The Best of the Best for Design Inspiration

Elise Bowen

January 11, 2014

I’m doing something a bit different today. Instead of passing along advice or design information, I’ve decided to let you, the reader, take the wheel and explore for yourself. Check out a few of my favorite design websites that may offer some inspiration. Feel free to fill up that bookmark tab, because after all, the more design related tabs the better–don’t you think? Happy trails toward your design destination!



  • LogoPond
    Designers show off their used and unused logo designs.
  • Brand New
    Armin Vit critiques brand redesigns and new designs no matter if they are good, bad, or ugly.


  • The Dieline
    Showcase of new, exciting, beautiful packaging design from professionals and students alike.
  • Packaging Served by Behance
    A curated collection of portfolio pieces from Behance
  • Ambalaj
    Packaging design blog focused on food and beverages.


  • Awwwards
    A site that award web projects that stand out above the crowd.
  • Webdesign Inspiration
    Collection of noteworthy websites in design and development
  • siteInspire
    A showcase of the finest web and interactive design.


  • GraphicAmbient
    An archive of environmental graphics, wayfinding, signage, and murals.


  • Motional
    A collection of outstanding animations and motion graphics.
  • IceCreamHater
    A site showcasing the great 2D and 3D animation from the big guys and the smaller freelancers and studios. According to their About page this place is a lens flare free environment. You’re safe here.


  • Typeverything
    An unending feed of beautiful and unique typographrojects from a collection of designers and creatives.
  • The Beauty of Letterpress
    A site focusing on the art of letterpress.


    A never ending feed of editorial design, logos, photography, packaging, illustration and anything else pulled from members profiles who scour the web for you. Pinterest for your design needs.
    A collection of curated graphic, furniture, architectural, fashion, motion, and even food design. They also pull in articles and news from around the world.
    Is a blog created by Tina Roth Eisenberg in 2005. She runs CreativeMornings, helped to create an awesome to-do app TeuxDeux and founded Tattly! If that is not enough to tempt you to follow this incredible entrepreneur I don’t know what else you need.
  • RockPaperInk
    Inspiration, ideas, and opinions from design fanatics.
  • InspirationGrid
    A creative showcase of more than just print design.
  • FormFiftyFive
    An international showcase of creative work.