Whether you are a fellow graphic designer looking for inspiration and resources or a client looking for ideas that will convey your style, I hope this page can help. Please use the comments section to add to my list of great sites!
Spend some serious time looking around this site. Really. Although their presentation leaves something to be desired (I don’t like when half the page is taken up by ‘sponsors’), there is a ton of useful information to be found—everything from CSS solutions to beautiful website examples to font resources and more.
Vandelay Design’s site is brimming with inspirational website galleries (the best minimalistic sites, beautiful dark sites, artistic sites, e-commerce sites, unique layouts, photographers’ portfolios, etc.).
This is the “Freelance Designer’s Toolbox,” and that pretty much sums it up. In addition to resources related to color, css, stock photography, layout, and typography, it also provides information related to the business side of freelancing, such as finances, time management, and document storage.
David Airey is a graphic designer who usually has excellent posts and articles.
If you can afford extravagant, fantastic business cards (or like to dream that you’ll be able to one day), this page will show you more non-standard types than you probably knew existed.
Here you’ll find some handy how-to articles (Photoshop and Illustrator, primarily) along with some random graphic freebies and inspiration.
The logos presented here are focused specifically on work done with typeface; simply wonderful designs.
This site presents “opinions on corporate and brand identity work,” showing and critiquing the ‘before’ and ‘after’ logos of a company’s redesign efforts.
I haven’t had the opportunity to spend a lot of time exploring this site, but it looks like a great resource for graphic designers.
Here is an ever-growing gallery of outstanding logo design in many different styles.
This is the website for Metropolis magazine, covering an extensive range of topics in the graphic and architectural design worlds.
“Shelter from wind, rain, and cold is a basic human need.” If you’re reading this, you probably already know that the presentation of something or the environment of a place really matters. On a fundamental level, everyone deserves a safe, decent place in which to live. Habitat for Humanity is working to manifest God’s love to people in this way, and I think that is worth supporting.