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22 Fresh Examples of Modern Web Design (Updated September 2020)

By Zach Morin
Updated September 29, 2020
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Modern Web Design 2020
Zach Morin
Zach Morin

Zach is a talented designer – who loves helping clients get the kind of website that represents their quality online.

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Every month, Hook Agency partners with web designers to participate in the One Hour Web Challenge. The rules are simple: the designer must take 60 minutes (no more or less) to design the hero section of a website. The website can be made up or it can be a redesign of a brand you like. The more gratuitous the design, the better.

We started doing this challenge about a year ago when Hook Agency CEO & Lead Strategist Tim Brown and I frequented the design website, Dribbble, for early client inspiration. What we found was that although there was a lot of great looking website design on that site, we weren’t sure how much of it was practical. It seemed like much of the designs chose to defy standard web convention for getting more leads. So out of the desire to emulate those designs, we used the design challenge as a creative outlet to take our shot at more conceptual, non-client web design. Thus, our design challenge was born.

September 2020

This month marked the end of Summer and beginning of cool weather in Minnesota. Naturally, all of the Design Challenge contestants have been thinking about Fall and it shows. Squirrels, apples, earth tones, and the new seasons of our favorite shows are a few Fall website themes to dominate this September’s challenge entries.

Apple Orchard

Designer: Emma Maddock – Marketing Specialist at Moore Engineering
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Squirrel Hats

Designer: Clay Oglesby – UX Visual Designer at US Bank
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Urban Hiatus

Designer: Greta Whittenberg – Owner & Designer at Creativ Endeavor
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The Mandalorian

Designer: Matt Anderson – Developer at Hook Agency
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Creative Ritual

Designer: Tim Brown – CEO / Lead Strategist at Hook Agency
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La Bibliotheque

Designer: Zach Morin – Art Direction at Hook Agency
LinkedIn | Portfolio
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The Stoic Way

Designer: Christina LeClaire – Freelance Designer / Owner at The Babe Rebellion
LinkedIn | Portfolio
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August 2020

While we’ve run the design challenge before, this was our first time reaching out to designers in our network to participate. After seeing all of the entries come I was exited to seeing a some underlying themes present throughout the designs. The use of big, bold typography as well as intense gradients is a style is resonating with designers lately. My favorite part about seeing these emerge is that none of the designers knew what the other designers were creating at the time. The current consciousness of design is thus revealed through these recurring elements.

Once all the designs were in I asked three Hook team members to reveal their top 3 favorite designs:

Cole S: 1. Tres Abuelos Tequila 2. Up-Down 3. Flamingo
Emily G: 1. Tres Abuelos Tequila 2. NASA 3. Up-Down
Casey S: 1. NASA 2. Flamingo 3. Up-Down

Flamingo Virtual Assistants

Designer: Tim Brown – CEO / Lead Strategist at Hook Agency
LinkedIn | Portfolio

Happy Place

Designer: Jared Nanasy – Owner / Creative Director Wolderman Creative
LinkedIn | Portfolio
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NASA

Designer: Christina LeClaire – Freelance Designer / Owner at The Babe Rebellion
LinkedIn | Portfolio
Examples of Modern Web Design

Tres Abuelos Tequila

Designer: Zach Morin – Art Direction at Hook Agency
LinkedIn | Portfolio
Examples of Modern Web Design

The Institute for Athletes

Designer: Chris Liskiewicz – Art Director at Team IFA
LinkedIn | Portfolio
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Up-Down Arcade Bar

Designer: Mike Delsing – Digital Designer at CREED Interactive
LinkedIn | Portfolio
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Beef Jesus

Designer: Matt Anderson – Developer at Hook Agency
LinkedIn | Portfolio
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Couch Calculator

Designer: Emma Maddock – Marketing Specialist at Moore Engineering
LinkedIn | Portfolio
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Past Designs

These are designs from when the Design Challenge was run exlusively in house at Hook Agency.

Treads

Designer: Matt Anderson
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Hook Agency

Designer: Zach Morin
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Pickle

Designer: Tim Brown
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The Weinery

Designer: Zach Morin
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Propellr

Designer: Tim Brown
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Sports Agency Website

Designer: Zach Morin
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Allergy Finder

Designer: Tim Brown
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Thanks for checking out these fresh examples of modern web design!


 

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