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Creative and Exquisite Portfolio Designs


Alexarts
Graphic designer Alexey Abramov featured his portfolio with a tilt-shift photo background and beautiful typo. As a result, you see a neat and original design.

Alexarts in 50 Fresh Portfolio Websites for Your Inspiration

Soyuzno
This portfolio belongs to Tokyo-based designer Soyuzno, so no wonder that Japanese laconism is the foreground theme of the design. Elegant solution, isn’t it?

Soyuzno in 50 Fresh Portfolio Websites for Your Inspiration

thetoke
Flexible 3D gallery and stylish typography give some unique flavor to this site. You can choose the way of showcase display.

Thetoke in 50 Fresh Portfolio Websites for Your Inspiration

Hello Monday
Hello Monday’s portfolio featured with lovely chocolate color scheme and draggable navigation provides a memorable user interface.

Hello-monday in 50 Fresh Portfolio Websites for Your Inspiration

magneticNorth
magneticNorth’s portfolio brings an extraordinary interactive interface to the visitors. Drawing shapes on the page discovers company’s projects.

Magnetic-north in 50 Fresh Portfolio Websites for Your Inspiration

Weberica
Scattered brushes, rich colors, subtle strokes of the paint brush – welcome to artist’s studio! This design is very attractive and tasty.

Weberica in 50 Fresh Portfolio Websites for Your Inspiration

Beakable
Iain Hamilton’s portfolio is interesting and unconventional. Maybe funny characters in the header make up the core feature that singles out this design.

Beakable in 50 Fresh Portfolio Websites for Your Inspiration

Ft
Background made in imitation of ebony, old paper effect in frames and ascetic typography make the portfolio of Alexey Chernishov look elegant and impressive.

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Alastaire Allday
The main theme which runs all through Alastaire Allday’s portfolio is… Alastaire Allday. It makes sense as pure and sincere presentation arouses trust.

Alastaire-allday in 50 Fresh Portfolio Websites for Your Inspiration

Daniel Gutierrez
Beautiful portfolio design with captivating color scheme, simple but neat grid-based gallery and charming paper kitten in the header.

Daniel-gutierrez in 50 Fresh Portfolio Websites for Your Inspiration

Zupadupa
Romanian web agency Zupadupa offers visitors to take white or green pill to navigate the website. Doesn’t it remind you anything? No matter whether designers are quoting Matrix trilogy or not, this choose-a-pill-thing is something quite creative and interactive.

Zupadupa in 50 Fresh Portfolio Websites for Your Inspiration

Charlie Gentle
Charlie Gentle implements perfect jQuery style in his portfolio. Nice sketch elements, clean typo and illuminated centered content accentuate the original nature of the design.

Charlie-gentle in 50 Fresh Portfolio Websites for Your Inspiration

Go On Web
The following portfolio is created using HTML 5. Cloth imitating background that changes its color while you scroll is superb.

Go-on-web in 50 Fresh Portfolio Websites for Your Inspiration

John Likens
Big typo, big showcase grid, big success.

John-likens in 50 Fresh Portfolio Websites for Your Inspiration

IE Studio
IE Studio created their portfolio with unusual stylish approach. Interesting collage in the center of the home page is a highlight of company’s identity.

Ie-studio in 50 Fresh Portfolio Websites for Your Inspiration

Inside Piet
With this portfolio Belgian Flash developer Piet Dewinjgaert gives you an access to his own brain! it’s difficult to describe what is going on there, so you’d better visit and see it!

Inside-piet in 50 Fresh Portfolio Websites for Your Inspiration

Greydient
Another example of beautiful personal portfolio with draggable navigation and appealing interface.

Greidient in 50 Fresh Portfolio Websites for Your Inspiration

M1 Design
Incredible Flash portfolio of German design studio M1 Design provides a unique interactive project showcase.

M1-design in 50 Fresh Portfolio Websites for Your Inspiration

Kevin Lucius
This original portfolio is a good example of one-page website design. It brings a really personal look and feel.

Kevin-lucius in 50 Fresh Portfolio Websites for Your Inspiration

Rikcat Industries
Rik Catlow’s portfolio is done in a simple minimalist manner. Neat layout and stylish black-and-white color scheme drive visitor’s attention exactly to designer’s works.

Rickat-industries in 50 Fresh Portfolio Websites for Your Inspiration

Loukotka Design
Here vintage style of portfolio menu and website background is combined with trendy typography and up-to-date image transparency. Quite successful design mix.

Loukotka in 50 Fresh Portfolio Websites for Your Inspiration

Dreamer Lines
Very colorful and expressive portfolio of Janis Godins provides a really unique and rich user interface. It’s just brimming over with life, truly inspiring design.

Janis-godins in 50 Fresh Portfolio Websites for Your Inspiration

Midtone Design
Due to stylish typography, advanced carousel effect applied to project showcase and unconventional approach to “About” section, Jonatan Castro’s portfolio has an ultra-modern high-tech look.

Midtone-design in 50 Fresh Portfolio Websites for Your Inspiration

Resn
The portfolio website of Resn Interactive Agency is like a magic box – it contains an inconceivable amount of various design techniques. Rich motion graphics, big typography, controllable 3D elements – this portfolio is very hard to forget.

Resn in 50 Fresh Portfolio Websites for Your Inspiration

Rich McNabb
Rich McNabb’s portfolio is shown as a business card which breaks up into website menu categories when you click on it.

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Scratch 22
Zarne Dravitzki provides a nifty carousel user interface which decreases the need to scroll and allows design layout to stay compact. Old-school grunge frame is a tasty feature.

Scratch-22 in 50 Fresh Portfolio Websites for Your Inspiration

My Favorite Thing
Light and clean layout meets simple grid-based work showcase. However, a thumbnail gallery available on each single project page would be an advantage.

Myfavoritething in 50 Fresh Portfolio Websites for Your Inspiration

Siminki
Illustrations and crazy typography hints at the designer’s liking for experiments and most daring ideas fulfilling. Or maybe it’s just a little trick to keep visitors’ longer stay? In any case, this portfolio is worth viewing.

Siminki in 50 Fresh Portfolio Websites for Your Inspiration

Teo Skaffa
One can’t help smiling while viewing this portfolio. This incredible piece of pixel art will allow you to make an exciting journey through time.

Teo-skaffa in 50 Fresh Portfolio Websites for Your Inspiration

Elliott Kember
Another pleasant memories evoking website. You can play old-time “Snake” game while browsing Elliott Kember’s portfolio. But be careful – don’t forget the initial purpose of your visit!

Elliott-kember in 50 Fresh Portfolio Websites for Your Inspiration

Steve Mullen
Steve Mullen uses common “grid with lightbox” design technique for his portfolio. However neat frames, attention to details, beautiful typography and eye-catching recent work showcase, make this portfolio design exquisite indeed.

Steve-mullen in 50 Fresh Portfolio Websites for Your Inspiration

Serial Cut
These guys don’t waste valuable website space and use each page as a ground for project presentation. Project list is available at the right side of the page. Wonderful example of design creativity.

Serial-cut in 50 Fresh Portfolio Websites for Your Inspiration

Sebastian Nitu
Perfection in simplicity. The portfolio of Sebastian Nitu proves this statement one more time. This website uses HTML 5 as well.

Sebastian-nitu in 50 Fresh Portfolio Websites for Your Inspiration

Form Troopers
Outstanding and stylish portfolio featured with flashing photo backgrounds and usable project showcasing technique.

Form-troopers in 50 Fresh Portfolio Websites for Your Inspiration

Snopp Media
Truly creative and lively portfolio design which introduces Snopp Media in a sincere and outgoing manner.

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Soft Whiteroom
Another beautiful minimalist portfolio. Grid-based project gallery shows colorless thumbnails, hovering over them will slightly revive images by filling them with color.

Soft-whiteroom in 50 Fresh Portfolio Websites for Your Inspiration

Chuck U
The portfolio of Chuck U delivers graphic design of inimitable beauty. This is what can be called a web design delicacy.

Chuck-u in 50 Fresh Portfolio Websites for Your Inspiration

Fabrik Agency
Unique and usable interface, which shows portfolio as a stapled stack of cards, elegant typography and backgrounds provide a quite pleasant navigation experience.

Fabrik-agency in 50 Fresh Portfolio Websites for Your Inspiration

Edelwwweiss
A bit muted colors give this portfolio a soft and friendly look. While recent works are showcased using a carousel effect, the main portfolio is displayed in light box grid.

Edelwwweiss in 50 Fresh Portfolio Websites for Your Inspiration

Web Talents
Space related theme and nifty navigation technique make this portfolio worthy of being included to the collection of most beautiful and creative portfolio designs.

Web-talents in 50 Fresh Portfolio Websites for Your Inspiration

Sandrine Abraham
Clean and somewhat cartoon looking background together with simple and usable project showcasing make up a lovely portfolio design which brings a positive feel to visitors.

Sandrine-abraham in 50 Fresh Portfolio Websites for Your Inspiration

Jack Herbert
Great typography based personal portfolio. Jack Herbert simply laid his projects on the shelves (in literal sense only).

Jack-herbert in 50 Fresh Portfolio Websites for Your Inspiration

Josh Sender
This portfolio brings a fresh and young look and feel. Maybe that’s because Josh Sender is just 17 years old.

Josh-sender in 50 Fresh Portfolio Websites for Your Inspiration

Sofa Surfer
A captivating personal portfolio with excellent structure. Again, simplicity and usability rule.

Sofa-surfer in 50 Fresh Portfolio Websites for Your Inspiration

Area 17
Area 17 is an obvious trend-maker in the world of design. Perhaps the style of their portfolio can give you some tips and hints for creating an outstanding portfolio of your own.

Area-17 in 50 Fresh Portfolio Websites for Your Inspiration

Thought & Theory
It’s amazing how some absolutely simple and unpretentious designs can be so much attractive. Thought & Theory Portfolio is definitely among them.

Thought-and-theory in 50 Fresh Portfolio Websites for Your Inspiration

Joe Nyaggah
Joe Nyaggah combines unobtrusive color scheme along with easy and usable navigation. Orange owl grabs attention straight away. This portfolio is clean, simple and featured with some spicy details – great design!

Joe-nyaggah in 50 Fresh Portfolio Websites for Your Inspiration

Jounce
Portfolio of M. Jackson Wilkinson has an appealing slightly gradiented background and quite simple but original header.

Jackson-wilkinson in 50 Fresh Portfolio Websites for Your Inspiration

Also
This portfolio was created a while ago, but its unique creativity puts it beyond time limits. So it would be a mistake not to share such a design treasure with Smashing Magazine audience. Absolutely stunning portfolio. Bravo Also!

Also in 50 Fresh Portfolio Websites for Your Inspiration

…and for dessert

Bio-Bak
A little bonus for everyone who enjoys laughing and likes a bit cuckoo design style which stands out of all rules. While browsing this portfolio, it becomes clear that Bio-Bak could appear nowhere but in Netherlands.

Bio-bak in 50 Fresh Portfolio Websites for Your Inspiration

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  • Ev dog August 9, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    I’m looking to learn how to make typography videos, such as this one – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCt2nZF2nLk but you can find other examples by typing ‘typography’ into youtube. I just don’t know what software you use to do it – any ideas?

  • Goe122 August 10, 2013 at 6:38 am

    I’m registered at BMCC College in New York City. I am taking Typography and Layout class. Is this a hard class to take? Please let me know anyone.

  • lcollier93sbcglobalnet August 11, 2013 at 12:06 am

    I need a word that is complex, that I could illustrate with typography.

  • nick s August 13, 2013 at 7:04 am

    I need to make a kinetic typography video on my iPad for school. Is there an app that is really good for this type of thing, or similar to After Effects? Or is it even possible to make a basic kinetic typography video on iPad? Help please!

  • NC Baller August 15, 2013 at 4:59 am

    I’ve just begun learning typography and have constructed N and H now I have to construct an O.Searched the net with no luck on its construction .

  • Alex August 19, 2013 at 7:39 am

    Im finding things on the idea of deconstruction but not too much about deconstruction in typography can anyone explain this to me better? Also are there any books on it?
    @MOZ if it was that easy to find i wouldnt be asking, search engines bring up deconstruction of typography, not deconstructed typography. Basically its just breaking down the meaning of typography rather than the theory of deconstruction in typography.

  • Mathew August 24, 2013 at 11:16 am

    I wanted to compare graphic design departments at various colleges and I was wondering how many semesters of typography are included in the graphics design degree plan at LSU. I tried to check online, but the degree plan for graphics design isn’t up on their site. Does anyone here know?

  • kass9191 October 2, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Let’s say you are trying to create an image using the word “smile” in different languages. You write “smile” (using our ABC), then you type in 미소 (Korean for “smile”), then you also write 笑顔 (Japanese for “smile”). Is it considered typography? I’m just asking because I am confused.

    Thanks for taking time to read my note. I appreciate answers, most especially the rational ones.

  • dubmecrazy3 October 5, 2013 at 8:38 am

    I am constructing a portfolio for my architectural works. I don’t know much about graphic design, or even the huge study of typography that in itself, so I need a little advice. What is the best typography for me? The requirements are:
    I am a guy, something stern and confident
    professional
    modernist/minimalist type

    With that said, I need one (or two?) for headers/titles and one (or two) for contexts.

    Thank you!

  • mal_functiongeo October 6, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Not exactly typography, not using words to create images, just words surrounding the image or used as a background.

  • Scott Bull October 10, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    I’m looking for a couple of things, such as an interesting book on the matter (but with plenty of interesting pictures for reference), any typography essentials that can be used in her work and a small piece of art or a typographic card which she will appreciate.

  • Keaton October 20, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    I’ve been striving to be a graphic designer as a career, but I heard about Typography. What’s the difference?

  • Cpt Excelsior November 2, 2013 at 10:31 am

    I have to make this poster for my Typography class in College. In which I have to write a poem but well use typographic/calligraphic skills, done by hand, not in computer. I do have my ideas but I don’t know how to make a concept or an image of envy or jealousy.
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  • Con Orpe November 3, 2013 at 3:01 am

    could someone give me some ideas on what i can put on a page about typography?

  • mavis24 November 5, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    Hello there.

    I’m currently a member of the Behance Network. A lot of my portfolio work is typography based so I was wondering how can I get my work to show on Typography Served? Typography Served is another network of the Behance Network.

    I’ve tried clicking on add work at the bottom of the page but it asks me to sign-up for the Behance network even though I’m already a member.

  • johnkaiser 22 November 11, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Now I know you’re all gonna be telling me to do my own work and that, but I have an essay to write about the importance of brand design with an in depth analysis of a practitioner, genre or movement. Can typography in brand design be a genre of typography? I fancy answering in an area less cliche…
    Thanks

  • jas November 16, 2013 at 8:28 am

    I just got Adobe After Effects CS3. And I want to know exactly how I make those typography animations.
    All I need is a tutorial of some sort, whether it be a video or typed out into a very large and descriptive tutorial.

  • Coffee t November 20, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Question says it all. I have some Typography art that I want to sell. Is There a place to sell and make money off them?

  • EzioAuditore1459 November 22, 2013 at 7:37 am

    I know there is Ascii and Typography Art in which pictures/letters are made from smaller words or symbols, but I was wondering if there was any difference between the two. Can anyone help me?

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  • Miguel M November 24, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    it can be similar to that typography also.

  • mr flibble November 26, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    and can you tell me all typography university in the world?

  • Squall Leonhart November 27, 2013 at 6:36 am

    In CS3 what design program would you use to create complex typography for a title or logo?

  • Benihana December 1, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Personally, I enjoy typography and I’m coincidentally interested in architecture. However, I don’t see where this need to write in particular styles arrives from. It seems pretentious to worry about your lettering when you should be focused on getting the measurements to your experimental suspended left atrium correct.