We’ve put together a list of some of the best graphic design portfolios on the ‘showcase and discover’ creative network for designers.
With almost 30 million portfolio views in the past 30 days,Behance is quickly becoming the place to be for creatives. It’s a great place to find new work and creative inspiration from top graphic designers and agencies.
But, with so many of them to browse through, it can be difficult to know where to start. So to make things easy for you, we’ve done the hard work and picked 28 of the top graphic design portfolios that are definitely worth a look…
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01. Maria Grønlund
Specialising in logos and branding, Maria Grønlund is an independent graphic designer, based in Lystrup, Denmark. Using vibrant colours to stir the sense, much of her work has an abstract, dream-like quality to it. “I love to play around with words, colors, shapes, and styles to make all the aspects play together like music,” she comments on Behance.
02. Ruslan Khasanov
Russian graphic designer Ruslan Khasanov specialises in graphic design, typography and illustration, more often than not, mixing the three in incredible experimental projects. His latest work, Warm Up (above), is one of many beautiful videos in which different coloured liquids play center stage.
03. Violaine & Jeremy
Violaine Orsoni and Jeremy Schneider are a creative duo, who operate a graphic arts studio in Paris. Upon visiting their portfolio, you’ll be greeted with numerous awe-inspiring pencil sketches, as well as multiple examples of projects they’ve art directed, which includes some stunning work on trend magazine Influencia.
04. Juri Zaech
Juri Zaech is a Swiss art director, currently living and working in Paris, France. Whilst he works in advertising, he still makes time to complete little side projects. Specialising in tyography, Zaech creates inspiring and innovative font focused projects that always please.
05. Minga Firm
Minga Firm describe themselves laboratory of ideas. A design and creativity company based in Argentina, they bring together a multidiciplinary team under the premise of offering inventive efficient and immediate solutions. Take a look at their playful designs.
06. Viktor Hertz
Freelance design artist and photographer Viktor Hertz is located in Uppsala, Sweden. An expert in designing posters, he’s currently a bit obsessed with custom art movie posters, but tries to stretch his creative muscles as wide as possible. Take a look at his hilarious recreated logos – this one we’re sure we can all relate to!
07. Nicole Martinez
Nicole Martinez is an art directer and designer based in Boston, USA. Her designs act as adorable homages to cute characters and pop culture icons – we particularly love her set of ‘nerdy’ illustrations. Who could resist those adorable faces?
08. Zim and Zou
Lucie Thomas teamed up with Thibault Zimmermann to formZim&Zou, a French studio based in Nancy that explores different fields including paper sculpture, installation, graphic design, illustration. Both aged 25, they studied graphic design during 3 years in an artschool. Rather than composing images on a computer, they prefer creating real objects with paper and taking photos out of them.
09. Rob Pratt
Rob won gold at the Graphis Logo Design 8 awards in 2011 and was highly commended at this year’s IVCAs. His portfolio is a brilliant mixture of letterpress business cards, web design and leaflets and brochures.
10. Joshua Davis
With over 1,000 followers and over 40,000 project views,Joshua Davis‘s graphic design portfolio is well worth a look. Based in New York, Joshua is an artist, graphic designer, and technologist producing both public and private work for companies, collectors, and institutions. Since 1995, he’s been using technology and computers as a medium to create projects.
11. Alexandra Bruel
Paris based graphic designer Alexandra Bruel has been causing quite a fuss on the Behance network thanks to her quirky clay creations. This poster in particular was done for the Virgin Media Shorts contest, which focuses on up-and-coming filmmakers.
English monthly magazine Creative Review commissioned illustrators from the Handsome Frank agency to create a poster for each selected film. There’s even some ‘How to’ pictures, which allows you to gain an insight into Alexandra’s extraordinary work.
12. Andreea Niculae
Only joining Behance back in January of this year, Andreea Niculae is still a relative rookie when it comes to the creative network. However, from the looks of her graphic design portfolio, there’s certainly plenty of potential here!
Based in Worchester, England, Andreea has already taken part in a variety of projects including the Little White Lies D&AD Student Awards as well as a number of Penguin cover designs.
13. Josip Kelava
The last thing Josip Kelava‘s university tutor told him was that “The worst thing a designer can do is not get noticed.” From those words, he understood that it wasn’t about making something look good, but creating an emotional response that meant more than just a pretty picture. Take a look at his portfolio and you’ll see he’s done just that.
14. Siang Ching
Siang Ching is a Singapore-based graphic designer and illustrator. She graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts with a Diploma in Visual Communication, and also gained a First Class Honors Bachelors degree in Design Communication from the LASALLE College of the Arts.
Ching is the founder of Pattern Matters who focus on patterns and the handmade aspects of graphic design, which is perfectly depicted in the above infographic.
15. Rizon Parein
Back in the early nineties, Rizon Parein started off as a graffiti writer with a strong passion for 3D letter styles. When leaving school at the age of 17, he started working with graphic design.
The past few years he has worked more and more with photographers; integrating models into 3D architectural and graphical sceneries.
16. Dan Mountford
Although graphic designer Dan Mountford currently only has one project folder to feast your eyes on, it’s an absolute stunner. The Behance community seem to agree too, with the folder gaining over 750,000 views and 14,000 appreciations.
Currently studying and working as a freelance designer in Brighton, England Dan has already worked with the likes of The Economist, Urban Outfitters and New Scientist Magazine.
17. Jessica Walsh
Jessica Walsh is already pretty well-known amongst the graphic design community but just in case you haven’t come across her work – here she is!
Based in New York, Jessica has already had her work featured in numerous magazines and books, and has also won design awards from the Type Directors Club, Art Directors Club, SPD, Print, Graphis, among others. Moreover, she was namedComputer Arts‘ Top Rising Star in Design.
18. Petros Afshar
An up-and-coming graphic designer born in London, Petros Afshar specialises in graphic design, typography, print making, logo design and illustrations.
He already has an impressive client list, which includes Microsoft, Verizon, Hugo Boss, Nike, Puma, Adidas, Red Bull, O’Neill, Metro, Digital Arts, Sunday Times and Popular Mechanics.
19. Yurko Gutsulyak
Yurko Gutsulyak has been working in the graphic design industry since 2005. Due to the success of his projects, he founded his own graphic design studio in Kyiv, Ukraine.
For such a short period of existence the studio won such awards, like Epica Awards, Golden Drum, Communication Arts, European Design Awards, LogoLounge, Wolda, Golden Hammer, MIAF, KIAF and Idea.
20. Jarred Nickerson
Jthree Concepts is a Seattle-based design studio owned and operated by Jared K Nickerson. The studio’s main focus is graphic design, character, logo, videogame, editorial, and textile design. They also specialise in art direction and branding.
We love Jared’s quirky approach to design; especially this foxy number above, which worked as a T-shirt and label design as well as the overall branding for the clothing company.
21. Glenn Jones
Hailing from Auckland, New Zealand, Glenn Jones has been working as a freelance graphic designer and illustrator for over 19 years. This guy certainly knows a thing or two! After a succession of hit designs for T-shirt company Threadless, Glenn went on to create his very own range of T-shirt designs.
22. Nicki Van Roon
Currently studying graphic design at The School of Visual Communication in Haderslev, Nicki Van Roon is showing plenty of potential with his Behance portfolio. As well as this awesome CD packaging design above, Nicki has also experimented with bottle design, typefaces and corporate identities.
Kronk is a graphic designer who also specialises in toy design. Hailing from Johannesberg, South Africa, his designs are full of life and colour. He’s proved popular among the Behance creatives with his comic-like style and illustrated printed posters.
24. Tom Haynes
Tom Haynes is a graphic designer who has recently graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Although still very much in his early days, the project above particularly caught our eye.
Tom was part of the process in designing Avund Goods – a minimal leather goods company combining the accuracy of modern technology with the feel of traditional crafts. Take a look at his profile to see more pictures of the stunning graphic design approach.
25. Federico Landini
Frederico Landini is a freelance brand, type and graphic designer. Based in Florence, Italy, Frederico already has some impressive projects under his belt. One of which, is this stunning corporate identity for whitescape, which was used across all mediums.
26. Montserrat Llaurado
With over 12 years experience in the graphic design industry, creative director Montserrat Llaurado certainly knows her stuff. Beginning her career in the advertising field, she teamed up with commercial director Pep Bosch, with whom she developed her eye for immaculate art direction, photography and film editing.
Her work helped Pep score two of his three Cannes Lion awards. She is currently working as the creative director and international head of design at the Lomographic Society in Vienna, Austria.
27. Jack Crossing
Jack Crossing graduated from Bath Spa University with a degree in Graphic Communication in 2008. He is now working as a graphic designer at EMPIRE Design in London. His innovative approach to graphic design has gained him plenty of appreciations among the Behance community.
28. Sam Pemberton
Sam Pemberton is an award-winning graphic designer with more than twelve years’ experience at some of Australia’s most reputable brand consultancies including Generation Alliance, Landor Associates, EKH Branding House (now known as Yello), Precinct, Principals, The One Centre and War Design.
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