25 Examples of Portrait Usage in Web Design

Following the recent trend of using big background images in web design, we decided to gather a list of websites using portraits in their layouts. So at this showcase we will show you how several designers are using portraits at their designs to make things more personal and to give a nice unique touch to their sites.

When designing a website, every step of the process is important. From content to usability, appearance to structure, every element counts to make a difference and create the perfect design. From super clean and minimalist layouts to colorful and eye candy designs, there is a place for every taste and approach. Following the recent trend of using big background images in web design, we decided to gather a list of websites using portraits in their layouts. So in this showcase we will show you how several designers are using portraits at their designs to make things more personal and to give a nice unique touch to their sites. From small thumbnails to illustrations and big background portraits, we have a lot of inspiring examples to show.

Antonio Giuseppe Peligra

Elegant photography as background.

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Almanac

An about page that literally shows ‘who they are’.

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Alastaire Allday

Clean black and white layout with a nice image.

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Jason Reed

Illustrated portraits are also a nice way to give personality to your website.

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Neutron Creations

Another about page with nice design and photos.

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Glenn Hitchcock

Elegant layout with a nice background image.

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Noah Stokes

Same combination of elegant layout and background image.

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Matt Hamm

Beautiful layout, color scheme and illustration.

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teehan+lax

Nice way of portraying a team ;)

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BBQ War

Beautiful layout, colors and ‘warriors’ photos.

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Frank Chimero

Elegant layout, colors and background image.

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Lukes Beard has a blog

Nice layout with and a cool portrait.

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Hello I’m Dan

Another background image, this time with a touch of humor. ;)

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The Sum

Beautiful about page, also a nice cool portrait.

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Mike Dignam

Nice colors and background image.

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Kevin John Gomez

Cool illustration to present yourself to your audience.

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Bokche Creative Studio

Another example of a nice layout, colors and background image.

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Kevin Monger

Nice humorous touch to a single page website with a cool layout.

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David Batra

Strong colors, layout and image usage.

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Sarah Camp

Nice illustration, colors and texture.

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The Squad

Awesome way to portray a team.

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Future of Web Design 2011

Great layout and colors. Images really get our attention here.

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Design Swap

Nice way to portray people. ;)

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David Hellmann

Nice way to present yourself and to give a personal and humorous touch to a website.

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Two Designers

Another beautiful illustration to give a nice touch to a website.

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Gisele Muller is the Co-founder of Refilmagem and Mentaway, and also the editor for the Portuguese version of Abduzeedo, Abduzeedo Brazil. She loves communication, creativity, technology and everything in between.

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  1. 5

    Very Nice. Was thinking about doing something similar on my site re-design. This article came in time. :)

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