40 Super Creative And Crazily Unique Web Designer Portfolios: 2012

There’s a saying that nobody’s going to do the work better than yourself. So who else might have the best looking, supernaturally coded and most outstanding websites than the designers themselves? A portfolio is a designer’s best friend and it’s crucial to have a great one in the contemporary world where everybody’s an artist. Content must be the one to speak, but packing is also important.

For this roundup we’ve prepared 40 beautiful and inspiring web designer portfolios that’ll take your breath away.Each design is different and has its own cutoffs but there are still some main trends that loom out.

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Portfolio Tips

Show and tell

What’s the goal of having a portfolio? Of course, recognizability and nomination for web awards is important but most of the guys out there have a portfolio because they want to attract new costumers. Ask yourself what’s the best way to do it. Again beautiful eyes might work but I bet they’re still going to be interested in what you can actually do. If you look at the websites collected below you can see that a lot of them have large thumbnails, nice descriptions and plenty of space for viewing the project from a-z. Portfolio is for showcasing your work. Think about the best ways of doing it. Or simply check out the websites below.

Single page

Your portfolio doesn’t have to contain information about your credit line or political views (of course, it might be so). So a lot of portfolios in this article are built-in single page where navigation is powered by some type of accordion. Simple, easily browsable and efficient. You and your work. Still remember when people tried doing these things with flash.

Typography

Finally when browsers (sorry IE) more or less support CSS3 it’s time for those crazy developers to shine. Huge headlines, beautiful fonts and catchy slogans. Be creative and present yourself.

Minimalism

It all comes together. You can find only dark schemed websites in the list (dark doesn’t exclude minimalism). Whitespace is still trendy, I guess. Simple, clean, with clear message presented in beautiful type. That’s how designer portfolios look at the moment.

Web Designer Portfolios: 2012 Edition

1. Tyler Smith

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Tyler Smith’s website is awesome starting from the refreshable header. Minimal, well-aligned and responsive design.

2. Filip Slovacek

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Beautiful minimal website which really focuses on presenting designer’s work. Of course, a nominee for designawwwards.

3. Adam Coulombe

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Big headlines, strong layout and awesome typography. Adam Coulombe really make great ideas happen.

4. Jeremy SallÈe

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Took a notice of this design while searching for good icons (that’s right, Jeremy SallÈe also creates wonderful icons). Very popular layout but with few great tweaks.

5. Marc Thomas

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Excellent color scheme and use of typography. I particularly love the navigation and it stays the same in mobile version.

6. Milan Chudoba

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Bold headlines and beautiful grid of monochrome work thumbnails. Also a nominee for design awwwards.

7. Julien Renvoye

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Clean design with clear message thanks to the typography.

8. Rich Dean

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Portfolio focusing fully on showing off work. Navigation has some nice jQuery effects.

9. Marek Piatek

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Simple grid-based layout with work in center. Also a decent list of CSS/web award featured in the footer.

10. Rosie Lee

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Website might seem scattered at the first glance but I find it engaging and creative.

11. Danilo Marinaccio

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Danilo Marinaccio uses bold headlines and pleasant colors and the overall effect is great.

12. Greg Thompson

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It might look a bit clumsy at the beginning but there’s something appealing in this website. Huge typography is definitely trendy.

13. Alexis Garnier

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Nice, pixel-perfect blog type portfolio, a nominee for design awwwward.

14. Rob Davis

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Huge welcome sign, textured background, ribbons – all of it is still trendy. jQuery accordion menu makes it easy to navigate site.

15. Anders H. Mikkelsen

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Minimal black and white design which just makes you click on those thumbnails.

16. Dawid Tomczyk

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One of the few dark schemed websites in list. Navigation powered with horizontal accordion. A thing I don’t like though is the full size portfolio view.

17. Aleks Faure

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Subtle and well aligned design which makes you feel like home. Be sure to check About page, it’s awesome.

18. Fitz Fitzpatrick

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Kind of like standard layout but with really creative solutions.

19. Lassi Vehvilinen

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Clean and minimal layout with all accents on showcasing designer’s work.

20. Ljuk Mynus Kovac

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Cool single page layout powered with vertical accordion. Plus a great use of textures and typography

21. Casey Britt

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22. Phil Martinez

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23. Jesper Dahlqvist

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24. Kardo Ayoub

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25. Joanna Ostafin

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26. Hugo Socie

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27. Mathieu Debruyere

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28. David Hellmann

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29. Christian Mezˆfi

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30. Alexander Munk

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31. Jan Mense

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32. Rodolphe CÈlestin

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33. Pierre Georges

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34. Denise Chandler

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35. Simon Foster

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36. Robbie Manson

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37. Andy Mangold

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38. Hannah Dollery

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39. James Lutley

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40. Damian Simpkins

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Want your own?

Cargo Collective

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Cargo is a creative publishing platform where everything, from the ever-changing visual appearance of people’s personal websites to the user interface, is built around the work shared by its members.

Cargo’s goal is to dramatically increase the accessibility and exposure of creative individuals on the Internet, while aspiring to build a networked context that will contribute to the culture as a whole.

Deviantart Portfolio

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Within a matter of minutes you can fully configure your very own portfolio and start submitting your creative work for review by potential employers, art schools, or clients.

Behance Prosite

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Create beautiful and fully customizable portfolios that can be synchronized with your Behance account.

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