The everyday doodle is often left hiding away in a designer’s sketchbook, never being fulfilled in life as a complete design, but every now and again doodles get their chance of being part of the big picture. In web design, designers often strive to inject creativity into their interfaces and layouts. The good old pencil can be a highly useful tool that can easily add personality to a design, giving that feeling of originality that you just don’t get with crisp, smooth digital effects. This showcase of creative doodles in web design provides a wealth of inspiration and shows how hand-drawn elements can add that tactile and low-fi feel to a website design.
N.DesignStudio’s website features Nick La’s works and even some tutorials. It uses a Koi fish illustration that gives his site an original look.
The Web Designer Wall is one the most popular design blogs thanks to its content and appearance. If you’ll take a look you’ll also notice that the background uses quite an interesting doodle.
Creative Cruise has a catchy appearance with their colorful animated website. You can check it out or, if you want, you can hop on-board and get inspired by like-minded creative professionals.
Friday Cat is a website that presents a different cat each Friday. Scroll down to see the rest of the cats or propose one yourself!
This website is nearly entirely made out of doodles. How cool is that? It belongs to a team of creative minds that usually build stars and planets but also some websites in their free time.
Miki Mottes is an illustrator, animator, and designer and this website will only surprise you with creativity as you scroll down. Not only will you find a gallery of projects but you’ll also notice that the entire web site is a carefully thought and designed.
Denise Chandler surely stands out with her animated doodle that turns into an illustration. Scroll down to find more of her doodles!
Joby’s website works as a personal scrapbook. It starts with a white horizontal band that shows quite an interesting doodle and then showcases all the projects he’s worked on until today.
This is a graphic designer’s website that starts with a nice doodle and a warm hello. If you’re interested you can check some more doodles or projects in the gallery below.
This website focuses on presenting one character’s struggle to cope with a series of animations and doodles.
This is Heather Sloane’s gallery that showcases her work over the time. You’ll see doodles, illustrations, and other cool stuff.
This website uses doodle to create a frame for the content they post. They also have some cool short films you can watch.
This is website is Deborah Cavenaugh’s blog which does not only use one of her beautiful paintings as background but also showcases a gallery of other projects.
Dean Oakley is a web designer and developer that specializes in WordPress and this is his horizontal scrolling website. You’ll also notice an illustration that gives a friendly warm vibe to his page.
This is yet another example of a website that uses doodle. This time everything starts with a cool logo and ends with an amazing gallery of impressive artwork.
Red’s page is one that makes you smile when you see it. This is a business card website that portrays Red Russak through a nice illustration.
Kev Adamson’s website also uses doodles in its design layout which makes the interface look more friendly. Even the web menu has a unique design approach.
Leihu uses a cool illustration on its home page. If you like it you can also check out his portfolio or read some of his thoughts.
This is yet another example of using doodle in your next project. Get inspired by this cool site and check out their creative slideshow.
Suie Paparude has a cool and original website that uses doodle that makes you want to check out their music or book a ticket to their next concert.
This website uses Robby Leonardi’s illustrations to portray himself. You’ll out it’s divided into 3 parts: a game based resume and two portfolios.
Master of Shapes combines typography with a doodle in the site’s header and the result is amazing! Check out this design-driven interactive studio website!
This is Sean Halpin’s business card website. He is a web designer who uses illustrations to best display what he can do and how he can help.
hasrimy.com specializes in designs that are ‘out of this world’! They have a horizontal scrolling website that uses doodles, galleries and so much more.
Stuffandnonsense uses doodles and illustrations in their web design which gives the site a familiar touch while also laying out important information to their readers.
If you’re in the mood for a creative website, then Jason Love’s project on handmadeinteractive is your go-to. He uses doodles and illustrations, asks questions and tells stories.
Kid Acne is a passionate artist, illustrator, print-maker and emcee and he spent most of his time writing graffiti. His site best shows his hobbies and interest as it uses many doodles in its web design layout.
They’re a full-service creative agency and they use doodles and illustrations on their website’s background and menu. They share their friendly attitude and passion for the job through their website.
A crayon’s life uses a repeated doodle as a background texture. This gives the website a sensitive and familiar touch.
Pikaland focuses on connecting the dots between creativity. It uses doodles in its background and showcases a large range of illustrations and arts.
Story Pixel uses doodles all through their website. From the leaves in the header to the warm ‘hello’ and ending with a nice drawing at the bottom of the page.
This Russian website is one of my favorites. It is a creative and interactive website that focuses on children health care.
Guillaume Juvenet takes doodle to another level and gave his personal page an animated and original look.
Jan specializes in user interface design, illustrations and iconography and his website is a good example of using your creativity to the maximum.
This horizontal scrolling website uses doodles and typography to raise awareness about the food we eat and how we could keep our world brilliant.
Smallman Records uses doodles in their header and as their background to give their website a friendly and creative touch.