Illustrations are a great way to give a design personality. And it doesn’t matter if your website is a portfolio, a service, or an event – well thought out and designed illustrated elements look good in any project. From simple and minimal illustrated details, to full illustrated backgrounds, there are a lot of options. In the collection of sites we’ve gathered for you in this post, you’ll see sketches in headers and footers and even a whole illustrated team. You are sure to find plenty of inspiration here.
19 Inspiring Examples of Illustrated Elements in Web DesignGisele MullerJune 24, 201311 Comments02.1k
Gisele Muller loves communication, technology, web, design, movies, gastronomy and creativity. Web writer, portuguese/english translator and co founder of @refilmagem & @mentaway Twitter: @gismullr
Will throw a shameless plug for my site, if I may. Scroll through to see a few hand-drawn illustrations to the page. Also the previous version of my site had a completely hand-illustrated background. Horrible for responsive design, but it was fun to make (right here: http://www.robsawyer.me/archive/default.html)
Fantastic work Rob. Simple and yet very effective.
Glad you liked it! Really enjoy the scrolling effects on your site.
Simple but effective. Thank you for sharing.
I feel have to provide a shameless plug, since we launched the website today.
I feel illustrated websites stay with you and you remember them, a lot more effective than a boarding stock photo pic.
Also great with characters / mascots.
Some great illustration examples. Thanks for compiling. I find it interesting in the year 2013, we still separate design into web design and (your preferred design trade here). And in this case, Illustration specific to web design. This is illustration, and it’s design. The canvas and tools are digital, but the the thinking and skill sets are nothing but the same same (color, composition, message, rendering style, etc.).
And here’s another illustrated website www.http://karenvandebospoort.com
Most of them are using flat designs and vintage theme..Nice to see the beautiful collection.
Nicely done, simple as milk!
Hey all, Also putting in a shameless plug here. http://www.pulpstudios.ca
We do illustration like nobodies business ; ) so naturally our site has some fun illos in it too… maybe less overall than the sites here… but I think it’s strong use of illustration in a site.
Enjoy! Happy Canada Day weekend to all my fellow Canucks!
Gravual is my favorite because the illustration is complex and makes me want to stare at if for a long length of time. Great posts!