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45+ Excellent Examples of using Character Illustrations in Web Design

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I really like websites using mascots or character illustrations. As you can see here in Naldz Graphics, Im using a boy illustration too. Its my personal mascot for the site. Using character illustrations on a web design can give more brand and it also look more inviting to visitors.

This post is a showcase of 45+ Excellent Examples using Character Illustrations in Web Design. The list below are showing some of the coolest sites where character illustrations are put into action.

eanka

mascot1

psdrockstar

mascot2

vectips

mascot3

stoodeo

mascot4

idesignstudios

mascot5

globalzoo

mascot6

fatburgr

mascot7

octwelve

mascot8

tylercruz

mascot14

creamscoop

mascot9

rysetv

mascot15

netnova

mascot10

kailoon

mascot11

vectorqueen

mascot12

johncow

mascot13

geeksdreamgirl

mascot16

photoshoplady

mascot17

xavierboubert

mascot18

mediocore

mascot19

thinkorange

mascot20

getmefast

mascot36

guavastudios

mascot21

sr28

mascot22

veerle.duoh

mascot23

projectvino

mascot24

katuno

mascot32

couponninja

mascot37

meomi

mascot25

moourl

mascot26

silverbackapp

mascot35

ellislab

mascot27

cyclo.ps

mascot38

mafiadeath

mascot28

themetation

mascot29

wishlistr

mascot30

elitistsnob

mascot42

flashnseo

mascot31

mailchimp

mascot33

blogsessive

mascot41

freelanceswitch

mascot46

thegreatbeardedreef

mascot34

enrichmint

mascot39

simplestartup

mascot40

blogwhatdesign

mascot43

lonnroth

mascot44

iwit

mascot45

Does this showcase inspire you? Do you know some other sites that deserve to be included? Feel fre to post your comments.

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  • Niki Brown | The Design O'Blog

    You forgot my little Office mouse character :) hgttp://nikibrown.com/designoblog

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  • Gutscheincode

    Pretty good selection. Love illustrations for websites … even though it’s probably only a short-term trend.

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  • FreelancerCrowd

    Heh, very, very cute selection :)

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  • BongoBox

    I’m actually a bit disappointed: There are a LOT of similar styles, poses, layouts…

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  • Shad

    Gotta have http://www.moxiedesignstudios.com/ in that list somewhere…

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  • Honour Chick

    wow… very creative illustrations… thanks for posting

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  • Zik

    Nice list ! I made also a webdesign using character illustration, feel free to take a look :)

    Thanks for sharing :)

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  • MrGonz

    Nice article. I think article should be named “Cute Character Animations in Web Design”. I’m all for this style, but all these look the same. Yawn. Where’s something other than cutesy? How about some sharp, dark, serious vector art?

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  • cbz

    not a bad collection, though quite a few of them are from the same clip art bundle, by the same artist. your character on naldz is pretty sweet, though.

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  • Geek's Dream Girl

    Hey! There’s me!! What an awesome surprise! :) Thanks!

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  • Fredemann

    They are well made – but also almost identical. They don’t do much to position their sites, since they are so alike.
    I prefer the Think Orange one over all the same style ones that are plastered all over.

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  • Joe Tech

    I love the graphic I got from Logo Samurai.

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  • Rongen

    Let me blow my own horn . How about this > http://rongenrobles.com/2005/

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  • macoteca

    Really nice selection. I love characters in general. Some of them are from stockimages but the way these websites use them is really cool.

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  • Camijomo

    Accountabilityapps.com has some great characters created by JJ Connally of the seventh and October Co.

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  • Jason

    Check out http://www.docucoders.com

    They use illustrations of chefs in everything.

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  • Syllogism

    They all look like the same illustrator? How many of these sites have been made by the same person?

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  • Cristhian Bedon

    Great selection, I seen a few of these beforehand. Never the less, these are illustrations.

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  • Ariel

    GRRRREAT POST!!! I love website mascots too!!

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  • vainstein

    To your collection http://www.5pmweb.com/

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  • tobyct

    Nice collection, cheers for the post.

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  • b1tzmast3r

    Killer list!! Toons Rule!

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  • Cheap Flash Designer

    Hey …Nice Collection of some awesome character illustrations . Some of them are really exquisite…kudos to the designer. Keep it up with the good work buddy

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  • deepika

    awesome collections..

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  • katanka

    You can check also http://szerlok.pl

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  • Cre8ive Commando

    Haha! Nice collection. You can have a look at my website mascot here: http://www.cre8ivecommando.com

    He is a simple 3d character called “Cre8ive Commando” that I created in Maya.

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  • Ashley Adams : Postcard Printing

    Impressive Collection!! I must admit.. using character illustrations in web designing is a cool idea.. I simply love the thegreatbeardedreef and couponninja.. thanks for sharing.. cheers!!!

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  • acey

    hope i can make as cool as those character illlustrations :D i have one in my blog but im a newbie XD

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  • Diana

    Hi! What do you think about this character? http://www.falconknives.com/

    Diana.

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  • Diana

    Hey, forge about my link they changed the character for an ugly one :P

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  • Gutschein

    I like the monkey from silverbackapp the most. Really nice.

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  • Rabattcode

    Really a nice collection. We used for our voucher website cartoons, too.

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  • Georgann Spratley

    Thanks for taking the time on this, I was looking everywhere for something similar, but this is just as helpful.

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  • Otto Gutscheincode

    Did anyone know a great designer for characters like the silverback one?

    These are all awesome works!

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  • Zalando Gutschein

    Nice list! Nice Collection of some awesome character illustrations . Some of them are really exquisite…

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  • McGutschein

    hi there,
    lovley ilustrations i want to redesign my ugly site and this a good inspiration!
    my favorite is the one called “mediocore”.
    really funny guy!

    regards!

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  • Forest

    I’m not that much of a online reader to be honest but your sites really nice, keep it up!

    I’ll go ahead and bookmark your site to come back down the road.
    Many thanks

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