Behance has over 10 million members, so it's no surprise that the online portfolio platform is a great place to find new work, potential collaborators and creative inspiration.
But, with so many portfolios to browse through, how do you find the best to draw inspiration from? To make things easy for you, we've done the hard work and picked 30 of the top graphic design portfolios that are definitely worth a look.
And if the finest that Behance has to offer isn't enough for you, don't despair. We have selected more portfolio examples and graphic design portfolio inspiration that will have you itching to get started.
For exciting graphic design work (plus a masterclass in how to present your Behance portfolio) look no further than TwoPoints.Net. Co-founded by Dr Martin Lorenz – who specialises in flexible visual systems – and graphic designer Lupi Asensio, the Hamburg and Barcelona-based studio creates cutting-edge design for clients large and small.
The studio’s Behance portfolio is a tightly curated affair. Like their main site, it’s regularly updated with their latest projects – with details of the brief included at the top of each project page, above a series of stunning images. On the Road to Variable, edited and designed by TwoPoints.net, is an exciting and eclectic collection of variable typography innovation published by Victionary.
02. Chad Michael
Chad Michael launched his studio of the same name in 2014 after working as lead designer at a range of New York-based agencies, including Landor, Pearlfisher and Stranger & Stranger.
He specialises in branding and package design – he’s worked with the likes of Jack Daniels and Entertainment Weekly – and his work is can be seen in over 20 print publications which include Los Logos, Logo Lounge, CA Magazine, and HOW.
03. Marta Cerdà
Amsterdam-based graphic designer Marta Cerdà boasts a stunning Behance portfolio. If you’re interested in typography, you’ll find a whole host of glorious experimental type and editorial design work to feast your eyes one. And the ADC Young Gun updates her Behance portfolio regularly, so you won’t have to wait long for more visual inspiration.
Sure, Pentagram is one of the world’s most famous design firms and has the luxury of a dedicated communications team to maintain its online presence. But the international team’s Behance portfolio is packed with best-in-class graphic design work across every media you can think of – which means Pentagram deserves its place in this list. Whether you’re interested in logo design, editorial, packaging or more, it’s all here.
05. Shane Griffin
Born in Ireland and based in New York, Shane Griffin is a designer and artist whose work spans a range of disciplines, from animation and illustration to film direction and photography. His clients have included Nike, Bacardi and Adidas, and though he co-founded New York-based studio and artist representation agency Sunday Afternoon, he is currently a "free agent".
06. Andrew Fairclough
A self-taught illustrator, designer and art director at Kindred Studio, Andrew Fairclough started out designing skate and snowboard graphics and has moved on to work with top clients including GQ, American Express, Jack Daniels and Penguin Books. His work is inspired by mid-century spot illustrations with a dash of vintage sci-fi and comic art, and he enjoys working with a limited palette to evoke the nostalgia and tactility of found art.
07. Maria Grønlund
Specialising in logos and branding, Maria Grønlund is an independent graphic designer based in Lystrup, Denmark. Using vibrant colours to stir the senses, much of her work has an abstract, dream-like quality to it. "I love to play around with words, colors, shapes, and styles to make all the aspects play together like music," she comments on Behance.
08. Ruslan Khasanov
Russian digital artist Ruslan Khasanov specialises in graphic design, typography and illustration, more often than not mixing all three in incredible experimental projects. His work includes Warm Up (above), which is one of many beautiful videos in which different coloured liquids play centre stage.
09. Violaine & Jeremy
Violaine Orsoni and Jeremy Schneider are a creative duo who operate a graphic arts studio in Paris. Upon visiting their portfolio, you'll be greeted with numerous awe-inspiring pencil sketches, as well as multiple examples of projects they've art directed, including some stunning work on trend magazine Influencia. Their recent work for Theatre des Bouffes du Nord includes animated posters and a wonderful custom typeface.
10. Zim and Zou
Lucie Thomas teamed up with Thibault Zimmermann to form Zim&Zou, a French studio based in Nancy that explores different fields including paper sculpture, installation, graphic design, illustration. Both studied graphic design during three years at an art school and now prefer creating real objects with paper and taking photos out of them, rather than composing images on a computer.
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11. Juri Zaech
Juri Zaech is a Swiss art director, currently living and working in Paris, France. Whilst he works in advertising, he still makes time to complete little side projects. Specialising in typography, Zaech creates inspiring and innovative font focused projects that are always certain to please.
12. Jessica Walsh
Based in New York, Jessica's clients include The Gap, Pepsi, Capitol Records and the NY Times Magazine. Moreover, she was previously named Computer Arts' Top Rising Star in Design – an accolade that proved true!
13. Rizon Parein
Back in the early nineties, Rizon Parein started off as a graffiti writer with a strong passion for 3D letter styles. When leaving school at the age of 17, he started working with graphic design.
The past few years he has worked more and more with photographers; integrating models into 3D architectural and graphical scenery.
14. Rob Pratt
In 2018 Rob won Platinum and Gold for the AMD Ryzen campaign at the Marcom Awards, as well as Gold for Radeon Vega Branding. His portfolio is a brilliant mixture of letterpress business cards, web design and leaflets and brochures.
15. Joshua Davis
With over 43,000 followers and over 652,000 project views, Joshua Davis's graphic design portfolio is well worth a look. Based in New York, Joshua is an artist, graphic designer, and technologist producing both public and private work for companies, collectors, and institutions. Since 1995, he's been using technology and computers as a medium to create projects.
16. Andreea Niculae
Andreea Niculae is a Senior Digital Designer for Johnsons Cars, as well as a freelance web designer and illustrator. She is based in Worcester, England.
Her Behance profile demonstrates the scope of her talent, including the above design for Tru Fonix EP Swear Down and a series of posters depicting important scenes from iconic movies including Trainspotting.
17. Josip Kelava
The last thing Josip Kelava's university tutor told him was that "the worst thing a designer can do is not get noticed.” From those words, he understood that it wasn't about making something look good, but creating an emotional response that meant more than just a pretty picture. Take a look at his portfolio and you'll see how he conveys this in his branding work.
18. Dan Mountford
Graphic designer Dan Mountford currently has six project folders to feast your eyes on, and they are absolute stunners. His Double Exposure Portraits folder holds a series of photographs demonstrating the technique of superimposing two or more exposures to create a single image.
Dan is based in Brighton, England, and has worked with the likes of The Economist, Urban Outfitters and New Scientist Magazine.
19. Petros Afshar
Petros Afshar is an award winning creative designer based in England's capital. He is a man of many talents, specialising in graphic design, typography, print making, logo design and illustrations.
He already has an impressive client list, which includes Nickelodeon, Microsoft, Google, BBC, Hugo Boss, Nike, Puma, Adidas, Disney and Red Bull.
20. Yurko Gutsulyak
Yurko Gutsulyak has been working in the graphic design industry since 2005. Due to the success of his projects, he founded his own graphic design studio in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Now in it's second decade, the studio has set up shop in both Toronto and New York, and is regularly commissioned by companies to develop their brand identity, including logo, packaging and even their name.
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21. Jared Nickerson
Jthree Concepts is a Seattle-based design studio owned and operated by Jared K Nickerson. The studio's main focuses are graphic design, character, logo, videogame, editorial, and textile design. They have also worked on a sticker pack that is available through the app store for iMessage.
We love Jared's quirky approach to illustration; this Makes Lab design above is for an experimental workshop space at the Brooks Running HQ in Seattle, WA.
22. Glenn Jones
Hailing from Auckland, New Zealand, Glenn Jones has been working as a freelance graphic designer and illustrator for over 20 years. His focus lies with corporate identity, packing and illustration.
23. Nicki Van Roon
Co-founder and designer at Roon & Rahn, Nicki Van Roon is a graphic designer specialising in branding, packaging and typography. As if that's not enough, Rahn partners with René Hansen to design and create thoughtful, aesthetic furniture under the name Roon & Rahn.
Kronk is a graphic designer who also specialises in toy design. Hailing from Johannesberg, South Africa, his designs are full of life and colour. He's proved popular among the Behance creatives with his comic-like style and illustrated printed posters.
25. Tom Haynes
Tom Haynes is a graphic designer working in New York.
Tom was part of the process designing Avund Goods – a minimal leather goods company combining the accuracy of modern technology with the feel of traditional crafts. More recently he has ventured into industrial design. Take a look at his profile to see more pictures of the stunning graphic design approach.
26. Federico Landini
Frederico Landini is a freelance brand, type and graphic designer. Based in Florence, Italy, Frederico has some impressive projects under his belt. One of which is a stunning cover for Vita Magazine, and most recently this stunning font.
27. Montserrat Llaurado
With over 14 years experience in the international graphic design industry Montserrat Llaurado certainly knows her stuff. Beginning her career in the advertising field, she teamed up with commercial director Pep Bosch, with whom she developed her eye for immaculate art direction, photography and film editing.
After working as the creative director and international head of design at the Lomographic Society in Vienna, Austria, Llaurado is now back in the US as creative director at LUX Creative Studio, CA.
28. Jack Crossing
Jack Crossing graduated from Bath Spa University with a degree in Graphic Communication in 2008. He is now working as a graphic designer in London.
His innovative approach to graphic design has gained him plenty of appreciations among the Behance community, and his client list includes WIRED, Warner Music Group, and the V&A.
29. Lena Vargas Afanasieva
Lena Vargas Afanasieva is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer working in the Dominican Republic. She created the above image as part of her fantasy series Escaping Reality Vol VIXX. It is her most recent work.
30. Luisa Rivera
Luisa Rivera is an artist and illustrator based in London, England. Her most recent project was the cover design and illustration for this republication of Gabriel García Márquez's book, El Amor en los Tiempos del Colera (Love in the Time of Cholera).
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