When it comes to creating a new website, designing a company logo or building a new campaign, there are moments where inspiration seems to be running off and no matter how much you try, that idea you have in mind is not showing up on your monitor or notebook, so that’s a good time for take a step aside of the project and take some time to stare at what other people have done and give your ideas a new and refreshing inspiration dose. On this article we have gathered the main sites that either if you’re a graphic / web designer, an artist or someone that is constantly looking for new expression channels, will help you boost your creativity and allow you to bring back your creative ingeniousness.
If your thing is creating beautiful websites that follow all the latest tendencies, then this section is the right for you. We have found a few websites where you can find some of the most beautiful web designs around to help you enhance your creativity.
This online gallery features well done and attractive websites and helps supporting their creators and the people or institutions they present.
The Best Designs recognizes the best of web design from around the world. Website owners and designers submit their websites to be reviewed for a design award/recognition and to appear among a selection of some of the most impressive designs from all over the world.
This site is a showcase gallery of awesome and innovative HTML5 websites from all over the world.
A simple and elegant webpage that showcases some of the most well-designed sites, it also includes a small sample that indicates the current color combination for each site.
A web design project featuring the best design on the web, you can instantly submit your design and wait to get featured.
Everyday the fridge is updated by its author Jim Ramsden with the best new sites and web design resources that emerge from the industry, the site currently includes more than 5K sites.
Unmatched Style is not just another CSS design gallery. The site strives to promote constructive design criticism as well as provide inspiration to all its readers.
Full Single is a web showcase for all those who love single-page websites that are consistent and appealing.
Founded in 2001, Strange Fruits contains a hand-picked selection of creative, beautiful, innovative, functional and exceptional sites.
And if you’re more into the corporate side of design, specially logo design, then we have a couple of nice logo design galleries where you can find all sorts of logos, ranging from the most complex to the simplest ones.
Logo of The Day is a high-profile logo design award scheme curated by Jacob Cass that rewards the best professional logos and trademarks designed throughout the world.
LogoFury is a logo design gallery that provides an constantly updated source of logo design ideas and inspiration.
Logo Faves is a great site that is constantly introducing some of the best talents in the world of logo design by bringing them together and turning the spotlight on their work.
Logopond is one of the largest logo design galleries around. The sites includes forums, shopping cart and displays logos based on different graphic styles.
With over 170,000 logos and growing, LogoLounge has become an indispensable tool for any logo designer.
This site is a logo design inspiration community showcasing the best logos from professional logo designers worldwide.
Brands of The World is the home for the largest library of freely downloadable vector logos and yearly logo awards celebrating the best in identity design.
One of the newest fields where designers can let go their ideas is through film and animation. With the massification of new technologies, the boom of videogames and a new wave of indie films and Hollywood remakes, designers have plenty of space to create astonishing video and animation productions, so in this section we have the best sites where you can see what other designers are up to.
Vimeo is probably the most respectful community of creative people who are passionate about sharing videos and visual products.
Founded in February 2005 and then purchased by Google, YouTube allows billions of people to discover, watch and share originally-created videos.
Motionographer aspires to become a source of inspiration for filmmakers, animators and designers by sharing outstanding work from studios, freelancers and students.
VeeHD offers an audio/visual platform where artists can showcase/promote their latest work. Whether you’re an artist, a business making On-demand e-learning available to your employees or someone wanting to share the moments of your life, VeeHD is for you.
Aniboom is enabling talented creators to find work while having a healthy work/life balance. Currently Aniboom has over 10,000 talented creators in its available workforce.
HYPtv is a creative community hub that connects talent with business. The site develops opportunities for creative businesses, brands and talent to work together and thrive.
A place with everything animation-related, you get access to new animation products from independent artists, upcoming festivals and more.
But if you love everything about design, including illustration, business cards, concept art, typography, fashion design and more, then we have a few amazing websites where you have it all, so let’s take a look at them.
Led by founder Bill Tikos since 2004, The Cool Hunter celebrates creativity in all of its modern manifestations.
The Drawn Blog provides a daily source of inspiration for illustration, animation, cartooning and comic art.
Founded by Erin Loechner, here you’ll find a slew of artwork, design picks, style finds, emerging photography and more.
Lost at E Minor is one of the most important designs ever, delivering tons of quality resources that range from different topics, including architecture, fashion design, illustration and more.
Creattica is a gallery of great design and inspirational imagery developed by the Envato team. Anyone can submit their work for consideration and voting on items is open to one and all.
One of the most important design sites on the list, Behance aims to put control into the hands of creative professionals, so the best ideas can see the light of day.
A photographers’ favorite, Flickr is home to over five billion of the world’s photos. You can sign up for a free account or purchase a Pro membership.
Abduzeedo is a design blog that features tons of articles for those who want to look for inspiration. Also you will find very useful tutorials for the most used applications out there, with a special selection of Photoshop Tutorials and Illustrator Tutorials.
Since 1999, Design Boom has been the home of design culture, leading independent publication for design, architecture, art, photography and graphics.
Creative Boom is an online magazine and free network community that aims to celebrate, inspire and support the creative industries throughout the UK.
Drwr.it is a community where everyone finds and bookmarks the graphic design and illustrations that they like and share it with the community, a truly helpful site for those who don’t have enough time to browse throughout all the beautiful art and design out there.
Founded in August 2000, deviantART is the largest online social network for artists and art enthusiasts with over 13 million registered members.
Dribbble is an invitation-only website for creatives. Designers, developers and other creatives share shots, which are small screenshots of the designs and applications they are working on.
One of the most important sites in the graphic design world, the site hosts the personal blog and portfolio of graphic designer Jacob Cass, on this site he discusses everything about graphic / web design, logo design and more.
The name says it all, this is a website for all the typography fans out there who wants to learn all about this beautiful art.
Creative Overflow is an online magazine about anything creative. The site shares professionally written articles, tutorials, resources and inspiration.
And so that’s it, hopefully you can find some great ideas before you start your next project. If you know any other site that should be included on the list, please leave us a comment or send us a tweet (@mishesblog), thanks for stopping by and we’ll see you in our next article, bye!.