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27 portfolio site examples…and why YOU should have one too!

Posted in Design Jobs By Macho

Every creative artist working in the digital media world should have his own portfolio site!
This is not only true for freelancers looking for new clients, or students who look for an employer…but also for artists that are currently employed in a studio or agency.



If you are a freelancer, student or temporary unemployed, your potential clients or employers need to be able to see your work and get in touch with you.

Show the world how good you are and what you are capable of doing. Further down you’ll find a lot of examples of great portfolio sites.

However, be careful if you want to showcase creations that have been done on behalf of your clients.


  • Some projects are “confidential”, either because they are not yet published by the client itself or because they are used for an internal audience only.
  • Some clients just don’t want to tell the world about who their suppliers are.

You don’t want to get into legal troubles or loose clients because you have published their project on your portfolio site.
Therefore, always double check with your clients to see if they are OK with their projects being showcased.

Employed artists:

Even if you are working in an agency or studio and not actively looking for a new job, you should have a portfolio site.
Share your experience with rest of the world.
Building a solid online presence is a good investment for your professional future!

Again, while nobody can prevent you from showing your own (private) creations, you need to be careful with any work you did on behalf of your employer.
Always check with them before publishing the artwork on your own site and clearly indicate who you are working for.
Otherwise it might look like you are competing against your employer.


Promote yourself through your portfolio site

Don’t worry, most clients will be happy to being showcased on your site. These guidelines should not hold you back from building your own portfolio site.

A portfolio website is important and it is all about promoting YOU.

You are the brand, and your name is the brand name. No one is going to know about your brand unless you get it out there. If you are a photographer, Web designer, writer or any other type of creative, then it’s essential that you have a good portfolio website.

We have collected a nice overview of portfolio sites for you:

(Feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of the post and let us know which example you like the best…)

Portfolio site riotindustries

Portfolio site MoonBeam

Portfolio site Simply Creative

Portfolio site Blackwave

Portfolio site Bcandullo

Portfolio site Les illustrations de lapin

Portfolio site Justin M Maller

Portfolio site Alex Swanson

Portfolio site Creative State

Portfolio site Sarah Longnecker

Portfolio site Clear Ideaz

Portfolio site Castiron Design

Portfolio site 13 Creative

Portfolio site Shannon Moeller

Portfolio site Jason reed

Portfolio site Jason reed

Portfolio site Yodaa

Portfolio site Jeroen Homan

Portfolio site Gerren Lanmson

Portfolio site Circo Grafico

Portfolio site Hannah Dollery

Portfolio site Project 365

Portfolio site Kiskolabs

Portfolio site Jay Hafling

Portfolio site Ryan Scherf

Portfolio site Dreamdust

Portfolio site Charlotte Tang

Feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of the post.
Let us know which example you like the best…or send us a link to your own portfolio site.

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