The process of design thinking can be an infuriating one especially if a designer runs out of ideas to implement. According to Larry Kim, the founder of WordStream, “Creativity is like a muscle. It must be stretched, challenged, and occasionally pushed past its comfort zone”.
Creativity can be instilled through various methods where some of the designers seek out for inspiration in the most bizarre places. In this blog, we have compiled a list of websites that can help designers to stimulate their creative process. These sites will help to broaden their perspective and rejuvenate them to think outside the box.
A platform where talented individuals showcase their creative work and discover updates from designers all over the world. Behance is a business unit within Adobe that allows companies to explore unique design content and access talent on a global scale.
A design blog that features paintings, drawings, photographs, an illustration of different artists and designers. It covers various topics that include sculpture, embroidery, typography, collage, calligraphy and more.
Discover and share great ideas from inspiring a community of designers to experience a blend of multiculturalism, surreal ideas and vibrant colours. A user has the facility to save its liked designs and even search by specifying the type of colours.
Founded in 2007, the website works with a mission to thrive creativity and guides brands and organisations belonging to different industries with exciting online work. Moreover, it has recently launched a platform ‘Lecture in Progress’ that helps creatives to explore the insights of working in the real creative world and hence make informed career decisions.
This website exhibits the finest web and interactive designs from different web designers all over the world. Site inspire receives 200 submissions per day but only feature sites with a clean and simple layout without excessive gimmicks or decorations.
A leading lifestyle and design blog that has made its design accessible to everyone. The content they share ranges from DIY ideas, home décor inspiration and wedding invitations. They currently have 100,000 monthly unique viewers, being read by millions of creative individuals around the world.
Share Some Candy is a collection of design inspiration, curated by Miller, a branding and packaging design agency co-founded by Reuben & Yael Miller.
An innovated community of contributed sites and a growing network of design sites, NOTCOT is a visual filtration of ideas that are helping designers to fight creative block since 2005. It comprises of stunning visuals, images and latest international trends as a source of inspiration for creatives everywhere.
The site started off as a blog in 2010, now serves as a public archive of typography indexed by typeface, format and industry. Designers can get inspiration for their logo design and improve their typography literacy.
A community of web designers, graphic designers, illustrators, icon artists, typographers, logo designers, and other creative types share small screenshots (shots) that show their work, process, and current projects.
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