Noupe Editorial Team May 28th, 2020

45 Best Graphic Design Portfolio Examples – Tips for Building Your Own

Working hard on your design portfolio never goes to waste. Having a stellar graphic design portfolio is the first step into your career as a graphic designer. It is the perfect opportunity to showcase your work and introduce potential clients and employers to your vision.

Since the best way to represent yourself as a graphic designer is to share the best of your work, you need to curate outstanding examples of your previous successes. Getting some exposure as well as showing you’re a constantly evolving designer is the way to stand out in the crowd in such a competitive market.

If you are looking for some inspiration to improve your portfolio, we have selected the best ones for you with tips on how to build your own.

Graphic Design Portfolio Tips

1. Keep it simple

The last thing you would want is to drown your potential clients by showing too much of your work. Here you should focus on showcasing your best designs avoiding cluttered images.

2. Try not to talk too much about your work

People tend to get bored very quickly when they’re focused on the result. So it’s best not to describe too much about your designs and let them express themselves.

3. Show different styles

Even if you have a certain established style, try to show different projects avoiding the same pattern for each example.

4. Reveal the process along with your end results

Including your work in progress like sketches shows how you handle challenges and how exactly you get there. 

5. Don’t be afraid to reveal your personality

People love to see your personality when they’re deciding whether or not you’re the right choice for a project. Show who you are and the way you design with your own personal style.

Let’s dive into inspiring graphic design portfolio examples:

Mingfei Yang portfolio
Mingfei Yang
Barbara Alcada portfolio
Barbara Alcada
SunWoo Park portfolio
SunWoo Park
Stefanie Brueckler portfolio
Stefanie Brueckler
Jori portfolio
Danny Jones portfolio
Danny Jones
Jessica Walsh portfolio
Jessica Walsh
Jason Chang portfolio
Jason Chang
Olivier Czajka portfolio
Olivier Czajka
Ling K portfolio
Ling K
Chadhorn Berger portfolio
Chadhorn Berger
Pawel Nolbert portfolio
Pawel Nolbert
Yichen Xie portfolio
Yichen Xie
Ben Davidson portfolio
Ben Davidson
Alessandro Scarpellini portfolio
Alessandro Scarpellini
Mamiko Morishita portfolio
Mamiko Morishita
Dutch Uncle portfolio
Dutch Uncle
Melody Jung portfolio
Melody Jung
Plinio Nitzsche portfolio
Plinio Nitzsche
Albert Botelho portfolio
Albert Botelho
Femme Fatale portfolio
Femme Fatale
Olly Gibbs portfolio
Olly Gibbs
Andong Hee portfolio
Andong Hee
Panda Yoghurt portfolio
Panda Yoghurt
Brandon Lee Smith portfolio
Brandon Lee Smith
Dapo Oni portfolio
Dapo Oni
Runyu Xia portfolio
Runyu Xia
Lian Liu portfolio
Lian Liu
Poposhki portfolio
Casey Latiolais portfolio

Casey Latiolais
Kirbie Koonse portfolio
Kirbie Koonse
Jose Hurtado portfolio
Jose Hurtado
Kai Damian Matthiesen portfolio
Kai Damian Matthiesen
Teresa Wójcicka portfolio
Teresa Wójcicka
Mike Kus portfolio
Mike Kus
Nicholas Kasimatis portfolio
Nicholas Kasimatis
Noah Nathan portfolio
Noah Nathan
James White portfolio
James White
Mark Wheeler portfolio
Mark Wheeler
Paul Lee portfolio
Paul Lee
Jeremy Gibney portfolio
Jeremy Gibney
Geoffrey Joe portfolio
Geoffrey Joe
Lotta Nieminen portfolio
Lotta Nieminen
Colin Grist portfolio
Colin Grist
Nick Slater portfolio
Nick Slater

Now that you’ve seen them all, tell us your favorite graphic design portfolio in the comments and explain how it may help you with your portfolio! Remember, it is always valuable to get insights from other designers’ works. We hope that these graphic design portfolios will inspire you before you start improving yours and show the best of your work. 

If you are also curious about web developers and would like to see the differences between web developer portfolios and graphic design portfolio examples we suggest you check out our article about best web developer portfolio examples.

Featured Image by CHARLI on Unsplash

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