6 websites that use illustration brilliantly

If you want your website to be on-trend, bringing in some illustration is the perfect way to keep things looking bang up-to-date. 

It pays to do things properly, though, and to remember that illustration's more than just decoration. Adding some flat cartoon figures might make your website layout look nice, but it'll also make your site look the same as about a million others out there; for a site that stands out you'll need to go the extra mile.

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Jim McCauley

Jim McCauley is a writer, performer and cat-wrangler who started writing professionally way back in 1995 on PC Format magazine, and has been covering technology-related subjects ever since, whether it's hardware, software or videogames. A chance call in 2005 led to Jim taking charge of Computer Arts' website and developing an interest in the world of graphic design, and eventually led to a move over to the freshly-launched Creative Bloq in 2012. Jim now works as a freelance writer for sites including Creative Bloq, T3 and PetsRadar, specialising in design, technology, wellness and cats, while doing the occasional pantomime and street performance in Bath and designing posters for a local drama group on the side.