WHERE TO FIND CREATIVE INSPIRATION

WHAT YOU WILL FIND

Nothing is worse than writing or designing for a living and finding yourself stuck in a rut with no words or new ideas to put on the page. For that, I wanted to provide you with a list of recommended places where you can go for inspiration to hopefully give you a new way into solving your creative problems. Most of these are advertising or design related to help you see how others in the industry have approached work, but remember that inspiration can come from anywhere so definitely explore places outside of this page too. 

★ = my personal favs :)

ADVERTISING AND BRAND INSPO

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An idea generation website that helps creatives get unstuck when ideating 

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This is a website of the most inspiring creative commerce, brand experience and activation ideas

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An audio library of winning radio spots great for inspiring audio ads

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Ads from across the world provided by the Clio Network

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This is a website of the most inspiring creative commerce, brand experience and activation ideas

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Honestly this guy just has some very candid and helpful advice on being a creative in the industry 

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A top book for finding inspo, definitely worth the money

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RGE aims to be the best showcase of email design and resources on the web for marketers

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This site is a great way to check out the best of the best work from Cannes

CREATIVE, DESIGN, AND ART

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Are.na is an online social networking community and creative research platform

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A collection of beautiful and badass street art from around the world. It's one of my personal favs for inspo 

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A site that helps UX designers and researchers find inspo and examples of great interfaces for digital work and apps

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Self publishing platform where tons of people have written and shared great work and interesting writing peices 

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FilmGrab’s library comprises over 2500 separate films and 160k images all hand picked, representing the most comprehensive library of film shots on the internet.

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Is a bimonthly magazine focuses on commercial creativity, covering design, advertising, photography, branding and creativity 

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Eye on Design is an editorial platform that explores design elements in depth

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An archive of branding and style guides done for popular brands

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Free to download toolbox of helpful resources for art directors created by an awesome AD from a previous job I had

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Flim is a tool that searches iconography in movies and media and can help build out collages 

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A website focused on providing creative inspiration by highlight some of the best work coming from artists, designers and photographers 

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This is a collection of some of the best designed websites from around the world

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Collosal is a publication which explores visual culture through fine art, design, street art, photography, illustration, science, etc. 

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The Letterform Online Archive is an archive of past publications with beautiful design

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Play Phrase is an app that lets you search for very specific phrases and soundbites that have been uttered on-screen. It's great for pulling inspo and media bites from movies and tv.