Best Illustration Design

From down-to-earth to out-of-this-world, these illustrations capture the imagination and push the boundaries of digital art. Check out the creativity behind this year’s nominees.


I love how Illia Kolesnyk's simplified style and layout still manage to depict a full narrative. It brings us along on the adventures to different places. His use of significant elements and the drawing style correspond well with the stories (scenes, people, situations, moods) and highlight the experiences in each illustration. It's fun and engaging! The color palette and composition are well balanced too, showing a great depth and contrast where needed.


This was a large illustration project with lots of creative freedom. While each scene is quite different, Illia Kolesnyk managed to keep his work cohesive through his simplistic style and use of perspective. To get it right, he jumped right into Illustrator and filled his artboards with colored shapes, playing with overlay modes and looking for the desired effect. The result is a series of eye-catching artwork that’s perfect for a website. Nice work, Illia!

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