Portfolios are a great opportunity to show your potential clients and customers what you have created and what you are capable of. It can also be a playground for ideas – the way that a portfolio itself is presented, the interaction possibilities it allows and it’s uniqueness can be a great way to show your identity and your creativity.
The following collection has some wonderful examples of ways portfolio items can be displayed.
This example, is a textured, black’n’white, stunning portfolio and blog of the LegWork Studio, based in US. The website has a really usable “roll-over” effect, so when rolled over a link, a custom image is displayed.
The currently website is an elegant online portfolio and blog of the developer & designer Carson Shold. Carson Shold has a beautiful and usable roll-over effect. The area rolled gets dark, but when the mouse reaches the featured project section, it displays the image double-sized.
A great digital artist’s portfolio with a unique slider that opens when a project is clicked.
Dreamer Lines is a creative, online website owned by the Latvian designer, Janis based in Riga, who works for some digital marketing agencies. The portfolio is displayed in a beautiful tab way fashion that allows to see works from the different areas of design.
This is a beautiful, creative example of a portfolio created and owned by Orman Clark, a 27 year old web designer and “seo geek”. The portfolio is made up of floating screens that move along with the mouse.
The current website is a sketchy-looking, beautiful online portfolio, blog, and fun place created by the creative designer called “kidd81”. Watch the cute slide effect when hovering over a portfolio item.
The current website, is a usable, elegant and beautiful webpage of the Tea Round application, available for iDevices. The portfolio items show a blue overlay with some extra information on hover. When clicked it goes to a huge slider when the details of the portfolio item can be viewed. You can also use the keyboard arrows to navigate through the slider.
HostHorses is a tiny web design agency formed through the love of designing and building wonderlicious websites. When hovering over the portfolio items, some info slides in from the top and a “view” button slides in from the bottom, very slick effect.
Think Fa makes it’s portfolio items pop by making the content of the items stick out. They literally “stand out” because of that tiny detail. Also, the way the project gets presented is very beautiful.
This website with a great use of colors and beautiful interface, is the online portfolio of the creative agency & digital production studio called Design Royale. The portfolio website displayed above, has a nice “roll-over” effect for the majority of the links placed on the site, as well as a stunning slider.
Red Tiki is the online portfolio of an experienced team of animators and web designers based in Australia. Their portfolio display is definitely unique, but careful, it bites!