Feb 20 2013

50 Flat (or almost flat) Designs for Inspiration


Love it or hate it, flat (or almost flat) design is shaking up all aspects of the design industry. Some take its popularity as a sign of a new era, while others simply see it as the new challenger to skeuomorphic design. Whether or not it’s here to stay, however, it’s important to recognize the qualities that a flat approach can bring to a design. Even with as little design as possible, flat design has the potential to be a suitable path for your next project. So take a look at the examples below and see if it’s right for you!

The Big Ones

1. Google (http://google.com)

2. Windows Metro (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/meet)

3. Myspace (http://myspace.com)

4. USA Today (http://www.usatoday.com)

Mobile Design

5. Gmail

6. Spotify

7. Mailbox

8. Zappos

9. Flipboard

10. Path

11. Windows

12. Rdio

13. Clear

14. Solar

15. Feedly

16. Pocket

17. Vine

18. Piction

19. Bloom.fm

20. Jasmine

21. Strava

Web Design

22. The Next Web (http://thenextweb.com)

23. Team Treehouse (http://teamtreehouse.com)

24. Layervault (http://layervault.com)

25. SpellTower (http://www.spelltower.com)

26. Rdio (http://www.rdio.com)

27. Polygon (http://www.polygon.com)

28. Lorenzoverzini (http://lorenzoverzini.com)

29. Combadi (http://combadi.com)

30. Built by Buffalo (http://builtbybuffalo.com)

31. We Like Small (http://www.welikesmall.com)

32. Snowbird (http://www.snowbird.com)

33. Hunie (http://hunie.co)

34. Always Creative (http://alwayscreative.net)

35. Kippt (http://kippt.com)

36. Wantful (https://wantful.com)

37. Paper (http://www.fiftythree.com/paper)

38. Campaign Monitor (http://www.campaignmonitor.com)

39. Sumall (https://sumall.com)

40. Modern Classicist (http://magazine1.suitupordie.com)

41. Billboard (http://www.billboard.com)

42. Captain Dash (http://captaindash.com)

43. Designed to Move (http://designedtomove.org)

44. Fitbit (http://www.fitbit.com)

45. Piccsy (http://piccsy.com)

46. Stinkdigital (http://www.stinkdigital.com)

47. Startup Giraffe (http://startupgiraffe.com)

48. Vizify (https://www.vizify.com)

49. Uniqlo (http://www.uniqlo.com/us)

50. Flat UI Kit by Riki Tanone (http://dribbble.com/shots/947782-Freebie-PSD-Flat-UI)

About the Author:

Jessica Moon is an Art Director at digital-telepathy, a user experience design studio that specializes in creating products like SlideDeck, Impress, and Filament. She has a passion for illustration and design, and enjoys blogging and tweeting about what she’s learned. You can also find her on Google+.

Leave a Response

9 Responses

  1. Feb 20 2013

    Nice post @Jessica Moon…
    I Love It.
    These are the others,
    That I have like in this same Category…

  2. Mar 07 2013

    more jessica moon posts please. always good

  3. Mar 19 2013
    Mac Grossman

    Thanks for compiling such a great list. If you are looking for a few more examples of great flat design, I put together a short gallery in my recent blog post, http://blog.stationfour.com/flat-designs-trends-in-responsive-websites/. Take a look!

  4. Mar 29 2013
    dhanesh sadalge

    awesome… just love it… kudos

  5. Apr 02 2013


    this should be in there!

  6. Apr 04 2013

    Thanks again Jessica. Big up for the piction post. Love the design!

  7. May 20 2013

    Just launched a nice flat redesign for http://www.knackhq.com. Thanks for the inspiration.

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