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Sailing Alone: Subtle Website Designs of One-Man Agencies

It looks as if the era of personal online portfolios is coming back again. Gaining strength and energy from high-end technologies, creatives try to impress the online audience with the help of different ingenious solutions that are bolstered by fresh advanced techniques and modern styles. They try to pass on a message that they are aware of current trends and they know how to follow them not only in words but also in actions. Their online portfolios are no longer simple collections of artwork or primitive websites that just uncover integral information about them; their online portfolios are real masterpieces, so to speak, clear demonstrative tools that are excellent combinations of various factors that will definitely shake this world. One-man agencies slowly but surely are carving out their own niche that one day will become fairly competitive with others.

So, let’s meet some pioneers in this sphere and explore exceptional and inspiring examples of modern online portfolios of one-man agencies.

One-Man Agency Web Design

Eric Mok

Eric Mok uses many current trends for his portfolio website, including monochome gradients, parallax scrolling, transparency with a mesh pattern and colored transparency. He also has client testimonials on his showcased work.

Eric Mok

Creative Knight

This is a real one-man agency who specializes in numerous spheres such as graphic design, web design, and art direction and so on. His online portfolio mainly relies on visual impact and some refined graphics that altogether produce a strong favorable impression.

Creative Knight

Nat-ant

Minimalism never gets old, and Natassa Antonopoulou is determined to prove it. Stripping away everything except for some graphical elements, she directly approaches the matter, demonstrating several links to her topnotch work. Thanks to lots of whitespace and tiny graphics you can easily breathe here.

Nat-Ant

Hello Nicolas

The enormous typography simply jumps out at you, instantly grabbing your attention. Such an original approach of presenting portfolio pieces makes you stay and explore the landing page over and over. The eye-catching and memorable feature here is the way list items are highlighted, it really looks cool.

Hello Nicolas

Guillaume Juvenet

Guillaume Juvenet skillfully combines his artistic and pragmatic skills by presenting a matchless online portfolio. Though there are no lavish decorations, the design is marked by neat and clean contour-style illustrations, yet the way everything becomes alive and a special window with a hint of coding skills looks simply impressive.

Guillaume Juvenet

Kaiser Sosa

Kaiser Sosa is a talented freelance Visual/UI designer who tries to “rock our world”. The landing page has a flawless self-presentation that is definitely worth attention. Every slide includes an awe-inspiring illustration that is wisely supported by an appropriate tagline and a short description.

Kaiser Sosa

Mili Kuo

Mili Kuo is an experienced interaction designer/developer whose portfolio features an adorable mascot. The main page is designed to give a glimpse of the artist herself by means of an ingenious, fully interactive memory wall that effectively introduces the owner.

Mili Kuo

Christopher Miles

The bright yet soft coloring has flooded the landing page of Christopher Miles’ online portfolio. The atmosphere on the website is really positive and energizing. The artist tells about himself with the help of various basic sections such as skills, portfolio etc.

Christopher Miles

Guillaume Marq

Guillaume Marq has a leading-edge portfolio that includes numerous trendy features such as subtle ghost buttons, video background, slide out navigation that comprises spectacular image-based menu items and much more. The website gives the impression that the artist is perfectly aware of current voguish movements.

Guillaume Marq

Michele Mazzucco

Michele Mazzucco is engaged in web, UI and branding design. Though his online portfolio is based on a minimal approach that implies the use of monochrome backdrops, regular typography, lots of whitespace, soft coloring and clean line-style graphics, the website has a delicate and uncluttered appearance.

Michele Mazzucco

Piotr Swierkowski

Meet Piotr Swierkowski – creative web and UI designer. He is not afraid of showing himself personally, so he has deliberately included his portrait on the landing page. This is really pleasing to the eye, since the website immediately establishes transparent relationships as well as enhances friendliness and openness.

Piotr Swierkowski

Isaac Paavola

Here, I want to draw your attention to the way the designer presents his work. There is nothing extraordinary, yet this section certainly leaves strong positive feelings that force you to explore further. Each piece is presented via a clean and refined wireframe-style frame, everything looks accurate, fresh and systematized. Moreover, each item is enriched by some pleasant dynamic effects.

Isaac Paavola

They Call Me Barry

This website reminds me one of the Google Chrome experiments that capably uses various cutting-edge techniques. The home page comprises some peculiar interactive elements that instantly grab your attention. In fact, the website evokes mixed yet powerful feelings that certainly won’t leave you indifferent.

They Call Me Barry

Zulu

Much like the previous example, the artist makes the most of leading-edge techniques that are highly recommended for those who want to be a part of the mainstream. His portfolio screams interactivity and dynamics on all fronts that instantly draw users in.

Zulu

Charles-Axel Pauwels

The online portfolio of this professional UX/UI designer and front-end developer looks absolutely refined and elegant. The artist tries to avoid visual clutter, and at the same time, plays heavily on visuals, so that the website is a perfect combination of heavily blurred backgrounds, elegant typography and sleek contour-style graphics.

Charles-Axel Pauwels

Jithin

Jithin has a one-page minimal online portfolio that manages to effectively embrace all the essential information. Everything looks clean and modest. The artist utilizes muted soft coloring and regular fonts that perfectly co-work with each other.

Jithin

Brian Nathan Hartwell

The classic coloring here runs the show; the dark overlays help to make selected components easily noticeable whereas light tones enhance the readability of such integral sections as “about” and “contact”; this is a simple but elegant solution.

Brian Nathan Hartwell

Ryan Barlow

The welcome section speaks for itself. The artist effectively melds the retro and contemporary styles, thus the website has a unique, quite memorable appearance.

Ryan Barlow

Bonvallet Romain

This landing page is wisely split into 2 main sections. The first one stays static (it includes information about the artist), and the second one is based on a scrolling effect that reveals artwork supported by corresponding images. With this solution you simply kill two birds with one stone.

Bonvalle tRomain

Simon Foster

Simon Foster approaches the case directly and demonstrates his abilities by showing off his artwork. The grid-style layout and color differentiation nicely highlight vector illustrations.

Simon Foster

Conclusion

Over the last couple of years creatives have definitely matured into truly qualified and comprehensive specialists. They no longer rely only on the impact produced by their artwork; they try to support their online presence with modern techniques and cutting-edge effects.

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