More and more extremely talented illustrators are emerging on the web these days, which is marvelous, because they are an inexhaustible source of inspiration for all designers out there! We all love their work but we are also starting to be taken aback by the way it is displayed! An illustrator’s personal site can be a visual experience in itself, and it’s becoming a means to entering that artist’s world and vision. In this article we are going to look at some original, fresh ideas for illustrators’ portfolio sites. The secret recipe seems to be a site graphics in tune with the illustrator’s own work and personality, which can only be obtained through his/her collaboration with the web-designer. The result: extremely original, unconventional web design which you surely won’t find elsewhere! The artist’s work is inspiring to begin with but now we are witnessing an extremely creative and jocular presentation which usually invites the user to participate, enjoy and explore.
The trend seems to be the interactive Flash sites but that’s not the only solution; a simple static website with unexpected, exquisite graphics can do the trick as well. Usually, for an emerging artist with a small budget to allot to his personal site, the second is the preferred solution. Other artists choose the Html site for SEO reasons, which does not mean that their creativity will be set back! On the contrary, there is a flood of original ideas in terms of web-graphics and style! The secret seems to be the fresh interference of an artist coming from another medium (illustration) in the field of web design. So enjoy the results of this great collaboration! As a bonus, you will get to see some wonderful collections of illustrations displayed on each of these sites!