30 Beautiful Corporate Websites

In today’s marketplace, every company needs an effective website. Of course, the purposes and needs of each company’s site will be unique, but every company should have a site that presents a professional image to visitors. That image should also be an accurate representation of the company and should work with other branding efforts to present consistent messages to customers.

Portfolio websites, blogs, and e-commerce websites often get attention as sources of design inspiration, but today we’re focusing on corporate websites. The purpose of these sites is to provide information about the company and its products or services. Here you’ll find 30 excellent examples that should serve as some inspiration for your own design projects.

Journey Group, Inc

Journey Group, Inc

SRMC

SRMC

Pace Law

Pace Law

Roll

Roll

Wootten

Wootten

Elephant Groupe

Elephant Groupe

Diehl Group Architects

Diehl Group Architects

Spectre

Spectre

Hyper Island

Hyper Island

 

Ashford & Ashford

Ashford & Ashford

CH Hausmann & Co.

CH Hausmann & Co.

Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

Bienville Capital Management

Bienville Capital Management

Team Excellence

Team Excellence

Capgemini

Capgemini

Sophos

Sophos

Apple

Apple

Dell

Dell

FireHost

FireHost

RedBrick Health

RedBrick Health

Adlucent

Adlucent

Envato

Envato

Preserve

Preserve

Medallia

Medallia

Seattle Cider Company

Seattle Cider Company

NAL Associates

NAL Associates

Oscar Health Insurance

Oscar Health Insurance

Cambridge Healthcare

Cambridge Healthcare

Trask Industries

Trask Industries

Arte Charpentier Architects

Arte Charpentier Architects

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  • Adam Sofineti, February 1, 2010

    With all the noise about the death of Flash, it’s hard not to notice that most of these websites use Flash on their homepage…

  • aledesign.it, February 1, 2010

    So nice this post. More examples are so good. Good creative.

  • What Creative, February 1, 2010

    Really nice post here. Plenty of inspiration! Good work, I’ll definitely be revisiting sometime soon when I next get creative block :s

    P.S. I agree with the comment above about the death of Flash, but I think the argument is more about there now being more simple ways to do the stuff that Flash has always done, not that people are necessarily stopping using it just yet… I wrote a blog post myself on JQuery vs Flash a few months ago (http://www.whatcreative.co.uk/blog/?p=218) but it’s also the rise of HTML5 and the video tag etc that’s going to cause Flash more problems.

  • Melvin José, February 1, 2010

    I went to the website of “Able Maritime Yacht Insurance” with IE6 and I got Rick Rolled! Brilliant.
    Blackberry, Team Excellence and Further are my faves.

  • Gregory Raby, February 1, 2010

    Thanks for coming up with such a list.

    Having said that, I disagree with many of your choices. Having a large banner on your homepage or a cool nav bar doesn’t make your site pretty, usable or sticky. Also, not all these sites play in the same league. I guess Cap Gemini, Apple, Dell.com have a way more complex identity & a lot more lines of products than 8interactive. How do you rank that ?

    Would be great to start this kind of posts with your criteria on what makes a corp site enter the list. Is “beauty” the real criteria here ?

    Greg

  • New Cars Online, February 1, 2010

    Most of these are wonderful in design and layout.

  • Vandelay Website Design, February 1, 2010

    Melvin,
    Well that is definitely not good. I haven’t used IE6 other than for testing purposes in a very long time.

    Gregory,
    You’re allowed to disagree with the choices. If we all had the same opinion it would be pretty boring. Personally, I like the fact that the selection of sites represents a number of different types of companies. I don’t feel a need to “rank” these sites against each other, it’s simply a selection of sites that I think are well done. Actually, as for your suggestion about listing more details about the criteria, that is a plan for a future post about corporate web design. Thanks for the feedback.

  • Black Katz - rent in London, February 1, 2010

    I love the look of the Able Maritime Insurance – really conjures up lazy yachting days. And I’m loving the texture on the Blackberry site. Thanks for these.

  • Murlu, February 1, 2010

    This is such a nice change up compared to the dreaded white/blue combos with the stock corporate photos.

  • Revenue Robot, February 1, 2010

    some simply amazing websites out there… very inspirational! thanks for the post :)

  • Graham Strong, February 1, 2010

    I got Rickrolled using Chrome — maybe the site’s been hacked?

    ~Graham

  • Graham Strong, February 1, 2010

    PS – I’m referring to getting Rickrolled on the “Able Maritime Yacht Insurance” website (in case there’s any confusion…)

    ~G

  • Eric Di Bari, February 1, 2010

    Great sites. It seems like Gateway copied Apple’s website, although I can’t say that with any certainty since I’ve never seen it before. I must say, I really like the blackberry website too.

  • Graham Strong, February 1, 2010

    PPS – Even stranger, there’s nothing in the code to suggest why the YouTube video is loading either… I’m no expert though — perhaps there’s something in the css?

    ~Graham

  • Graham Strong, February 1, 2010

    Found it through Firefox and NoScript — it’s launched from malsup.com, in or around this line:

    ~Graham

  • David Pratt, February 1, 2010

    Some good looking sites there, although I’m not sure they could all be strictly classed as corporate sites!

    • Vandelay Website Design, February 1, 2010

      David,
      Which ones who you not consider corporate sites? I’m curious because when I see other showcases of corporate sites I always feel that about half of them are not corporate sites. Interested to hear your opinion.

  • Leighton Taylor, February 1, 2010

    Beautiful sites. Thanks for the visual buffet!

  • New York Web Design, February 1, 2010

    Gr8 Collection dude…It is inspiring !!

    & Hats off to all the designers….for their Excellent Work

  • Vandelay Website Design, February 1, 2010

    To clarify on the previous comment, this post only includes sites that I felt were appropriately classified as corporate.

  • Ted Goas, February 1, 2010

    Hmm, kind of a loose definition of ‘corporate.’ But then again who am I to define it.

    I’d be interested to see a followup post of nice corporate sites for larger companies? Perhaps Fortune 500 or Fortune 1000? I liked how you highlighted Dell, AT&T, Blackberry, etc…. wish there were more along those lines.

  • Vandelay Website Design, February 1, 2010

    Hi Ted,
    All of the sites represent a company. I’ve seen other “corporate website” showcases that include sites for web apps, blog themes, and a lot of other stuff that I don’t consider corporate. If you have suggestions on what you think should be considered corporate I would be happy to hear it. To me the defining factor is that the site is the face of a company, regardless of whether that company is a Fortune 500 business or a business of 20 employees.

  • Ted Goas, February 1, 2010

    @Vandelay Website Design

    Right on… I tried to back away from defining what a ‘corporate’ should be. My apologies if that did not come across as intended.

    Rather than comment further on this post, I’d like to suggest a follow up post that focuses just on larger corporations and widely-recognized brands. Perhaps ones with prime-time TV commercials, though you may draw the line where you see fit.

    • Vandelay Website Design, February 1, 2010

      Ted,
      No, it didn’t come off wrong. I’m just curious as to what other people think because by looking at some other collections of corporate sites I’ve come away feeling like I only saw a few sites that were really corporate. I tried to provide sites that truly were corporate, but I’m open to other people’s suggestions, although I have a feeling we all see things a little bit differently. Doing a showcase of large companies is another possibility. Thanks for your feedback.

  • Simon, February 1, 2010

    A great collection here. I especially like Navigant Consulting, its a lot different from the other ones and I think that makes it stand out a lot.

    Also love how the players have been incorporated on the Medallia.

  • Camilo Sabogal, February 2, 2010

    Thaks for sharing, I totally agree with RIM (it’s awesome) and Apple among others

  • Web Design Maidstone, February 2, 2010

    Some nice original ideas, you need the right client to be able to do something different in a corporate site

  • theComplex, February 2, 2010

    Beautiful collection!

  • Mario Garcia, Jr., February 2, 2010

    Working mostly with newspaper websites, I wish the beauty and cleanliness of the pages could somehow transfer over, but I wonder if these sites could look as beautiful if the designers had to contend with leaderboard and medium rectangle ads. Seems ads are relegated to the far right column, pretty much nullifying the content in that area of the page and leaving only part of the width of the total page to design.

  • Suresh Chowhan, February 2, 2010

    All designs are creative with excellence work. Each corporate site have a unique concept to show their products and services. Great collections!

  • idagency, February 2, 2010

    Great article and beautiful websites, it’s quite inspiring although list has some strange websites I wouldn’t have put here.

  • Joe, February 2, 2010

    Nice colection. Good to see a variety of solutions for the corporate world. Especially like the navigation system on the Cognigen, pretty creative. The Mission Bicycle Company site is a fav. of mine. Love the big nav!

  • Stratigo, February 2, 2010

    Good creative.
    Great layouts in some of these examples.

    Stratigo
    Follow us: @stratigodesign

  • Tek Düzen Muhasebe, February 2, 2010

    Thaks for sharing, I totally agree with RIM (it’s awesome) and Apple among others

  • Miguel, February 3, 2010

    Great Selection, i like a lot element fusion great work.

  • Singapore Web Design, February 3, 2010

    Thanks for compiled this list. I like Logitech website very much. Very clean and fresh!

  • Ajay, February 3, 2010

    Great Collection! Thanks for sharing.

  • Graphic Designer Surrey, February 3, 2010

    Great selection of corporate websites, thanks!

  • lugu, February 3, 2010

    The Most Beautiful Design is Logitech. I use all tehir product and I love their website …

  • Mike, February 3, 2010

    Excellent collections of corporate sites! Keep up the good work!

  • seo content girl, February 4, 2010

    I love this, great collection and very creative designs. The Bomb!

  • Taylor Steele, February 4, 2010

    Wow, they really went all out! I mean, in truth their sites are mostly beautiful photo’s with text over lays. Not a hard task to complete if you have a pile of money for photo shoot’s.
    Still the pictures are nice the designer choose well as far as font styles and colors.

  • PAUL CRAIG, February 6, 2010

    Seems good company with high tech equipments. Defiantly will try their services at least for once. Hope to receive good quality service.

  • Net Success, February 6, 2010

    These are some nice sites! Blackberry is the nicest with firehost coming in second.

  • Boise Real Estate, February 7, 2010

    Great post and you are right, these are great corporate websites! The Blackberry site is my favorite site and I am still in pursuit of the great elusive real estate site that I can be proud of and will attract more traffic!

  • Mike Healy, February 7, 2010

    A very nice collection, I like the use of illustration as a major home page feature in a lot of the designs. I think sometimes the feature graphical can be too tall and dominant though, and the content get’s pushed down a bit too far. Illustrations that are able to sit underneath (z-axis) the main copy or links work well IMO.

    Makes me feel like designing, unfortunately it’s programming time right now.

  • amber, February 8, 2010

    Thank you for having the initiative to compile these nicely designed websites. The templates are very clean, titles and headers are catchy and direct to the point. I also like those with creative banners like that of Sophos and FireHost. Great images, great layout, great websites!

  • julien, February 8, 2010

    Blackberry website is absolutely stunning. Wondering if you placed it at the top because it’s your favorite…

    • Vandelay Website Design, February 8, 2010

      Julien,
      Yes, I really liked the Blackberry site and listed first because of that.

  • toplu mesaj, February 8, 2010

    All of are art :) Excellent work, thanks for the visual buffet!

  • Ben, February 8, 2010

    Wow what a great list!

    Some fantastic examples of how a corporate website doesn’t have to look plain and boring. Some great uses of text and colour in these examples.

  • Web Design Philadelphia, February 9, 2010

    You’ve got a nice compilation of sites here. I really enjoyed looking through all of these sites to see what other people are doing out there.

  • Chris Carter, February 10, 2010

    Nice collection. Blackberry website is completely awesome. Its an excellent piece of work. Kudos to your creativity.

  • gipi, February 13, 2010

    Hiya!!

    Nice list..my personal fav is the Blackberry!

  • Paginas web Guatemala, February 21, 2010

    Woww They are fantastic items! thank you very much for sharing.

    Best regards.

  • Riley Summerlin, February 24, 2010

    Fantastic collection of corporate sites. The blackberry website rocks! Great to see you guys really like it too!

  • Rich, February 26, 2010

    I have saw the blackberry’s website before! very nice!
    So were the others! Thanks posting.

  • barfo rama, March 3, 2010

    The at&t site blows. Way too many small selections, dominated by stupid ad. I just don’t get how you can say it is beautiful? It’s like saying Sandy Duncan is beautiful, just a WTF next to any random female extra, don’t even try a beauty pageant.

  • gallery 802, April 1, 2010

    That seems to be nice collection of websites.

  • Design Earth, April 9, 2010

    Like the concept of ‘Avalon Business Advice’. Love the design and creativity used.

  • sagar bhat, April 22, 2010

    this is more corporate.. very nice layout designs….

  • pixelcone, July 7, 2010

    Nice collection. The best collection so far compared to others.
    Many of these sites uses flash which makes them stylish and very elegant.
    Flash is really beautiful I really love it.

  • Oscar, July 23, 2010

    Very nice set of websites.

  • Ravikumar V., July 29, 2010

    really amazing collections. nice work, keep going on…

  • Web Design Yorkshire, August 16, 2010

    @Murlu – my sentiments exactly! The difficulty is finding clients that are forward thinking enough to adopt that kind of web design!

  • Urviho, August 19, 2010

    Nice inspiration :)

  • Mark H, September 19, 2010

    With all the noise about the death of Flash, it’s hard not to notice that most of these websites use Flash on their homepage…

  • Carlos, September 24, 2010

    Flash is dead a long time ago…. some of the new versions of these websites use Jquery or Mootools library plugins instead. I really cannot understand the use of Flash in a modern website. Maibe it’s because using css/javascript is too difficult for some guys?…. You got to hate it when a flash makes a site go slow or crash the browser….

  • Paul, September 26, 2010

    Great inspiration !

  • MrJoeJackson, September 27, 2010

    @Carlos

    With all due respect, either you’re a viewer/user looking in into the world of development. Or an amateur developer jumping platforms and going with whatever the hype is for that year.

    Flash is not dead. Far from it. Flash has just as much place as does HTML5. There will always be things that Flash can do that HTML5 will never touch, and things HTML5 does that will be a much better solution (more accessible) than Flash.

    You also must keep in mind the purpose of these corporate-based websites. They aren’t to have users wow at how awesome the animations fly across the screen or to utilize video interactivity in a way that flash would be the best platform. Each of these companies are well known and their sole purpose is product/content delivery. Therefore in terms of accessibility HTML is a better solution coupled with javascript and what ever else libraries need-be coupled with it.

  • andi, October 9, 2010

    I think not that flash is dead, let us see the big companies like nike etc. there websites are all in flash. Flash has very nice features and a well programmed and designed flash site look better then the normal sites. The big problem of flash is the search engines !!!!! They must find a way to crawl Flash sites.

  • Success Audios, October 14, 2010

    Great work some beautiful fresh sites. Great for doing some research on some sites I am developing for our company,

  • Ajay, November 3, 2010

    excellent collection.really very nice…………

  • Web design hull, November 14, 2010

    Great collection of corporate websites, my favourite is wired tree… Thanks for the post

  • ntagas berlin, December 3, 2010

    Thank you for the nice collection, they are very creative websites.

    Nice work !!!

  • Kuakoon, January 14, 2011

    Beautiful collection! Thanks for the post.

  • Nick, January 31, 2011

    Although I like just a few of them, it’s a nice collection. Please have a look at other corporate websites like http://www.pondventures.com or http://www.newlookgroup.com .

  • FusionHost, February 15, 2011

    Some beautiful websites here. Coming from the hosting industry I have to say I like the FireHost site best.

  • bunk, March 10, 2011

    my favourite is blackberry, very amazing inspiration

  • Nelson Website Design, March 16, 2011

    @bunk

    yeah! Im lovin the blackberry design and preserve design, great concept!

  • ben, March 20, 2011

    i love apple’s design, it’s simple, yet at the same time very elegant. which is something i believe in, something simple where you can find links, and not deal with the constant bells and whistles, though bells and whistles are nice too.

  • Alastair, March 20, 2011

    Thanks for the links. Some are great while some seem old and a few did not load. Bit of QC required perhaps?
    liked the CMS site as this is key component and they are plenty out there. Joomla and wordpress are pretty good.
    Thanks.

  • Brandon Durham, April 13, 2011

    Hey Vandelay Design,

    I’m the designer/developer of the Adlucent site and just wanted to say thanks a million for including it in your list. You’ve brought the site a healthy number of visits, second only to webpagesthatsuck.com’s “Worst Websites of 2010″ list. We made #6!!

    All joking aside, we appreciate it!

  • FusionHost, September 6, 2011

    Superb collection of corporate website designs. We are in the process of having our website redesigned ans this has given me some great ideas to present to our web designer. Thanks for posting them.

  • Raj Mehta, October 20, 2011

    Nice collection of websites

    :)

  • Web Designer, November 6, 2011

    Many of the corporate websites still use a lot of flash on their homepage, the reason in my opinion is because they are not dependent on search engines to have their website found. They don’t depend on SEO rather they depend on paid advertising.

  • Steve, November 26, 2011

    The Blackberry website is pretty good, I think if they pushed this style in their overall marketing campaign it would help them in the image war with Apple a whole lot.

    Also, their dark site against apples’ white site makes a good contrast. http://www.luxjuice.lu is another good corporate site that uses dark tones well. Maybe (hopefully) this marks a change in the apple monopoly on style ?

  • fore kazık, December 19, 2011

    From my own experience I know to do right and good corporate website design is very difficult. Often, clients are asked to do anything special. But do not say that for them is special. That has to think and decide what to do. But often come to the aid of standard solutions in design to the internet and then it was easier to come up with something. Here are your designs presented me very pleased. I will also use some of the details of these designs in their future works.

  • Sanjeeb Sahu, January 27, 2012

    Awesome collections….Thanks…

  • Jonathan Mason, June 20, 2012

    Wow, this has to be one of the best collections of corporate web designs I have seen on the web, LOVE some of the concepts here!! Thanks for Sharing.

    Jon

  • Alexander, September 3, 2012

    Its funny how Envato still keep’s that design. It was nice, refreshing, but I think they can do better than that kind of blog.

    Anyway, nice corporate designs overall.

    @fore kazik – Sometimes to create a corporate web design is really difficult, but usually is not so hard. We simply need to use some elements that represent a business and to keep it simple.

  • Rob @ Forkoff, September 5, 2012

    Why is Apple on the list, I mean, really… It’s a plain white site with a bit of text on the left. It’s not original or attractive in terms of design. Yes, it may be clean… but clean in the same sense that a freshly bleached toilet bowl is clean… it’s still a toilet at the end of the day.

  • MH, December 18, 2012

    Good collection of design, brand, and content.

    Comcastcorporation.com has a very innovative, clean, and inspiring design combined with deep and varied ‘publisher’ type content. It all seems internally consistent too. It is quite forward thinking compared to most corporate or branding website I’ve seen.

  • kişisel gelişim, May 22, 2013

    Excellent collections of corporate sites! Keep up the good work!

  • Aimy Wilson, June 5, 2013

    Awesome collection of design I like clearspring very much.

  • anthony, August 2, 2013

    i loved the element fusion one..its very elegant and pleasing to eye..and trent cruising as well.. feels like silk..