When you’re looking for web design inspiration, keep in mind that most professionally built sites are designed by an agency with a client’s objectives in mind. They have to have a certain look and feel, and they need to be on brand. But when it comes to designing the site for the creative agency themselves, they’re suddenly able to do all the interesting, fun and exciting things that wouldn’t normally be allowed for clients. They’ve got the freedom to be bold, and to work without the same constraints as they usually have – and as a result, they often end up with sites that are beautifully crafted, creative and unusual.

We’ve brought together a collection of some of our favourite examples of creative agency sites. Each of these designs help to show off the unusual, quirky style of the agency and are much more bold and visually interesting than typical client work. We hope you find the collection interesting, and if you know of any other examples that would be a good fit for this post, we’d love to hear about them in the comments.

1. Sagmeister & Walsh

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Source: http://www.sagmeisterwalsh.com/

2. ONST Creative

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Source: http://www.onstcreative.com/

3. Growcase

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Source: http://www.growcase.com/

4. Red Stamp

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Source: http://redstamp.ca/

5. IdeazInc

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Source: http://www.ideazinc.com/

6. Tapmates

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Source: http://tapmates.com/

7. Pulpfingers

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Source: http://pulpfingers.com/

8. High on Pixels

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Source: http://highonpixels.com/

9. SoftFacade

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Source: http://www.softfacade.com/

10. Etch

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Source: http://etchapps.com/

11. Hat-Trick Design

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Source: http://www.hat-trickdesign.co.uk/

12. Studio Tricolore

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Source: http://www.studiotricolore.com/

13. 11th Agency

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Source: http://www.11thagency.com/

14. Sputnik Creative

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Source: http://sputnikcreative.com/#!/process

15. Hum Creative

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Source: http://humcreative.com/

16. Ala

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Source: http://ala.ch/

17. Girlfriend

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Source: http://www.girlfriendnyc.com/

18. Manos

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Source: http://manoscrafted.com/

19. BKWLD

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Source: http://www.bkwld.com/

20. Teehan+Lax

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Source: http://www.teehanlax.com/

Have you found any examples of thoughtfully designed creative agency sites that you think deserve a mention? Let us know what you’ve found in the comments!