60 Excellent Examples of Illustration in Web Design

By / May 31, 2010 / Inspiration

The great thing about web design is that we have an enormous range of styles, techniques and ideas to implement when designing. You can go from Super Clean and Minimal Layouts to Colorful Layouts, and you can use Huge Typography or Hand Drawn elements – as long as you keep your style and give your website your own personality. As illustration is somewhere in between those options and is something that can be used to give your website a very unique touch, we decided to gather 60 excellent examples of illustration in web design. There should be plenty here to inspire you.

a modern eden

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veerle’s blog

illustratedsites02

the waiting room

illustratedsites03

doublenaut

illustratedsites04

the color cure

illustratedsites05

Pixel Thread

illustratedsites06

Hull Digital Question Time

illustratedsites07

The Digital Invaders

illustratedsites08

forrst

illustratedsites09

Siringa

illustratedsites10

fedena

illustratedsites11

Fator Criativo

illustratedsites12

xhtmlCafe

illustratedsites13

Aran Down

illustratedsites14

Alex Buga

illustratedsites15

brizk

illustratedsites16

slavikdizajn

illustratedsites17

Daniel Marques

illustratedsites18

David Hellmann

illustratedsites19

MailChimp

illustratedsites20

iwit.nl

illustratedsites21

meomi

illustratedsites22

Navigant Consulting

illustratedsites23

The Alamo Basement

illustratedsites24

Oslo Internasjonale Filmfestival

illustratedsites25

the ship and the sea

illustratedsites26

Eighty Two Design

illustratedsites27

Matt Hamm

illustratedsites28

UGSMAG

illustratedsites29

Digiti

illustratedsites30

Robbin Waldemar

illustratedsites31

Fully Illustrated

illustratedsites32

Maggie Taylor

illustratedsites33

made by guerrilla

illustratedsites34

Gowalla

illustratedsites35

Silverback

illustratedsites36

Green Ideas

illustratedsites37

tree house editing

illustratedsites38

Healthy Harvest

illustratedsites39

shout

illustratedsites40

ten24media

illustratedsites41

branded07

illustratedsites42

Banjax

illustratedsites43

What Is Your Problem

illustratedsites44

ok.cogaoke

illustratedsites45

Ali Felski

illustratedsites46

jacob lee

illustratedsites47

Douglas Menezes

illustratedsites48

Drupalcon – DC

illustratedsites49

Andy Ward

illustratedsites50

Carol Rivello

illustratedsites51

Surfeited

illustratedsites52

twenty2designs

illustratedsites53

Chirag Solanki

illustratedsites54

Phizz

illustratedsites55

titofelix

illustratedsites56

Starbucks Coffee At Home

illustratedsites57

FIMEL

illustratedsites58

Getting Crazy

illustratedsites59

Corvus Design Studio

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About the Author

Gisele Muller loves communication, technology, web, design, movies, gastronomy and creativity. Web writer, portuguese/english translator and co founder of @refilmagem & @mentaway Twitter: @gismullr

  • http://www.smashingshare.com Waheed Akhtar

    Excellent examples. There are some amazing designer portfolio websites included in this list.

  • http://www.speed-motion.com.ua Oles

    Nice examples. Thanks

  • http://www.dynamicwp.net Eko Setiawan

    Nice collections, very creative design.
    Thanks…

  • http://www.liquidskydesign.org/ Claudia

    Really stunning websites; I like to see this kind of creativity, spices up my imagination!
    Thanks a lot =)

  • http://www.nordisch-arts.de Sebastian

    Really nice collection. Want to add our website: http://www.nordisch-arts.de

    greets from hamburg, germany

  • http://all-for-design.com/portfolio Auré

    What an amazing selection…
    Thanks for sharing

  • http://www.thecolorcure.com Lindsey

    Awesome list! Thanks for featuring our website.

  • http://www.byjulien.com Julien

    Nice examples, wonder why mine isn’t between them :P.

  • http://www.winworld.com Jase Clamp

    Beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration. I needed that. :)

  • http://alterimaging.com Vincent Ammirato

    Awesome list for inspiration. I even signed up for Forrst!

    Two more that I think exemplify cutting edge:
    http://www.agencynet.com
    http://www.blitzagency.com

    I also think our site (alterimaging.com} is pretty darn rockin’ too.

  • http://ijlalhasnain.com dandy

    I wish i could get my name i that list too, well somehow :) .

    Thanks.

  • http://www.nucreativa.com Ary Wibowo

    wow awesome… thanks :)

  • Verndale

    Many many great and inspirational examples! Thanks for sharing! We have some too! Check out our portfolio: http://www.verndale.com

  • http://www.tdesigns.co.za terina

    STUNNING!

  • http://www.stephengacheru.com Sgacheru

    Great collection! I especially loved the color cure.

  • http://www.peternudo.com Peter Nudo

    I have been inspired by so many of these to create my portfolio site.

    I love shout and meomi, always have been favorites of mine.

  • http://berenika.biz Berenika

    Great collection, I love the use of illustrations in webdesign

  • Verndale

    Really cool examples! Now would you say there are different types of web design? I only ask this after reading this post called, “Design is not art.” http://bit.ly/bsynUo

  • http://www.vectelligence.com Ilie Ciorba

    Good list, I have something similar on my blog.

  • http://gdpwatson.com/ Gareth Watson

    An awesome list of websites featuring cartoon illustrations. It’s something that I have always enjoy, kind of a combination of old tech (illustration) meets new tech (web).

    I am such a fan of the concept that I even employed it on my own website. http://gdpwatson.com/ – Although that only went live a short while ago!

  • http://www.dreamsystemsolutions.com Indianapolis Web Design

    Beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration. I needed that.

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  • http://www.flyingcowdesign.com roycesalford

    I love how illustrations in web design somehow brings back that human element to the internet.Goes to show that sometimes it is the imperfections that make a design perfect.Nice Collection Thanx for the sharing this.

    web design san francisco

  • krutika

    Awesome Designs!!! Thanks for sharing.. 😉

  • http://www.graphismeo.com Graphismeo

    Hi,

    Very nice post! I love illustrations in web design, that’s why I wrote a whole article about this on my blog : http://www.graphismeo.com/ressources/illustration-webdesign-ressources-tutoriaux

    Have a nice day :)