A couple of months ago Jason highlighted some sites that he turns to for new ideas and creative energy. In case you missed it, here it is.Â As we discuss in our book Design Matters, references are both a powerful tool and a vital part of the design process. A designer can never have enough cool sites for new ideas and references.
With that in mind, here are some more great sites, full of incredible examples of effectively communicating concepts through visual images, still and moving..
A great site chock full of links to click, including examples and samples, the Friday Fix (the week’s best visual inspiration on the web), freebies, tutorials, and much more.
A site solely for visual inspiration in a variety of user-driven categories such as typography, illustrations, photo manipulation and more.
The work of Barton Damer, one of the best Christian artists out there. You may recognize his work with Collide Magazine and the Echo Conference, Owl City, Wolfmother, Carlos Whittaker, and others.
Full of thumbnails, this cool site covers a wide range of graphic design from motion graphics to icon design. You name it and there’s samples here.
Vimeo is a YouTube for professional and serious hobbyists. The quality of the clips here are largely commercial level. Their animation and motion graphics category, featured here, includes so many cool examples you will find yourself cursing the clock for your lack of productivity.