With the arrival of WordPress, it is now easier than ever to design websites. Also, those who happen to know a lot about web developing can now experiment a ton with WordPress. People who have little or no knowledge of web developing or coding can also design their blog with WordPress.

WordPress offers thousands of themes to choose from, which is a great thing. However, due to this, graphic designers get stuck and confused when it comes to choosing themes for their clients and agencies.

Bloggers also seem to struggle while choosing the best WordPress theme for their WordPress Blog.

If you are having a hard time finding and comparing the themes, then you have made the right decision to read this article. I have come up with a list of the Best WordPress Themes for Graphic Designers:

WordPress Themes For Designers

#1 - NewArt

NewArt is a beautiful looking minimalist WordPress theme for designers, bloggers, and other creative people. If you run a creative agency and design any kind of web product, this theme will help you to showcase your products in style and get more customers.

Though the theme looks neat and minimal, it's a very powerful WordPress theme. The drag and drop website builder which you get with this theme will allow you to create stunning pages for your site easily.

The powerful theme admin panel offered will also make sure that you can manage your site easily and make changes whenever you want. As far as styling is concerned, it offers you unlimited color options to change the color scheme of the theme.

You also get a premium Slider Revolution plugin bundle, which will help you to create stunning slides for your site to attract your visitors' attention to special offers and other important details.

The theme is compatible with WooCommerce plugin, so you can use it for creating an online shop to sell your products. It can be used for any other kind of business site as well.

It offers you a number of other important features like 13 Page Builder blocks, over 20 design elements, Font Awesome icons, portfolio option, custom footer, shortcode generator and a lot more.

NewArt wordPress theme

#2 - The Optimizer

The Optimizer is undoubtedly one of the best free WordPress themes of all time which comes with a premium version as well. It's a multipurpose WordPress theme that you can use for any kind of website you wish to create.

The theme comes with a comprehensive customizer which you can use to customize the design of your site without touching a single line of code. This is not just a simple theme but a complete website builder that will help you to create a fully responsive design for your business without any technical knowledge.

The simple drag and drop design of the builder is a blessing for many WordPress users because now with the Optimizer theme, anyone can build any kind of website without hiring a developer.

No matter what you want to change in the theme – the header section, footer, color combination or the entire layout – it is just a matter of few clicks to achieve it. The page builder is another highlight of the theme as you can place any kind of content at any part of the theme.

The best part about the Optimizer theme is the one-click template import option which will help you to choose and import the design into your site from the number of different available options.

The Optimizer comes with a powerful theme options panel which you can use to manage every detail of your site easily and change them according to your needs. The theme is created with HTML5 and CSS3 code to make it a light and SEO friendly design.

Also, the theme is fully compatible with the WooCommerce plugin which will help you to create your own online shop and sell your products. It works perfectly with the bbPress as well to create an online forum.

The Optimizer WordPress Theme

#3 - Web Design Agency

Web Design Agency is a beautiful modern design that is perfect for any web design-related company or individual. It is a great looking, fully responsive and retina ready design that can make your site look stunning in all kinds of modern devices.

It offers you an advanced theme options panel which you can use to manage all the details of your site easily and change them according to your needs. As it comes with the sample content, you can install the theme and import the content to make it look like the demo theme almost instantly.

The theme is created on Cherry Framework and Bootstrap which makes it super flexible and customizable so that you can make the theme perfectly fit your needs.

You have a great design, Google Fonts, drop-down menu, Google Map, custom page template, integrated social media options, beautiful portfolio section, Accordion, Carousel, Isotope, Slider and a lot more.

Web designer theme

#4 - Helium

Helium is a clean and beautiful design made especially for creative people and bloggers. You can use this theme to showcase your work in style and attract more customers.

Besides showcasing your work, you can use the theme to sell your creative products by using the Easy Digital Downloads plugin, which is one of the best eCommerce plugins for WordPress.

The theme is built with Bootstrap and it is well optimized for search engines like Google. The theme offers you an advanced page builder which will help you to create a great-looking design for your site.


#5 - Hipster

Hipster is a formal portfolio theme that sports a modern and refreshing look. Hipster offers a lot of editing features so that you can design your blog or site exactly the way you want. Hipster is perfectly suitable for studios and collectives.


#6 - Freelance

Dessign.Net is one of the best WordPress resource stores for creatives if you are looking for a stunning yet minimal design. This freelancer theme is a really good option for creative freelancers to showcase their work in a beautiful and professional design.

This theme offers you theme options panel, custom background image, custom background color, user-friendly responsive layout, SEO friendly, and created with valid HTML5 and CSS3 code.


#7 - Simply Infinite

Simply Infinite theme features a clean and flexible layout. Also, the theme has smooth editing options which will easily let you tweak the theme the way you want.

Simply Infinite

#8 - Rhea

Rhea is yet another great WordPress theme that offers a very clean and structured layout. Also, Rhea is very fast and smooth which lets you flaunt your work without compromising the site’s speed. Rhea is highly recommended for visual artists and illustrators.


#9 - Haze

Haze is a very beautiful and elegant portfolio WordPress theme. With Haze, you can show off your work and portfolio in an impressively stylish manner.  Haze offers easy to navigate options and a full-screen slider at the welcome page. Haze is highly recommended for creatives and visual artists.


#10 - BigBang

BigBang is a responsive WordPress profile site that offers a sleek and easy to use editing system. You can easily customize your fonts, appearance, and other layouts. The theme offers up to 6 Blog Post Formats, 6 Portfolio Post Formats, 2 Contact page layout and 2 Home Page Layouts. Big Bang is for those who want to showcase their work in an appealing and professional manner.

BigbangWP WordPress Theme

#11 - Sixty One

For those who want to give their blog a classic look, Sixty One is for you. With a few tweaks and modifications, you can make your blog stand out from the crowd.

The theme is basically designed for hotels and motels, but that doesn’t mean it can't accommodate a blog. Sixty-One supports high-resolution images and comes with really cool widgets and sliders.

Sixty One


All of the themes above are tested and compatible with WordPress. You can choose any of these themes depending upon your blog type or niche of your very own choice. After all, no matter what your niche, it’s your choice!

We hope that you liked this list. Stay tuned for more amazing articles and updates. Have fun waking up the designer inside of you!

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Originally published Mar 7, 2016 12:34:40 AM, updated October 18 2019