Design Inspiration

Here are 6 Websites to Look for Design Inspirations

  • by Lois Nur Fathiarini
  • July 15, 2022
  • 3 minutes read


In making graphic designs, a designer needs to stay creative and give fresh ideas on each design. That’s why websites with inspirations and great references are highly needed.

Looking up for new references is very helpful when a designer is having a design block. Besides, this can keep the design looks better, fresh and up to date.

Luckily, there are some great websites that can help designers to get inspirations and references from. Here are some websites that can be visited for graphic design inspirations.

1. Pinterest

Pinterest's Website

Pinterest is a familiar website to visit for graphic designers or creative makers. The site provides curated photographs, which is favorable for designers. It also has clean and simple layout to ease navigations.

Recently, Pinterest also known to give inspirations for home decor, but it also has many creative graphic design portfolios to give fresh ideas for graphic designers.

2. Canva

Canva's Website

This website is well known as an application to make instant designs quickly. Although for designers, this website is particularly helpful to give design inspirations. Canva provides various design templates which can be used for various mediums such as social media posts, posters, brochures, name card and even certificates.

This feature gives more chances and inspirations from designs provided by Canva. From the free templates to paid templates (for professional use), designs provided by Canva help the designer to look up-to-date, professional and thus meet client needs.

3. Behance

Behance's Website

Another graphic design website that can be visited for design inspirations is Behance. A website launched by Adobe which displays various modern and in-style designs.

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The eminence of this website is easy synchronization with designer’s Adobe account. This gives convenience to import a finished design into Adobe’s design softwares such as Photoshop or Illustrator.

4. Dribbble

Dribbble's Website

Just like Behance, Dribbble also provides good inspirations and references for design graphics. Dribbble gives a wide range of design collections.

Not only in graphic designs, Dribble also provides inspiring collections for UI/UX designers. As a plus point, Dribbble can display design portfolio in video format. This gives convenience for graphic designers to scrutinize multiply objects in a design.

5. Freepik

Freepik's Website

Although mostly used in image searching website, Freepik can also used by graphic designers to gather inspirations.

Freepik provides wide range of image collections which can be used freely for various mediums. Not only images in form of photography, there are also a lot of images from design portfolios. This can be used as a reference site for graphic design.

6. DeviantArt

Deviantart's Website

Another site which is also well-known to give inspirations for graphic designers is DeviantArt. It can be said that this website is an online portfolio for graphic designers, so it’s not surprising if there are a lot of inspiring designs. According to Mashable, this website has around 13 millions users.

Those are some big websites you can access easily as inspirations and references to create design graphics. Don’t forget to be creative on your own, as surfing through references is just one part from the whole design process.


Hello! My name is Lois, I live in Jogjakarta, Indonesia. I am a tattoo artist and I also love sewing and making needleworks. I also do watercolor painting and illustrations.

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