50 Personal Portfolios for Inspiration
Examples for you to leverage as you create or improve your website
Whether you’re applying for jobs, trying to give your work more reach, or simply looking to carve out your little spot on the internet, you should probably have your own website.
Creating and updating a personal portfolio of your past work and experiences can be an excellent tool for both reaching others as well as reflecting on your body of work. At the very least, it’s pretty cool to have your own domain name.
With powerful and affordable tools out there like Wordpress, Squarespace, and Wix, there is an extremely low barrier for entry. You can create a pretty kickass website, even if you’re not an experienced web developer or designer.
When I began creating my website, I found that figuring out where to begin was easily the most difficult part of the process.
The most effective thing that I did to address this problem was looking at other personal portfolios and websites out there and analyzing what I liked and didn’t like about each. This allowed me to begin my design with a clearer idea of what I wanted to create.
“I do not create. God creates. I assemble, and I steal from everywhere to do it” — George Balanchine
Luckily (shoutout past tense me), I bookmarked many of my favorite ones that I encountered during this journey.
Without further adieu, here’s fifty examples of personal portfolios and websites for you to use as inspiration. Enjoy!
Hi. I'm Steph. I am a Product Designer currently working at Box. Originally from The Great White North, now living in…www.stephparrott.com
Robby Leonardi is a freelancer who lives in New York City. He does illustration, design and animation. His speciality…www.rleonardi.com
Designer for NYT by day. Editor for Contents and Codex by night. Robolibrarybrain.tanmade.com
Wade Jeffree is a New York-based Designer and Art Director whose practice is based upon creating long-standing…www.wadejeffree.com
Google engineer / Duke and IMSA alumnus / Co-founder of Dancing Pineapple / Justice-seeking activist. Music, design…www.garysheng.com
I provided the concept, direction, design and art direction with additional help from Oliver Harris . These where then…www.pandayoghurt.co.uk
Design-minded front-end software engineer focused on building beautiful interfaces and experiencesbrittanychiang.com
I am a UX Designer and Art Director from Austria living in Berlin.melaniedaveid.com
I spent summer 2016 interning at Joy and going through Y Combinator with the company. During my time in YC, the…bystellading.com
Freelance frontend developer based in Gent, Belgium. Focussed on the web, creative interactions, and slick animations.rafaelderolez.be
Other interest include the formation of distal impact ejecta; impact jetting; spallation; the impact origin of…brandoncjohnson.com
Sacha Greif: Designer, Developer, Entrepreneursachagreif.com
The portfolio of Sean Halpin, an Irish Web Designer based in Toronto, Canada.seanhalpin.io
Tony also discovered photographs of famous people sitting in fancy chairs, shot in warm cozy photography studios with a…tonydorio.com
Outside of academia, I produce online video content for YouTube where I focus on the intersection of education…taharkhan.com
LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook '07: Graduated Yeshiva University '09-'11: Married Rachel, moved back to Seattle, learned…redrussak.com
Most of what I've done, I've done with an eye on how cool my job is, how I can keep doing new things, and how I can…www.hankgreen.com
I'm a UX designer based in Amsterdam. I'm passionate about travel, collaboration and shaping new designers through my…nicolesaidy.com
Harrisburg Web Design & Squarespace Development. My experience as a Squarespace Developer & Designer sets me…www.devonstank.com
Charlie Waite is a Experience Design Director @GoPro and formerly Interactive Director @Focus Lab. Follow his work…www.charliewaite.me
Ximena Vengoechea is a writer, illustrator, designer & researcher. Her background is in product strategy, behavioral…www.ximenavengoechea.com
Columbia '14 | urbanite | foodie | explorer | aspiring ukulelist | wanderlustwww.sarahlichang.com
I'm Pascal van Gemert, a ninja webdeveloper / creative programmer with good knowledge of front-end technics.www.pascalvangemert.nl
Portfolio website of award winning designer and developer based in Cambridge, UK; Specialising in rich interactive…www.adamhartwig.co.uk
Hi, I'm Josh McCartney - a New York-based, Nothern England born Senior Art Director and Former Baby.www.joshuamccartney.com
Callie Schweitzer is the founder of CSCH, a creative strategy and consulting firm that helps businesses and individuals…www.callieschweitzer.com
Deidre 'Deda' Bain's official portfolio site, view her web design and graphic design portfolio.deda.me
I'm inspired by human behavior and curiosity. From enterprise to retail, I have in-depth experience in creating…rachit91.github.io
This is Joren. I'm a UX strategist. I research and design strategies, services & products that make sense to both…www.thisisjoren.com
Personal website of Ryan Miglavs. I hope you live a life full of adventure and love.www.ryanmiglavs.com
Portfolio of Buzz, Founder of @GetPrevue & Designer @HelpScout. Formerly Design Lead @Atlassian, @CampaignMonitor &…www.buzzusborne.com
I am a UX designer at Google. Previously, I interned at Khan Academy, SAP, and Whirlpool, and studied HCI at University…www.kejiashao.com
Whew. That certainly wasn’t short, but I hope it provides you with an adequate amount of inspiration to draw from when creating or improving your own website.
For the record, some of my favorites include Gary Sheng, Robby Leonardi, Stella Ding, and Leanna Leung. There’s plenty more examples that are well worth mentioning (many of which are referenced above), but that’s all for now. Good luck!