Top 10 Websites for Designers – November 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.

Top 10 Websites for DesignersCheck 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.)

Kevin Cantrell

Though he’s currently working as an art director in Salt Lake City Utah, designer Kevin Cantrell has lived in Germany, South Africa, Brazil and New York, which obviously influences his very sophisticated identity work.
Top 10 Websites for Designers

Justin Gabbard

Illustrator Justin Gabbard loves to work with hand drawn typography and bold patterns, whether it’s mapping the world on an ocean wave or charting the part of the brain that stores catchphrases from defunct sitcoms.
Top 10 Websites for Designers

Kevin Stanton

Based in Leesburg, VA, Kevin Stanton creates moody illustrations by layering cut paper and type. Be sure to check out the book covers he created for Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet and Macbeth.
Top 10 Websites for Designers

Sophie Roach Sketchbook

Though illustrator Sophie Roach has a nice selection of work in her portfolio, where she really shines in the unedited pages of her sketchbook where you can see her unusual color sense and her love of the geometric unfold.
Top 10 Websites for Designers

Novo Typo

Novo Typo offers beautiful typefaces from The Netherlands. “We try to make the world a little bit more beautiful, happier and less boring.”
Top 10 Websites for Designers

id29

id29 is a 9-year-old boutique design firm located in Troy, NY working with local, regional and international clients. They recently redesigned their site to a single glorious page, with user-selectable typefaces and an assortment of other goodies.
Top 10 Websites for Designers

Blue Collar Jumpstart

Blue Collar Interactive, is turning the traditional agency pitch process on its ear with the launch of JumpStart, a campaign to award $100,000 in agency services to an emerging company who demonstrates the greatest need for a marketing JumpStart by delivering the best pitch.
Top 10 Websites for Designers

Public Works

Public Works is a poster project where 27 renowned designers interpreted the concept of “public” with the aim to reclaim streets and sidewalks for walking, biking and other social purposes.
Top 10 Websites for Designers

Gabriella Barouch

Gabriella is a young Israeli illustrator with a ton of talent. Her delicate images transport the viewer into her private world.
Top 10 Websites for Designers

Two Arms

Two Arms is Michael Tabie and Karen Goheen, an illustration and design team, best known for their gritty silkscreened rock posters. Their specialization includes their passion for Serigraphy, thus their design studio operates as half print-shop producing limited edition art prints and rock posters of their creation.
Top 10 Websites for Designers

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

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