There are design agencies around the world that are filled with teams of web designers who work to help clients and businesses create a website to portray their message. Blenderbox is an example, and their specialty is working with nonprofits and cultural institutions. They have WordPress themes like Genie and Josephine that have grid layouts and blog style post layouts. They also have design collections using landscape photography or video as part of their design. They believe that a great photo or video is important in the world of design because it can trigger feelings and emotions of awe. The budgets for their web design is $30,000 and higher.
Another example is Caava design, based in San Deigo California, somewhere I want to live and work from. This company specializes in bringing brand, interactive, and packaging experiences to life. WordPress themes that they have created include We Are Tag, and Photography. Their design collections include portfolio examples for minimalist design as well. It talks about how a minimal design is usually best for portfolios, projects and case studies. This shows that a clean, uncluttered design allows featured works to stand out, which is usually the main goal of any portfolio.
A big takeaway I got from this site is understanding how design agencies work and operate according to their budget, where they work from and how they do business.