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24 examples of creative illustration use in mobile design

As brands strive to connect with their audience in a digital-heavy world, product illustration has become a coveted skill for designers and illustrators to develop. Besides adding a human touch to digital products, illustration helps to differentiate you from competitors, tell a brand’s unique story, and visualize complex ideas in an accessible way.

“Product illustration aims to bring delight to the user experience. It’s also used to explain the benefits of a product and eventually, persuade people to love the product.” — Frances To, Product Designer & Illustrator

Want to try incorporating illustration into your own mobile designs? Below are some examples of different illustrative styles to explore and creative compositions to inspire you. You’ll notice each aesthetic communicates a different kind of message—so remember to thoughtfully choose the right illustration style based on the type of product you’re designing!

Abstract compositions

  1. Meditation App design flat clean simple illustration interface meditation meditation app mobile ios iphone player sketch ui ux yoga
  2. UI Concept for Mobile App color design icon layout mobile poster screen typography ui vector
  3. Organic Onboarding app guided tour illustration ios launch screens mobile mobile app onboarding screen splash tour typography ui uiux ux walkthroughs
  4. Make creativity your career - Mobile abstract branding business concept design geometric geometry graphic design mobile design mobile ui ui ui design
  5. Onboarding app guided tour illustration ios launch mobile mobile app onboarding screen screens splash tour typography walkthroughs
  6. Grid app app design colours design interface mobile shape ui

Row 1: Alex Volk for Agilie Team, Nino Lekveishvili, Vladimir Gruev. Row 2: Ping Lu, Vladimir Gruev for heartbeat, Lola Kekenadze.


3D illustrations

  1. Podcast App Exploration 3d 3d art 3d illustration app design audio app clean ui creative illustration inspiration interactive design minimalism mobile app music app podcast podcast app trend ui trend uidesign uiux
  2. Superscene Objects + UI = ❤️ 3d app application bright characters colorful constructor design elements illustrations landing launch presentation project scene startup ui web website
  3. Kukla 3d icon kit 3d 3d icon app blender cards gradient illustration minimal mobile mobile ui trending
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  4. Interior Mobile App app architecture cube design home illustration interior iphone isometric login menu mobile product room screen ui welcome
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  6. Analytics | Mobile App 3d 3d concept 3d render analytics app chart clean color google illustration interface minimal mobile mobile app mobile design typography ui ui design ux ux design

Row 1: Fereshteh, Craftwork Studio, ✞anton mishin✞. Row 2: Anastasia Marinicheva, Sencer B. Yılmaz, Tran Mau Tri Tam ✪.


Flat style illustrations

  1. Fruits apple avocado branding flat design flat illustration fruits illustration liquid logo mobile slash spill splash strawberry watermelon yp
  2. Struct Illustrations + UI = 🥰 404 application colorful funny illustrations landing log out modern scenes sign in sign up uncommon unique update vector website world
  3. Food lovers app app design branding colors design illustration interface typography ui vector
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  5. Onboarding screens for rescue dog app design dog dribbble flat illustration illustrator interaction mobile app ui ux vector
  6. App onboarding design app design app onboarding illustration mobile ui onboarding onboarding illustration onboarding screen onboarding ui product design ui design ux

Row 1: Yoga Perdana - Logo Designer, Craftwork Studio, Lola Kekenadze for Leavingstone. Row 2: Outcrowd , Sergio Guba for Equal agency, Raquel Sánchez.


Hand-drawn look & feel

  1. Introducing Wake Up Illustrations 404 app app design application craftwork illustration landing site study svg ui uidesign uiux vector waiting walkthrough web work in progress working
  2. Who's chirping? app application bird concept design drawing fireart fireart studio flat illustration mobile mobile ui product design ui ui design ux voice recording
  3. Onboarding Screen Exploration app app design design flat illustration ios minimal mobile mobile app mobile app design music app onboarding onboarding illustration onboarding screen onboarding ui splash typography ui uiux ux
  4. Charco - Free Illustrations app design download empty free illustrations onboarding product screens ui web
  5. Calm App Design - Keep Calm abstract anxiety app dark dashboad dribbble illustration logo managment meditation minimal music music app pattern product sleep splash stress web website
  6. Rate your ride app cuberto design emotional face graphics icons illustration interface mobile rating ride slider smile taxi ui ux

Row 1: Craftwork Studio, Marta Więckowska for Fireart Studio, Kamrul Hasan. Row 2: Charco Design, Bhavna Kashyap for Nickelfox - UI/UX Design, Cuberto.


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