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.
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.)
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- Apartment One
Apartment One is an award-winning creative agency based in Brooklyn, NY, founded by Liza Lowinger and Spencer Bagley in 2005. They re-launched their website in March 2012 to showcase a wide range of brand identity and design projects for clients such as Daily Candy’s Swirl, Poppin, Artspace, Momfilter, The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation’s Soul Kitchen and Future Fortified.
Toormix is a creative studio based in Barcelona that specializes in branding, editorial, graphic design and communication projects. Their self-promotion website is a visual portfolio of the projects created for a wide range of national and international clients.
- Breezi Website Builder
Breezi is an intuitive website builder and website editor for designers who are just getting started in web design. The full featured website editor includes pixel level control, in place text edits, social media apps, flexible layouts, forms, SEO control and the use of your own domain.
MohawkConnects.com is Mohawk’s new website which integrates e-commerce into all dimensions of Mohawk’s online activities. The consolidation of Mohawk’s previous sites required the creation of a new technology platform. The launch of MohawkConnects.com coincides with Mohawk’s new name, new brand, a simplification of Mohawks product line, new specification tools for customers, and the launch of a new promotional campaign, “What will you make today?” Hydrant designed the website using the Pentagram-designed brand; Avatar developed the site.
Future-ish is a fusion website and blog that keeps tabs on the science, design, and culture shaping the future. From Stylish Scientists and our annual Citizens of the Next Century list to FAB Finds and our ‘you know you’re a science, design, and/or a culture geek when…” list, Future-ish is home sweet home for people who like a little Isaac Mizrahi with their particle physics while vacationing on Maui.
- My Little Underground
Designer Christopher David Ryan offers a wide selection of graphic prints on this site that are perfect for decorating your home or design office.
- Jonathan Burton
Jonathan Burton is a British illustrator living and working in France. His work has appeared on covers and in the pages of TIME, Nature, New Scientist, The Times, Plansponsor, The Wall Street Journal and many more magazines and newspapers. (Be sure to check out the series of covers he created for Penguin Modern Classics.)
- Victoria Fernandez
Based in Madrid, Victoria Fernandez creates adorable illustration and animation for clients like Nick Jr.
- Pat Perry
Pat Perry is an artist and illustrator who calls Grand Rapids, Michigan home. I’m pretty sure he’s trying to melt your face off with his amazing work.
- Liam Stevens
Liam Stevens is an image maker and designer based in London. He favors simple materials enabling him to craft his work through expressive lines or graphic shapes and is particularly fond of his Pentel 0.7mm mechanical pencil, coloured paper stash and scalpel.
Remember to submit a site you think should be included in this list of top design websites next month.