Design Inspiration

10 Websites to Spark Your Design Inspiration

Design inspiration can be elusive. Have you ever looked at the project description, a copy that needed illustration, and had no clear idea of what the design should look like? Finding some sources of creative inspiration is crucial - they provide new perspective, help eliminate creative roadblocks, and spark motivation when you’re faced with a large volume of challenging projects. If you are looking for new places to see the latest trends, artistic techniques, and the work of new talented designers, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite apps and websites to give you some creative juice. Let’s have a look!

Dribbble

Dribbble Homepage

Dribbble is a top choice for design inspiration. Founded in 2009, it has grown to become a top global community for designers and creative professionals and an inspiration destination for tens of millions of people. This website showcases recently uploaded, and popular content from thousands of designers from across the globe. Feel free to browse the work of trending designers, and design teams, and even create a profile to showcase your own work! This site also includes available job positions for designers, so you can always see who’s hiring and for what positions.

Behance

Behance is neat, because you can see the best and latest from a variety of designers, but they form curated galleries based on the scope of the project. Whether you’re looking to explore graphic design, photography, motion, architecture, or interaction design there is something for you! They also group work based on the creative tools used to create it.

siteInspire

siteInspire is a CSSgallery, which showcases over 2500 websites which can be searched by type, subject or style. If you’re working on a website launch/relaunch or are looking to build or revamp your portfolio website and need inspo, siteInspire has a huge selection to browse through! If you want to share with the design community, feel free to submit your site for consideration so you can be featured.

Awwwards

Awwwards is a website that awards the best developers, designers and web agencies around the world. A jury, formed of designers, creative directors and bloggers, all review the daily submissions of webpages and award based on categories, technologies, countries, themes and more. Best of all, all work for the award nominees and winners is shared on the website. This site is great to see some of the top talent out there, but to also see the work of innovative and upcoming designers.

DesignspirationDesignspiration Homepage

Like a Pinterest Style layout, Designspiration displays a variety of cool content from designers based on what you search. Users have the flexibility to see content that is popular, random, and everything in between. View photos, infographics, ads, art collections and more.

Mindsparkle Mag

As the name suggests, Mindsparkle Mag is an online magazine that combines traditional methods of design, websites, videos, and even shopping. It is a platform where users can view a variety of content for different industries, including music, food, travel, art, architecture and more.

Pinterest

Pinterest is self-explanatory. No matter what you want to see, Pinterest will provide. Users can see results based on what they search but can also save content and create mood boards. These mood boards allow for users to group together similar types of content, or content based on their searches. This is great if you have multiple projects on the go, but want to clearly separate themes, or projects themselves.

Muzli

Brought to you by Medium, Muzli is a blog which gives readers tips and tricks for design and of course content! Each week Muzli groups together design inspiration and UI interactions to preview. Let’s just say the results are beautiful!

Inspiration Grid

InspirationGrid Homepage

Inspiration Grid, an online magazine, is a top choice as it hosts a huge spectrum of design. Creatives can view all types of content, including advertising, branding, graphic design, industrial design, interior design, typography and much more.  Not only that, the showcase is updated daily, perfect for those who are eager to see more.

Adobe Create Magazine

Last but not least, is Adobe Create Magazine. Giving readers the option to view graphic design, illustrations, motion graphics, photography and more, there is someone for everyone. Also available as a mobile app, Adobe Create is a great place to seek inspiration, and learn about the latest trends for multiple types of design.

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