1. Behance, inspiration from Adobe
It’s hard to start this list without mentioning Behance! Edited by Adobe, this site allows design professionals to submit their creative projects. The platform offers two functions:
- Content sharing: Internet users have the possibility to create a personal profile to publish and share their creations with other members of the site via interaction functions (likes, comment space, etc.),
- Find inspiration: Behance offers a search bar where you can type in keywords to access the content available on the platform. Among the different categories: website design, graphics, illustration, UI/UX, photography, logo, motion…
You can also subscribe to the Behance Instagram account, for a big dose of daily inspiration.
2. Owars, a summary of the most beautiful sites
Awwwards is a platform that highlights the most innovative web designs. Web design professionals, developers, and agencies can submit their sites for an award or nomination. Among the criteria evaluated: design, creativity, user experience, and content. So the platform is an excellent way to get access to the most popular sites and thus be an inspiration for your own needs.
During your search, you can count on different filters: awards obtained, categories, keywords, technologies used or even colors used and country of origin.
3. Dribbble, a complete resource
Dribbble is a platform that brings together many graphic projects, in all areas: animation, branding, illustration, typography, web design… and in all subjects! Like Behance, Dribbble also provides design professionals with the opportunity to create their own portfolio on the site, and interact with other content creators, thanks to the Likes and Comments functionality.
A good source for finding inspiration, but also for getting noticed by posting your projects!
4. Brutal websites, out of the box
Brutalist Websites is a platform that, as its name suggests, offers a selection of websites whose design has been inspired by the Brutalist movement. Here, the key word is creativity. The rules of user experience and web design have been scrapped to make way for original websites, stylized typography, intricate graphic shapes, and explosive color, all in a playful mess. And at a time when the web tends to be increasingly modular, it doesn’t hurt to see different things. Guaranteed surprise effect!
5. ArtStation, the world of video games featured
ArtStation is a website of Epic Games (creator of Fortnite), which brings together many groups of design professionals specializing in video games, online entertainment and cinema. To find inspiration, you can access the search bar and various topics: sketches, animated characters, 3D, augmented reality, fantasy…
The creations featured on ArtStation are of high quality, and many video game studios come to recruit their designers across the platform.
6. DeviantArt is a great community of artists
DeviantArt is one of the oldest creative content sharing platforms. Launched in 2000, the site brings together a very large community of artists who share their creativity: digital art, photography, 3D, pixel art, drawing, sculpture… It is also possible to join groups to discuss with other design professionals. To date, more than 61 million members have registered with DeviantArt.
7. Siteinspire A selection of the most beautiful sites
Siteinspire is a platform that offers a palette of the most beautiful website designs. In total, more than 7000 websites have been referenced and categorized by theme (black and white, vintage, simple, monochrome, photographer, etc.) or theme (advertising, animation, architecture, culture, real estate, travel, etc.). It is possible to save your favorite designs by creating groups.
8. Design inspiration and inspiration through color
Designspiration is a site that combines visual creations (photos, photos, illustrations, web design, etc.). The platform has a search bar where you can type in keywords, but it also offers a colorimetric search function. Choose up to 5 colors, and allow yourself to be inspired for the creations that come to life!
9. Pinterest, the social network for your creative projects
Pinterest is the perfect social platform for finding inspiration, and thus imagining your future creative designs. The social network, which is defined as a “catalog of ideas”, is full of concepts, images and tutorials available in the form of Pins, shared by 450 million active monthly users. You will find many resources in terms of graphic design, web design, logo, print…
10. Image banks, the main sources of creativity
Image banks are databases that bring together different resources related to graphic design: images, illustrations, logos, icons, mockups… They are a good source for finding inspiration, regardless of your creative project!