I’m fascinated with good design. This is most likely due to the fact that I’m not a designer myself, so I really appreciate it when I see others doing a great job. This whole Web 2.0 movement has caused a lot of new start-ups – many of them have a new look and feel that is much more simplified. They focus on what is important, reducing clutter, and ensuring a great user experience.
Some of the top designers with examples:
Andy Rutledge has taken it upon himself to redesign the eBay homepage (link props to Mike at Addison Road).
Todd Dominey has a great portfolio. Below is a popular design he created for Blogger – Google’s blogging engine.
Bryan at Avalonstar has done a great job with the UPS Store Providence website. Super simple and easy to navigate.
Catherine Savard design for Purina One.
Mike Davidson is one of my favorite designers. His blog is great, as well as his designs. Here is one he did for K2 Bikes.
Obviously, there are many many more designers and design examples out there, but I hope this gives everyone an idea of what’s happening in the trendy design world. 9 Rules is a great blog network to visit that has a list of outstanding new designers, make sure you check them out too. It’s not surprising that many of those listed here are already a part of the 9 Rules stable.