With almost 30 million portfolio views in the past 30 days, Behance is quickly becoming the place to be for creatives. It's a great place to find new work and creative inspiration from top graphic designers and agencies.
But, with so many of them to browse through, it can be difficult to know where to start. So 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…
01. 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 he's a founding partner at New York-based studio and artist representation agency Sunday Afternoon.
02. Andrew Fairclough
A self-taught illustrator, designer and art director working in Sydney, 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.
03. 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.
04. 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.
05. 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.
06. 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 always please.
07. Minga Firm
Minga Firm are a design and creativity company based in Argentina who describe themselves as a laboratory of ideas. This illustration is part of a campaign created for Nadir, a glasses, cups and mugs manufacturer. The project, "Brindo por edo" (I toast for that) shows characters in different 'toast' situations. Take a look at their other playful designs.
08. Viktor Hertz
Freelance design artist and photographer Viktor Hertz is located in Uppsala, Sweden. An expert in designing posters, he's currently a bit obsessed with custom art movie posters, but tries to stretch his creative muscles as wide as possible. Take a look at his hilarious recreated logos – this one we're sure we can all relate to!
09. Nicole Martinez
Nicole Martinez is an art director and designer based in Boston, USA. Her designs act as adorable homages to cute characters and pop culture icons – we particularly love her set of 'nerdy' illustrations, described as "illustrations for nerds in love". Who could resist those adorable faces?
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 3 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. Rob Pratt
In 2016 Rob won gold for AMD Radeon at the Marcom Awards, and silver at the Transform Awards for his work on branding with Pariti Finance. His portfolio is a brilliant mixture of letterpress business cards, web design and leaflets and brochures.
12. Joshua Davis
With over 37,000 followers and over 85,000 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.
13. Alexandra Bruel
Paris based graphic designer Alexandra Bruel has been causing quite a fuss on the Behance network thanks to her quirky clay creations. This poster in particular was done for the Virgin Media Shorts contest, which focuses on up-and-coming filmmakers.
English monthly magazine Creative Review commissioned illustrators from the Handsome Frank agency to create a poster for each selected film. There are even some 'How to' pictures, which allow you to gain an insight into Alexandra's extraordinary work.
14. 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.
15. 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.
16. 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 sceneries.
17. Dan Mountford
Although graphic designer Dan Mountford currently only has three project folders to feast your eyes on, 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.
18. 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!
19. Petros Afshar
Petros Afshar is a freelance graphic 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 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. Recently they have worked on a sticker pack that is available through the new app store for iMessage.
We love Jared's quirky approach to design; especially this foxy number above, which worked as a T-shirt and label design as well as the overall branding for the clothing company.
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 in 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 this stunning cover for Vita Magazine.
27. Montserrat Llaurado
With over 14 years experience in the international graphic design industry, creative director 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.
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 a 2016 project for Kreativeshaus, where 52 designers from across the globe present their interpretation of a creative house. Afanasieva imagined her creative house to be a Rubix cube.
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, Cien Años de Soledad (One Hundred Years of Solitude) for Penguin Random House.
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