When designing a website intended to show off your design skills, less is often more; in the name of keeping your visitors focused on your impressive portfolio and skills, sometimes anything more than a single page is enough to make exactly the point you want to get across.
If you’re getting ready to dig into your latest portfolio design, take a minute to have a peek first at these 14 creative single-page portfolio websites for your inspiration:
The beautiful and simple website of Wes Henry Digital Studio gives viewers an instant look at both the website designs and art created by the studio, using simple side-page additions to offer increased functionality.
This web developer and designer offers more content than you may think would fit on a single page, bringing everything together beautifully over a dark background.
Galoper Design gives its visitors an in-depth look at the abilities of its staff with a clever use of frames, keeping all of the information limited to a single page from the visitor’s point of view.
Using a simple navigation tool to bring visitors’ views and reviews of creations one at a time, French designer Etienne Ledemay combines a unique look with an impressive portfolio to give users a reason to stick around.
5. Janine Pring
Talented designer Janine Pring’s website sports a colorful look, combining a simple view of portfolio and biographical details with an impressive design, all focused around an excellent call to action facing visitors the moment the page loads.
Barcelonian web developer Jorgen Mortensen’s website strikes its visitors immediately with its bold yellow design, using page anchors to take visitors to various pieces of information, including a fantastic portfolio, with a single click.
Getting personal is a sure way to make potential customers feel more comfortable about hiring you, and everything about the design of this website is personal. From the use of personal details and a candid photo to the excellent integration of a portfolio and skills assessment, Derrick Workman gives his visitors every reason to consider him for their next design job.
Packing a whopping amount of information into a single page can be a chore, but the website of Web Design Lady Studio does just that, giving a full-featured website experience across a single (very long) page.
Giving every section of his beautiful single-page portfolio site a unique color scheme and layout makes the website of graphic designer Fernando Leite a fun one to visit, especially where inspiration is concerned!
Combining personal and product information with a simple but attractive portfolio and contact form, Design Dribble’s website stands as a great example of what the combination of simplicity and content can achieve.
Calls to action abound on this beautiful one-page offering from Indian design firm Bestwebsitemaker, luring customers toward products and services while presenting them with an excellent reason to be considered when there is hiring to do.
12. Web Design Lab
The website of design studio Web Design Lab offers a unique take on combining information on a single page, leading visitors deep underground to get to the very root of what the firm has to offer.
13. Theme for a Beer
As if their unique means of being paid for their work wasn’t enough, the folks behind Theme for a Beer offset their ingenuity with a beautiful design that gives visitors a full and in-depth look at everything they have to offer.
Also ranking among the most unique in our list is Blockquote, a beautiful example of what a solid grasp on design and visitor expectations can dream up. The date-organized portfolio is simple to navigate and gives the visitor an impression of the designer’s growth over time, adding confidence to the decisions made by potential hirers.