30 Examples of Toon Characters in Website Design
As you have probably noticed, we are huge fans of websites with character illustrations. We know how important is to add some real personality and natural touch to your website. Using character for your web project not only improves it visually, but also eases the connection between you and your audience. This will help you to establish good relationship with your clients and make them feel more comfortable on your website. That’s why many companies use mascots to softer their corporate image and appear more friendlier. Even more, this is simple and effective way to present what your site is about.
In search of inspiration, we have found these amazing websites that are making pretty effective use of character illustration in their design.
This superhero toon character above is created by the australian illustrator and designer Thomas ”Fitz” Fitzpatrick. Together with the canadian publisher Storypanda, they’ve decided to use toon character in order to build unique presence on the web. If you visit the site, you will see how big influence has the little hero to its whole look and feel. It’s practically what the site is all about.
This is a great superhero mascot made in nice comic style. He definitely improves the design and makes the whole website look more attractive and memorable.
Web Craftsman uses this cool viking toon character to build more welcome appearance to their web site. This smiling guy above is actually the first thing that will catch your eyes when you load the homepage. Visit the website and you will see for yourself.
4. Bear CSS
The cartoon character not only improves the site’s appearance, but also directs our attention. Like in this case. The bear points to the instruction panel. Which obviously has a big priority and bears important information for the visitors. This way they will instantly understand what the site is about and how it works.
We are pretty sure that all web designers know this awesome robot character. This is the Iconfinder’s web mascot. He is highly recognizable, integral part of their visual brand. However, the screen is part of Soft Facade’s website. These guys made this awesome character.
6. Cheese Ipsum
This is another cool example of how a toon character can add more inviting feel to your page. If you check this cheese ipsum generator, you will see how these awesome cartoon illustrations warm up the look of the site.
MailChimp has one of the most memorable web mascots in the web design niche. They have redesigned their website not so long ago, but this adorable monkey is still part of their brand image. It is their symbol and represents their services in effective and recognizable way.
These moving characters instantly caught our attention and we intuitively became curious to find out where these guys will lead us. This site is the first in-depth overview of Wes Anderson’s filmography (the most influential voices from the past two decades of the American cinema).
9. Full English
Look at this great web mascots. They definitely grab the attention and represent the brand in attractive way. Furthermore, the characters are greatly animated and this way the website looks even more interesting.
Using toon characters is always a good idea when it comes to kids related business. This is a good example how the illustration on the homepage instantly suggest us what this site is all about.
11. Cuisines Schmidt
This charming gentleman welcomes you. This is another good example how using cartoon character is a good way to add more friendly and inviting appearance to your website.
Sometimes the toon character represents a real person (in this case – Ricardo Mestre, interface designer and developer form Lisbon, Portugal). Here the character not only improves the site visually, but also eases the connection between the author and the audience.
Here we’ve founded another great superhero web mascot. His main purpose is to make the site attractive and memorable, but we all know – everyone needs super service or super product.
If you load the page and scroll down you will see that this website is made almost like an infographic or storyboard. This charming guy above is the main hero here and he will guide you while you are browsing.
15. Lets Yep!
Wonderful example for a website with easy interaction, because of a toon character. The home page has amazing, colorful background illustration. These adorable cartoon mascots were the first that took our attention and made us curious to find out what this site is about.
16. Michelle Lana
This is an inspiring portfolio website of Michelle Lana and a great example how taking the toon character could be. The illustration is adorable and the whole site looks fairy.
17. Sam Markiewicz
Creating an attractive and eye-catching web page is not easy at all. For artists and freelancers (like Sam Markiewicz) is very important to show their qualities in unique and remarkable way. This is his website – great example how the good toon character could guide you without losing your attention even for a second. Click the link and see for yourself.
18. Bellboy Game
The screen above is part of “Bellboy” game’s website and this lovely 3D character is the main hero. With him, the slider looks great and adds a lot of personality to the whole page. It made us check the game too. This is the power of the good toon character.
Awesome idea for toon characters used in the slider area. The concept of the whole website is great and that’s why we decided to include it in this showcase. Check it in full size and see for yourself
This a portfolio website with amazing animation and catchable illustrations. This page is definitely out of the stereotype. Check it!
One of the most preferred mascots for the web are the business characters. A lot of companies use them to softer their corporate image and appear more friendlier. This gentleman above is Tony and he will guide you while you are browsing this site.
These lovely dog characters definitely make the website look more inviting and fresh. It’s perfectly clear what this page is about and when something is clean and clear, it’s working good.
23. Boks Quiz
Here we have a wonderful website focused on family budget management. These lovely characters will be your companions on every page. Because of them, this responsible task looks like a child’s play. They are made in an unique but simple style, which makes the site more attractive and memorable.
25. There Are Things
In searching for more inspiration, we’ve found this design and illustration studio. This two adorable toon characters grabbed our attention instantly. Because of them, the site looks unique and we became curious what exactly is about.
Look at this web site. The way the character appears when you load the homepage is pretty cool. Besides, the character adds a lot of personality and makes the page more attractive. Check it and see for yourself.
27. Happy New Year
Let’s take a look at this splash page. The whole concept is made in minimal and readable style. This website is about dogs and this became perfectly clear when you see this adorable dog character above. It definitely adds to the page more cozy and cheerful feel.
28. Espacio Creativo
Take a look at these cheerful toon characters. They look vibrant, colorful and full of energy. It’s a good example how using cartoon characters could make your website more attractive and memorable.
This is what we call engaging design. This affable chef character is warming the whole appearance and adds cozy feel to the page. Note how the character is part of the logo too. This tautology closes the concept and makes the site looks even more interesting.
We have found Incredibox long ago. It’s like a game and this charming guy above actually is the hero. He is an incredible beatboxer and musician. This site took us from the first time we saw it.
So, which one of these websites do you like the most? Please, share with us your examples of using toon characters in web design.