30 Outstanding Websites to Fuel Your Creativity
Inspiration can sometimes be hard to find, but you can feel more creative in just a few minutes. If you’re in need of design inspiration or insightful articles the following list of 30 can’t-miss websites will get your creativity juices flowing. Enjoy!
Inspiration Feed: Of course this is the first one on my list! Need some inspiration for your next marketing campaign or graphic, this is the place to find quality articles to help you find your next big idea.
Five Thot: This website boldly aims to merge the business world with the creative industry. From creative new products to the latest in innovative marketing, Get the Five will keep you in the loop of the latest creative ideas.
The Winter Line: A great example of high-quality web design on a budget. It’s the homepage of an independent rising folk music duo from Charlottesville, Virginia and stands out because it’s packed with media, but easy to navigate. The main graphical theme also rotates to offer insightful lyrical snippets that could encourage you even without hearing the music along with them.
Logo Lounge: Point your web browser to this destination to browse more than 200,000 logos. There are fine examples of what’s possible, and how far the logo design industry has come in.
Pick The Brain: This website promotes self-improvement by publishing actionable guides to inspire the reader to become healthier and live a better life.
The Design Inspiration: Part informational resource, part photo gallery, this website is geared toward design professionals, but anyone can benefit from the carefully crafted materials here. There’s even a search filter to narrow down results by color.
Brain Pickings: Managed by Maria Popova, this website gives you a taste of interesting and offbeat happenings from pop culture around the world. Visit the site to get your random brain pickings and creative fill from the latest in art and culture.
Design Taxi: From the name alone, you might think this site is solely for designers, but it spans topics from photography to fine art. It’s very well organized, too.
Wallpaper: Packed with info yet simple to navigate, Wallpaper discusses issues related to fashion, lifestyle and travel. It also has a lot of international content that will spark the fashionista inside you.
The Standard Moves: If you want to revamp your workout and you’re a visual learner, this website is for you. It’s filled with animated GIFs of top-class fitness and yoga instructors demonstrating the proper ways to perform movements and to inspire you to get fit.
Inspirations and Celebrations: Look glowing and gorgeous at your next social event by trying the beauty tips on this cool blog. It also has inspiring articles to help you make home décor improvements.
Atlas Obscura: Ideal for people who want their vacations to be anything but ordinary, this site describes travel destinations and attractions that are unusual for a variety of reasons.
Houzz: Whether you’re purchasing a new home, thinking about remodeling or just dreaming about the future, this website can power your motivations. It has plenty of graphics to help you get excited, plus informative content to go along with it.
Aha! Parenting: A website from Dr. Laura Markham, this web destination could refresh your parenting skills. It has age-appropriate content, making it easy to get answers if your creativity is getting stifled due to a persistent parenting problem.
First 30 Days: Life changes aren’t easy, and they can certainly put a damper on your creative output. Get the information you need to handle them with ease at this website, whether you’re getting ready to live healthier by ending a substance abuse habit or thinking about adopting a child.
Online Etymology Dictionary: This site will soon become your haven if you’ve ever wondered how words we commonly use came to be. It’s also a great resource if you’re trying to improve your word usage to be a more effective speaker.
Behance: A great place to get marketing inspiration, this website allows you to browse the work of others while also showcasing your own.
Playing for Change: It’s no secret that music can cause creativity levels to soar, but the people behind this initiative believe it can break down societal and geographical boundaries, too. Browse the Episodes section to see footage of music being played around the world.
Inspiration for Decoration: This graphically intensive blog gives great examples of how colors and textures can come together and complete a room. Come here before you make any major changes to a part of your home.
The Positivity Blog: If you’re not happy and it’s cramping your creativity, this website makes it easy to do something to improve your mood. Content is well organized and easy to understand, as well.
The Inspiration List: A rich compilation of logos, website designs, photos and more, this website demonstrates some of the great things that can be done through typography.
Today’s Front Pages: Washington D.C’s Newseum has a special agreement with hundreds of newspapers from around the globe, making them able to offer a gallery view of global front-page news headlines each day. It’s sure to keep you inspired.
Freunde Von Freunden: This website spotlights creative types by showing snapshots of them at work, often accompanied by an interview. If you’ve ever wanted reassurance that there’s no such thing as a “normal” workplace when it comes to creativity, this website will provide peace of mind.
Meathaus: With a focus on drawing, sketching and comic books, this website offers vivid examples of those art forms and gives aspiring artists and art enthusiasts alike plenty to fuel their creativity.
Fashionising: This London-based website compiles the latest clothing trends, how-to advice and hairstyles through pictures. There’s even a Street Style section that could help you get more creative with your everyday attire or even photography.
Web Urbanist: Highlighting the fact that creativity can be showcased anywhere, this site has great examples of street art and architectural marvels.
Vintage Ad Browser: Whether you’re a fan of Mad Men or just enjoy looking at old advertisements, this website has more than 100,000 of them, neatly split into categories. There’s also a search box to narrow down results.
Topsy: Try this user-friendly search engine to see what everyone’s buzzing about on Twitter and get hip to daily trends to spark your creativity.
Pinterest: This popular social network is heaven for all those searching for inspiration. Search a variety of topics and pin the ones that speak to you the most then come back later and revisit those images whenever you need a little inspiration.
99u: A inspiration site by Behance, 99u is there to help you create awesome ideas and put them into action.
As you can see from these ideas, creativity comes in many forms and if yours is waning, the Internet could help get you back on track.