Last Updated June 20 2023
We don’t expect student portfolio websites to be perfect…they are, after all, portfolios made by students.
If you don’t know, we’ve published collections of multiple portfolio websites - art portfolios, architecture portfolios, photography portfolios, web designer portfolios, copywriter portfolios, UX portfolios, etc. Only the websites above a certain (excellent) web design standard get into those collections.
Since this is a collection of student portfolios, the bar is comparatively lower (of course, we looked for fundamentals like site structure & hierarchy, clear typography, etc.).
Still, most websites I came across didn’t get in.
This is the collection of those that did, i.e., these are the best student portfolios I found.
Note: Many of these portfolios are of web design, UX design, and related-field students because they (obviously) tend to make better websites. But I have tried to include all kinds of student portfolios.
Kayla is studying Finance and Management at the University of Pennsylvania. Her interests are in tech, sports, and music, and her projects and resume clearly display it.
Kabel recently started as a graduate student at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He was at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 2020-2022. His website is a showcase of his writing work.
I love this website’s fonts and simplicity.
Devansh is studying Interaction Design at the University of Washington, Seattle. He has been a product design intern at multiple companies, including Facebook. Also, he has held leadership positions in his university.
Cho Laam Yuen is a Master’s student at Columbia University. She is involved in multiple research projects, as you can see on her website.
Brandon is a third-year student at the University of Washington studying Biology with minors in Chemistry, Neuroscience, and Health Studies. He shares his core values, leadership philosophy, and more through his website.
Dalya graduated in visual communication from the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in 2021. Then, she served as a design intern at Wix and also graduated from the Wix Playground Academy. She tells all of it and more through her beautiful Wix website.
Related: Wix websites
Karn is at the Department of Biology, Duke University, North Carolina, USA. He is interested in natural science, especially the evolution and ecology of plants. And he publishes his learnings pursuing these interests through articles on his website.
Mingxi loves UX Research and Design. She is studying Information Science at the University of Michigan.
On her website, she has showcased her projects in UX Design & Research and Branding & Advertising.
Kayla is currently studying graphic design at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She also does commission work, which you can see on her website.
Cristina is doing a Ph.D. in Economics at the Stockholm School of Economics. Her research interests are Development, Health, and Gender Economics, and she is working on multiple research papers on these subjects.
Florence is studying Business Administration in Germany. She has multiple pages on her website, each highlighting her personal and academic achievements. For example, her Resume page includes her educational background, practical experiences, languages she knows, computer skills, etc.
Rubi’s student portfolio website is a bit outdated. From the information I found on her website, she was last a senior at the University of North Texas at Dallas and was about to graduate in May 2019 with a 3.7 GPA.
This is the website of Libby Garfoot, a junior at Brownell Talbot College Preparatory School in Omaha. But her website doesn’t focus on her academic achievements but on her gymnastics career.
Ashley is a student journalist and a content writer and editor. She’ll be graduating in the Summer of 2022 from the College of the Sequoias.
Akshita will graduate from law school in 2024, but she is not just a student. Her Resume is stacked — she is co-founder of Done Waiting; she has worked as a campaign manager at Solomon Rajput for U.S. Congress; she has been a legal writer; and more.
Stacy’s portfolio includes projects she completed while studying at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Atlanta.
Lacie Dague Haarmann is a freelance graphic designer. She received her bachelor’s degree in art with a minor in marketing from Eastern Illinois University.
This portfolio website is nice — nice enough that you may see it in our Graphic Design Portfolios collection in the future.
Maris graduated with honors from the University of California, Santa Cruz. On her website, she describes her journey from graduating to her own film, “I Am Maris”. You can see her film on Netflix, BTW.
From 2017-2020, Nathan was an MFA student at Parsons School of Design in the Design and Technology program. Currently, he is an interaction designer. His minimal website includes all her professional and academic achievements since 2013.
Mr. Sheridan is a teacher. He has maintained a student portfolio to showcase his students’ best work. He also has a teacher portfolio.
Kantwon is a Computer Science Ph.D. student and instructor at Georgia Tech. He has also been a research intern for Google, co-founder & CTO at Leveled Up, intern at Intel, and more.
David is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Alongside, he is also a Propulsion Design Associate Engineer at AGILE Space Industries and has previously worked at SpaceX.
Justin’s resume shows he was last doing a Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication Design at the University of Washington. But that was in 2019. From his awesome site (good enough to feature in our UX portfolio examples article), you’ll find he is currently a product designer at Facebook.
Matty is completing a post-graduate certificate to understand user experience design, motion graphics, and front-end development deeper. He is also currently a UX/UI designer at Zensurance in Toronto.
Cassie graduated from Stevenson University with a BA in Graphic Design in December 2020. She is currently a graphic designer at a digital marketing agency.
Sarah is doing a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford’s Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence Digital Economy Lab.
Kilian is in F+F Art and Design School. This is his portfolio site, where he shares his latest photographs, videos, and paintings.
Avalon is an editorial and fine art photographer. She loves exploring themes around the human body, state of mind, and mental health. She did her senior thesis in 2021.
Lauren has an MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography from the University of the Arts London and a BSc in Film & Television from Boston University.
Carleen is pursuing a Ph.D. in Physics at Carnegie Mellon University. She is also working on further developing super-resolution techniques for application in cosmological simulations — I don’t know what that means but those who’d want to know will understand.
Elena has a bachelor’s degree in fiction writing from Columbia College, Chicago. And she recently finished her master’s degree in Public Relations & Advertising from DePaul University. Her portfolio includes her advertising and branding work.
Emily graduated in May 2019 from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay with majors in History and Humanistic Studies. On her portfolio website, she describes what she did throughout her graduation years. She also shares her history projects.
Moonsoo is a graduate student at the University of Southern California. He is pursuing a Master of Science in Computer Science there. He is also a software engineer at American Automobile Association (AAA).
He uses his site to display his resume and his best works.
Mary studies human-computer interaction at the UC Berkeley School of Information. She is also a user researcher, and her portfolio showcases her experience in research projects.
Onyekachi Nwabueze graduated from Carnegie Mellon University’s Human-Computer Interaction Institute of the School of Computer Science in 2021. Her website showcases her passion for UX design.
Cydney graduated Summa Cum Laude from the prestigious UCLA. She shares the work she has done during her university time and more through her website.
David finished his Bachelor of Design from York Sheridan Design in 2019 and is now doing some awesome product design work at Shopify, our favorite ecommerce builder.
From what I can gather from Mackenzie Hodo’s student portfolio site, she’s in 12th grade and aspires to be a psychologist.
Meredith’s portfolio site is a bit outdated. She was last doing her MEd in Instructional Design and Technology at the University of Cincinnati and was going to graduate in August 2021.
Andrew is also a graduate student from the University of Wisconsin. He studied in the Aquatic Ecology and Fisheries Lab.
Cheyenne Ver Voort studied Psychology, English, and Human Development at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Her website is a collection of artifacts that illustrate her mastery of the psychology learning outcomes.
Dalya is a graduate student at the Tel Aviv University Astrophysics Department. Her research findings have been cited in multiple papers and publications.
Emma likes social, cultural, and developmental psychology. She began her research career at the University of British Columbia. Currently, she is a Ph.D. student at UC Berkeley in the Department of Psychology.
Sam is a graduate student at Grand Canyon University. You can view his assignments on his website.
Jumana is an art student. You can see all the art she did throughout her school on her website.
Ella is a Senior at Ronald Reagan High School. She is also an art student like Jumana, and she too showcases her art from junior years as well as senior years on her website.
Hannah is a senior student at Cedarville University. She is studying Professional Writing and Information Design. You can see her writing and design pieces on the website.