In this post we present eight great graphic design portfolios, all new or newly updated for 2017. Meanwhile, if you’ve seen a graphic design portfolio that’s inspired you, please share the link in the comments below.

01. Heather Shaw

Heather Shaw marshalls her work with simplicity and elegance.

With 20 years’ experience in design, Heather Small designs brochures, menus, business cards, books, annual reports, Powerpoint and Keynote presentations, responsive websites, applications… anything her clients need, in short. And her impressive portfolio site marshalls all this diverse work with simplicity and elegance.

Overlaying photos of each project with a block colour provides an element of visual consistency. Meanwhile, the big, bold typography and simple but effective design make it all very easy to navigate.

02. Stefanie Bruckler

There’s a touch of old-fashioned elegance to Stefanie Bruckler’s portfolio

Based in New York, Stefanie Bruckler is an Austrian designer and illustrator with a particular interest in branding and editorial design. Passionate about building cohesive and strong brands as well as typography and packaging, she’s applied a touch of old-fashioned elegance to her website. Its minimalist, grid-based layout, muted colour palette and restrained use of type are all enclosed within a fixed, single-line frame.

03. Peter Komierowsk

There are acres of white space in this restrained layout

Peter Komierowski is a visual designer working in Vancouver, British Columbia who specialises in illustration, branding and identity design, and interface design. With many high-profile clients, including The Huffington Post, NBA, Telus, and YouTube, there’s a lot to fit in here.

Komierowski’s homepage takes a quite radical approach, featuring just a small number of logo designs, surrounded by acres of white space. It’s a strategy born of (justified) confidence in the high quality of his designs, and it works brilliantly.

04. Tobias van Schneider

This creative director’s portfolio is strongly image-focussed

Tobias van Schneider is a multidisciplinary designer and creative director born in Germany, raised in Austria and currently living and working in New York. Focused on branding and interactive design, he’s had some big-name clients including Red Bull, BMW, Google, Wacom, Sony, Toyota and Ralph Lauren.

When you’re working at this level, the work tends to be beautifully photographed. Schneider takes full advantage of that, with a portfolio design that’s strongly image-focused. Some lovely white-on-black typography ties everything together, and overall this site succeeds in conveying the breadth of Schneider’s experience and the depth of his work.