With so many online design portfolios of all shapes and sizes, it can be difficult to make one that truly stands out from the crowd. We’ve handpicked the top 26 unique design portfolio examples as inspiration to create your own. Each of these beautiful, custom portfolio websites has been designed with the specific needs and goals of each designer. Let’s take a look at what makes each portfolio stand out.
1. Alex Dram
Alex Dram is an awesome visual designer, focused on improving the digital realm. If you're looking for a source of design inspiration, you're in the right place. His amazing scroll animations seamlessly pull us into his portfolio for a super satisfying experience. The hover interactions on his works page are so much fun to play around with.
They’re also really effective at drawing us further into his portfolio to discover other possible surprises and features he’s included. The case study pages are also a delight, with a mixture of thoughtful copy and more fantastic interactions showcasing his work. This portfolio was one of my favourites experiences on this incredible list.
2. Nad Chishtie
Nad Chishtie is a UK-based digital product designer whose unique digital portfolio does a stunning job of showcasing his personality. We learn that his project approach is calculated and effective. Nad’s portfolio gives us insight into his process, which gets our attention and establishes trust.
3. Timothy Maurer
If you want an example of a unique portfolio that’s clean, uncomplicated, and solely focused on the work, Timothy Maurer’s is a must-see. Timothy’s portfolio takes a simple, highly-engaging approach to design and acts as an index for all his best work. When we land on the portfolio homepage, we’re presented with an impressive reel of interactive copy that shows off Timothy’s strengths and interests. His incredible work experience speaks for itself without excessive imagery or interactions.
4. Andre Givenchy
Andre Givenchy does an incredible job of clearly highlighting the value he brings and the passion behind every project he undertakes. Social proof is becoming increasingly important in today’s online environment, and Andre provides plenty — we get to see brands he’s worked with and testimonials alongside case studies. His approach is subtle while still helping potential clients understand why he’s an excellent choice for the job.
5. Dan Machado
Dan Machado is a multidisciplinary designer who uses large, striking imagery on his homepage — on hover, his projects immediately immerse you into the realm of his amazing work. Each case study uses a mixture of captivating copy and imagery to demonstrate his process and a stunning final product. If you’re thinking of using imagery and video to complement your portfolio’s copy, Dan’s site is a fantastic point of reference for a sound approach.
6. Greg Christian
Greg Christian’s portfolio is a modern (and way cooler) take on a traditional resume. As soon as we land on the homepage, we know the company he’s working for, his current projects, and his location. This one-page portfolio is one of the best I’ve seen at presenting work in a way that’s non-cluttered and keeps our attention throughout. Clone it from the Webflow showcase and experiment with it yourself!
Kerem is a phenomenal interdisciplinary designer based in San Francisco. His portfolio is so good we’re featuring it for the second time. This is easily one of the best examples for showcasing your work in a minimalistic style. Kerem features his work on the homepage with pops of colour against a neutral background — clear and concise. He gives us a small peek into his design process by breaking elements of his work into various sizes and layouts. He really sets the standard for online portfolios.
8. Edoardo Rainoldi
Edoardo Rainoldi is a Digital Product Designer whose site takes you on a journey that showcases both his colorful personality and his stellar work. His work page keeps copy to a minimum, focusing solely on the design. As you scroll down the page, the background transitions from one color to the next, highlighting the unique prominence of each piece of work. The changing background keeps our attention and compels us to explore Edoardo’s portfolio.
9. Moritz Petersen
Moritz Petersen is a freelance web designer focused on delivering sites that are 100% tailored to his clients’ needs. There’s an emphasis throughout his portfolio on the importance of having a solid workflow in place, and his thoughtful design work shows just how important a consistent approach can be. Moritz also uses his portfolio to highlight his main reasons for using Webflow. It can sometimes be difficult to sell clients on a new website platform, but outlining your reasons in such a prominent part of your portfolio and showcasing work you’ve done on the platform are two smart strategies.
10. Aaron Grieve
Aaron Grieve is a self-proclaimed Webflow nerd and has been contributing to the Webflow community for years. He’s the author of in-depth and amazingly informative blogs, and the creator of dazzling websites that need to be seen to be believed. When the Webflow team hears that Aaron is updating his personal portfolio, we sit collectively on the edge of our seats and await the finished product. His work is a testament to his mastery of Webflow.
It can be tricky to design unusual interactive elements that are intuitive, but Aaron does this perfectly. As you scroll through his impeccably executed one-page portfolio, you’ll take a journey with a single line that alters upon scroll. Aaron tells us a bit about himself and showcases his best work. And by linking directly to the sites he’s produced, Aaron lets his work speak for itself.
11. Steven Hanley
Steven Hanley is a designer for digital products and experiences. He’s constantly experimenting with unique layouts and new styles and interactions. The inspiration he draws from print design is strongly reflected in his unique design portfolio.
His homepage uses bold typography that packs a punch, draws us into the site, and creates consistency. The effort Steven put into the small details of his portfolio help make it so memorable, like the way he swapped out the typical mouse pointer for a large circular cursor to match the portfolio’s favicon. These kinds of small touches make for a delightful website experience and keep us coming back for more.
12. Matthew P Munger
Matthew P Munger is a QA Analyst here at Webflow with one of the coolest portfolios on this list. His unique design portfolio acts as a major throwback inspired by the classic Mac OS, differentiating this experience from any other portfolio I’ve seen. Matthew has created a seamless UX, letting us browse a system that’s since been overtaken by a more modern, sleek design. This portfolio sets Matthew apart and delights his audience.
Keagan’s online portfolio is a perfect no-frills design — it’s clear, colourful, and wastes no time showcasing his best work. Being direct and unequivocal in your portfolio design, and honing in on a small number of projects will prove more effective than featuring every project you’ve ever worked on.
Build and visually design a full portfolio website — completely free. This course covers everything from the basics of grid and flexbox to advanced interactions and accessibility work.
14. Robert Jay Floyd
As you scroll the homepage of Robert Jay Floyd's minimalist, slightly blocky, but very enjoyable website, we’re presented with snippets of his featured work that draw us in to learn more about his work. His case study pages are heavy on the copy, but have an equal and enjoyable amount of imagery and video walkthroughs of his designs, giving us the best of both worlds.
He outlines key elements of his workflow, which is super important when building your own design portfolio. Showcasing your unique approach will help you stand out in the world of digital design portfolios.
15. Ryan Davis
Ryan Davis is a Bay Area designer crafting delightful experiences with visual interaction and design, reflected perfectly in his unique design portfolio. Colourful cards and the perfect amount of white space makes his work pop and captures our attention.
16. Michael Ji
Every interaction on Michael Ji’s portfolio is a lot of fun. From the moment you land on the site, you’ll enjoy the terrifically entertaining animations Michael created to showcase his personality alongside his very impressive work. His projects page is quite minimalistic compared to other portfolios on our list, but still effective — a hover overlay provides a short and super descriptive blurb about each piece of work.
17. Yuki Asakura
A well-designed portfolio doesn’t have to be extravagant. Yuki Asakura’s site is the perfect example of letting the work speak for itself. Yuki is passionate about improving transportation, which is reflected in how easy he makes it to move through and enjoy his portfolio. Each project is presented on a simple background exactly as it appears on a variety of devices.
18. Adam Ho
Adam Ho’s portfolio is one of the most unique we’ve found. And one of my personal favourites. It starts out feeling quite busy, but as you begin interacting with the site, it transforms into an immersive, satisfying experience. What makes this portfolio stand out is how interactive it is. We can move cards around and play with the string-like cursor — it’s a great way to keep us engaged and encourage us to dig deeper into Adam’s projects.
We’ve written about the increasing popularity of playful cursors, among other popular design trends, and it’s delightful to see designers incorporating these trends while building out their portfolios on Webflow.
19. Matt Jablonski
Matt Jablonski's design portfolio makes use of white space to present his best work in an extremely clear and effective way. Every card on the homepage has a coloured overlay — each one remarkably different. The pastel palette adds harmony and makes for a seamless scrolling experience.
20. David McGillivray
A seasoned creative director, David McGillivray creates holistic design solutions, which is reflected strongly in his unique design portfolio. Increasingly popular but still rare enough to be a fun surprise, the circular cursor that expands on hover is a great touch to an already fantastic experience. Delightful and memorable — key qualities for any design portfolio — the cursor brings David’s black-and-white design to life.
It’s immediately obvious that David is an amazing designer, and scrolling through his projects solidifies this hunch. Each image- and video-heavy project page immerses us in David’s work, showcasing his animations and microinteractions.
21. Tony Gines
We’ve all heard that “less is more,” right? Well, Tony Gines' portfolio embodies this principle. At a glance, it appears to be quite static and uncomplicated. He presents his strengths and key skills while pointing us towards his various social media accounts to experience more of his amazing work.
The interactive image of his face on the right of his homepage contains subtle movements on scroll. As soon as we land on his site, we know exactly what Tony does and how to get in touch.
22. Maria la Portuguesa
I was so happy to stumble across Maria la Portuguesa’s site. It is weird, wacky, wonderful, and portrays her work in a simple but unique format. She’s a Berlin-based graphic designer who uses her site to show off her quirky branding and logo designs. Maria’s portfolio is a prime example of how simple, short, and personality filled case study pages keep our attention and encourage us to learn more about the designer.
23. Savannah Carlin
Savannah Carlin is a full stack product designer who leads projects from research through to implementation. On her portfolio site, Savannah celebrates the modern trend of emojis. And, since mojis have been proven to increase engagement rate, their clever use on a portfolio can be a game changer.
Note: Don’t overuse emojis — too many can reduce the perceived value or “seriousness” of a portfolio.
24. Kyle Hyams
A member of the design systems team at EA, Kyle Hyams is no stranger to the importance of creating an alluring design portfolio. The typesetting used on the site initially threw me off, but upon further interaction, I realized it denotes a solid hierarchical structure — and who doesn’t love a little unconventional organization? It’s definitely more interesting than using one font and size throughout a portfolio.
25. Pierrick Calvez
Pierrick Calvez is an artist and designer, and his portfolio site focuses purely on these disciplines. Compared to some of the other sites on our list, Pierrick’s uses a relatively minimalist approach. The card-based layout and subtle interactions immediately engage us. And with a designer like Perrick, whose work is so striking, it’s often best to let the work speak for itself.
He also uses Webflow Ecommerce to sell his beautiful prints. Have a look at this amazing example of a unique and consistent ecommerce store.
26. Jonny Belton
Jonny Belton is a freelance product designer who’s worked with huge names like InVision and Zendesk. His specialty is making complex tasks simple and intuitive to use, which is reflected in the way his portfolio cleanly and effectively displays his best work. Jonny’s portfolio puts the spotlight on case studies without using a lot of animations that distract from the work itself.
Well, are you inspired yet?
Make sure to use the hashtag #MadeInWebflow once you finish designing your portfolio — you could be featured in our next portfolio inspiration post!
If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed or unsure about where to start — don’t worry. It takes time to create a solid design portfolio. Luckily, there are plenty of places to find more inspiration. Check out the Webflow Showcase where there’s a whole community of designers building and sharing.
If you have questions before you dive into creating your own unique design portfolio, ask away in the comments below or head over to the Webflow forum. We’re always happy to help.