Top 3 Sites for Graphic Design Inspiration
Graphic design is everywhere, and it’s such a staple in PR and creative marketing. However, there are times when the same content on social media constantly gets recycled and by the time your brand adopts the “latest” design trend you’ve seen on Instagram, it’s already out of fashion. It’s also difficult to communicate what you want your brand aesthetic to be if you don’t know what you want!
While inspiration comes in many forms, we’ll be sharing our top three sites for graphic design inspiration to help you find your aesthetic and detect trends early so you can stay on top of your branding game.
Despite the stark price points for their software, Adobe sure knows how to keep their customers inspired and hungry to create. Behance is Adobe’s international platform for creators to showcase their work ranging from commissions to case studies and rebranding projects. Often, you can find handy fonts and design templates as you browse through the site. You don’t have to be a paying customer to marvel at some of the best work out there from emerging and established artists alike.
In a world where influencers want to be Instagram famous, designers dream of getting that same attention on Dribbble. Similar to Behance, it’s a hub for creators to show off their work, but slightly more exclusive: only “players” can post their work on the site. Following their basketball theme that’s found throughout the site we can compare this posting community as NBA stars while the rest of us are amateur players who look up to them. The invite-only nature of this platform makes it more professional than Behance and offers some incredibly well-rounded ideas for you to bounce off of.
It’s Nice That
If you’re the type of person who prefers reading articles about design instead of just viewing them, It’s Nice That is the site for you. It’s a news site that highlights real-life applications of creative design. With common mention of industry leaders like Google and Nike, you can see what the big shots are up to while discovering small but ingenious brands that make their own waves. It’s Nice That usually publishes short and snappy articles and their features are stocked full with visuals to illustrate their narratives, making their work super easy and fun to read.
Alternatively, design is everywhere and some of the best might be right under your nose! From the packaging of a soda can to an eye-catching flyer that was sent to your front door this morning, keep an open mind and actively examine every design you see. An easy activity is to name something you love about it and something you’d rather change. Soon enough, you’ll have a personal archive of design tastes that you enjoy! It’s all about having a critical eye.
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