We’ve all been there…
Sitting in front of a computer screen/notepad/art table with absolutely no idea why your client hired you.
All your normal routines aren’t working.
No matter how much music you listen to or how many minutes of meditation you engage in, your mind is absolutely blank.
You’ve got nothing. Panic ensues.
But no matter what your brain is saying, you CAN get through this stalemate and produce the stellar work you’re known for. All you need is a fresh perspective.
[Tweet “Lacking #inspiration? Check out any of these 14 sites for a creative spark.”]
Not sure where to turn? Check out some of these websites to get your mojo back and create like a boss:
Exactly what the name implies, this site is full of logos, illustrations, app design, photography and more. Mouse over the image to get the project name and designer. Each post gives an awesome narrative about the project and photos of the process.
My favorite: Creative Food Lettering Side by Side
You have to be living under a rock to not know about Behance, a creative community that lets you showcase your work online. The curated galleries, also called Served Sites, are collections of outstanding Behance artwork in areas as diverse as toy and furniture design.
My favorite: Inspiration Is
My favorite: 4 Ways to refresh your mind and work smarter
My favorite: Logo Design the Draplin Way
This site is a unique mix of an award site where you can vote on current nominees, blog, design firm directory and job site for web professionals. They really do go out of their way to find some of the most amazing sites designed by firms around the world.
My favorite: Save the Rainforest
Create your own color scheme based on color theory or your own preferences and download directly to your Adobe Creative Cloud account. Click on the Explore menu to get inspired by color palettes created by other users.
My favorite: Adobe Color CC-Explore Newest
My favorite: nju:comunicazione
Not sure where to start? Try one of their mood presets.
This creativity blog includes Pinterest-worthy projects, videos, and TED talks, as well as ideas for kids.
My favorite: Rekindle your creativity
These cute exercises get you out of your comfort zone and into creative problem solving mode. While there are only four episodes, you can do them again and again and share your results with your friends on social media.
My favorite: Day 9: 10 Ways to Get More Creative at Work
First Round Review is a highly-respected venture capital firm with excellent in-depth content in a few key areas.
While the design magazine is great, reading something completely different from the way you think (for me, it’s engineering) provides a fresh perspective for you to approach your work in new and interesting ways.
Search for mood boards and you will get color palettes, images, quotes and more to fulfill every heart’s desire.
My favorite: Paint Me Please
My favorite: The Vanishing Leprechaun
Try some of Millo’s past posts on inspiration:
- 6 Places to find creative inspiration without wifi
- How to rock at business without starving your creativity
- 17 Left-brain exercises for creative people
- 25 Inspiring and creative print ads
What are some of your favorite websites to get your creative process going? I’d love to hear about them in the comments!
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