Artist Portfolio Designs
A small collection of portfolios to inspire your own
If you’re reading this then you, like me, are probably working on redesigning and revamping your artist portfolio. Whether you’re a graphic designer, web designer, 3d, 2d or CG artist, a redesign can be a healthy change.
These industries are always evolving, so why shouldn’t our websites?
I’ve been in the midst of researching other artist’s websites in the hopes of inspiring a new look for mine, so I decided to compile them here for anyone in the same boat as me.
That said, Artstation has become the central hub for 2D, 3D and CG artists. If you don’t have a website of your own, then Artstation has a portfolio website feature that can get you set up quickly and efficiently with an easy, clean design that’s industry standard.
I’ve found that a lot of artists have turned to this feature and simply attached their own domain to it. If you do have your own website, then I highly recommend starting your Artstation account anyway and uploading your work.
This site isn’t like DeviantArt. It’s filled instead with industry professionals and the artists you would geek out over if you ever got the chance to meet in person. Upload good work and you’ll get noticed. Bonus: They have a variety of challenges available at any given time. If you want exposure, this is the place to be.
Join the community.
- Furio Tedeschi
Some of his text is a bit too dark for the black background but other than that his layouts are simple and clean. The dark atmosphere of his website compliments his art style.
2. Alex Alvarez
His front page sports his blog, and his main menu is sitting at the bottom of the page vs. the top. An interesting take. His portfolio pages are all clean with graceful fade in animations while one of his awesome background pieces sits as the background.
3. Aaron Sims Creative
Now, this site is for a studio rather than an individual, but they’re layout and organization is a good starting point if you have a variety of work you need to show.
4. Vimal Kerketta
This is a good example of Artstation’s capabilities in the website department.
A light color scheme with a clean simple layout. Clicking on each individual piece takes you to a new page where the artist goes into some detail about the work
6. Carlos Ortega Elizalde
This is a good example of the power of Adobe Portfolio. If you have a Creative Cloud subscription, take advantage of these features.
7. Nikita Lebedev
If you run a shop as well as a portfolio, this is a good page to investigate.
Loish uses Artstation a lot, but her website is interesting to say the least. She’s opted for a less used left-to-right scrolling feature not normally seen. She’s utilized Tumblr to create her page.
9. Martin Abel
Martin Abel is another artist who has a lot going on, but he’s organised it all beautifully. Portfolio, store, patreon, videos etc.
10. Randy Bishop
Powered by Wix, Randy has displayed his illustrations in a simple, clean fashion with a convenient lightbox feature.
11. James W Cain
Another portfolio built by Artstation, James has divided his work into years vs. type. I found this to be a good setup when your work is more of a niche rather than a broad spectrum of categories.
Good luck with your designs. If you feel so inclined, leave your website in the comments below.
JLRose is an American fantasy writer, 3D artist and game designer living in Melbourne, Australia. She’s spent the past three years working on the first full-length book of The Galean Universe.