It feels so good, you know, when someone asks about yourself and you just hand over a business card!
It holds your identity so precisely and professionally that you instantly feel the confidence shooting up the spine. In a similar, yet more effective way, personal portfolio websites have come into the picture.
Your personal portfolio website is the real you. You create it to vent about things that interest you. You love technology, you start writing short and long form blogs about your favorite technology updates. You love photography, you start uploading your finest collection as a portfolio. You are more of an emotional personal, you start writing about your feelings and relationships. You have a passion for writing, you start writing about writing and on the way, start inspiring others like you.
Creating a personal portfolio website has made so many things easier. Your resume doesn’t say everything about you. You reveal yourself in this personal portfolio website.
Next time when you drop your resume to a company’s doorstep, add the URL to your personal portfolio website and see how things turn in favor of you.
But, I’ve seen a lot of shitty personal portfolio websites that people proudly share with others. Now definitely I’m not going to share any bad examples here.
I’ve curated a list of top 10 personal portfolio websites which you can get inspired from in terms of theme, design, content, presentation, images, graphics and overall feel.
It’s up to you what you pick up from these examples.
By the way, if you need any help in creating your and your friend’s personal portfolio websites, you can drop a message to me through the contact page.
Without keeping you waiting, here are the top 10 personal portfolio websites that I think can change the perspectives of others about you if you follow.
In the first glance of Kristi’s portfolio website, you come to know that she is a freelance writer and blogger. Moving on, she explains in readable words in detail as to what exactly she does. Scroll even further, and there you see all big names in the market where she has worked. This is the space where she gathers confidence for herself and her work. SO easy to see what she offers and how to contact her.
Her contact page has an embedded form and the best testimonials from the industry leaders. Just observe her social profiles, she has made them look so consistent.
As her profile clearly indicates she is a User Experience Designer and her homepage itself divides into parts – Intro, Process, Port Folio and finally Contact. All her endeavors seem flattering. She used the phrase in her intro that “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” her portfolio reflects this.
I must say, she’s neat and she talks like a friend. The top banner image merges with the menu bar and this makes it look even pretty. To add a personal touch to her portfolio website, she mentions some fun facts that are not at all related to her work but allows the visitors to know more about her personality.
She has her social media profiles and a blog. She offers some cool services and for that, she has explained each of them in detail with particular testimonials. The overall design looks very professional and as I said, neat.
A web developer from Como, Italy she steals the show with a precise and satisfying portfolio. Divided into three sections, her portfolio blog is quirky and she leaves a contact me form in the end for the recruiters to contact her easily. Additionally, the way she declares her love for her job looks catchy too.
A plain black-and-white portfolio website, Callie has made it look attractive by using the exact information and her beautiful photograph. Her home page is an excerpt form her Bio section and the Bio section is the same in much more detail. She has followed paragraph format as she has a lot to say about herself.
All the social media profiles are mentioned at the bottom of the page.
She’s super active on twitter and that shows on her contact page as well.
Do mark the thin border on all the pages of this portfolio websites. It has added to the beauty of it and also made it look professional.
This image is just the beginning of the blog, one you scroll the entire story unfolds and the design is sure to leave you impressed. Maria De La Guardia’s portfolio blog has answers to almost every question one might ask, the references being the cherry on the top. Designing a portfolio like this which engulfs every aspect is commendable.
You can never find a personal portfolio websites as minimal as this. She has kept it so simple so that the focus stays only on her work and her contact details. For details, she has added links to her previous works.
And, this makes sense.
Her smiling face and an extraordinary logo on the front make it worth to land p on her portfolio websites. Yes, yes, she’s a web designer, so she did it. Even you can do so by getting a professional designer to do it or drop a message to us here. It’s all blacks and whites on the page, but she didn’t hesitate to add subtly colorful images wherever needed. In a minimal fashion, she has used creative icons to depict her work.
A 3D game artist her portfolio is simple yet intriguing. She bifurcates the site into three — portfolio, resume, and contact. Her resume is simple, precise and succinct but her links to the games she has designed makes it interesting overall. Although she mentions her contact details in the resume section, she has also created a contact section.
The Minimal design captures the attention. Her portfolio website is just a page saying that she has done some work in the past, she is doing something right now and mentions that there is a way to contact her. All these three things are linked appropriately.
This is so awesomely simple that I can’t take my mind off it. How can anyone manage with a just single page that has just two statements written on it!
In whichever profession you are, having a personal portfolio websites can leverage your career in a great way. If you’re not a web designer yourself, you can share your requirements with us, and we’ll discuss how to take it further.
So, start visualizing your own personal portfolio blog.