14 inspiring UX designer portfolio examples in 2022

Every UX designer needs a portfolio. Find inspiration for your own in these great UX designer portfolio examples.

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UX design is all about creating a great user experience.

The best UX designer portfolios strike a balance between visually engaging web and graphic design along with usability.

There's no recipe for the perfect UX design portfolio because every portfolio website should showcase the unique skills of the creator. But if you're just getting started or planning to redesign your portfolio, a bit of inspiration can help kickstart the project. 

We’ve curated a list of beautiful UX designer portfolio examples — in no particular order. 

These are just a few of the many incredible portfolios out there.

14 UX designer portfolio examples

Let's check out these 14 UX portfolios to help you create your own design in a way that captures the spirit of your work, as well as a sense of who you are.

1. Emi Lantz

Emi Lantz’s portfolio website opens with a simple statement, “Hi! I design products & brands.” An animation then swaps the word “design” for other actions including research, market, and support — cleverly incorporating more skills into the opening sentence. 



Black background with comic-book style greyscale graphics and a profile portrait of a woman with medium-length teal hair. White text reads "Hi! [rock on emoji] I design products & brands"

While Emi’s design portfolio shows off her user experience skills, she notes that the word “user” irks her because she likes to think of the people she designs for as friends and family. Emi’s site design stands out because she mixes standard portfolio elements like testimonials and skill rankings with her personality. Labeling testimonials as “high fives” and adding “it’s like Tony Hawk, but designer version” under her skill stat points gives you a glimpse of the person behind the work. 

2. Ljubomir Bardžić

Ljubomir Bardžić wields UX/UI design with precision in his portfolio. With six featured projects on the homepage  — each occupying their own block of color — he gives just enough detail to hint at what he's capable of.


White background with black text introducing Ljubomir. Two images — laptop on a blue square and a smartphone on an orange square.


He then provides detailed insights into each project with his own writing. This accompanying copy goes deeper than just featured projects with client testimonials, his thought process, and a project overview. 

3. Wendy Schorr

Wendy Schorr’s page opens with a lightbulb with a glowing filament. It’s a perfect match for her mission statement, “Turning bright ideas into beautiful, useful, and delightful digital products everyone can use.” 


Dark magenta top menu bar, dark navy background with white text "UX Designer, Researcher, & Communicator" next to a realistic glowing lightbulb.

Just below the fold, you’ll see images of past projects. Each project page has an extensive case study, detailing Wendy’s user research, process, and early prototypes.

Wendy also shares examples of wireframes or other sketches that were part of the visual design process. UX case studies and extensive research notes could easily become overwhelming, but Wendy breaks the information down into digestible chunks. Her detailed case studies give potential clients a wealth of information, pushing them to visit Wendy’s contact information page to get in touch. 

4. Michal Maciejewski

UX design portfolios don’t have to be loaded with content to leave an impression. Michal’s one-page portfolio website grabs your attention as soon as you start scrolling — the words “I believe in design thinking” appear as you move down the page.

Black background with white text "Hi! My name is Michaland I'm a UX/UI designer with 3 years of experience...and I do a bit of coding."


Further down the page you’ll see examples of Michal’s best work along with a visual timeline of their years of experience. Scroll-triggered animations keep the experience visually engaging, increasing the chances of potential clients making it to Michal’s contact information at the bottom of the page. 

5. Pascal Strasche

This UI/UX portfolio opens with a photo of Pascal next to a simple statement that explains who he is and what he does best.

White background with small, blue diagonal oval pattern.  Light blue text "Hi, I'm Pascal: A freelance UI/UX designer." next to a photo of Pascal inside of a larger, blue diagonal oval.


Rather than use basic screenshots, Pascal’s case studies feature high-quality images. Healso takes you behind the scenes by describing the initial challenges and solutions that led to the final product. 

Under “side projects,” Pascal highlights a few passion projects before diving into the philosophy behind his  work. Including these personal touches gives potential clients a better idea of what he believes in and is passionate about. 

6. Vicky Marchenko

Illustrated paper planes glide across the page when you land on Vicky Marchenko’s UX/UI design portfolio.This, paired with a casual “hey there!” and peace sign emoji set a friendly tone for the website. 

White background with black text "Vicky Marchendo UX/UI Designer. Hey there! [peace sign emoji]" with 3 illustrated paper planes flying to the right, dotted line trails behind them.


Vicky uses her ‘about me’ section to further explain her professional background and design skills. Her projects page is to the point as well, featuring some of her best work and encouraging visitors to get in touch. 

7. KOCO

A whimsical robot waves as it welcomes you to Michael Kochenburger's product designer portfolio. Just under the friendly machine, Michael explains that the robot represents their analytical approach to problem solving — which supports his UX design work. 


Black background with purple and white text "Welcome Human I'm KOCO, a Product Designer from TN.: Next to an illustrated gray robot on a purple circle.


Further down the homepage, you’ll see featured projects with links to associated client stories. Michael’s portfolio also includes a password-protected section full of his best work. Leveraging password protected pages on a portfolio site is a smart move because it allows you to highlight projects that you can’t share publicly. 

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8. Daniel Novykov

Daniel Novykov’s UX/product designer portfolio is another example of making a big statement at the top. Daniel opens with “UX design for” and a typing animation fills in options including: business impact, customer delight, and start ups and scale ups. 

White background with subtle gray dots in a grid pattern. Black text "UX Designer for customer delight" next to a venn diagram: orange circle "business goals," green circle "user needs" blue circle "tech" with "your product [heart emoji]" as the overlap between the three circles. 

A venn diagram shows user needs, business goals, and tech overlapping to create “your product” — speaking directly to potential customers. Daniel keeps the visual design straightforward with a color palette of black and white combined with spots of color. 

Daniel’s conversational contact form is a nice touch. Not only does it encourage potential clients to share specific details upfront, but it also shows that Daniel has a mind for UX design.

fill-in-the-blank style contact form. Text in brackets is suggested text within the input box on the contact form. I want you to [make something awesome for me]. My project is called [Tinder for dogs]. I've got a budget of [under $10,000]. Here is a brief description of what it is. Email me back at [awesome@person.com] and let's build something together!

9. Alecia Mitchell

Alecia Mitchell starts with a clear statement of purpose and then jumps right into her UX case studies on the homepage. 


Light gray background with black text "Welcome! I create fresh and thoughtful designs to make life a little more delightful." with diagonally arranged image blocks.

 

Each case study explains Alecia’s role in creating a mobile app or responsive web design and lists the design tools she used. Alecia also includes a direct link to a PDF of her resume so clients can look into her years of experience and past work in more detail. 

10. Ryan C. Robinson

Ryan C. Robinson’s UX portfolio plays with dimensionality. His homepage features a trippy design — wavy lines that give the illusion of 3D — and instead of a flat grid of projects, he lays his portfolio out along an invisible angle.

Optical illusion style backgrounf with dark pink and dark blue wavy stripes. White text with Ryan's sigature and "UX Designer Specializing in responsive web, desktop, and mobile app design."n

This UX designer portfolio ditches the two-dimensionality that so many designers feel anchored to. Ryan proves that he is confident breaking free of the traditional visual design process. 

Ryan’s simple one-page website is short but effective. He keeps site visitors engaged by including only his top projects and driving them to his contact information and LinkedIn profile at the bottom of the page. 

11. Jason Stevens

Jason Stevens opens his UX portfolio site with oversized typography, announcing that he creates “welcoming experiences for humans.” Swapping out user experiences for “experiences for humans” immediately gives you an idea of what aspects of UX design Jason is passionate about. 

White background with oversized black text "I Create Welcoming Experiences for Humans" next to a rectangle with rounded corners containing a photo of Jason to the right. To the left, a toggle to change the site to dark mode.

A collection of web design and ecommerce projects appear as you scroll through the homepage. Clicking on any project opens up a detailed case study, including plenty of visuals, research notes, and project details. 

12. Aaron Rudyk

A dramatically lit Aaron Rudyk looks out from the first page of his portfolio with a shifting purple cloud floating to his left. From there, you can either use the top navigation bar to access specific content or follow the bouncing white arrow to scroll down. 

Black background. Left side: black and white photo of Aaron with the right side of the face in a shadow. Right side: purple cloud with white text "the portfolio of Aaron Rudyk Product Designer"

Aaron cleverly disguises his one-page website by including that top navigation bar — clicking on menu items simply jumps the view to that section of the page. As you scroll down, you’ll see examples of his work along with a collection of free Webflow cloneable projects. 

Including those freebies is generous, but they also serve a strategic purpose. The cloneable project previews show how many likes, views, and clones they’ve received from Webflow users — providing some social proof for potential clients. 

13. Gina Yu

Gina Yu aims to create “a more human and empathetic world” with UX design — and it shows in her portfolio. Throughout the site, Gina inserts blobs of color and personal touches like a blurb about her love of bread, and labeling personal projects “soul work.” 


Beige background with irregularly shaped blobs in yellow, blue, green, and red. Black text explaining Gina's work.

Throughout her portfolio, Gina gives recruiters, hiring managers, and potential clients  pertinent information without overwhelming them. Additionally, her use of color and font pairings makes large amounts of text easier to read or skim. A quick look at Gina’s site is sure to impress, with user research and UX projects for big names like Spotify.

14. Oishee Sen

Oishee Sen pairs her name with a sushi emoji — a nod to the name, which is pronounced like the Japanese word for “delicious” — oishii. 

Beige background. Black text "I'm Oishee Sen a digital product & a visual designer excited about high impact, driven teams and great culture."



Oishee uses drop-shadow buttons throughout the site, along with a subtle shadow that appears behind images upon hover, which creates a cohesive design experience. Her featured projects showcase work including website redesigns, user research and testing, UI design, information architecture, interaction design, and more. 

Show off your talents with a UX portfolio

If all you have for a web presence is a Dribbble or Behance account, you’re missing out on a major opportunity to attract new clients. 

A UX designer portfolio is more than just a collection of work — it’s an extension of your own personal brand. Use your portfolio to display your talents and personality. 

Not sure where to start? Grab a portfolio template or sign up for our free 21-day design portfolio course

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February 23, 2022

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