I'm looking for the best of the best. What's your favorite design portfolio of all time?
Simple site to make the work shine. Lovely!
I really love her work! ++
I like Ivo Mynttinen his clean style and eye for details.
I love how the examples of his work scroll with mouseover - the motion is so subtle, and the easing is gorgeous. The way that extends to the buttons is also fantastic.
I have to second that. No nonsense and very high quality content. I especially like his autograph in the header!
Are we talking about the work inside the portfolio or the portfolio platform itself? Cause those are two separate things.
I was originally talking about the portfolio iteself
In that case I must disclose that I'm a big fan of Steven Heller's approach to portfolio building.
You must keep it as minimal and as product-focused at possible. Not because "the product speaks for itself", but because the people you're showing it too might be busy and not have time to wait for it to load too much or deal with all your snazzy and sometimes useless animations and effects.
Basically if you're looking for real-life implementations of his principles, any of the portfolios featured in CargoCollective's main page are OK with me.
Links for study:
While I somewhat agree, I'll also have to somewhat disagree.
I agree 100% that useless animations and effects are, well, useless. But I think there is a tolerance for it. As designers, isn't it our job to find that line?
The portfolios in the "favorites" link all seem modern to me. There is nothing wrong with them, I like the style. I'm just saying there is more than one approach.
I was giving the answer with graphic artists in mind. For developers I don't really think a portfolio is really that useful. I don't know how it's where you live but here where I'm from most programming jobs require you to take a test. If you have some open source projects in a GitHub account than most of times people don't even bother testing you. They have all they need in your GitHub code.
But developers are birds of a different feather. Sometimes you have guys like Dan Eden or Drew Wilson that can do the graphics, frontend and backend on their own, and then you have people that specialize just in Ruby, C++, or even working on something super niche like caching HTTP requests.
If were talking about the first category then a mix between graphic portfolios and in-depth case studies is a must for describing their entire process. If we're talking about the second category, then code snippets are a must.
This one stands out to me... Haraldur Thorleifsson http://haraldurthorleifsson.com
There's always Tobias' lovely website: http://tobiasahlin.com/
I like that one. Thanks for sharing!
Jessica Hische: http://jessicahische.is/working
That heart / mode-selector in the upper right makes the world at peace (hint: choose "teen girl" mode)
This is great! Love the teen girl mode!
Whaat! I didnt know you could do that haha
Anton Repponen http://work.repponen.com/
Definitely http://www.rleonardi.com/interactive-resume/. Check it out, its amazing!
I remember this one making its way around the internets last year I believe. Very cool idea. It definitely got a lot of attention.
Always impressed by Davey Heuser's portfolio http://davey.im
Hard to pick a favorite but http://sammarkiewi.cz/ is awesome.
Lol. Nice dude!
Hey Studio, Barcelona: http://heystudio.es/
Recently came across this one: https://jonsuh.com.
Lots of attention to detail.
- Hover over the logo on the top left.
- Animation of the logo on the homepage hero.
- Scroll down to the footer and see the beating heart.
Remarkable, inspiring work. Just about everything in that portfolio is absolutely gorgeous
+1 for Jon Suh. I saw his portfolio on here a few weeks ago and I agree, it's very nice. (Well done Jon)
Love heckhouse.com. Thanks for sharing!
Really enjoy Jon's portfolio as well. Just so you know, he open sourced it not to long ago:
mig.io - My favourite
Love this one: https://daneden.me. So clean.
Similar one http://greig.cc/
Always coming across as high-and-mighty to me in writing, tone, design, etc. It is tightly done though.
Yeah, comes off a little pretentious but the work is good.
Thanks Kevin. My site is actually just a tweaked Squarespace theme. Will be redesigning it to be a little less... pretentious... next year :)
Oh sorry, James, I was referring to daneden.me.
But I really dig your site design as well. Clean and easy to look read. I like your story too.
Oooops! Thanks for clarifying, portentous is the last thing I would want my site to be.
This newly finished site by Basic Agency is definitely one of, if not my favourite of all time. The design, most notably on the case studies, really is at such a high level.
I really like this one http://mikekus.com/portfolio his work is genius too.
His work is very nice!
I like the one from Hochburg.net
A few I would have mentioned are already in here, but here's another fun one: http://bravethewoods.com/
Nobody has mentioned Frank Chimero?
I'm in love with his business website - http://ofanother.com/
Quite frankly, I love everything he does.
The stuff isn't cutting-edge, it's not flashy, but he does amazing things with type.
I'm impressed by http://andersdrage.com
Jordan Price has a very impressive portfolio.
Click his Twitter link at the bottom for a surprise.
Wow lmao... That would be awkward to explain in an interview...
Read somewhere he got a gig at Apple, so looks like it didn't hurt him too much aha.
True, but then he quit that job at Apple after a month in a sadly completely unprofrofessional way: https://news.layervault.com/stories/14863-i-wanted-to-work-at-apple-really-bad-and-now-not-so-much-walking-out-on-my-dream-job
Maybe you should let him know his account was compromised (which I'm assuming, because wtf).
Sitting at work, I immediately regretted that click. NSFW.