Some marketers are just born creative and can come up with a creative campaign on the way to work. Other's like to spend their time being inspired by the environment in which they live in, or find the internet a great source for inspiration. Most creative concepts are usually seeded by a combination of multiple points of inspiration.
If you are looking for inspiration online, here are our top 15 websites we recommend creative marketers check out:
This is a designers go to point for inspiration. Mostly the designs are clean and creative, and they cross many industry sectors allowing for creatives to be inspired by variety and relevancy which is very important.
There is a cross section of creativity on this site. It is inspiring and pushes boundaries while staying sometimes within the lines.
3.The Design Inspiration:
Pushing boundaries, and giving creatives designs that really do take you out of your comfort zone is both inspiring and thought provoking.
Looking for a place that shatters the norm and has so many interesting designs that can waste hours of your time just through sheer appreciation of great artworks - then this is the one. People create their own boards and show off their designs and what inspires them. It's Niice!
Your typical show and tell for designs, that marketers can pop into and see what's going on around the world. This site has a great cross section of designs from across the globe.
Illustration Mundo was once a website, but took on social media with a vengence. They can be found on most social media sites, but Instagram is most relevant today. Interesting to have a look at.
More a drawing site, but the colour combinations will help you design on what new variation you may use in your next campaign, logo or design.
They took the best from FFFound! and combined it with Designspiration and boom! This site has variety and will inspire creativity from the most avid design lover!
From beautifully designed houses, to product design and advertising - this site is AMAZING! It has design inspiration for everyone and anyone.
For the risque type of design, this site is tastefully done, but pushes the limit on what is ordinary and takes you to extraordinary.
My favourite of the day, and one that keeps me coming back. This is daily design porn at its finest and has a variety of design techniques from creatives all over the world. I like it because the designs are not the norm, and showcase a different aspect just when you need to show your client that you are not boring like everyone else!
For those who like to read the story behind the design, this website is a good read for every design and illustration.
Is a little bit of a bible for designers, advertisers and marketers who want to see what is going on in the world of creativity. Worthy of a regular look.
No-one who loves design will get board here. From industrial design through to print design, and fabrics, this websites is beautiful. Need I say more.
15. The obvious: Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter Lists and Google Circles:
These platforms are full of inspiration and give a daily dose for those who want to be inspired. You can see designers push boundaries or others that just design for beauty.
If you are not inspired by these websites, then maybe take a day or two off. They truly are my go to places for design inspiration.
Mellissah Smith is a leading marketing expert having pioneered two specialist marketing firms into operations all over the world.
With 20 years experience, Mellissah has worked with over 200 companies, emerging and large multinational, on developing and executing strategic marketing campaigns.
From developing strategic marketing plans to re-inventing old brands in a changing market place, Mellissah has creative flair, business acumen and a knowledge of all aspects of marketing. She has also worked extensively in marketing and communications for companies listing on the ASX in both the small cap and large corporate arenas.
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