As thrilling as it is to finally launch your portfolio, the truth is that it’s never “finished.” As you continue evolving in your work and your career, your portfolio should evolve with you. Otherwise, it’s not doing you any favors.
The good news is that if you are constantly refining your portfolio, the daunting “portfolio redesign” doesn’t need to happen that often. It’s just a matter of adding a new project every few months and refreshing the design now and then. Providing you’re not stuck with a dated or confining template (this is where I recommend Semplice.com), you can make small updates along the way that keep your portfolio modern and current.
We are always delighted to see and share portfolio refreshes for that reason. In our Semplice Showcase, we handpick two new portfolios each week made with Semplice. Some are new launches, some are complete redesigns, some are simply impressive refreshes with beautiful new work.
Here are a few of our favorites – sites we’ve featured more than once just because they keep getting better and better.
Elena Miska’s portfolio has always had a premium feel, but her recent refresh still managed to pleasantly surprise us. The vintage-inspired hover effects on her projects, the way her logo animates on scroll, the beautiful new case studies. This was a significant redesign and even more impressive – made with Semplice 3, our older product.
Previously featuring a standard grid, Gyor Moore's updated homepage now feels light and effortless. Images and videos float on the page as you scroll, the page background color changing on hover to match the work. Click to any project page and the loading time is blazing fast. We recognize some of these projects from before, but now they feel fresh and new again.
We always keep an eye on the MINDT studio site as it seems Sarah, its founder, continually breathes new life into it. The new split panels on the homepage and elegant typography refinements lend an editorial vibe to this design-slash-yoga studio.
We’re long-time fans of Marina Rachello for the personality and playfulness she infuses throughout her portfolio, and her recent site refresh is no exception. Marina’s previous portfolio focused on typography and color and this one does too, feeling on-brand yet like nothing we’ve seen before on Semplice.
Kasper’s recent site refresh quickly became one of our favorite portfolios on Semplice. Masterful in its use of white space, hover effects and transitions, this site does Kasper’s top-notch work justice.
Jean-Lou Renoux used the Semplice Advanced Portfolio Grid feature for his recent site refresh, leading with bold typography and rollover effects to showcase his work. It’s the perfect contrast with the full-screen covers that follow on his case study pages.
Raúl Gil's current portfolio isn’t a huge departure from his old one. He simply refreshed his homepage layout and added several new projects and characters to his site, a subtle but significant evolution. Raúl’s site has always been a popular one, but when he shared his recent updates on Twitter, the tweet blew up and brought attention to his work all over again.
We share our favorite new portfolios on the Semplice Showcase every week, so check back for new launches and redesigns. And if you've submitted or were featured before and recently updated your site, submit it again. Every update you make or project you add to your portfolio is a chance to promote your work all over again.
Hi, I'm Tobias, a German designer living in New York. I'm the author of this blog, nice to meet you!