A well-designed flash portfolio must show the designers best work and present it effectively, using the flash to do so without overwhelming the user with animation or loading time. The design of the website itself becomes part of the portfolio, and should be treated as such. Below are examples of online flash portfolios that do this successfully.
Scott Hansen combines well-organized content with beautiful (and not overdone) flash work for his firm, ISO50.
This portfolio for artist and illustrator Tavish puts the user in an art gallery setting, while leaving the work as the focus.
Dave Werner made a name for himself after launching this online portfolio with a personal touch, using video and sketches for each project.
Sofake brings a truly unique approach, with links to work on a few pages, followed by an entertaining mix of music and art.
Along with showcasing a large body of work, firstborn focuses on telling their story and organizing their content.
Photographer Matthew Mahon shows his work in a smooth, slick and fun flash portfolio.
This site uses the grid system effectively to present their work, design process, and company info.
Tokyo-based Hybridworks shows off their illustration with a fun site that matches their style, and lets the user change the layout.
Fantasy Interactive immediately shows off the quality of their work with rich 3-D graphics, even before you enter the portfolio.
This painter and musician uses unique timeline and circular navigation to present his audio and visual work.
Big Spaceship provides clear and simple navigation to present their large collection of impressive work.