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Get Inspired: Best Designed Personal Websites

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If you're looking to create a sleek new personal website to augment your personal brand, there's really never been a better time. Whether you're designing it yourself or hiring an expert, there are a variety of approaches and styles. Here are some of my favorite personal sites online these days.

Get Inspired: Best Designed Personal Websites

Here are some gems in a few fun website styles: Storyteller, Portfolio, Blog, and Interactive.

STORYTELLER:

Quinnton Harris' resumé site is immersive and feels like a modern storybook.  http://quinntonharris.strikingly.com/

This style in particular would really compliment a Storia account.

Get Inspired: Best Designed Personal Websites

His "official" website is also worth a browse:

Tiny Times has a playful masonry layout lends itself to the content: the adventures of Marshall and his family. http://tinytimes.com/

Get Inspired: Best Designed Personal Websites

PORTFOLIO SITES:

Photographer Tony D'Orio's site is a flexible and responsive showcase for his spectacular photography. The navigation menu is on the top left, to adjust display of photos, click the dots on the bottom left. http://tonydorio.com/

Get Inspired: Best Designed Personal Websites

Melanie DaVeid's UX Design and Art Direction portfolio site is just delicious. The simple color scheme and hand drawn elements, as well as the responsive parallax movement of the site are beautifully orchestrated. Visit and scroll: http://melaniedaveid.com/

Get Inspired: Best Designed Personal Websites

BLOG STYLE:

Fifty Coffees was created to feature a series of coffee meetings as the author searched for a new career. High quality photography and interesting stories make this site homey. http://www.fiftycoffees.com/

Get Inspired: Best Designed Personal Websites

Sarah Britton's My New Roots blog has a clean simple design, with mouth-watering photography. http://www.mynewroots.org/site/ She does a great job of making it easy to connect with her and her content.

Get Inspired: Best Designed Personal Websites

Finally, take a look at this playful and downright fun website/video game! Robby Leonardi's design and resumé site is colorful and fun. I recommend clicking on the Interactive Resumé first! http://www.rleonardi.com/

Get Inspired: Best Designed Personal Websites

Hope these sites inspired you to think differently about your own personal site design, as well as your Storia channel. Be sure to carry your website look and feel through to your Storia account in order to maintain brand consistency.

Pro tip: Storia can be a great way to break down individual topics from your website into more targeted useful content that--you guessed it--tells the story of your brand.