Best Visual Design

We are looking for sites that make an impact and communicate a visual experience, where the design is high quality, appropriate and relevant for the audience and the message it’s supporting. While we’re keen to see examples of beautiful imagery this should not be not at the expense of the navigation and user experience. Great visual design means it should be clear where users go for certain types of information and we expect to see design consistency throughout the website and across different devices. As this is the most hotly contested category we will also award the runner-up.

Hugh Morse

Hugh is Founder and Director of branding and design practice, Morse Studio. Morse Studio’s work defines brands through bespoke visual identities and expressions across print, digital and environments. Hugh is also Co-founder and Creative Director of Falcon Enamelware.

Jake Tilson

Artist, graphic designer and author Jake founded the arts magazine, Atlas (1984) and was an early web pioneer with his website TheCooker (1994). He is currently working on a large-scale exhibition on the Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo. Jake has designed architectural signage for the National Theatre, Everyman Theatre and Battersea Arts Centre with Haworth Tompkins.

Mark Ferguson

Mark is creative director of Very Own Studio which he formed in 2009. Very Own Studio has won an Archiboo Web Award for Visual Design and Mark was on the awards’ shortlisting panel in 2017 and 2018.

Past winners