My Dirty Desk: A Bold Self-Promo Website with Unique Illustrative Style

The best way to stand out on the web is to make sure your website doesn’t look anything like the competition. In a world where design trends, layout structures and visual styles are constantly being imitated, it can be hard to find your own identity to project. At times this means you have to take radical steps, and all too often this leads to terrible, virtually unusable results.

Fortunately, this is not the case with this self-promotional website for My Dirty Desk, a collective of freelance web designers and developers based in Poland. A palette of three colors, a distinctive illustrative style and bold geometric shapes that frame the work creates a unique design. Trust me: You won’t see this anywhere else on the web.

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