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Sources of Creative Inspiration

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If you are a living human being, then you probably feel the need for some creative inspiration -- at least occasionally. As writers and website services professionals, we often find ourselves in need of a good jolt (in addition to caffeine) to open our minds and get some ideas flowing.

Sometimes the type of inspiration needed is related to graphics and imagery, and at other times -- more often for us -- we are looking for writing-related inspiration, or something to get us thinking outside the box for keyword research on a search engine optimization (SEO) project. But no matter what specific brand of creativity we are craving at the time, we can always get those creative juices flowing when we visit one or more of the sites listed here. We hope this helps you, too.

Brainstorming sessions are great, but just because a brainstorming session is declared does not mean that new ideas will result. The next time you are going to call the staff together for a brainstorming session, send them these links a few minutes (at least) in advance and then get ready for some interesting ideas.

Creative Inspiration: Graphic Design

More Resources for Creative Inspiration

Creative Inspiration: Graphic Design Blogs

Creative Inspiration: Photography

43 Of The Extremely Creative Wonders Of Macro Photography

Other Categories of Web Resources

Free Font Downloads

Paid Font Sites

Stock Photos and Vectors

Free Photos and Vectors

Website Templates

CSS Galleries

Colour Palettes

A Flash Site of User Generated Colour Palettes: Adobe Kuler
Using Colours From Photos: Colr
Colours, Palettes and Patterns: COLOURlovers
A Colour Palette Generated From Your Images: Color Palette Generator
See The Results of Your Palette on a Website: Color Spire
Create and Email Colour Palettes: Color Blender

Tips and Tricks

Vector Do’s and Dont’s: iStockphoto
The Web Design Polish: PSD Tuts
Promote Your Design Business: Freelance Switch
How To Increase Web Traffic: You The Designer

Designer Geek Merchandise

Great Nerdy Clothing and Accessories: Veer
Nice T-Shirt Collection: Design Loot
Graphic Design T-Shirts and Accessories: Cafepress
Geek Merchandise For Everyone: Think Geek
Graphic Design T-Shirts: Zazzle
Unique T-Shirt Designs You Can’t Find Anywhere Else: Allmightys

Newly added resources

A great new marketplace for stock graphic design: Inkd.com
A fantastic resource for finding information on corporate brand identity: Brands of the World

Discovering Your Purpose

Talk about a worthwhile topic...this definitely qualifies. Sometimes you may feel as though following links, or surfing the web, is a waste of time - and sometimes you'd be right; however, you can set that concern aside as you peruse these links about discovering your purpose.

Personal Development

Personal Development for Smart People

Think Simple Now -- Think Simple Now (TSN) is a candidly written blog that addresses real-life personal issues on our path to happiness and fulfillment, along with practical and simple solutions for those issues...Our mission at Think Simple Now is to empower people to find inner clarity and personal happiness through simple, uplifting, motivational, and applicable articles.

PickTheBrain.com Welcome to PickTheBrain.com, a website dedicated to self improvement with a focus on personal productivity, motivation, and self education. PickTheBrain diverges from traditional “self-help” by taking a broader approach. Rather than sticking to a small set of topics, the site covers anything related to self improvement. Any information that people can use to live more prosperous, satisfying lives is a potential article.