Sizzling hot designs from hot female web designers will prove that, though web design industry has always been viewed as a world fully packed with men, the best stuff doesn’t always come from them!
Female web designers put their heart and soul on their designs. They even reflect themselves on their works. If there is a saying that you are what you eat; in web designing, we can translate that as “You are what you design!” Having said that, what should we expect from these hot female web designers??
But first let me ask you to hold your breath. To escape from the wrath of the male hot web designers and being accused of being a sexist, let me remind you that this article is made to uplift the spirits of young female web designers. This is to show the little girls out there that web designing is not just a man’s world. To prove that 1stwebdesigner is equal in promoting both sexes in web design, feel free to read this post: 15 Most Influential People in Web Design.
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Hot Female Web Designers
Female web designers constantly battle to acquire the top spot in web design industry. Though we cannot speak in numbers, recent blog listing posts is clear evidence of the huge difference in the head count of males and females in this industry. The great thing about knowing this statistic is that, though females are considered few in number in web designing, still most of them are reputable.
1. Rina Miele – @honeydesign
A full-time freelance creative director, designer, providing: web, UI, logo + identity, and typography design.
A lady with a humorous thought. Stalking her Twitter account and an excerpt from one of her interviews proved she really is a fun gal, “I make designs and it’s fun and I’ve been doing it practically my entire life and I like colors and when I grow up I wanna be a supermodel and music is awesome and I love watching anything in HD and I love video games, vinyl toys and Lego™ and this sentence is ridiculous” (Rina Miele Interview).
More than ever, her being part of the small population of female web designers made her sizzling hot! Savor sweet designs Honey Designs.
2. Meagan Fisher – @owltastic
This part of the article will leave you wishing you were an owl! Can we state the obvious? Well, she is the Owl Lover. Imagine what would you feel if you were an owl and this charming lady will stick with you forever!
Meagan is a nocturnal web designer who’s obsessed with typography and textures. You can view her latest works at her dribble account Owltastic.
3. Kate Hatchett – @katerbca
A young talented designer at hedgehog lab.
More than anything else a female’s intelligence outshines all! When she was still a student, Kate was invited to join hedgehog lab because of her amazing design talent. Watch Kate Hatchett change the world through her designs.
4. Rita DeRaedt – @ritaderaedt
A pixel enthusiast, her first copy of Photoshop during her freshman high school year had lead her to web designing. Why a pixel enthusiast, you say? She has keen eye for details! She is always at her best when designing; that made her a finalist in the .net Awards. Check out Rita’s works.
5. Janna Hagan – @_jannalynn
The worthy winner of .net young designer of the year 2011. She is the creator of A Student’s Guide to Web design. She believes that real-life skills are the most important abilities to acquire if one wants to a web designer. Her stand and action for what she believes in makes her more desirable.
6. Siska Flaurensia – @SiskaFlaurensia
The Pixel Princess. Founder of the Squeeze of Lime Studio. She originally came from the marketing and sales industry. Her solid experience in that field made her more viable in branding, digital design, E-commerce and SEO, web development and hosting. Getting personal, she’s a pretty girl who loves to travel, sing in the car and eat red velvet cupcakes. Siska’s lovely works.
7. Milica Sekulic
8. Janelle Hitz – @silkychicken
If we had an owl lover, this one is a unique chicken lover! I didn’t have time to contact her and ask if she loves eating chicken or having them as pets. This is an honest curiosity of mine.
And yes, even her website has a chicken on its name; ChickenPaper.com. Check out her cool stuffs!
9. Hillary Hopper – @HillaryHopper
Hillary was one of the nominees of Top 50 designers on Design Shack. She is a user interface designer for mobile games and applications. View Hillary’s portfolio to be inspired.
10. Renee Rist – @RibbonsofRed
Renee Rist is a recipient of the American design award, “Killed Ideas” People Choice Award and Ohio Country Park Website award.Visit her website and learn the deep meaning of Ribbons of Red – her portfolio and blog in one.
11. Irene Demetri – @youandigraphics
Winner of CSS Design Awards December 2010 and on 2012, the tables were turned and she became one of the jury of the said design awards body. She now run Youand I Graphics and also travels across the globe as evident on her website that she loves to travel.
12. Hannah Donovan – @han
A music lover! For five years she led Last.fm and now she is a part of This is my Jam. She continues her league to improve music on the Web. We can say that her designs are rocking, literally!
13. Jessica Hische – @jessicahische
A little girl from Pennsylvania raised by two noncreative people and pursued her dreams of becoming an artist. Jessica proved that we make our own destiny. What we are right now might have been a result of 10% influence and 90% firm decision. Also, she is an over-sharer who thought that more than cons, sharing online has more pros.
If you are starting web design career, I would suggest you contact Jessica Hische for sure she will share her professional views.
14. Antonea Nabors – @antonea
For her, a good design will be great if it has a functional aesthetics; we cannot agree more with this! Antonea is a typography lover, iPhone fanatic and surfer!
Check out her colony at VelvetAnt.com.
15. Liz Andrade – @lizandrade
The Internet nerd and crazy cat lady! And to put two obsession into one she named her cat, Computer! She manages CMDShift Design – a one woman studio specializing in creating complete design solutions.
So far, we have an owl lover, a chicken liker and a cat obsessed female web designer. I suggest you start thinking of involving a pet into your web designing career. Studies shows that pets can improve your health – and for web designers who always sit in front of a computer, some might have stress that only pets can help relieve.
16. Mindy Wagner – @graphicsgirl
Mindy is really holding her top seat in the male dominated web design industry. On one of her interviews, she gave advice to our young designers: “You want to find someone who will tell you what’s wrong with your design and encourage you to dig deeper” This is the product of practicing what she preached – Mindy Wagner works.
17. Eva-Lotta Lamm – @evalottchen
I frequently hear someone dreaming of working on Google! Imagine their extremely awesooommmee office and the fame you will get from becoming a part of the most famous search engine! Well, at some point we envy designers like Eva for experiencing that. View her works and be inspired!
18. Jan Cavan – @jancavan
Oh my glab! She is being followed by Britney Spears on Twitter! How cool is that???
According to what her About page says, she seemed more busy when not designing. Away from design, she spends her time reading, playing arcade basketball, hiking, volunteering, working on personal projects or random road trips. She also loves performing arts, the movies, music, dance, singing, musicals, collecting Happy Meal Toys, DIY furniture and trying to be a bad-ass ukelele player.
Are you surprise on what she does? Not your ordinary girl right? Well, this one will blow your mind. She’s also a break dancer wanna- be! Before we can see her successfully break dancing on the floor, we can indulge to Jan’s successful web designs for now.
19. Sarah Parmenter
If you are a young lady aspiring to be a hot female web designer someday, you should know and learn from Sarah Parmenter!
Sarah Parmenter keeps on raising the female’s flag of female web designers. She is the founder of YouKnowWhoDesign.com – a Europe-based design studio which specializes in attractive and intuitive interfaces for iOS and the Web. Also, she have spoken in many web design seminars and learning sessions.
20. Larissa Meek – @larissameek
An artist, a web designer, host and bikini.com supermodel!!!
More than a beautiful physique and face, her being an outstanding web designer made her more attractive. Not to mention her care for newbies in this industry. Larissa passionately answers queries from seasoned web designers to beginners as we can read on her website.
Please tell me again why these web designers are hot!
Bonus: Interview with Lea Alcantara
Lea Alcantara is a web designer who runs her own business at Lealea Design. She was listed as one of the 50 best female web designers in the world. Her article series on got a lot of recognition from web designers worldwide. She also gives occasional talks on branding.
I dug the Internet to find these hot female web designers. I know there are more out there that are waiting to be discovered or were already discovered but I missed, I apologize in advance. If you think you are one of these hot female web designers and you deserve to be mentioned, please comment and let us know how hot you are! We surely will create part two or even three of this article should there be more to include!
Now let’s look at what we all can learn from girls.
7 Things Designer Can Learn From Girls
There are many things everybody can learn from girls, including designers. Whenever we see girls the things we first notice about them is how well she is dressed & how particular they are about in whatever they do. This led me to a thought that what it takes making these girls so perfect & being a designer myself how can I learn things from girls & implement them in my design.
So I had chat with some girls from which I came to know following points that designer can always follow & learn from girls.
1. Time Management
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In comparison to guys, gals are very scheduled in everything they do, they have fix time for various task they perform whole day. Designer can learn time management from girls as whenever designer get involved in any project they don’t track time and end up giving more time than usual in their work, which make them less efficient & unproductive. On other hand girls plan their day in advance, they have their own to-do list which they follow very strictly.Many designer face similar problem of spending huge amount of time on recreational web surfing as searching for inspiration for their work, they should limit this time & should remain focus with their work rather than getting distracted.
Girls are always experimenting with their look, closet, hair & many other things. In one way or the other they try out things in different ways. By experimenting they keep themselves look fabulous always. Lady Gaga is a good example of getting success with experimenting different looks. In the same way designers also need to experiment with their design rather than just sticking with same methods. Experimentation is very important as people are now open to new ideas & concepts.
3. Color Theory
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Girls are particular about their clothes, make-up, accessories, shoes, etc. When you see a girl perfectly dressed, you can easily notice different colors they are wearing, being a designer you can easily find out that they are really good at color combination & patterns. They perfectly wear different colors all around them & carry them off with style. So as a designer you can always look upon girls for inspiration, where you will get lots of idea about color schemes, color palettes & patterns, which you can implement in your next design project.
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Girls easily adjust themselves in new environment, it’s all because they are very talkative in nature & are great social animals. As they make new friends easily & quickly, it all start with a “hi” which ends up creating friends. In design community socializing is really important & designer can always learn a thing or two from girls about socializing.
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If you have seen a girls wardrobe you would definitely understand what I mean by learning organization from girls. There are tonnes of things in their room like 100’s of handbags, 1000s of shoes & the list never ends. But whenever they want anything they have quick access to it without loosing anytime. In the same way designer always have huge digital data in their computer which needs to be organized all the time.
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Bargaining does not always involve money, but its a kind of negotiation. Girls are really good at negotiating in every kind of situations like shopping, winning in conversation with guys, etc. On other hand designer can use this technique of bargaining with their clients or boss about their design where they can save lots of effort without compromising on creativity.
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I am not wrong if I say Girls are most creative creature on the planet, most of the people will agree with this. Girls don’t like things to be simple they always want something to be added & do things different so they can get noticed. Even designers need to be creative with their work, which will give them an edge over others that will give them a good recognition.
Whenever as a designer you feel low on inspiration & ideas I suggest have a good look at girls & ask them for suggestion, you will definitely get lots of good ideas that will help you get a boost in your creativity.
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