10 WordPress Portfolio Themes

When a potential client visits your online portfolio, they don’t simply judge your work. How you choose to display your work says a lot about your artistic eye. If you’ve never thought of your online portfolio as a functional canvas that supports your style, you just haven’t been looking in the right places (or visiting the right sites).

Web developers use their skills to develop online portfolio themes that are works of art in themselves. In this list, you’ll find sleek, functional and affordable themes that can be used to promote your work. And if you’re not in the market for a new online portfolio, these themes are so good looking, it’s worth taking the time to browse through them for inspiration.

In the meanwhile you may want to read some of our WordPress, plugins and themes related articles

Singlet

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This theme showcases a full-screen feature image on the homepage. Below the main image, artists can share their favorite work via a scrolling photo bar. In addition to the highlighting feature of the portfolio, this theme offers a unique grid-style gallery, an interactive map and various blog styles.

Price: $35
Responsive: Yes

Hypershot

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Perfect for visual artists across mediums, this gallery-focused theme offers auto fit and vertical placement for slideshows. Users can choose between light and dark theme options and can simultaneously share photos on social media platforms. No need for text (even though you have a beautiful built-in blogging platform). This theme is all about the full-screen imagery.

Price: $45
Responsive: Yes

Photo-Artist

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A full-screen slider screen allows visitors to focus on your work, but it also gives viewers the freedom to toggle between a single image or the entire gallery. The theme also features a rather extensive blog style that can be used to stream your FlickR and Twitter feeds, while browsers can search popular tags and archives. This theme is perfect for the artist who wants to interact with his fans.

Price: $59
Responsive: No

Blitz

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This is a full-screen gallery theme with a twist. The full-screen, responsive photo slider sweeps through images AND galleries from the home screen. Using the arrow keys, visitors can access your entire body of work without clicking. The theme also features a blog, which is minimal and sleek – a great platform for highlighting your work and the stories behind them.

Price: $45
Responsive: Yes

Brand Crafters

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In case the title of this isn’t a dead giveaway, Brand Crafters is a theme designed for creative professionals who have services to sell. It’s a design that merges the needs of a business site with an online creative portfolio. In addition to a scrolling photo bar and image gallery, visitors can access the business blog, recent Tweets and can learn more about the company’s background and services.

Price: $59
Responsive: No

Imbalance

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This beautiful minimalist, grid-style theme packs a powerful punch with its pristine lines and limitless creative options. Another excellent aspect of this theme is the post-photo combo that allows users to access your blog posts by hovering a cursor over an image. No muss. No fuss. This design lets your art do the talking.

Price: FREE
Responsive: No

Font Folio

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Calling all graphic designers with typography skills!! This grid-styled theme is a great platform for artists who would like to highlight typography or logo design. In addition to the grid-style galleries, artists can use this theme as a blogging platform as well.

Price: FREE
Responsive: No

Note: Responsive upgrade available for $29

Portfolio Theme

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Perhaps the mother of all portfolio themes, this design by Organic Themes offers a variety of portfolio templates and customizable options. The theme is also compatible with Woo Commerce, making it simple for artists to sell their work online. Like the galleries and overall framework, the blog portion of this theme is extremely minimal.

Price: $69
Responsive: Yes

Exhibition

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This theme offers a beautiful minimalist layout, but without any galleries, artists will need to be selective about the photos used in the composition of the homepage, which serves as a single gallery. Perfect for artists who wish to highlight a case study, single project or represent various examples of style. The theme also offers a blogging platform.

Price: FREE
Responsive: No

Grid::Style

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This grid-style theme combines a photo gallery with a blog roll. The typographies and layout are both extremely minimal, but the result is a fresh, easily navigable site.

Price: FREE
Responsive: No

Rachel Sanders is a graphic designer who writes for web design schools guide. When she’s not tinkering on Photoshop or covered in oil paints, you can usually find Rachel watching classic sci-fi and mystery movies. To get in touch with Rachel, you can leave a message in the comment box below!

Rachel Sanders – who has written posts on Artatm - Creative Art Magazine.


One Response to “10 WordPress Portfolio Themes”
  1. chawki

    Nice wordpress portfolio theme Rachel.

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