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.)
Post Typography describes itself as “a creative studio specializing in graphic design, illustration, custom lettering, and conceptual typography with additional forays into art, apparel, music, curatorial work, design theory and vandalism.” The design of this self-promo site captures the energy that’s in all their work.
Wee Society, which sells adorable apps and prints for kids and the parents who love them, was created by the team behind the San Francisco design firm Office. They bring a sense of humor and great design aesthetic to all their products that will make any design-savvy parent happy.
Imaginaria Creative is based in unlikely city of Plano, TX, but principal Cesar Sanchez has 20 years of experience working for agencies in Dallas and Monterrey, Mexico. They utilize a modern aesthetic for lifestyle brands located mainly in Texas and California.
Teo Connor Studio is a small design agency based in East London, which specializes in retail, print and event design for clients including Victoria Beckham, Timberland and The Tate museums. In addition to running the studio, principal Teo Connor is also co-founder of The W Project, a series of exhibitions and events celebrating women in the creative industries.
Happy Menocal is an illustrator and fine artist who lives in New York City. Her delightful, inky images can be seen in magazines and advertising campaigns. Don’t miss the custom heraldry section where Menocal creates original crests for weddings and other life events.
Get ready for some serious eye candy. Tilman, a German graphic designer who’s doing the stay-at-home dad thing right now, started this Tumblr as a daily creative challenge to keep himself inspired. He creates each image digitally, then tries to make them look more printed and less perfect. You can read more about his process here.
Everything–Type–Company (ETC) is a Brooklyn-based design studio founded by Kyle Blue and Geoff Halber. Notable clients include the Walker Art Center, Apple, MIT Press and Yale School of Architecture. The firm just completed an amazing redesign of SPIN magazine.
Help Ink works with artists and designers to create a new poster, print or T-shirt to sell each week to benefit charities like the National Alliance to End Homelessness, ASPCA and Kiva. 40% of the profits go directly to the chosen organization.
Everlovin’ Press is Vincent Perez, a designer and letterpress printer based in Kingston, Ontario. Perez does both readymade and custom work on a Vandercook SP-20 proofing press and a Heidelberg Windmill 10″ × 15″ platen press.
- Remember to submit a site you think should be included in this list of top design websites next month.