Top 10 Websites For Designers – July 2012

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.

July 2012 Top 10 Websites For Designers
Check out the best design websites below. (You can also submit a site you think should be included in this list of cool design websites next month.)

Culture Pilot

Culture Pilot is a creative agency that aims to do good while connecting clients with audiences through engaging, interactive and well-designed experiences.

LiveAreaLabs

This site for the full-service digital retail agency jumps right in with visually rich and readable case studies and technology that rewards exploration with delightful details.
July 2012 Top 10 Websites For Designers (Live Area Labs)

Rodgers Townsend

The spare, ever-changing site for ad agency Rogers Townsend was built with HTML5, CSS3 and Javascript and serves up the agency’s work using a randomized grid system that helps users navigate with minimal clicks.
July 2012 Top 10 Websites For Designers (RodgersTownsend)

John Madere Blog

Photographer John Madere’s site showcases lots of wonderful portraits, but it’s on his blog that they truly come alive with back stories and behind-the-scenes shots. Be sure to check out all his wonderful portraits of designers including Milton Glaser, Stefan Sagmeister and Michael Bierut.
July 2012 Top 10 Websites For Designers (John Madere)

Eric R. Mortensen

This very simple self-promo site houses some amazing design work from recent MICA MFA grad Eric Mortensen, who is currently looking to move his creative enterprise to Brooklyn.
July 2012 Top 10 Websites For Designers (Eric R. Mortensen)

mabu

“mabu is the nom de plume of Mads Burcharth, designer, bon vivant, type aficionado and fan of espresso.” It’s also a place where you can see stellar typographic work.
July 2012 Top 10 Websites For Designers (mabu)

From Cover to Cover

This is an awesome creativity challenge by designer Jenny Volvovski where she redesigns the cover for any book she reads. The rules are: green/black/white for color, Futura/typewriter/handwriting for text and scanned paper/drawing for the image. But sometimes she breaks the rules.
July 2012 Top 10 Websites For Designers (Cover to Cover)

Cooke With An E

This elegant site promotes the services of British designer Gary Cooke, whose life is dedicated to creativity. For nearly 30 years he ran a successful agency in London, before starting Cooke With An E in 2011.
July 2012 Top 10 Websites For Designers (Cooke with an E)

Beau Ideal Editions

Beau Ideal Editions is an artisanal stationary company based in Brooklyn, NY, that specializes in screenprinted paper goods featuring hand-drawn illustrations and typography.
July 2012 Top 10 Websites For Designers (Beau Ideal)

Able

Simple and bold, this self-promo site highlights the work and philosophy of a small, Philadelphia-based design studio.
July 2012 Top 10 Websites For Designers (Able)

  • Remember to submit a site you think should be included in this list of top design websites next month.