20 Truly Astonishing Premium Portfolio WordPress Themes

It’s crucial for everyday freelance web designers to have portfolios that can blow peoples minds away. It’s also very easy for talented web designers to come up with web designs that can almost impress everyone. But to turn those impressive designs into functioning websites and demonstrative portfolio pages that ultimately increase conversions. It’s not so easy. Same applies to developers, but vise versa. They can create complex website systems, but when it comes to the design they might lack creativity. With premium portfolio WordPress themes, you’re solving both problems.

Both roles play an important part in your overall success and how your website appears to the world. With premium portfolio WordPress themes. You don’t just get an astonishing portfolio design, but you take your freelancing business to another level. You save yourself both the design and development of your website and your site looks truly amazing. All you need to work on next is adding more items to your portfolio. And of course producing valuable content for your readers.

Not only do you save yourself so much work, but these premium WordPress themes are truly astonishing. You honestly don’t know how amazing they are until you have tried one out for yourself, but I’ll let you be the judge of that. They are also all dirt cheap! If you’re not interested in buying them, then by all means check out these themes just for inspiration, because they are all high class web designs.

It’s a win, win situation! Click the images to read more on the themes. And remember to view the live demo as with my screenshots you don’t get the full feel of the website design or see the whole thing.

1. Kickstart – Retina Responsive Multi-Purpose Theme

Kickstart is a crisp and flexible WordPress theme with a fully responsive design. Everything can easily be adjusted using their custom theme options. With multiple portfolio layouts and effects to blow your clients away (not literally).

Some Features:

  • 100% Responsive Design
  • Multiple Layout styles (full width, boxed etc)
  • Portfolio with Multiple Layouts and Video Support
  • Slider Revolution ($15 WordPress Plugin included)
  • Advanced Options
  • Shortcode Builder
  • 1260+ Beautiful Icons ($59 Value)

2. Epical – Business & Portfolio WordPress Theme

Epical is a minimalistic bold premium portfolio WordPress theme, designed for business or freelancers. As you can see in the screenshot below they have a very well made portfolio section. Which can be adjusted to different layouts and rectangles if you don’t like the circles.

Some Features:

  • Responsive Layout
  • Unlimited Colors, sidebars, home page layouts
  • Built in Flex Slider
  • Multiple portfolio layout choices
  • Advanced admin panel

3. Timedrop – A WordPress Portfolio Theme

Timedrop is a clean premium portfolio WordPress theme. Built for portfolio websites and freelancers, with multiple portfolio layout options.

Some Features:

  • Simple Easy Page Builder
  • Mobile Friendly, auto detects mobile devices
  • WordPress Drop Down Menu Support
  • 600+ Google Web Fonts
  • Embed Media inside slider
4. uDesign WordPress Theme

uDesign is a very successful premium portfolio WordPress theme that comes with many custom features and options. As you can see it has a really clean and slick design. For anyone that’s interested I also worked out that this theme in sales has made a total of 1.5million dollars+ being the number 1 selling theme on themeforest. I thought that would amaze some of you, because it did me.

Some Features:

  • Dedicated Support Staff
  • Fully Responsive
  • Multiple, custom portfolio layouts
  • Fully compatible with ecommerce plugin, woocommerce
  • Seven Home Page Sliders

You must read more on this theme as there is a comprehensive list of features.

5. InGRID – Responsive Multi-Purpose WordPress Theme

InGRID is a responsive premium WordPress theme made for both personal use and business sites.

Some Features:

  • Responsive Layout
  • Powerful Theme Options
  • Revolution Slider (15$ value)

6. Senna – Responsive Portfolio/ Blog WordPress Theme

Senna is another beautiful premium portfolio WordPress theme. This theme was specifically built with designers and creatives in mind. It is the perfect theme to showcase your work with. Be sure to view their demo portfolio page.

Some Features:

  • Multiple Theme Options
  • Responsive Layout
  • Full width dynamic grid-based gallery for your portfolio
  • Amazing content highlighting portfolio pages
  • Multiple, custom widget areas

7. Striking Premium Corporate & Portfolio WP Theme

Striking is one of the highest rated multi-purpose themes on themeforest. The premium striking theme comes with multiple theme options and is an ideal theme to showcase a portfolio.

Some Features:

  • Unlimited Colors
  • Unlimited Custom Sidebars
  • Video Portfolio Support
  • Multiple Theme Options

8. King Size – fullscreen background WordPress theme

This beautiful full screen WordPress theme is perfect for talented designers who want to emphasize their work with creative images that are being displayed on a slider. This theme is another one of the top selling themes on themeforest.

Some Features:

  • Multiple gallery styles
  • Theme documentation & Video Tutorials
  • Multiple image sliders
  • Custom contact forms
9. Aware – Responsive WordPress Portfolio Theme

Aware is a minimalistic responsive WordPress theme designed specifically for showcasing a portfolio. I like to recommend plain and minimal themes as they leave more room for customization.

Some Features:

  • Responsive Layout
  • Simple white design
  • Theme Options
  • Widget Ready
10. Avada | Responsive Multi-Purpose Theme

Avada is a newly released theme that has a professional corporate design and comes with many portfolio layouts. Showcase your skills and work using one of the custom layouts with Avada.

Some Features:

  • 100% Responsive Design
  • Multiple Header Designs
  • Custom admin panel
  • Awesome Layer Slider
11. GoodWork – Modern Multi-Purpose Responsive Theme

GoodWork is an elegant and modern theme for business and portfolios. With some rich portfolio layouts and designs.

Some Features:

  • Visual Composer Included($25 value)
  • Revolution Slider ($15 value)
  • Fancy box ($19 value)
  • Custom Colors & Layouts
  • Fully Responsive
12. The Wetro – Creative WordPress Theme

The Wetro WordPress theme is easily one of the most unique designs on the list. It’s windows 8 inspired design which is also fully responsive using a left hand navigation (which can be adjusted). It’s made for creatives to ensure that their work/portfolio is being highlighted in the best way it can.

Some Features:

  • 2 Menu choices, left and top
  • Fully Responsive Layout
  • Multiple color scheme options
  • Drag & Drop page builder
  • 3 Portfolio Layouts
13. Maxima – Retina Ready WordPress Theme

Maxima is a brand new theme that was built for corporate websites and a layout for creative sites. I can assure you it is going to be a very popular theme. With it’s professional and clean design that comes with many custom options and multiple portfolio layouts.

Some Features:

  • Fully Responsive Layout
  • Advanced Admin Panel
  • Layout/Page Builder
  • Integrated layer slider
14. MY FOLIO – Retina Ready WP Photography Theme

MY FOLIO is a bold and attractive theme. It’s a brand new theme designed especially to showcase portfolio websites.

Some Features:

  • Fully responsive design
  • Custom Options Panel
  • Unlimited Colors
  • Excellent Theme Support
15. CircleLaw – For Lawyers & Businesses

Now this isn’t a strictly portfolio theme. It’s actually a business theme. But it can easily be turned into a portfolio theme and pretty good one too. You can turn the gallery section into a portfolio section and use the circles in the center to highlight your work.

Some Features:

  • Responsive Design
  • Unlimited Styling Options
  • Gallery & Portfolio
16. Quest – All Purpose WordPress Theme

Quest is an all purpose WordPress theme which you can use for either corporate, agency or portfolio websites. Having separate layouts for each type of website. It also comes with an amazing responsive design.

Some Features:

  • Unlimited Blogs & Portfolios
  • Clean and functional gallery section
  • Custom Theme Options
  • 17. 907 – Responsive WP One Page Parallax

    One of the best WordPress themes I’ve seen. This theme is perfect for anyone who wants to show off their talents with this visually enhancing work of art.

    Some Features:

    • Revolution slider
    • Responsive Design
    • Custom widgets and theme options
    18. Argo – Modern OnePage Metro UI WordPress Theme

    Argo is a unique and creative WordPress theme that is made for a portfolio or agency site. It’s unique design makes it stand out from the crowd.

    Some Features:

    • Responsive Design
    • Multiple Color Choices
    • Unique Clean Design
    • Layer Slider Included
    19. HalfCreative – One Page Portfolio WordPress Theme

    HalfCreative is a clean, elegant one page portfolio WordPress theme made for designers and creatives. Perfect theme for a freelancer.

    Some Features:

    • Touch enabled, hardware accelerated slider
    • Fully Responsive Theme
    • Drag and Drop Gallery
    20. Novelty – Retina Ready Responsive WordPress Theme

    Last but not least we have Novelty, another amazing WordPress theme with a responsive design that focuses on highlighting a portfolio.

    Some Features:

    • 100% Responsive
    • Page Builder
    • Layer slider
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  • http://twitter.com/GrowingSimba Kay FPD Akinwunmi

    Thanks for sharing this Jake. Very inspiring.

    • http://www.develop-a-website.com/ Jake

      No problem Kay, I appreciate your comments. Did you have a favorite?