When it comes to online portfolios, it’s not just the examples of work that need to impress your potential clients, but it’s also the way they’re presented. The good news is you don’t have to be a coding champion to show your creativity and innovative thinking. With so many code-free tools like Wix, Weebly or uKit, you can create a beautiful portfolio without any coding knowledge.
We handpicked some Wix-based portfolio examples for you to see how real DIY websites look like. Be inspired and inspire others!
Example 1: Lexi Corn
Inbetween managing creative teams, concepting various campaigns and writing scripts, Lexi Corn found the time to create this beautiful portfolio website Mostlexcellent.com. A great example of a well-designed portfolio that shows a number of projects she’s worked on. Simple, but effective.
The website initially catches the attention of users by the bright and a bit unexpected combination of colors. The site looks quite simple at first sight, but it involves a number of design elements that focus the attention of a visitor on the author’s messages. The portfolio itself also stands out in the crowd due to the captivating video presentations, images and detailed description of each work.
For those, who are interested in the portfolio and wish to get in touch with the owners of the website, the “Contact” section is available at the home page. There is also a chance to download the author’s resume in case of necessity. This is undoubtedly a notable benefit for the employers looking for skillful and creative people.
Example 2: Patrick Thomas Parnell
PatrickThomasParnell.com is an illustrators website. Patrick Thomas Parnell based in Sarasota, FL. Patrick’s inspiring portfolio reflects his passion for comics and illustration. This well-structured website will give you a sense of the author’s brilliant work.
The website is a great portfolio sample created on the basis of the Wix platform. The major design element that attracts the attention of each user right from the start is the background, which involves the works of the author mixed in quite an unusual way.
If you are are interested in further information about the owner of the website and his works, there is an impressive main menu, consisting of 8 points. An extraordinary and remarkable example of the portfolio site that is definitely worth the attention!
Example 3: Stephen Peck
Speckmd.com – website, based on the same template as Patrick’s is. But it looks totally different. We love the high-quality fullscreen background image featuring an actual project completed in Miami, and the use of complementing colors.
The only look at the website gives the user an idea of its conception. More detailed info is available in the menu provided on the top of the home page. The menu consists of 7 sections, including “Home”, “About”, “Built”, “Landscape”, “Conceptual”, “Awards/Publications” and “Contact”.
Each section focuses on a particular aspect of the author’s creative work and provides the samples by means of using a convenient slider option. This makes the website browsing process entertaining and understandable. These characteristics are more than enough to conclude that the website is a successful portfolio sample created with Wix.
Example 4: Steven Weathers
StevenWeathers.tv is a website of the American TV presenter in Shanghai who currently hosts two weekly shows. The portfolio shows just how important visuals are within the TV industry. Most sections are bilingual.
There is no need to browse through the website looking for the information about its owners. Everything you might need is at your disposal right at the home page. This is where you will find exhaustive information about the owner of the site, his detailed biography facts, personal photo gallery, contact form, charity work, links to Steven’s shows, interviews etc.
The design of the site looks quite complicated at first sight, but it is still developed with users’ convenience and ease of use in mind. Due to Wix website builder, the most important facts are gathered all in one place!
Example 5: Dustin Laurenzi
The high-quality fullscreen background on DustinLaurenzi.com website not only immediately tells the nature of his talent, but also shows his capabilities as a web designer. Clean and minimalist, the website focuses attention on the most important things.
The website is created on the basis of the Wix platform in the best traditions of contemporary website building. This is more than an ordinary portfolio, but the informative resource, which contains the exhaustive facts about the owner of the website, the photo gallery, the discography of the musician, his videos and contact info.
The availability of the personal blog of the author gives the site the finished look and contributes to its functionality. This website is a superb example of the well-implemented idea developed with Wix.
Example 6: Essentia Productions
EssentiaProductions.com features a long-scrolling homepage that immediately catches your attention and guides you from one element to another making perceiving their content a pleasant experience. The homepage serves as a welcome page, an about us page and even a gallery.
What we love most about this website is the designer’s meticulous attention to detail. Check out how they formatted the feedback form:
What we love most about this website is the designer’s meticulous attention to detail. Check out how they formatted the feedback form. Special attention should be given to the way the photo and video galleries are organized.
Each user is given a chance to look through the samples of works of the owners of the site to see their merits and the level of professionalism that helps bring any story to life. This portfolio website developed at Wix platform deserves recognition and attention of the users looking for the top-notch video, photo and web solutions.
Example 7: HYBRIDa Architecture
HybridArch.net shows the typical way of displaying thumbnail galleries. Check out their Projects page where all photos are placed against a light background, what makes each piece pop out of the page. The website has a unified look thanks to the consistency of colors, fonts and other elements.
The only thing that, in my opinion, needs improvement, is their homepage. The homepage features a colorful fullscreen photo that makes other elements get lost in it. The rest of the design elements are quite okay. They help underline the major idea of the site and present the projects of the site’s owners in the most favorable and easy to understand way.
Every single project comes with the detailed description meant to reveal its essence and the slider photo gallery for the enhanced effect and better understanding of the design idea. All in all, this is a nice sample of the business portfolio website professionally created with Wix!
Example 8: Annie Laurie Photography
AnnieLauriePhotography.com is another minimalist portfolio website that focuses attention on the artwork. The slider on the homepage gives users a sense of what the website is about, and its eye-catching, smooth animation creates a memorable user experience.
Simple structure and card style design give Annie’s portfolio a nifty way of showcasing her work while allowing it to remain compact. The photos are published on the white background and contrast with it in a favorable way. You don’t need to spend much time looking for the information about the owner of the site, her works, contact details and other suchlike facts. Just have a look at the home page, scroll it down and make use of the information provided all in one place.
The minor disadvantage is that the design of the homepage may seem a bit overbearing with lots of photos, fonts, texts and several sliders. This idea, however, does not prevent the user from getting the required information. Nice job meticulously done with Wix!
Example 9: Squeeze my hand
A full-screen photo of a printing press on SqueezeMyHand.com – website’s homepage hints at the nature of the company’s service. The website takes advantage of the calming colors, vintage fonts and lots of whitespace.
The design of the website helps point out its major idea. What really catches the attention of the user and helps understand the dedication of the owner to her job, is the way she tells her story and describes the products available in the shop section. Each description is filled with love, warmth and humor, which goes hand in hand with professionalism and customer orientation.
The website is easy to navigate. With only 4 points in the main menu, it is understandable for everyone and makes the shopping process intuitive and simple. Great job worth the appreciation of the target audience!
Example 10: Mystic Magic
MysticMagicOnline.co.uk is a well-thought-out portfolio that reflects Ashley Pearce’s passion for exploring vibrant and colorful concepts, all of which pop against a bright background. The owner of the website is a U.K-based artist who designs and creates masquerade masks, headwear, wedding accessories and clothing.
Mystique Magic finds the harmonious balance between aesthetics and functionality. The homepage features a slider, customer reviews and an impressive Featured in section that immediately lends credibility with its recognizable logos, including Vogue, Strictly Come Dancing and Schön!, among others.
The website gives users multiple ways to follow the company: visitors can either sign up for Magic’s newsletter or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest or YouTube.
We were surprised to see that Mystique Magic’s blog was published on Blogger. Presumably, the company first created this blog and then built a full-featured website. Wix has a decent in-house blogging system which is in our opinion isn’t inferior to what Blogger offers. You may want to check out our collection of Wix-based blogs.
Inbeetween creating his artworks and running the blog, Ashley found the time to add a store section to his website. In fact, there are two ways to buy from Mystique Magic: via the website using Wix’s commerce engine or by clicking on the Etsy banner on the homepage that will take you to the artist’s Etsy store.
Example 11: LILB Photographe
What I especially love about this elegant website is its simplicity. Simple color palette, simple navigation and minimalist fonts of LilbPhotographe.com make you focus on the author’s artworks. Laurence Laverdiére, the owner, does know how to emphasize the essence of the photography object and make it stand out. Magnifique!
All the design elements of this portfolio website created on the basis of the Wix platform, are interrelated and represent each other in the best way possible. The home page design is simple, but it catches the attention of the users by bright photos that stand out against the white background. With only 5 sections in the main menu, this portfolio website is easy to navigate, which helps get access to the information you need without any hassle and unwanted waste of time.
In my opinion, the only drawback is that the website is available in the French language, which can pose a problem for the users, who do not know it well. Adding the English version could improve the situation, ensuring the increased flow of visitors!
Example 12: Julia Kodl Art
JuliaKodlArt.com is a website of Julia Kodl – California-based artist who used Wix to create an online portfolio that reflects not only her skills and talents, but also her personality. Julia has a superpower to capture nature in her watercolor paintings.
The design of the website is minimalistic, simple and very elegant at the same time. The slider demonstrating the samples of Julia’s works contrasts with the white background of the home page and contributes to the better understanding of her job.
The site comes with a personal owner’s blog and the incorporated Etsy Shop, where you will not only have a chance to purchase one of the masterpieces painted by the owner of the site, but will also look through the author’s bio and customer reviews.
The Contact section offers several links to the social accounts of the artist to simplify the communication process. These are only a few features that make this portfolio website stand out in the crowd!
Creating a successful portfolio is easier than you think! All you need is to pick a code-free site builder that will let you focus on the visual side of things, rather than technicalities.
Keep it simple, easy-to-navigate, creative and remember to integrate some of the trending web design features; push your best content to the front and make it easy for you prospective clients to contact you. That’s it!
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