What makes a good personal portfolio design?
Essentially, it has to promote you as a brand, it needs to show off your very best work in a clean & tidy way. The site itself shouldn’t overwhelm the potential client but gently show your skills and complement the work it is showcasing.

Yesterday we looked at some free portfolio themes for WordPress, today lets look at some custom portfolio themes. This roundup consists of freelance and company portfolio sites which I think are creative and well designed, all using WordPress to power them.

Michael Tempest

Jan Mense

Kyle Kramer

Mike Reda


Forever Heavy


Alexander Kryska

Manuelo Designs

This After That

That Fresh

Haunted Cathouse

Jesse Brack

Marc Thomas

Love Indent

Nik Papic

Colin Grist

Mike Kus

Jay Hafling

Hugs For Monsters

Do you know of other personal portfolio sites using WordPress ? Let us know in the comments …

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Oliver Dale is the founder of Kooc Media, a small internet company based in the UK. Kooc Media runs several high-profile websites including WPLift, ThemeFurnace and DesignersTalk.

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  1. Thanks for the collection. Some of these designs are really hot!
    I think, this site is also good and have a list of free wordpress themes


  2. Alexander Kryska

    Thank you very much for submission.
    Best regards from Germany,

  3. thanks for sharing, these are all BEAUTIFUL examples!

  4. Repius

    Thanks for beautiful designs for portfolio websites! got to bookmark this page. Here’s a website you can create a portfolio website for free. check out opresume.com.

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