No matter where you are in your design career, there are times you may need some design inspiration. Thankfully, the internet has an abundance of resources that will help you get your creativity flowing. Logo design, advertising, or illustration, you will find your muse on our list of top 10 sites for design inspiration.
There are three responses to a piece of design – yes, no, and WOW! Wow is the one to aim for. – Milton Glaser
When it comes to looking for inspiration, Dribble takes the #1 spot. We’ve mentioned this one before, and they’re probably aren’t many designers at this point who haven’t heard of Dribbble.
Resource: Primoprint Dribbble Account
One of the best design blogs out there, Creative Bloq is chock full of inspiration and leans more towards the advertising space. They provide insightful takes on a wide range of topics that include logos, fonts, web design, essential tech for every designer, and much more.
Part of Adobe’s umbrella of products and sites, Behance is baked into a lot of their products. Being the software provider the design world primarily operates on, it’s only natural that it’s full of fantastic user-submitted work and inspiration!
Yes, yes, we know. Pinterest is a bit clunky and tends not to be the social media darling it once was. Pinterest is still incredibly useful for inspiration in the form of its user-assembled collections. If you’re looking for a decent inspiration board on anything design related, Pinterest has got it.
Resource: Primoprint Design Board on Pinterest
The correct pronunciation of this blog’s name is something that’s debated on here at the office, but we all agree that it’s a must-read. Their collection of Daily Inspiration is top-notch, and as the name suggests – it is delivered daily – which not many blogs can claim. Bookmark this site; you’ll thank us later.
Every good business card starts with a great logo. Brand New from Under Consideration is a great blog for critiques on corporate logo updates and rebrands as well as being a great source of inspiration when working on your logo. Of course, if this site doesn’t get the creative juices going and you’re stuck, our design team is always available to help you out.
Similar to Brand New, Logo Design Love focuses solely on the art of the logo. Each entry is insightful and exceptionally written by author David Airey. Where Logo Design Love excels is not only their coverage of the latest and greatest but their deep dives into the history of logos. A must-read for all designers.
Updated frequently, The Design Blog provides coverage of visually impactful works from design studios around the globe. This blog offers a great selection, no matter your design specialty.
Less of an inspiration and more of a great resource, Design News, was launched in 2012 but has surged in popularity over the past 4 or 5 years. This forum contains a lot of helpful information on a wide range of design topics, as well as being an excellent place for getting feedback.
Founded in 1914, the American Institute of Graphic Arts knows a thing or two about graphic design. ‘Nuff said.
Know any others that didn’t make the list that is an absolute must-read for graphic design inspiration? Let us know down in the comments!