The Best 15 Illustrator Portfolio Examples of 2021

Get inspired with these illustration portfolio examples from all corners of the industry to create your show-stopping portfolio with a variety of templates.

June 18, 2021

If you’re a digital illustrator, your online portfolio can face as much scrutiny as the work itself. This is why seeing how other illustrators use their portfolios to showcase their work can be immensely helpful. Seeing illustrator portfolio website examples can help you decide what template is right for you and how to add your own personal touch to the site. Illustration is a diverse and immersive field, and get inspired to create your own is the first step to getting started.

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Mingjun Guo

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Mingjun Guo is a 4th-year illustration student at OCAD University in Toronto. With an ongoing learning process, her work explores a variety of media, such as watercolor, acrylic, gouache, and more. Mingjun Guo's work speaks of the relationship between nature and humans from a philosophical perspective.
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Jordan Kressley

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Jordan Kressley is a pastel artist specializing in traditional portraiture, fantastical realism, pop surrealism, narrative works, and illustrated poetry. She is also a muralist and sign painter operating out of Philadelphia. She has always been heavily influenced by his observations of the natural world and considers his work to be a study of the interactions and conflicts therein. Jordan works traditionally in chalk pastel.
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Tiffany Lin

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Tiffany Lin is an LA-based illustrator and designer, who graduated in 2019 from the Art Center College of Design’s Illustration undergraduate program. She works digitally due to her versatility and ability to achieve a graphic finish. While emotions are often the main subject of her work, she tends to keep expressions neutral and put emphasis on body language, color palettes, or objects.
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Patrick Butler

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Patrick Butler finds inspiration from his neighborhood; the natural spaces, urban parks, trails and trees of the Don River watershed. Patrick studied illustration at Sheridan College and art history at the University of Toronto. He lives, works and teaches in Toronto and writes the art education blog Split Complementary. Patrick’s images have been used by the Toronto Star, Kodak Canada, Toronto Community Gardens, Society6, Collective Arts Brewing and Michael Roger Press.
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Clive McFarland

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Clive McFarland is a children's book author and illustrator. Clive was raised in County Tyrone before studying art in Derry and Liverpool. His first and second picture-books were both shortlisted for the AOI World Illustration Awards, and 'One Leaf, Two Leaves, Count with Me!' was chosen for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. Clive's clients include HarperCollins, Penguin US, Templar, Froebel, and Marks & Spencer. He lives in Northern Ireland.
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Andrei Nicolescu

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Andrei Nicolescu is a 28 year-old visual artist living and working in Bucharest, Romania. Andrei is passionate about all art and design. He’s dedicated to creating strikingly minimalist images infused with a tongue-in-cheek sense of humour. Andrei works primarily in the fields of editorial illustration, animation, album artwork, and book cover illustration artwork.
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Emma Fraser Reid

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Emma Fraser Reid graduated in 2018 from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee with a BA honors in illustration. She works in various mediums such as printmaking, metalwork, traditional drawing, and digital illustration. She enjoys working on briefs and on personal projects. Developing colorful, observational, and conceptual illustrations. Her style focuses on composition and shape as well as bold flat colors.
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Dot. Tayla Maree

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Tayla Maree is a multidisciplinary artist in rural Queensland, Australia. Soft landscapes, plant/animal studies, and some quirky digital illustrations can all be found throughout her works.
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Anna Niklova

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Anna Niklova is an artist and illustrator based in London, New York City and Prague. She graduated from Fashion Institute of Technology majoring in Editorial and Fashion Illustration and is now working toward the MA Graphic Communication Design course at Central Saint Martins.
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Frank Dormer

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Frank Dormer is the author and illustrator of books like The Sword in the Stove, Click!, Socksquatch, and The Obstinate Pen. He is also the illustrator behind many other children's titles, including the Aggie and Ben, and Adventures Jo Schmo. His book Firefighter Duckies was released in 2017. It was then followed by two more illustrated books, Octopus Escapes, written by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer, and Ebenezer Has a Word for Everything, written by Chelsea Rowe, which were published in 2018.
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Fiona McDonnell

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Fiona McDonnell is an Irish illustrator from Belfast with a distinct and colorful style of work. Often accompanied by commentary and self-reflection on social issues, music, film, or whatever else she may be interested in at the time.
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Art Studio Yuko

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Yuko is a fashion Illustrator working in New York City. Her favorite mediums are ink, watercolor, oil pastel, and colored pencil as well as paper collage. She especially enjoys doing live-drawing, live-portrait at events or drawing sessions.
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Allie Ballesteros

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Allie is a Peruvian-Cuban American Illustrator and Artist based in Manhattan. She is currently working as a Junior Illustrator at Rockstar Games. Allie's goal with her creative work is to empower women of color to embrace their power and be proud of where they are from.
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Nelson Wu

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Nelson Wu is a Chinese Canadian artist who is interested in animation and video games. Graduating from OCAD University, he is currently working in the gaming and entertainment industry. He has produced a variety of illustrations, pixel art, and animations. A sense of dystopia, nostalgia, and surrealism are often themes present in Nelson’s work.
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Caitlin Duennebier

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Caitlin works in painting, drawing, sculpture, and animation. She creates surreal narratives that focus on a cast of oddball characters. Drawn in a crude and illustrative manner, her scenes commingle threat and sly humor, showing everyday life tainted with the disappointments of violence and body image.