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30 Creative Examples of Illustrations in Web Design

Adding illustrative elements to a web design can take it to a whole new level. Illustrations add a uniqueness and character to a design, giving it the ability to make it truly stand out from the crowd. Designers and artists use them in various parts of a design: as backgrounds, as part of a captivating header, or as an accent within the content area.

In this article, you’ll be able to set your eyes on some of the best examples of websites that have chosen to use illustrated elements as part of the design.

1. The Great Bearded Reef

The Great Bearded Reef - screen shot.

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3. MailChimp

MailChimp - screen shot.

4. Erguvan Platin Evleri

Erguvan Platin Evleri - screen shot.

5. Artgeex

Artgeex - screen shot.

6. Octwelve

Octwelve - screen shot.

7. meomi cloud house

meomi cloud house - screen shot.

8. the Octonauts

the Octonauts - screen shot.

9. Stuff and Nonsense

Stuff and Nonsense - screen shot.

10. Antiphrasis

Antiphrasis - screen shot.

11. Richard Stelmach

Richard Stelmach - screen shot.

12. volll

volll - screen shot.

13. Navigant Consulting

Navigant Consulting - screen shot.

14. Dean Oakley

Dean Oakley - screen shot.

15. DivVoted

DivVoted - screen shot.

16. Ian Wharton

Ian Wharton - screen shot.

17. Pointless Ramblings

Pointless Ramblings - screen shot.

18. The Alamo Basement

The Alamo Basement - screen shot.


UGSMAG - screen shot.

20. Deborah Cavenaugh

Deborah Cavenaugh - screen shot.



22. Silverback

Silverback - screen shot.

23. Yes Insurance

Yes Insurance - screen shot.

24. Miki Mottes

Miki Mottes - screen shot.

25. We Are not Freelancers

We Are not Freelancers - screen shot.

26. Mike Poss’ Rock Guitar Blog

Mike Poss' Rock Guitar Blog - screen shot.

27. Happy Webbies

Happy Webbies - screen shot.

28. Next2Friends

Next2Friends - screen shot.


TAKE A BENYLIN® DAY™ - screen shot.

30. Neweracaptalk

Neweracaptalk - screen shot.

What’re you thinking?

What do you think about illustrative elements in web design? What are the benefits and what are the downsides? What types of websites should and shouldn’t have illustration?

Sound off in the comments!

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