4 Personal Website Ideas for Designers & Why They Work

In April’s 20 Best New Websites roundup we’ve got some awesome examples of current design trends, and one or two sites that have struck out in their own direction. There’s an experimental typeface, a museum making perfect use of video, and lots of large type. But the two dominant themes are lots of color, and lots of transitions. Enjoy! Calexo This incredible site for THC-infused beverages from Calexo, is bursting with color, and positivity. We absolutely love the animated hamburger menu that seems to embody the spirit of the product. Moderne Illustration has been a huge trend for the last couple of years, what we love about Moderne’s approach is that it’s embraced the trend, but adopted a completely unique style of illustration that’s certain to spark a trend of its own. Play Play is a new app for designing experiences on your phone instead of your desktop. Its site features some awesome, atmospheric product demos, with beautifully shot hand overlays. bored.solutions If you’re stuck in lockdown thanks to the coronavirus, or just at a loose end, you’ll appreciate the bored.solutions site which styles a simple collection of links with amazing color blobbing. Comrad It’s pretty hard to enthuse about socks, especially as compression socks aren’t the sexiest option, but Comrad’s site does the job perfectly. And check out the social proof, a 3-times Olympic champion no less. Digital Horizon Digital Horizon is a venture capitalist investment fund. Its site has some nice slick text transitions, but what really stands out is the incredible use of the animated liquid effect to bring its huge hero image to life. Érika Moreira This is a fabulous, simple site for Sao Paulo-based copywriter Érika Moreira. We love the big type, and the creative use of case studies. It’s tough to produce a great portfolio for a writer but this is definitely an awesome example. Odunpazarı Modern Museum Set mid-way between Ankara and Istanbul, in Turkey, is Odunpazarı Modern Museum, a modern art gallery that expertly uses video to convey the experience of visiting the current series of exhibits. MoreSleep MoreSleep is a Berlin-based agency, with a presence in LA; Its branding makes fascinating use of some exaggerated ink traps, and we love the animated scribble hover states of the links. Käthe Kollwitz Memorial The Käthe Kollwitz memorial site is a tribute to the life and work of the Expressionist printmaker. The site features stunning examples of her work, presented alongside large type and splash style color transitions. The Ruby Company Blending video, photography, and some woodcut-style illustrations, The Ruby Company’s site conveys a sense of rising to the challenge, with positivity and some excellent UX writing. Neuro Neuro sells gum and mints with a hint of caffeine to help you stay calm and focussed. Its modern brand, with bold warm colors, and simple typography, is perfectly pitched for the millennial market. Ride Out The intriguingly masked video that introduces us to Ride Out,  » Read More

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