February 2012 Top 10 Websites for Desginers | HOW Design

February 2012: Top 10 Websites for Designers

Posted on February 2, 2012 by Megan Lane Patrick

Categories: Get Inspired, Top 10 Websites for Designers Tags: Top 10 Websites, web design.

Each month, HOW editors peruse hundreds of websites to find the best of the best—the Top 10 Websites for Designers. In reviewing these websites, the editors are looking for exceptional design as well as functionality.

Check out this month’s Top 10 Websites for Designers below. Plus, click here to submit a website that you think should be included.

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The Mischief Co.

Portfolio site for an up-and-coming design and merchandising studio themed around the idea of gentlemanly chaps, top hats, mustaches and quality work.

Mr. Bingo

This U.K.-based illustrator has a particular talent for drawing expressive mustaches and beards.

Tim Boelaars

Tim Boelaars is a designer and illustrator based in Amsterdam. His icon work is spectacular.

Drew Millward

Drew draws the old fashioned way with pen and ink. His style seems influenced by graffitti, tattoos and vinyl toys.

Illo Confidential

Illo Confidential is a collective of 18 award-winning illustrators sharing their latest work with art directors and their fellow artists.


The WAV – Working Artists Ventura – is a state-of-the-art community, designed for artists and creative businesses, and is located in the Downtown Cultural District of Ventura, California. WAV offers affordable living and work space for 82 artists from 21 countries, who are painters, sculptors, dancers, musicians, writers, actors, filmmakers and more.

Porridge Papers

Located in Lincoln, NE, Porridge Papers is a fine papermill and letterpress studio with a small retail store.

Handwritten Letters

Mary Kate McDevitt, an illustrator and hand-letterer living and working in Portland, OR, created the Handwritten Letters project to get herself in the habit of drawing letters and inspiring other people to do the same.

Own A Color

The average computer, smartphone and tablet can display 16.7 million colors so a small group of creatives teamed up to raise money for UNICEF by inviting people to own and name their very own colors for a donation as little as $2.

Zim and Zou

Lucie Thomas teamed up with Thibault Zimmermann to form Zim&Zou, a French studio based in Nancy that explores different fields including paper sculpture, installation, graphic design and illustration.

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