7 beautiful illustration portfolios made with Semplice
By Tobias van Schneider Published July 13, 2018
We’ve always said Semplice is made by designers, for designers. But all kinds of creatives use Semplice to showcase their work, including illustrators.
We’ve seen tons of outstanding illustration portfolios over the years and discover new ones every day. With its customizable project pages, elegant galleries and full-screen image features, Semplice is a natural fit for an illustrator.
Semplice allows you to make your portfolio as minimal or complex as you want. Some illustrators and artists go for a simple, clean look to contrast with their colorful or detailed work. Others style their case study pages to match the branding of their individual projects. The portfolios we've chosen here show a nice range of approaches, all compelling in their own way.
Tommy's portfolio is sleek and polished, displaying his work like the pages of a magazine. Which is appropriate, considering his editorial illustrations appear in publications like GQ, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Wired and more. (And in our header image.)
He’s already refreshed his design once within the last year, which we love to see. Semplice makes it easy to iterate and refine as your work and career evolves.
Raúl is new to the Semplice family and we’re honored to have him. I especially enjoy how he used complementary background colors to present his artwork on each project page. It's a smart yet simple way to set the mood.
Your portfolio is only as great as your work, and our Semplice family always inspires us with their talent. Michela is no exception. Michela's minimalist site puts her vibrant illustrations front and center, while snappy page transitions and GIFs add energy.
Michela used the Semplice Blocks feature to include a “More Projects” section at the bottom of each project, which motivates visitors to continue browsing her work.
Andreea Cristina’s portfolio makes use of classic Semplice features, like our full-screen cover slider. Her “What Ifs” section is my favorite part, with conceptual products featuring her cheerful illustrations.
I always share the Summerkid portfolio as an example of great external shop integration. The transition between her Shop landing page and her third-party Bookblock page is seamless.
If you’re familiar with Semplice, you’ve seen my friend Pawel’s work many times (you might call him our digital artist-in-residence). Pawel’s portfolio functions much like an art gallery, putting the spotlight on his brilliant digital art.
Our Semplice X team worked with him to find the best way to use Semplice for his work, and we’re pretty proud of how it turned out.
Petra has been a part of the Semplice family for a while now, and we've enjoyed watching her work evolve. She chooses a light and airy approach with her portfolio, which serves her playful illustrations well.
We made Semplice to help you showcase your work in the best way possible, whether you’re an illustrator, artist or designer. It’s intuitive and easy to use, so you can build a completely custom site without coding knowledge. Check out our Best Of Showcase for more inspiring portfolios from Semplice family members across creative disciplines. Then join the Semplice family and build with pride.