Whether or not you do any design work yourself, these websites may help you spark ideas for what’s possible with your website or marketing materials and see current trends.
Covers all things packaging. But really is a fantastic place to see branding in practice and the latest trends. Helpful filters at the bottom of the page.
The Noun Project
The search engine for icons and inspiration when looking for a symbol to convey a concept.
Tracks new logo designs, redesigns, and corporate branding updates. Their commentary can be scathing when they do not like something, but useful to learn from.
The website design inspiration gallery I still keep coming back to. Its weakness is that it tends to include more artistic than practical websites.
Free stock photography that doesn’t look like your cliché stock photography. Covers everything and is updated constantly.
What’s trending in type. I like looking at their new website launches and the fonts they’re using, as well as their font reports.
Fonts in Use
A huge filterable collection showing how fonts are being used in the real world.
Another website showcase gallery. I love the diversity of sites and designers featured from around the world.
Where designers share snippets of things that they’re working on. Great to see current trends across a broad range of design skills.
Owned by Adobe, it’s like a collection of designers’ CVs to draw inspiration from.
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