20 Excellent Examples of Using Animals in Web Design

Aug 2 2009 by Thomas Hardy | 35 Comments

Well-drawn animal illustrations can make for a fantastic design element for websites and web applications. Here, we present a variety of beautiful web designs that feature use animals – we hope you enjoy them!

1. Old Loft

Old Loft

2. Zootool


3. Ched Online

Ched Online

4. Mamieboo Gallery

Mamieboo Gallery

5. Blogbuster


6. Big Omaha

Big Omaha

7. Owltastic


8. MixTurtle


9. Ethan Gardener

Ethan Gardener

10. Adore Le Pug

Adore Le Pug

11. Cow & Monkey

Cow & Monkey

12. Dharma Frog

Dharma Frog

13. Elune Art

Elune Art

14. Litago Ku-Kunst

Litago Ku-Kunst

15. Be A Magpie

Be A Magpie

16. Read Whale

Read Whale

17. Small White Bear

Small White Bear

18. PSD Gator

PSD Gator

19. Boagworld


20. Silverback


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If you know of other websites and web apps that feature animals as a design element, feel free to share it with us in the comments.

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Thomas HardyThomas Hardy is a web designer from Newcastle upon Tyne (UK), here is his portfolio. He founded Design-Heaven, where he regularly blogs. You can will also connect with him on Twitter.


Mike N.

August 2nd, 2009

Beautiful list. One site that should be added is http://www.chirptracker.com – it has some beautiful illustrations of birds on the site.


August 2nd, 2009

My own site features an animal – my logo is a pig in a chef’s hat! I also create themes around whatever food I want him to be holding in the banner. Whatever colors the food has are the colors I use for my theme.

Antonio Carlos Silveira

August 2nd, 2009

Hi there, did you tale a look at The New YahooProduct? Called yahoo Meme. They use dogs really well: http://meme.yahoo.com


August 2nd, 2009

Cool collection of animals in website to show animal love. This is also environmental friendly nature of the websites as well as a means to show their support for the same.

I thank all the websites that are listed above for having shown their love to nature and animals as well to all those websites that not listed here but comes in the same category.

Keep up the good work!


August 2nd, 2009

Hey Thomas! Thanks for featuring our rhino!! Here’s a little making-of video: http://vimeo.com/1035534

Fred Hatman

August 2nd, 2009

For a great site using animal illustrations, check out http://www.barrydownard.com


August 2nd, 2009

What a zoo! Thanks for the sweet examples… I love web design mixed with animals…


August 2nd, 2009

very nice design, i specially like the one with the turtle – MixTurtle.


August 2nd, 2009

I love http://www.okayboss.com/ – His turtle is the best!


August 2nd, 2009

Cool stuffs! Thanks for sharing.


August 3rd, 2009

Nice list. I like the turtle.


August 3rd, 2009

Great. Thank you for collect some nice web designs and share them.


August 3rd, 2009

This is so cute!! The white bear and le pug were the CUTEST! OMG!! Nice collection! ^_^


August 3rd, 2009

You guys missed CurdBee (http://curdbee.com)..The Bee looks soo cute and cheesy.

Also, they are a smart service, which saves my ass when it comes to billing my clients online


August 4th, 2009

Oh i love this xD Animals in design are so my thing!!


August 5th, 2009

So great! One of my favorites, an agency in Oxford (be sure to change the themes): http://www.hutchhouse.com/index.php?habitat=jungle


August 6th, 2009

wohh Cool! Thanks for sharing.
haha Small White Bear is funny heh
i love animal too xp

Sergio Alegria

August 9th, 2009


Here’s another site with an animal


August 10th, 2009


lots of animals there :)


August 10th, 2009

http://mailchimp.com did a great job with this concept.


August 16th, 2009

And where is Twitter? :)


August 17th, 2009

Love it :)
Web is magic you can use cartoon for big company logo !!


August 17th, 2009

great list…bears, owls, rhinos, cows….didnt see a cat there?


August 27th, 2009

You forgot about http://nopigs.org, love the logo.

Ashely Adams

November 26th, 2009

Ched is cute but I like Silverback more! Sorry Ched!…LOL….Jokes apart this is an impressive list…..From cows to turtles to alligator to rhinos anything left? Thanks for sharing this lovely post…….Great work designers….. and a special mention for all the non-humans…LOL!!!!!


March 30th, 2010

Excellent designs with animals in it.. i like the http://oldloft.com/ cool color combination’s..

Web 2.0 Design

May 25th, 2010

Superb designs with great concept. I especially liked “Adore Le Pug”. Many thanks for sharing this beautiful resource.


March 3rd, 2011

I am working on a site called http://www.zezoo.eu it is filled with great animal drawings.

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