One of the most important talents every professional should have is an eye for design. It implies the awareness of the latest projects and trends in the field, as well as the thorough analysis of the details and skills that led the project to success. Roughly speaking, a seasoned professional should be able to distinguish a potentially disastrous or award-winning design before it receives universal hate or recognition.
To develop an eye for design you should have a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the top-notch projects out there. For instance, you can explore the best website designs from Awwwards in 2020 and get inspired and motivated to create award-winning projects in the future. Here you go!
1. Stock Photography Then and Now
The website shares the history of stock photography, showcases the dramatic change in aesthetics over the last 10 years, and provides a bright outlook on the future of the industry. It was created by a creative agency, Advanced Team, in collaboration with the world’s leading photo bank, Depositphotos.
2. Swab The World
To make sure every patient finds their donor, an award-winning digital agency, Locomotive, designed an appealing website for a donor recruitment platform Swab The World.
3. The Year of Greta
In 2019, Greta Thunberg was named the person of the year according to TIME magazine. She got on the magazine’s cover and inspired a boutique creative studio, Superhero Cheesecake, to create a platform that would illustrate a timeline of how Greta Thunberg became the leader of a worldwide movement.
4. Pioneer – Corn Revolutionized
Thanks to digital experience design studio, Resn, you can now immerse into the engaging, behind-the-scenes process of corn seed development by the germplasm library Pioneer.
5. Alan Menken
by HELLO MONDAY
Hello Monday, a creative studio, put together the magical portfolio of Alan Menken, an award-winning American composer and the author of songs for the world’s known animated films “The Little Mermaid”, “Beauty and the Beast”, “Aladdin”, and more. Dive in!
6. Sweet Punk
by SWEET PUNK
Check out the new website of a French creative agency, Sweet Punk, that encourages you to explore their projects and spend more time surfing the platform.
7. Vide Infra
by VIDE INFRA
Vide Infra, an agency that specializes in design and technology solutions for brands, created an engaging website for themselves that was highlighted by Awwwards as one of the best websites of 2020.
8. Ali Ali
by EXO APE
Another inspiring portfolio worth exploring is the one created by a digital design-driven agency, Exo Ape, for a commercials director from Cairo Ali Ali. Enjoy!
9. Mav Farm
by GEEX ARTS
Explore the website of the Mav Farm app for the engaging and breathtaking design experience. Geek Arts, a design and web development company, seems to be impeccable when it comes to trendy and innovative solutions.
by PURÉE MAISON
With an aim to showcase the values and resolute spirit of a consultancy firm Altermind, Purée Maison, a creative and digital strategy studio, created a website with immersive and smooth user experience.
11. Shape Studio
Shape Studio specializes in spatial experiences for commercial clients, and the neat but trendy website was created by an award-winning Bristol-based studio – Green Chameleon (GC).
12. Acura: Beat That
Looking for some inspiration in game design? Here’s the Acura racing game for both mobile and desktop created by Active Theory – an agency that crafts amazing websites, apps, installations, as well as XR experiences.
13. Nova Smart Home
Nova Smart Home is a 3D microsite with engaging user experience for those who’d like to find out more about smart home products. It was created by a creative agency Ueno as part of the client’s holiday marketing campaign.
14. Pest Stop Boys
This bold and interactive website from Herdl for pest control service Pest Stop Boys is a great way to visualize niche topics and spread the message to audiences worldwide.
15. Helias Oils
The Helias Oils website by digital studio Buzzworthy features trendy colors, appealing visuals, and a minimalist layout that encourages you to explore the products and website of the company in detail.
16. Ultima Gstaad Switzerland
EWM is a Swiss-born design and development agency that created an award-winning and high-end website for a 5-star hotel and SPA Ultima in Gstaad, Switzerland.
17. The Virtual Economy
To showcase and describe the future of the virtual economy, a digital innovations agency, Gladeye, collaborated with L’Atelier BNP Paribas. The website is stunning!
18. Next Big Thing
Wondering how the website of a venture studio would look like? Here’s a platform crafted by a creative agency Serious Business for a company that specializes in supporting the life cycle of new ventures.
19. KD Capital
An independent digital agency, Spring/Summer, helped KD Capital visualize their values and explain how they increase potential investments in a fascinating way.
You can draw inspiration from the website of a digital agency, Fleava, that provides an overview of the company’s works and allows you to find the necessary information in a matter of seconds.
If you make it a habit to devote time to exploring the best website designs, watching aesthetically pleasing movies, and following seasonal trends, you’ll quickly develop an eye for design. Meanwhile, explore even more great website designs from Awwwards:
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