Being a product designer myself, I’m always curious to see how others share their work online – and how they qualify product design, for that matter.
“Product design” can translate to many different skills and lines of work these days. One might design physical products, like a bike, or digital products, like an app. Or both.
Different types of product design will be presented differently online. While it makes sense to embed an app prototype in one portfolio, super crisp product photography is necessary for another. I’ve seen a wide spectrum of approaches from our Semplice family. Here are just a few of my favorite examples from the Semplice Showcase.
Jose’s portfolio is smooth and clean, but not without personality. Instead of a standard portfolio grid, he chooses to feature each project with a large preview image in a single column. His bold typography choices, though, are my favorite part.
Industrial design makes for fantastic portfolio case studies, and Viggo’s portfolio proves that. The sketches, prototypes, renderings – the story coming together piece by piece to reveal a tangible, physical final product. It’s all very satisfying to read.
Viggo uses a nice mix of images, GIFs and videos to walk us through his work. Even better, he makes it easy to scan. Succinct case studies and large captions make it clear what Viggo has to offer at a glance.
When designing a portfolio, there’s a fine line between creating a memorable website but not distracting from the work. Johannes’ portfolio strikes the perfect balance. From his cover video to his thumbnail hovers, every element feels distinctly him. I only wish he shared a bit more about each project in his case studies, so we could get a better understanding of his role and design process.
Who doesn’t enjoy a nice typography-heavy portfolio? The strong typography on Jean-Lou’s homepage contrasts beautifully with the visual case studies within. Each project includes a unique, full-screen video header with a mix of images and videos beneath. With Semplice, it’s easy to simply duplicate each project to use as a base template, then customize from there.
For more portfolio inspiration and tips, read our other portfolio articles on the blog. Or visit the Semplice Showcase, which features the best of the best websites made with Semplice.