2015 is officially over, and this month’s “Top 10” websites for designers is all about reflecting on the past 365 days, pulling out the highlights and celebrating accomplishments. Take a look at some of the most notable graphic design projects spotlighted in Behance’s Year in Review, the milestones called out in MailChimp’s boldly designed annual report, and Atomic.io’s product design year in review. Plus: a clever promotional holiday greeting, quality illustrations, interactive experiences and more.
Top 10 Websites: Graphic Design Projects of 2015 + More
Take a look back at some of the most notable creative projects from 2015.
MailChimp gets your attention at some of their milestones with colorful duotone images and bold typography.
Like MailChimp above, this review by Atomic.io leverages their own version of bold duotones, a unique display font and a little bit of animation.
A clever way to promote their products while creating a fun greeting that you can send to others.
Quotes on Design 2016 Calendar: Wisdom from Legendary Design Minds and Other Creatives + Design Holidays and 6 Handy Tools
Who better to create a one-of-a-kind 2016 calendar for graphic designers than your favorite design enthusiasts at HOW + PRINT?
Every month, you’ll find some humor in the form of design holidays, some wisdom and inspiration in the form of a design quote, and a handy tool you’ll use again and again.
A nice showcase site for this elegantly designed, black and white calendar.
Typically you see large, pleasing images of food for a restaurant’s site, but here they add a little extra depth with quality illustrations.
Get a guided tour of art stories from around the world.
An immersive, interactive presentation depicting the value of having the right team who can tackle extraordinary challenges.
A calculator to help web designers determine the size of type in a more meaningful way.
- Remember to submit a site you think should be included in this list of top design websites next month.
More Resources – Free E-books
8 Winning Examples of Brand Strategy in Packaging Design
7 Archetypes that Established Brand Identity
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