May Portfolio Inspiration with Semplice

Hi! I’m Tobias van Schneider. I’m the co-founder of Semplice, a portfolio system by designers for designers. We’re teaming up with Abduzeedo to share inspiring design portfolios each month. Here we’ll curate the best online portfolios from product designers, design studios, graphic designers, art directors and more – all created without templates using Semplice.

Portfolio Inspiration

Matt Vlach

We get a sense of Matt Vlach’s personality immediately upon landing on the homepage. Instead of the standard text bio, Matt himself appears in an amusing and memorable video. And in lieu of your typical portfolio grid, his project previews float mysteriously on the page. Matt’s case studies are less abstract, giving a perfectly concise summary of his projects.

Simon Störk

When it comes to portfolios, minimalistic design is almost always effective (we should be focused on your work, not your website design). Get too minimalistic with your content, however, and we lose important context. Simon’s portfolio strikes a perfect balance with scannable case studies and clean, spare design.


Matthias Grund

Matthias Grund uses the Advanced Portfolio Grid feature in Semplice to achieve an artistic hover effect on his homepage. My favorite part, though, is the way Matthias orders his projects by year. This is a unique way to show how you’ve evolved in your design career.

Studio Rollmo

Often it’s the subtle detail that set a portfolio apart. With Studio Rollmo’s portfolio, it’s the choice of typefaces. With Semplice you are not limited to built-in typefaces. Studio Rollmo added a custom serif and sans serif that pair perfectly together throughout the site.

Caroline Lewandowski

Caroline Lewandowski’s homepage is stark and light, while interior pages like her Rygg project are the exact opposite. The beauty of Semplice is every page can be unique. Who says you need the same layout or color scheme throughout your entire site? It’s all about what best sets up the work.

Tom Robin

A simple list of project names fades in on Tom Robin’s portfolio homepage. That’s it. No flashy hero image, no introduction, no project previews. While this requires the user to work harder to understand what Tom offers, it’s certainly a confident approach.

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