This time I wanted to showcase and promote web design companies or web designers with extremely creative portfolios as well as own showcase sites. With Internet possibilities now many designers showcase their works on their online portfolios, I could never stop to list portfolios. There are tons more creative sites available, but I tried to select the best picks of my own choice. I also believe these sites and screenshots can present also current design trends.
Note: If you are looking for fresh inspiration from year 2012, we suggest you to check out new article we just publish with 40 creative web designer portfolios.Read More
There are countless tutorials, articles, resources all about how to use Photoshop more efficiently, tips, tricks. Photo manipulation is one of the most interesting skills and most creative art dressed in future/present digital age in my opinion. On this list You’ll find showcased many artists from Worth1000 site – which is popular with its numerous contests and amazing photo manipulation works. Every pick has been carefully picked from the crowd – some of these works are really funny, some works look unbelievably real – but all of those works will inspire You a lot, I assure this!
If You still don’t know – everything is possible with Photoshop and here You can see, what can be done with Photoshop power in it’s best performance!Read More
Fractals are becoming more and more popular between designers and they have a good reason for it -with programs like Apophysis such fractal creation isn’t tiresome process, just play with settings, variables, scripts, plugins and get unbelievable results. At first I wanted to create one huge post with inspiration, tutorials and resources, but I reconsidered because then article wouldn’t be very clear. So there will be 3 parts: Inspiration, Resources and Tutorials. To get Your attention the first post will be inspirational so You could see what can be done with such small programm just by testing and playing with settings. Here I present to You 60 Beautiful Fractals Created with Apophysis:Inspiration:Part 1Read More
As logo designer You can often find moments, when You cannot think of anything good, but then such inspirational like this can become very handy. There are a lot of logo showcase sites You can inspire from and usually those sites list also all logo on popular categories, so You can see which logos and actually why there are so popular, sometimes artists even add their logo creation workflow there, allowing us to see what’s really happening behind the scene. OK, now to the post – I found together 25 logo showcase, portfolio sites and even few blogs which dedicate their life to help You become an expert as logo designer. Enjoy!Read More
I am continuing Top DeviantArtist worth watching series and now I stopped to the best web designers I could find. I only listed those artists, whom layouts I found to be really unique and inspiring, taking classical web design actually to the next level.
These layouts are really artworks with amazing details, You usually don’t see browsing through the web. Consider this article as inspirational article now and if You choose to watch those artists, then inspiration blasts in long term. At first I wanted to pick only 2 website examples from each artists, but there was several so amazing webdesigns, where I couldn’t stop and picked 3 or 4 examples. Enjoy this list, hope this will help to get inspired in regular basis!Read More
As requested I created this article and tried to select the most appropriate logos based on LogoOrange equitable prognosis, which I think is very appropriate. However these are just prognosis and suggestions, where to go and inspire You to new designs, we’ll see however where those logo trends will lead us this year. I invite You to critique my picks and justify them, so we both can learn. Just read whole article and be sure to return here and check out examples of each trend. I picked logos from LogoPond and FaveUp logo showcase sites, where You can by the way get excellent inspiration sparks.Read More
I remember, how much people needs to get inspired on every project, when struggling for ideas or just for better feelings seeing something really beautiful. DeviantArt is the best place with unlimited artistic possibilities where to get inspired. I am starting these article series so You can watch deviant artists, who are really professionals in their sphere and also if You decide to watch them – You actually like RSS feed, You get their newest artworks delivered right to Your mailbox! I picked 2 artworks from every artist to show why I think You should follow him/her. I am planning also create these lists to web design artists, photographers etc. too, hope You’ll evaluate and really enjoy these post series!Read More
As You may notice in Year 2008 hand-drawn designs became one of the most popular creative trends, people tend to add more personal look and creative feel to their sites trying to stand out between traditional web 2.0 style, boxy layout sites. Hand-drawn design not always necessarily mean sketched or hand-drawn, there can be also creative things we use everyday like pencils, erasers, stamps, notepapers, stickers – could continue so on, but I will show examples doing through detailed research – so You could understand what’s really represented with “Hand-drawn design”. And actually this trend is very natural since many designers still sketch up their sites on the paper at first and only then start to design actual site.Read More
Since I wrote an article and got really good feedback for creating new articles about my academy works, I talked with my course colleagues and asked them to send their works to me, so I can show You these. I am talking about lection called as Photoshop where we got 3 exercises to create a new logotype, journal (both sides) and poster. So again thanks to my course colleagues and here we got some great list with interesting works, different tastes, trends – just let me show You pictures, which can say more than words can do. Many works are created in Latvian language, so I think it’s useful for You just to check out composition, illustrations and something like that.Read More