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83 Graphic Design Portfolio Websites Guaranteed to Draw Attention

83 Graphic Design Portfolio Websites Guaranteed to Draw AttentionFor centuries, philosophers have been asking themselves “If a tree falls in the woods, but nobody is around to hear it, does it still make a sound?” Think of your graphic designs in a similar way: if nobody is around to observe your portfolio, does it still make an impact?

Finding the answer to that first question may take a while, but thankfully, we already know the answer to the second. The designs you’ve created won’t help you grow as a designer all by themselves. You need eyes on the prize—the prize being your talent, and the eyes belonging to those who can offer you feedback, criticism, or perhaps even employment opportunities.

Don’t let your design portfolio become a tree falling alone in the woods. Use these graphic design portfolio websites, galleries and communities to promote yourself and connect with others who can help you move forward.

 

Quick-and-Easy Portfolio Sites


These high-profile portfolio sites allow you to create and share your own online gallery with fellow designers and potential employers. They feature incredibly easy-to-use interfaces; creating your portfolio is often as simple as making a profile and uploading your images.

Behance

Behance
Join Behance

Dribbble

Dribbble
Join Dribbble

Carbon Made

Carbon Made
Join Carbon Made

Coroflot

Coroflot
Join Coroflot

Graphis

Graphis
Join Graphis

Dripbook

Dripbook
Join Dripbook

Voodoo Chilli

Voodoo Chilli
Join Voodoo Chilli

FigDig

FigDig
Join FigDig

Creative Binge (No longer available)

Creative Binge

Flavors Community

Flavors Community
Join Flavors Community

Creattica (No longer available)

Creattica

Shadowness

Shadowness
Join Shadowness

Design Related (No longer available)

Design Related

 

Behance ProSite Showcases


Consider registering at any of these Behance ProSites to gain extra exposure for your portfolio.

Pantone Canvas

Pantone Canvas
Join Pantone Canvas

Adweek Talent Gallery

Adweek Talent Gallery
Join Adweek Talent Gallery

Student Show

Student Show
Join Student Show

AIGA Member Portfolios

AIGA Member Portfolios
Join AIGA Member Portfolios (for AIGA members only)

 

Design Inspiration Sites


If you have a particularly amazing design that you think deserves some recognition, consider submitting it to these design inspiration blogs and galleries to reach a wider audience.

Abduzeedo

Abduzeedo
Submit to Abduzeedo

Design You Trust

Design You Trust
(No longer accepting submissions.)

Creativity

Creativity
Submit to Creativity

Communication Arts

Communication Arts
Submit to Communication Arts

Ego-AlterEgo

Ego-AlterEgo
Submit to Ego-AlterEgo

The Inspiration Room

The Inspiration Room
Submit to The Inspiration Room

Design is Kinky

Design is Kinky
Submit to Design is Kinky

123 Inspiration

123 Inspiration
Submit to 123 Inspiration

From Up North

From Up North
Use “Submit” button in From Up North’s header to submit designs.

Inspiration Grid

Inspiration Grid
Submit to Inspiration Grid

Design Work Life

Design Work Life
Submit to Design Work Life

Daily Inspiration

Daily Inspiration
Submit to Daily Inspiration

The Design Blog

The Design Blog
Submit to The Design Blog

Youandsaturation (No longer available)

Youandsaturation

Visual Sundae

Visual Sundae
Submit to Visual Sundae

Creative Shares (No longer available)

Creative Shares

The Design Inspiration

The Design Inspiration
Submit to The Design Inspiration

 

Graphic Design Competitions


Submit your best designs to these competitions for a chance to win extra prestige and recognition.

International Design Awards

International Design Awards

GDUSA Competitions

GDUSA Competitions

Creativity International Awards (no longer available)

Creativity International Awards

How Design Competitions

How Design Competitions

Regional Design Annual

Regional Design Annual

 

Specialty Galleries


These design galleries only allow you to submit one type of design media, but each allows you to reach a wider audience for that particular medium.

Card Observer (Business Card Designs)

Card Observer
Submit to Card Observer

Card Nerd (Business Card Designs)

Card Nerd
Submit to Card Nerd

For Print Only (Print Designs)

For Print Only (Print Designs)
Submit to For Print Only

Company Folders (Folder Designs)

Company Folders (Folder Designs)
Submit to the Folder Design Gallery

Oh So Beautiful Paper (Paper/Print Designs)

Oh So Beautiful Paper (Paper/Print Designs)
Submit to Oh So Beautiful Paper

PaperSpecs (Paper/Print Designs)

PaperSpecs (Paper/Print Designs)
Submit to PaperSpecs

Must Be Printed (Print Designs)

Must Be Printed (Print Designs)
Submit to Must Be Printed

The Beauty of Letterpress (Letterpress Designs)

The Beauty of Letterpress (Letterpress Designs)
Submit to The Beauty of Letterpress

The Beauty of Engraving (Engraved Print Designs)

The Beauty of Engraving (Engraved Print Designs)
Submit to The Beauty of Engraving

Print.PM (Print Designs)

Print.PM (Print Designs)
Submit to Print.PM

Printed Matters (Print Designs)

Printed Matters (Print Designs)
Submit to Printed Matters

The Dieline (Product and Packaging Designs)

The Dieline (Product and Packaging Designs)
Submit to The Dieline

Lovely Package (Packaging Designs)

Lovely Package (Packaging Designs)
Submit to Lovely Package

 

Logo Design Showcases


The following sites all promote high-quality logo designs in some way. Keep in mind that some are galleries open to registration while others are inspiration blogs, which may require you to send your work through a submissions process before they are published.

Logopond

Logopond
Join Logopond

Logo Lounge

Logo Lounge
Join Logo Lounge

Logo Faves

Logo Faves
Submit to Logo Faves

LogoMoose

LogoMoose
Submit to LogoMoose

Logo of the Day

Logo of the Day
Submit to Logo of the Day

LogoGala

LogoGala
Submit to LogoGala

Logoed (No longer available)

Logoed

LogoBliss (No longer available)

LogoBliss

 

Job Recruitment Sites


These sites are specially made to cater to both designers and the professionals that employ them. In addition to hosting or promoting your portfolio, you can use these sites to search for design jobs and engage with employers.

Krop

Krop
Join Krop

Creative Hotlist

Creative Hotlist
Join Creative Hotlist

Shown’d (No longer available)

Shown'd

Jobrary

Jobrary
Click “Sign Up” to join Jobrary.

CreativeShake

CreativeShake
Join CreativeShake

 

Portfolio Creation Tools


If you’re more the do-it-yourself type, these websites will provide you with the tools needed to build your own online portfolio from the ground up.

Behance ProSite

Behance ProSite

Squarespace

Squarespace

Dunked

Dunked

Portfoliopen

Portfoliopen

Subfolio

Subfolio

Crevado

Crevado

Viewbook

Viewbook

Cargocollective

Cargocollective

Indexhibit

Indexhibit

Portfoliobox

Portfoliobox

WordPress

Wordpress

 

Social Media Sites


Practically everybody has a Facebook and Twitter, but the following social media sites provide better tools for showing off your portfolio and connecting with other designers.

deviantART

Deviantart
Join deviantART

LinkedIn

LinkedIn
Join LinkedIn

Pinterest

Pinterest

Tumblr

Tumblr

Flickr

Flickr
Join Flickr

StumbleUpon

StumbleUpon
Join StumbleUpon

Glossom

Glossom
Join Glossom

Conclusion

Whether you’re fishing for work or constructive criticism, you’ll want to cast as wide of a net as possible so that a potential opportunity doesn’t swim away. The more places you post your portfolio, the greater your chances of having your work seen by the right audience. Don’t be shy. Get out there and show the world what you can do.

Did we miss a great portfolio site that you like to use? Do you have a portfolio you want to show off? Leave your comments below and let’s make some connections.

Vladimir Gendelman
Author: Vladimir Gendelman

As CEO of CompanyFolders.com, Vladimir is a knowledgeable authority in print marketing and graphic design for businesses. With his team of designers and experts, he helps customers put forth the best possible impression with high-quality collateral. Learn more about Vladimir’s history and experience, and connect with him on Google+ and Twitter.

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