If you’re a freelance designer, photographer, or artist, then you will no doubt already know about the importance of having an online portfolio for showcasing all of those fantastic projects you have previously worked on. So I’m not going to ask you to think about that.
What I will ask you to think about is the actual layout of your portfolio site. Or to be more specific, to think about how you can quickly and easily create a layout that will allow you to promote your services and work in a clean, modern and professional way. I am of course talking about investing in a polished and easy-to-edit web template or WordPress theme that has been specifically designed for housing portfolios.
So, I would like to introduce to you 10 Bootstrap templates that all adhere to the latest portfolio design trends and would all function well as the perfect foundation for your creative work. Here they are:
If you’re new the Bootstrap Web Framework, this post will set you on the right path. And if you’re looking to add a little extra to your portfolio, you might like to take a look at these Bootstrap Plugins and Extensions.
Nordic WP Theme by Umbrella Studios
The Bootstrap powered Nordic comes with a minimal layout and has been optimized so that creatives can quickly and easily showcase their portfolios. The theme has been full AJAXified, which will only load the dynamic sections as and when the user requires it, making their browsing experience very smooth. There is also a dark version of Nordic available, check it out here.
Alona WP Theme by Subsolar
The mimimalistic Alona WordPress theme has been entirely built with designers, artists and photographers in mind. It comes bundled with four optional portfolio layouts (grid, horizontal, vertical & projects), allowing you to choose which one best suits your needs.
Elegance Web Template by Designova
Elegance is a simple, yet beautiful, web template for creatives. The HTML5 template comes packaged with 10 optional homepage variations that will allow you to quickly create a unique layout for you to showcase your art.
Atjeh WP Theme by ThemesAwesome
Atjeh is a creative and bold WordPress theme for freelance designers to showcase their portfolio.
Section WP Theme by Themes Kingdom
Section is a beautiful, minimal and spacious platform for showcasing your portfolio. This WordPress theme’s homepage has a spacious and masonary layout making it a fantastic choice for creatives.
Essenza WP Theme by Plusquare
The versatile and minimal Essenza WordPress theme comes packaged with four optional layout styles – Creative, Minimal, Corporate and Personal – which will allow you to create your portfolio in a multitude of creative and professional ways.
CLBK Web Template by Ridianur
CLBK is a one-page portfolio web template with a clean and simple layout. It’s suitable for any kind of creative work and comes with four optional portfolio layouts and also three blog layout variations.
ROUA WP Theme by Stylish Themes
PortfolioRx WP Theme by Code Reactor
PortfolioRx is a clean and well-structured typewriter-style WordPress theme. It’s perfect for artists from any discipline, web, graphic, motion, sound, print,… anyone that needs a portfolio really.
Expose Web Template by DesigNova
Expose is a new portfolio web template for creative agencies and freelancers such as graphic designers, illustrators, photographers or any kind of creative. This HTML5 template Includes 25+ pages and also a collection of 12 homepage variations.
Remember, when a potential client or employer lands on your portfolio site, they’re checking you out for the first time, and we all know that first impressions really do count, so please choose your template wisely.