A designers career can be summed up by the work he/she creates over the years. Without a great portfolio to show your marvelous work is like a going to the movies without popcorn in hand. Sacrilege.
It doesn’t matter what position you’re after – freelance, contract, full-time – whatever it is, your portfolio carries your talents, let it speak for you. If you’re in graphic design, make sure your portfolio is graphically beautiful. Check those kernings! If you’re after a web designer position, make sure your portfolio looks tight with excellent markup.
Too often, I’ve seen great designers try to innovate. They think that a portfolio should show off their mighty Ajax or Flash skills, only to lose the focus on what’s important – their actual work.
Today I’ve prepared 8 free portfolio templates that any designer – visual, interaction, illustration, web, print – can use to show off their work.
Each template is free to download; but like I always say, check with the author. If you use the theme, at least say thank you to the person who made it.
ThreeSixty Bootstrap 3 by Fabian Bentz
ThreeSixty Theme is a clean, flat, responsive and retina ready HTML5 One Page template build on Twitter Bootstrap 3 framework.
It’s super flexible with features like HTML5/CSS3 animations, flexslider, clientslider, price tables, working contact form and many more. Say thanks to Fabian and download it here
CUBE by Michele Cialone
CUBE is a simple, fullscreen and clean .PSD template for a personal portfolio site. It can also be used for agencies, freelancers, and artists alike. Download from Micele’s Behance
Flat Portfolio Template Designby Vitaliy Dvoretsky
This flat portfolio theme is a clean and minimal template that focuses on you! I really like the un-obstrusive sidebar links. Say thanks to Vitaliy for this awesome download!
BrandaLoka by Andreansyah Setiawan
This clean and beautiful template from Andrea gives you unlimited flexibility. Perfect as a personal portfolio or for a creative agency. Download Brandaloka.
Singolo by Marijan Petrovski
This flat single page website template includes free premium fonts and icons. The template has a very nice layout and portfolio section incorporated. Download from Marijan’s profile.
Polifoli by Beyaz Polycarp
Polifoli is a unique portfolio with a working timeline infused into the template. Let your clients know what you’ve been up to in the blog section as well. Awesome template from Beyaz, download here.
Flat Portfolio Design by Jamie Craven
Jamie has prepared a cool, clean and simplistic flat portfolio theme that can be modified to suit any freelance designer’s needs. Download this from Jamie’s portfolio.
my.kingdom by theme curve
Made by Theme Curve, my.kingdom is a free PSD website template that is bright and spacious. Perfect for any designer or agency looking to showcase their projects, start your download here.