Every month HOW scours the web and pours through submissions from creatives to discover the top design websites. We’re looking for the best promo sites of talented designers and illustrators, as well as design tools, resources and fun sites for creative time-outs.
This very simple portfolio of Canadian illustrator Sam Island features his work for clients including The New York Times, Businessweek, Bloomberg View and AARP. While the site and his style are quite simple, the conceptual thinking behind each image is robust.
This illustration studio, based in Lucca, Italy, specializes in amazing cut paper work for clients like Wired, AARP and Nokia. If the smiling lungs and intestines they created for Oprah’s magazine don’t charm your sock off, you have no soul!
Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich is principal of his own design firm in New York City specializing in publications, restaurant design and branding. His mastery of typographic design is astonishing. Prepare to be inspired!
Jesse Ragan is a hard-core type designer who cut his teeth working at Hoefler & Frere-Jones where he contributed to the design of Gotham, Archer and more. Now, he’s got his own studio in Brooklyn where he specializes in created custom typefaces and lettering treatments.
Cory Say is a concept driven designer/art director who loves all facets of design. “However, I’m head-over-heels in love with hand lettering and illustration,” he says. Don’t miss his stunning illustration for the Cattle Barron’s Ball.
- Remember to submit a site you think should be included in this list of top design websites next month.