30+ Outstanding Character Illustrations in Modern Web Design

June 29th, 2008

Having a unique design is a must to get your visitor’s attention. Vector characters can establish a memorable image of your site in the reader’s mind. So if you are looking for inspiration for your web design, here is an amazing collection of over 30 Vector illustrated websites.

You might be interested to check other related posts for more useful tools:

1- Idiotic Adventures

2- Skaffs

3- Dean Oakley

4- Adit Shukla

5- Ewout van Lambalgen

6- Oypro

7- Artgeex

8- Daily Candy

9- Saizen Media

10- Meomi

11- Studioespace

12- SilverBackApp

13- Octwelve

14- Evolved

15- Rob Sheridan

16- Sir Patroclo

17- Banjax

18- VistaIcons

19- SR28

20- JustinBird

21- Dougdosberg

22- PixelCriminals

23- TakeABenyLinday

24- Enroutefilm

25- Mauricio

26- Krolikov

27- Audiomonster

28- StrawPollNow

29- Deadmetropolis

30- Yodiv

31- Kailoon

32- Oriental Gallery

33- Moshi Monsters

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51 comments for „30+ Outstanding Character Illustrations in Modern Web Design
  1. Ray on June 29th, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    How about Oriental Gallery ?

    • Priji on August 1st, 2010 at 12:45 am

      So super Design

  2. Moni on June 29th, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    An absolutely wonderful list here noupe! Wicked as always :)

  3. Gisele on June 29th, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    OMG! This is such an amazing source of inspiration for me you can’t imagine!!
    Thanks so much dear for the links!!

  4. rmk on June 29th, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    Nice list! Thank you for sharing these.

  5. pradeep on June 29th, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    nice work
    cheers !

  6. kailoon on June 29th, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    good list!

    Can also consider mine? :P

  7. Thomas on June 29th, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    not only characters but great list

  8. Paul on June 30th, 2008 at 12:31 am

    Great list. I love characters in web designs. They stand out and can really show the subject well. Thanks

  9. on June 30th, 2008 at 1:31 am

    Great list here! Some really good idea generators!

  10. Kiran voleti on June 30th, 2008 at 2:07 am

    You can check our new website cartoon “Dondo” also.


  11. Noupe on June 30th, 2008 at 2:16 am

    Thanks Everyone, I am glad you found some inspiration here.
    @Ray, @kailoon: I added your websites, both looks so cool. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Joefrey Mahusay on June 30th, 2008 at 2:16 am

    Great list. I’m sure visitors will always visit to these websites.

  13. Immy on June 30th, 2008 at 2:48 am

    Amazing websites. Thanks a lot for the list.

  14. liam on June 30th, 2008 at 3:15 am

    That’s what I’m talkin’ ’bout! Really nice collection, makes me want to get into character drawing a little more and more…

  15. kailoon on June 30th, 2008 at 3:55 am

    thanks :) I like your site too.

  16. charmie on June 30th, 2008 at 5:23 am

    Awesome line up of character illustrations.
    SKAFFS definitely stands out from the crowd!

  17. Matt on June 30th, 2008 at 6:05 am

    Great post, really love Phillipe and Pierre. Nice work!

  18. Blackshade on June 30th, 2008 at 6:11 am

    Great list! i really like meomi =)

  19. Steve on June 30th, 2008 at 7:47 am

    I may be a little biased, but I think some of the work our illustrators have done for Moshi Monsters is pretty darn good. Check out our characters at

  20. Noupe on June 30th, 2008 at 8:05 am

    @Matt, Blackshade and charmie,
    I am glad you liked the list, i can’t be biased to a certain one cause i love them all ;)

    @Steve, Loved your site. Its on our list now.

    @Liam, if you are good in Illustrator you should start creating your own character soon. I can’t wait to see it.

    I am going to keep this post updated with your own submissions.

    Have a nice day everyone and thanks for sharing :)

  21. Andy Howard on June 30th, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    Great roundup guys, awesome work. Some good inspiration here.

  22. de on June 30th, 2008 at 7:05 pm
  23. JIM OSBORNE on June 30th, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    where are the faces? can’t illustrators draw faces anymore?
    i think these are just excuses because artists can’t draw realistic drawings anymore.

  24. Venu Shekar on June 30th, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    sites well worth of looking…

  25. Maryam on June 30th, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    Justinbird looks like sleepy bird from pocoyo!

  26. Binny V A on July 1st, 2008 at 12:46 am

    I would recommend Veerle

  27. Robert on July 1st, 2008 at 9:47 am

    A very nice list indeed. I would add to it (that’s our site;)

  28. London Photographer on July 2nd, 2008 at 5:28 am

    Not bad!

  29. kat on July 2nd, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    Since people are plugging their sites please check out mine! . I start almost all of my illustrations in Illustrator! Vector Love Forever!!! ;)

    Thank you!

  30. Ched on July 2nd, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    Thanks for adding to the list!

    Great list BTW.

  31. KNOWTEBOOK.COM on July 3rd, 2008 at 7:50 am

    We say thank you for this inspiration.

  32. mikko on July 3rd, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    wooow, luckily I’m not a robot, otherwise it would’ve surely been *System Overload* right now.

    Really nice design =) anyone up for doing mine ;P

  33. gasper on July 3rd, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    Very great sites. I like it very much.

  34. Max on July 9th, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    great illustration ideas on the good sites

  35. Mohit Aneja on July 12th, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    Great list!! Nice work done by all. Hope I can reach this level soon :D

  36. Kiten on July 13th, 2008 at 11:38 am

    The list is great :) i love every website :)

  37. James Deering on July 14th, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    If you want to see a real Adobe Illustrator web site, then visit mine. Next generation for sure, but it won’t be long before every browser but MicroSoft will be able to display this technology.

  38. tere on July 22nd, 2008 at 1:08 am

    OMG its so so.. wonderfull

  39. blogsarticle on September 10th, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    Nice list! Thank you for sharing these.

  40. MSOnWired on September 23rd, 2008 at 6:15 am

    I really liked the Studioespace site at first but as i scrolled down the page the illustration got overwhelming. Their “Who we are” and “What we do” stand out but the smaller links get lost in the illustration.

    Nice list!

  41. Lukas on May 15th, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Check out this free character set :)

  42. Priji on August 1st, 2010 at 12:55 am

    Nice image

  43. Rasha on December 12th, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    Nice List
    I Like it so much

    Is any character designer here? i need one urgently :-)

  44. Runamuk on April 4th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    A great collection of designs! THANKS

  45. sawebdesigns on May 16th, 2011 at 3:37 am

    I love the collection pretty cool thanks for sharing

  46. Stacy on December 31st, 2011 at 3:28 am

    Excellent site! Nice collection and very cool of you to share with everyone!

  47. Angelo on January 31st, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    If you want you can include my character found on my website.

  48. Darren on March 4th, 2012 at 2:10 am

    These still look amazing 4 years later!

  49. Darkstar on March 30th, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Very nice character designs and they stand the test of time

  50. Max on March 5th, 2013 at 7:15 am

    Great Illustration!
    Thank you for sharing these!