6 beautiful 3D design portfolios made with Semplice
By Tobias van Schneider Published August 17, 2018
I always enjoy browsing the 3D portfolios in our Semplice Showcase. The work is surreal, colorful and often weird. A 3D designer can create a whole other world or replicate the world we know with incredibly realistic detail.
There are wriggling, organ-like shapes. There are lifelike faces and features. Textures you can almost feel – smoothy and shiny like plastic, course and bumpy like the shell of a bug. Light reflects and glows and glistens. Details feel so real, are so intricate, you might question whether you're looking at a design or a photo.
Semplice is perfect for highly visual work like this, with features like our full-screen cover slider and customizable image galleries that create an immersive experience. Some of my favorite 3D designers use Semplice for their online portfolio. Here are just a few.
Machineast is an independent creative studio based in Singapore. The Machineast team, lead by directors Fizah & Ando, has collaborated with clients like Nike, UNIQLO, Microsoft, Guiness, Tiger and more. Like most humans and many animals, I’m instinctively drawn to all their shiny, iridescent works.
Roberto is a 3D designer from Mexico city. His designs range from hyperrealistic, like his neon-lit “Maik’s Car” project, to soft and playful like “Coffee Please!” He uses the Semplice Cover Slider feature on his homepage, allowing his work to fill the screen. The subtle hover effect on his logo is a nice touch as well.
Elias Klingén is a freelance 3D designer and illustrator based in Stockholm. His portfolio is clean and crisp, putting the focus on his detailed designs. His "Ugly Delicious" project is the best part, the images so real and so grotesque you can't look away.
Nuria is a freelance 3D graphic designer based in Barcelona. Her work is precise yet playful, with an always-impressive use of texture and light. Nuria’s project pages lead with full-screen images that immediately draw you in. Page transitions come up from the bottom, making the site feel like one cohesive experience.
I’ve always been a fan of my friend Ari’s otherworldly work. The colors and shapes are insane, each image more transfixing than the last. Ari also used Semplice for his latest project, Glimmerings, where you can download free high-res images of his work perfectly packaged for your smartphone.
Twisting tubes, googly eyes, balloons — the visual themes in Vincent’s work could make for a special edition of Lucky Charms. With a clean background and bold thumbnail hovers, his portfolio feels confident yet effortless.
Jean-Marc's 3D designs have sci-fi vibes that almost feel like they're part of a larger narrative – I'd certainly want to read a story about them. He keeps it simple with his Semplice portfolio, featuring his work with large blocks on the homepage and neat grids inside.