If you are a professional or a beginner, there might be times where you are stuck. You might have the 'designer's block' or you seem to get no new ideas for your project.
Everyone goes through that time and it's normal. To help you with this, we asked our community where they get their design inspiration from. And they listed down loads of websites, books, people and more! Not only that. We also asked them for some design tips that you can take when you are working on that important project.
The best places our community got design inspiration from in 2020-
Starting with the most famous ones- Pinterest, Behance, Instagram, Dribbble, Freepik
- UXmatters.com- It is user experience community that covers a vast rage of topics from basic design to code, product design, strategy to code, web design, research and more.
- awwwards- It's a professional web design and development competition body where you'll find world's best websites and designs. Check out one of the winners
- Muzli- You'll get curated design inspirations from the ocean of design content. And it's 1 click away! Get the Muzli extension here.
Amey Vilas More's inspirations comes from everywhere. Personal observations, countless interactions, places been an inspiration many times. Here's his list that can come handy-
- Documented inspiration- Medium, Prototypr.io, Toptal
- Books- Lean UX, Steal like an artist, Show your work, 100 things every designer should know about people
- Documentaries- Helvatica, Design distruptors, Color insights
- Youtube- Flux, AJ & smart
Dinesh Senapati created a book-letter - Design Resources that covers UX, UI and Product Design. This might be THE list. It's updated weekly so you can be sure of getting fresh and curated content whenever you visit.
Designers to get Inspiration from:
- Eva-Lotta Lamm- Eva is a designer, visual thinker, speaker and teacher. Check out her work on Instagram.
2. Sebastian- He's from Germany, based in Tokyo. He makes pretty interesting designs and posts on Instagram, Dribbble and his website. If you are a beginner, Sebastian's website will be a great place to get inspiration on how to display and distribute your design.
3. Chris Do- Chris Do is a designer, director, CEO and Chief Strategist of Blind and the founder of The Futur—an online education platform with the mission of teaching 1 billion people how to make a living doing what they love.
4. Dieter Rams- Dieter is a German industrial designer who is behind the world class consumer products at Braun. See what Dieter has to say about good design.
5. David Airey- David is a designer, consultant, writer and author of 3 books. Check out his latest book Identity Designed
6. Lubos Volkov- He is a Lead designer at Toptal. Lubos shares actionable tips on UX, UI, design career and more on his Instagram.
7. Simon Pan- He is a product designer at Google. Simon has also worked at Medium, Amazon Prime Music service and London Barclays Bikes app. You can read his articles and thoughts here.
8. Maitreyee Kalaskar- Maitreyee is a freelance designer & illustrator. Her vivid and fresh illustrations will defiantly light a spark of inspiration in you!
9. Aniruddh mehta- a.k.a. the big fat minimalist. Aniruddh is a graphic designer and visual artist from Mumbai, India. He is also the founder of Studio Bigfat- an independent multi-disciplinary design studio.
10. Pablo Stanley- He's the co-founder at Blush, a tool to unlock people's creativity. Pablo has a YouTube channel where he gives design tutorials, a podcast- Diseño Cha Cha Chá where he talks to Latinos who work in the technology industry. And he's also the creator of humaaans.
BTW, have you checked out his Design Astrologist videos on Instagram yet?
11. Robert smith- He is a Senior Product designer at Gumtree. He shares tutorials, advice, reviews and more to help UX and Product designers.
12. Craig Burgess- He is an author of 4 books, host of get doing things, runs a community for designers- Daily Visual and he creates unobvious visuals daily.
Where do you get your design inspiration from? What do you do when you have a 'designer's block'? Share your thoughts at- [email protected]
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