Freelance web designers can be broadly divided into two groups: those who work hard on their portfolio websites and those who prefer to spend most of their time working for their clients.
But even if your personal portfolio is the last thing you work on, we hope you will not mind to get some inspiration from the websites featured in this article.
All of these websites are design portfolios and each portfolio is unique, but there is one thing they have in common: there is a photo of the portfolio owner on each homepage. The photos make portfolio websites more personal and help build trust between a designer and a client. Don’t you agree, it’s easier for clients to trust their projects to a person they’ve seen, than a person they have not met neither offline nor online?
As a designer you should also remember that adding your photo to your portfolio website is a great way to show everyone that you’re open to communication and you want to meet your clients even if you’re far away from each other.
Yes, designing a great portfolio website may seem like a challenge, but it’s not that hard if you know what exactly you’re building. And of course, it is helpful to see some beautiful portfolios before you start your own one. With this in mind, we encourage you to look through the design portfolios listed below. They are here to be your inspiration and if you know about some other portfolios that should be on our list, please let us know in the comments.
Guest Post by Helen Bailey The article is written by Helen Bailey of TemplateMonster. TM has a huge library of eCommerce templates; among them VirtueMart templates, Magento themes and others.