Illustrating The Web – Trends in 2016

I just love illustrations, plain and simple, custom ones in particular! So I am absolutely elated that this year’s trends seems to focus on just that.

I just love illustrations, plain and simple, custom ones in particular! So I am absolutely elated that this year’s trends seems to focus on just that:

More Illustrations!

It doesn’t matter if the illustration is used sparingly or as a big hero, as long as this trend is going on or even growing, I am happy.

You might ask why are illustrations special? Why not do the old “by a stock illustration and safe money”?

Stock illustrations are overused. No offense, there are some fantastic stock illustrations out there, but ater a while you see them everywhere an it gets boring. I used to work or a company dealing with product design and packaging and at one point I could spot stock images everywhere. Now what does that do to the product? Your website? It makes it look like everyone else.

Having a custom illustration makes you look more unique and in a way “one of a kind”.

Here is a collection of some awesome websites using illustrations, hand drawn, sketched, bold and colourful. Enjoy!

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Simona Pfreundner has been teaching Adobe Creative Suite since 2008 through written tutorials, instructional video courses and classroom teaching. With 15 years experience in the graphic design field as an agency, in-house and freelance designer, her love for art and drawing has enabled her develop an approachable and intuitive style of teaching that helps people learn graphic design software in a fun and easy way.

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