Inspiration

Having a lack of inspiration can drag any project down and make for some lacklustre design decisions. Here are some sites and other resources to kickstart some ideas.

Curated sites

Focussed on UI

A great project from Rauno Freiberg (@raunofreiberg). Some really interesting ideas for UI design here and a refreshing take on common elements developers will be accustomed to creating.

Personal Sites

Anthony Fu

A Project Machine

An incredible talent when it comes to creating great projects and contributing to the dev community. I honestly don't know how he gets so much done in a day!

Brian Lovin

Great Design, Great Content

It should be no surprise that I'm a big fan of Brian's work. In fact there's a lot of elements on his site which have inspired this site. Make sure to checkout his AMA page (it's great).

Paco Coursey

Nav, Transitions and Icons

Paco has done some great work for Vercel and their design system. I can't help but love the focus on using shortcuts and the transitions he uses for his nav menu.

Jesper Vos

Portfolio Site

Jesper's site is one of my favourites to come back too. His projects are exciting, full of interesting interactions and visually beautiful.

Rauno Freiberg

Playful UI elements

Rauno has a real gift for creating beautiful interfaces and playful interactive elements. One thing I gravitated towards was how smooth the navigation animation is between page transitions and how you get that "native" feel.

David McGillivray

Creative Director and Designer

I've followed David on Twitter for a while and rediscovered his work whilst scrolling Lovers Magazine. His site is a real masterclass into how to sell yourself and presenting your projects. (he does unfortunately need to sort out his SSL certificate though... oops!)

Studios

LateNightCheckout

Product Studios

A really interesting idea and something I can see becoming a thing of the future.

Monopo

Digital Design

An exciting studio with some great case studies. They’ve recently redesigned their site and it is looking very good (the interactive gradients and transitions especially)

Workspace

Setups.co

Creator Setup Inspiration

Feel your work setup is lacking? setups.co will give you all the aesthetic feels to get you pumped. Also great to scope out what tools creatives in the industry are using.