The Top 10 Squarespace templates to kick start your Personal Brand for 2020

Published by @RobHope in Round-Ups on November 21, 2019

With 2020 around the corner, now is the perfect time to level-up your online presence.

To truly represent yourself online, there is no better medium than a striking personal website on your own domain name.

Potential employers also have all the information they need in one place, setting you apart from applicants without.

In this round-up Iโ€™ve curated my 10 favorite Squarespace templates to help you level-up online and start promoting your personal brand.

The Top 10 Squarespace templates to kick start your Personal Brand for 2020


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Review Index:

  • Hensen – Minimal, Portfolio
  • Sofia – Long-Scrolling, Resume
  • York – Portfolio, Case Studies
  • Pursuit – CV, Resume
  • Margot – Big Images, Testimonials
  • Ethan – Long-Scrolling, Parallax Effects
  • Harris – Corporate, Resume
  • Nueva – Services, Appointments
  • Jasper – Portfolio, Big Images
  • Rover – Long-Scrolling, Services

Henson (Minimal, Portfolio)

Henson is a minimal portfolio template featuring interactive hover effects creating a unique visitor experience.

Highlights include big typography intro text and long-scrolling portfolio pages with large images.

Tip: Set the About page as your home page as demo’d here.


Sofia (Long-Scrolling, Resume)

Sofia is a clean resume-style Squarespace template with a generous amount of whitespace. The template starts with a friendly greeting followed by a stunning big image of yourself.

Highlights include sections for services, work experience, testimonials, contact form and ends with an embedded Instagram feed to add a bit of personality.

Suggested Customization:

You could add a call-to-action button to smooth scroll to a section like Testimonials. Watch how I did this in my tutorial on adding Smooth Scroll to any Squarespace template.


York (Portfolio, Case Studies)

York is a stunning big image portfolio template with project case-study functionality if needed.

Highlights include a spacious design with beautiful project load transitions.

Tip: Set the About page as your home page as demo’d here.


Pursuit (CV, Resume)

Pursuit is a CV-style template to help deliver a diligent first impression to your potential employer.

Highlights include emphasis on work experience, skills graphs, interests, education and a pop-up contact form. Nice touch with the subtle load-up animation on the infographic charts, adding to their first impression.


Margot (Big Images)

Margot is striking personal template with an emphasis on big image galleries and customer testimonials.

Demo’d here is a chef profile but can be used for any personalities especially influencers with stunning images of themselves.


Ethan (Long-Scrolling, Parallax Effects)

Ethan is a template suited for sports personalities or talented individuals

Highlights include a long-scrolling layout with parallax effects, a list of accolades followed by personal statistics/records.


Harris (Corporate, Resume)

Harris is a template with a formal design that can be adapted into a corporate level resume.

Highlights include slick serif typography, areas of expertise, testimonials and an enquiry form.


Nueva (Services, Appointments)

Nueva is a template with a bold design suited for anyone in the service industry.

Highlights include big intro text, parallax effects as you scroll, big background images and an emphasis on booking appointments with clear CTA buttons.


Jasper (Portfolio, Big Images)

Jasper is a portfolio template with a clean, minimalist design accommodating big images of your work.

Tip: Set the About page as your home page as demo’d here.


Rover (Long-Scrolling, Services)

Rover is promoted as a dog walking service but actually forms a long-scrolling website with lovely whitespace.

Highlights include big images, services section, rate card and an enquiry form

Tip: You would simply replace the demo images with strong profile images of yourself, then integrate your services and pricing accordingly.


Bonus: Squarespace Cover Pages

A Squarespace Cover Page presents information in a simple but striking webpage and are perfect for personal websites.

Cover Pages behave a little differently than the rest of Squarespace templates. Each Cover Page includes a pre-styled layout and a panel of editing tools for adding imagery, text, buttons, forms, audio, maps, video and more.

There are 30 Cover Page layouts to choose from where each, with a bit of imagination, can be used for absolutely any personal website.


FAQ: What are the benefits of using Squarespace?

Squarespace is a leading online website builder. What sets them apart from the rest is their superior level of design and customer support. They have a huge support team and are available 24/7. Other main benefits are:

  • No Website Hosting Needed - their platform is fast and secure
  • Online Content Management - all edits are done within your browser, no software needed
  • Easily Drag and Drop Images - unlimited galleries with unlimited bandwidth
  • Free Domain Name - when registering for your first website, if you pay annually (renews at standard rate)
  • Beautifully Responsive - all templates work for all devices, so you only have to design your website once. Test and preview how your website will appear on a range of screen sizes.
  • Blog Sections - can easily be added to start sharing your journey
  • Commerce Solutions - are an upgrade away if you want to start selling products
  • Email Marketing - gather email addresses, send marketing emails and analyze the reader email activity

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I hope you enjoyed this round-up on the top personal templates to level-up for online presence for the new year. Props to Squarespace for creating a platform where we can create beautiful personal websites, easily. If you missed it I wrote a tutorial on how to achieve Parallax Scrolling in a Squarespace Landing Page.

Much love,
Rob

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Email: rob@onepagelove.com