Elliot Jay Stocks is Senior Designer at Carson Systems and well known on the web for his visually rich websites and intricate attention to detail. His work is regularly featured in online and offline publications, showcased on numerous design ‘inspiration’ websites, and used as an example of how accessible web design can still look beautiful.

Location: Twickenham, UK
URL: elliotjaystocks.com

Elliot writes regularly for several internationally published magazines and has recently turned his hand – or rather his voice – to public speaking. In his somewhat limited spare time he pretends to be a musician and would also love to start drawing again.

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56 Comments

Darren
Aug 23, 2007 at 3:45 am

He likes his grunge effect lol. I really like the top two but in some examples his use of scrollbars is a turn off.

El Roboto
Aug 23, 2007 at 4:13 am

I like it! I feel like I don’t see enough grunge effect as everyones gone ‘apple’ and ‘clean’ and ‘contemporary’… Makes me nostalgic.
Reading the guys bio, it sounds like his route to webdesign was scarily similar to my own, which is err.. irrelevant but nice!

Particularly like his website – Good work fella!

Harry
Aug 23, 2007 at 5:47 am

Nice style, which is very hard to pull off. I like it :)

Timothy Diokno
Aug 23, 2007 at 9:41 am

All hail Elliot Jay Stocks, all hail grunge designers, all hail web designers! LOL!

Mykal
Aug 23, 2007 at 10:11 am

He doesn’t use the grunge effect as much and as obnoxiously as some people do. Some try but it just looks lame. He’s got it down pretty good.

I really appreciate this site for bringing to light some designers that take web design beyond the gloss and gradients and into an actual work of art. Thumbs up!

JeffreyG
Aug 23, 2007 at 11:08 am

he has a one specific style of using colours and the grunge knowone else can
I like his Sourhaze, Rhys Marsh, Amy Nuttall and own portfolio project most
hope we’ll see much more works of him :)

sturdy
Aug 23, 2007 at 11:53 am

Really impressive!
I hope I can get there one day! hehe

Rosa
Aug 23, 2007 at 12:45 pm

Looks like Jay’s ahead of the curve…Web 3.0 maybe?

Alexander Radsby
Aug 23, 2007 at 1:13 pm

The scrollbars is a big turnoff.
The two first ones are the best.

Hate-Google
Aug 23, 2007 at 1:39 pm

Very, very nice projects. Especially, I like such rusty layouts, with lots of details…. Have a look on my simple….

I hate Google. Under-google-ground.
http://www.hate-google.kgb.pl.

Sailesh Vaghela
Aug 23, 2007 at 3:39 pm

i like his work. very varied – seems to approach each piece from a different angle.

cooooool :)

Benex
Aug 23, 2007 at 11:33 pm

great work, and yeah scrollbars are really turnoffs.

Shortshire
Aug 24, 2007 at 11:08 am

Sites look beautiful. I hope I can design on that level someday. I am no where near that level. Each one of his designs has it’s own personality which is something we forget to put into many of our websites. Great job Elliot.

Kevin Underhill
Aug 24, 2007 at 3:18 pm

Makes most of my designs look completely amateur… I hate it when that happens, but this guy is seriously good… very inspiring.

I’d kinda like to see these images linked so I could access the sites with a click.

Thorsten Meyer
Aug 26, 2007 at 1:30 pm

Elliot Jay Stocks designs are astonishing. Great work Elliot.

Cheers,

Thorsten
http://www.StrongMocha.com

oyunlar
Aug 27, 2007 at 9:15 am

çok güzel referanslar.
ellerinize sağlık güzel paylaşım.
başarılarınızın devamını dilerim….

SuMac
Aug 27, 2007 at 10:59 pm

Wooww, i like the grunge style very cool ;)

Jeremy Thomas
Sep 3, 2007 at 9:23 am

Am I the only one not being impressed by his work?
I’ve seen so much better grunge effects throughout the web.
And the flash sites are pretty simple.

I’m quite disappointed by this article.

Richard
Jan 5, 2008 at 11:43 am

I have to agree with the first poster – I’m not overwhelmed – Elliot may rant against web 2.0-type designs with stripes and shiny effects, but the grunge effect is also overdone now. Some nice ideas, nonetheless.

aodoe
Jan 15, 2008 at 7:51 pm

I like it.

Frosty Web Designs
Apr 21, 2008 at 10:15 pm

He does have an interesting design layout. But his attention to the fine details like get_code and PHP back ending in WordPress is sweet. An article on his blog helped me to change my navigation to stay in a state of hover when on the “current page.”

Alanya
Oct 11, 2008 at 4:36 pm

very good… Thanks you very much

ntas
Nov 26, 2008 at 6:03 pm

Sites look beautiful. thank you

oyunzamani
May 28, 2009 at 8:04 pm

woow very very nice thankss

bagsin
Sep 10, 2009 at 7:27 pm

Great art works

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Sep 21, 2009 at 12:24 pm

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Mike
Oct 31, 2009 at 4:19 am

Great man.

Galatasaray
Dec 6, 2009 at 9:42 pm

thank you good work

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Jan 5, 2010 at 11:25 pm

The designs showed here show what simple and tasteful design is all about. Another one to consider

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Mar 5, 2010 at 11:14 pm

These are some beautiful layouts. Thanks for posting them.

Web Design
Apr 28, 2010 at 8:29 pm

amazing!Thanks for sharing!

delizade
May 27, 2010 at 11:40 am

still “awesome”? I really don’t understand that in 2010 still you guys say “amazing”.

eka
Jul 16, 2010 at 1:45 pm

thank you so much for sharing. nice post. i like it :p

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Nov 24, 2010 at 4:55 am

The designs showed here show what simple and tasteful design is all about. Another one to consider

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Dec 8, 2010 at 4:51 am

showed here show what simple and tasteful design is…

GainMax
Dec 8, 2010 at 4:52 am

“wOw” Thank you very too much…

Man XL
Dec 8, 2010 at 4:55 am

really, I do not know what to say. But thanks so much.

Hemorex
Dec 8, 2010 at 4:57 am

I will say a lot about this subject. you are an expert in this business.

Supratall
Dec 8, 2010 at 5:01 am

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Dec 9, 2010 at 5:16 am

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Dec 9, 2010 at 7:01 am

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Gastromid
Dec 11, 2010 at 3:52 am

I’ve gotten valuable freelance jobs that teetered on replying to an email less than an hour after getting the first. I’ve come up with ingenious ideas when a friend burst into my room to strike up a random conversation.

Devall Krem
Dec 13, 2010 at 6:12 am

“wOw” Thank you very too much…

Henry Peise
Dec 23, 2010 at 11:46 pm

The white iphone 4 hardware design hasn’t changed from the one we already knew about. It uses the same materials as the prototype: Black glass and stainless steel rim.

Juno Mindoes
Dec 24, 2010 at 10:58 pm

I just can’s believe how surprise when i receive my iphone 4. Its so charming and functional! But there’s one thing i don’t satisfy, i don’t like the color. Waiting for the coming white iphone 4 conversion kit.

Melvins
Jan 12, 2011 at 12:55 am

These are very nice samples of designs. Your designs are very neat, clean and attractive. Great job done.

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altın çilek
Feb 2, 2011 at 6:46 am

really, I do not know what to say. But thanks so much.

شات صوتي
Feb 8, 2011 at 5:56 am

thnks
goooooooooooooood
min:(

mmodf

Mark
Apr 6, 2011 at 7:35 am

Nice samples..

malabadi
Apr 9, 2011 at 4:57 pm

woww thnk youu

Darin Hasty
Oct 14, 2011 at 5:50 am

You can definitely see your expertise in the paintings you write. The sector hopes for more passionate writers like you who are not afraid to say how they believe. Always go after your heart.

Moliva
Dec 9, 2011 at 9:08 am

Nice samples..

Tari
Apr 13, 2012 at 9:35 pm

boleh dong bagi ilmunya…

Tari
Apr 13, 2012 at 9:37 pm

it’s great design

zayıflama
May 2, 2012 at 11:30 am

These are very nice samples of designs. Your designs are very neat, clean and attractive. Great job done.

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Jul 24, 2012 at 3:23 pm

The sector hopes for more passionate writers like you who are not afraid to say how they believe. Always go after your heart.

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