Ryan Morrison’s portfolio
Even though he’s a (very) talented illustrator, Ryan took a stripped-down approach to his reboot, limiting it to a quick intro, links to his latest writings, and a few key pieces of design — then throwing in a little fun with draggable images.
Here’s Ryan on the thinking behind his reboot:
My site only needs to do a couple things. For one, it needs to reflect who I am, which — if nothing else — I think it does well. No need to make things too serious. As far as content goes, it really just needs to point to where else I appear around the interwebs which I think are the most relevant to those that visit the website. It may come to a surprise, though, that my favorite part of the site is the little version number. This is a reminder that the site is going to change as I grow in my career, which takes a lot of pressure off.
Vlad Radchenko’s portfolio
Webflow Community Expert Vlad Radchenko makes the most of his sophisticated, elegant style with short bits of white text set against wide expanses of deep black.
At first glance, the homepage is quite plain, but a mouse hover over the project list reveals a fullscreen background image for each portfolio item.
And when you dive into an individual project, you’re met with a rigorous but playful grid filled with a mix of large images and short, almost telegraphic lines of copy explaining his design thinking. Overall, it’s a lovely, immersive experience that’s sure to land Vlad some great clients. Nice work!
Barrett Johnson's portfolio
Barrett Johnson, our product marketing manager, went all-in on the super-simple “portfolio as link list” approach to portfolio design, offering a quick intro to who he is and where you can find him — tossing in some very cool effects on his links in the bargain.
But I’ll let Barrett speak for himself on this:
My old personal site was pretty simple and monochromatic, and didn't seem to have much personality (or the personality it did have took itself a bit too seriously). So I wanted to lighten it up and bring some more color to the site, plus show off some new CSS hover transitions I've recently learned ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Clément Jonckheere's portfolio reboot offers an experience of delightful simplicity. He describes his own work as clean and efficient, and if his personal site is any indication (which, of course, it is!) he’s got a pretty accurate sense of self.
Next up is our own Waldo Broodryk, leader of our hard-working support team (and owner of one of the best domain names out there). Like Vincent, Waldo’s a Webflow wiz kid — and he handles my almost incessant peppering of questions with impressive aplomb, and even more enthusiasm.
Like Barrett and Ryan (man, is this a theme at Webflow?), Waldo limits himself to a quick intro paragraph, links to places where you can see his work, and — since he’s a freelancer too — an intriguingly designed form to attract clients.
Here’s Waldo on what he was thinking for this reboot:
My old site design felt like it was far behind modern web design, and desperately needed a refresh to communicate my current status. I also wanted to include a photo of myself to bring in the human factor on the site. I spent about an hour on the re-design and was very happy with the result.
My personal favorite element is, of course, the thoughtful portrait on screen right. Nice work, Waldo!
Matt J. Dalby
Web and UI designer Matt Dalby gets that your portfolio shouldn’t be everything you’ve done — just the best stuff you’ve done. In 4 simple, fullscreen sections he introduces you first to him, and then to three projects that show his range, including a mobile app brand and UI design project, a website design, and a website redesign.
The individual project pages focus on big, immersive visuals, offering little to no additional detail, and (oddly) don’t link off to the projects, but it remains a solid entry in this year’s reboot festivities.
Did you reboot — or miss the deadline?
If you rebooted and we missed it, feel free to share a link in the comments below (though note that we have to manually approve comments with links, so your contribution won’t show up immediately).
And if you didn’t make the deadline, no worries. Every day of the year offers a great time to redesign and relaunch your website. And maybe next time, Webflow will help you speed up the process so you’re right on time.