! Thanks for sharing

  134. May 3, 2011

    I wanna my portfolio to be entered in the list.. Please check my site at http://www.opencreativs.com and add it to the list if it qualifies..

    I`m a professional web designer with 2+ yrs of experience in this filed. I love animation

  135. May 4, 2011

    Good Collection of design. Thanks for sharing. Very great..

  136. May 6, 2011

    I like the way you make your points. Well done. It’s amazing.

  137. May 9, 2011

    i like these nice template designs. thanks

  138. May 9, 2011

    I have started a design portfolio online myself.
    But I can really see how a well designed layout can really improve the impact of your portfolio.
    My portfolio can be seen at http://www.blankdesignportfolio.com.
    Let me know what you think. 🙂

  139. May 19, 2011

    Great Portfolio!…… Nice Collection of design. Thanks for sharing.

  140. komal patil
    May 26, 2011

    great work…..thanks to bring for us…

  141. sweety
    May 26, 2011

    i love your collection…really its a great job…

  142. May 30, 2011

    Some very good designs here! This article is a good resource site to give me some inspiration!!

  143. May 30, 2011

    It’s very good article. I just found one more portfolio – http://www.bazef.com.

  144. June 7, 2011

    This is a really good read for me, Must admit that you are one of the best bloggers I ever saw. Looking forward for your next one.

  145. June 13, 2011

    Hi.Thanks. Well, since this is about blog comment, I just wanna tell you that this post is great. Just wanna brighten your day, I guess. 🙂 It helps me a lot. Bookmarked!

  146. June 14, 2011

    Really awesome list! Thanks for publishing this inspirational work!

    Please check out http://www.vybez.nl. It’s a Dutch portfolio website with work from all kinds of Dutch professionals!

  147. June 16, 2011

    Great stuff, inspired my re-design as well!

  148. June 20, 2011

    Nice list. I’ll have to take some time to review everything.

  149. June 30, 2011

    nice template designs…thanks for sharing

  150. July 2, 2011

    inspiring collection..this blog will give relay help to my web design campaign..Thanks for sharing!

  151. July 2, 2011

    Nice & Greate one

  152. July 5, 2011

    We are not here?

  153. July 7, 2011

    I like mac and iphone4’s website.It’s looks so beautiflly

  154. July 12, 2011

    cool Collection, Loving it.
    Thanks for sharing

  155. July 13, 2011

    Nice list of inspiring designers’ portfolio. Really impressed with the designs. More impressed with how you get all this websites together.

  156. July 15, 2011

    Very nice, great collection

  157. July 15, 2011

    Great article and your blog template is so cool. Is this template free or not? If so, Where could i download this template? if not, how much does it cost? Thanks a lot!

  158. July 16, 2011

    nice examples!
    love it

  159. July 26, 2011

    wow, i like this portfolio designs. very great 😉

  160. August 7, 2011

    nice designs now checkout my designs

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