50 Impressive Portfolio Designs

by Matt on January 22, 2009 · 32 comments

in Galleries and Collections,Web Design

An impressive portfolio is essential for any designer or agency. But it can be hard to create the perfect portfolio site that will show off your work and intrigue clients. Here are 50 excellent examples of design portfolios to inspire you.

To view the portfolio, simply click on the screenshot. If you know of any awesome portfolios I missed or would like to share your opinion, feel free to leave a comment.



Alex Buga

Sensi Soft

Digital Mash


Matt Dempsey





Danny Blackman


Tomas Pojeta


JenGermann Design



Chris Hortsch

M Studio




Marcos Xotoko

Mike Precious

Humza Ijaz



K4 Laboratory

Alex Carabi

Alex Cahaniuc




Ploc Media



dibusoft mmdv




Wake Interactive


Red Crown Studio

Alexandre Prado

Mind Medium Creative

Lucas Hirata


X Producciones Graficias


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{ 31 comments… read them below or add one }

Heather January 22, 2009 at 7:26 pm

Browsing ilovedust.com’s site makes me want to get crackin on learning illustrator even more! Thanks for taking the time to put this together, quite a few I haven’t seen.

Pavan K January 22, 2009 at 7:28 pm

Good post Matt. Nice compilation… Led here from Twitter. Was glad to not have got back to work on time. You not using Vaeou here?

myows January 22, 2009 at 7:45 pm

Great collection – some “classics”, and a few i hadn’t seen before!

Stuart Thursby January 22, 2009 at 10:37 pm

Great inspirational post with perfect timing – looking to re-design my own site atm. Thanks for the post!

Matt January 22, 2009 at 10:40 pm

@Pavan K

What do you mean by that?

@ All

Glad you guys like it!

Nag January 23, 2009 at 10:27 am

Thanks for featuring colourpixel…

Adam January 23, 2009 at 11:21 am

Great :-)

Timothy January 23, 2009 at 12:19 pm

Amazing list. I specifically enjoyed the Studio7Designs layout. Very clean, colorful, beautiful and (most importantly) inspiring. Thanks!

Pete January 23, 2009 at 12:55 pm

Great list, and thanks for including Ploc Media!

darrenalawi January 23, 2009 at 1:18 pm

Great article, these guys are really leading the way. My recently redesigned portfolio: http://www.darrenalawi.com, definitely aiming at this quality of work.

simon January 23, 2009 at 2:04 pm

great list. I think Digital Mash is the best one.

javo January 23, 2009 at 2:30 pm

Mcuhas gracias por tomarme en cuenta en esta lista muy buena. saludos desde La Paz, Bolivia

Dainis Graveris January 24, 2009 at 3:17 am

Impressive inspiration piece -bookmarking, thanks ! :)

Matt January 24, 2009 at 11:19 am

Glad everybody likes these.

What are your favorites?

Eugene January 24, 2009 at 8:21 pm

Wow~! So amazing. – bookmarking.


Buzzlair January 25, 2009 at 12:33 am

“quite a few I haven’t seen.” – yea, me too

Inspiring tho’.

joyoge designers' bookmark January 25, 2009 at 8:39 am

Great inspirational collection. thank you..

Ankit Bathija January 25, 2009 at 3:19 pm

Awesome compilation!! Gonna check all of them whenever I am free.

Tim Smith January 27, 2009 at 10:48 pm

Great list!! Wow! Checked ‘em out and they all have really inspiring designs. Thanks for the post.

Moorthy February 5, 2009 at 6:39 am

Classic collection! thanx!

Freelancer Ahmedabad February 7, 2009 at 6:05 am

Excellent Collection Mate!!!

I found the best Web 2.0 Resource on net!

Pritesh Gajjar

silsep February 10, 2009 at 3:44 pm

Great, Thanks!


Femmelikeme February 14, 2009 at 3:59 am

Colors..life…love them :)

April February 18, 2009 at 2:25 pm

Holy smokes! I need to do a ‘realign’ of my own home website. Thanks for the great collection of inspiration.

I really enjoy your articles.

G March 13, 2009 at 10:55 pm

Thanks to add me on this amazing list!

john milton April 2, 2009 at 2:37 am

Great list very inspirational, totally appreciate the time taken by you in collecting these designs and posting them on the web. Could be used as a source of reference.

Gäs May 27, 2009 at 1:29 pm

Muy buenos ejemplos.
Felicitaciones desde Argentina.

Graphiste Bordeaux January 19, 2011 at 6:07 am

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

rob August 9, 2011 at 2:07 pm

good list

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