A portfolio website is one of the most popular ways in presenting and promoting yourself as an artist as it is open to a huge variety audience, who can be either audience, fans or your potential clients and companies. In order to create a website, I had to look into many different other artist websites to understand their cons and pros. In this article I will show the best chosen examples I have found so far and explain why I think they are worth looking at as an inspiration.
Frances Close is a web designer who created this website to promote an event. I like how it looks like an open constantina book, uses only one page to store information correctly and uses different mixed media for visual result. Website available from: http://francesclose.com/#
The second example was interesting in a way because a watercolour and digital drawing was used for it’s visual end result. Website available from: https://onepagelove.com/blocks
Next example is a website template available to buy at http://themeforest.net/. I found it interesting and unique because of the minimal colour choice, simple graphic imagery and bald words.
http://fitzfitzpatrick.com/ This artist website portfolio stud out because of the simplicity and bald colours. It is bright, big and unforgettable. What is more, I do find his about me page text very brave and expressing his personality.
and this is a picture of his previous website:
http://www.whatktdoes.com/work/ again, this websites simplisity shines through. Easy way to show of your personality by the chosen artwork that represent you the most. Easy use of the website.
Website design found on pinterest, does not exist any more, however I loved the simplicity, chosen minimal colours and a great example of how a clean website needs to look like.
Another example from pinterest on using illustrations and other mixed media in the websites:
An example of an original cv:
http://deda.me/ highly original website, which has all a website needs: about me, short orginal cv, portfolio and contact me. Originality of this website as well is a big plus as it is not only well done visually but all the information is fun to read, which speaks a lot about the artists personality.
http://www.kellimurray.com/ Website design reflects on the colours of the art work the artist creates. Has all the needed pages , plus a shop for extra earnings.
http://danielegneus.com/ an example of one of the most common website styles for the portfolios. Might look good but if expecting a higher client list, this might look boring. However, it compensates by the quality of the drawings as this artist has a bright and expressive style.
http://aprileelcich.com/ The logo on the top of the website representing the artist in my opinion looks amazing. Simplicity of the website all the way throughout it.
http://www.lafermeduweb.net/billet/30-exemples-de-cv-design-et-creatifs-pour-votre-inspiration-1628.html – website full of examples of interesting illustrative cv’s
http://www.hinydesign.com/ motion gifts add a lot of interest, however , hard to find actual portfolio, a bit too much confusion. However, the whole website design is highly unique.
http://nasibah.co/ super simple, bright, reminds of a constantina book or postcards, website design reflects a lot on the style of the artist.
http://www.helenmusselwhite.com/ simplicity of the logo on the top, colours are nicely coordinated together. clean and clear website.
http://designforfun.com/ pretty chaotic, however understandable at the same time.
http://www.rleonardi.com/interactive-resume/ the most fun way in presenting your cv! One word sums up everything – FUN.
http://hannahrowlands.com/ simple, clean and clear.
http://www.lisahedge.com/Title-Page well designed, pastel, busy tabs on the side.
http://www.teresaferreira.com/blog/ busy, but unique and well chosen colours, easy to walk through the tabs.
http://www.chrishaughton.com/ this is one of the bad examples for a portfolio website, in my opinion. first of all, it takes time ti see a full image, as it doesn’t fit in page you need to scroll to see the bottom of it. Even though there is a list in tabs of all of his projects, the tab section is just too big and confusing.