In this article, LEEROY, a Digital Agency in Montreal, presents a curated list of the top websites to visit for inspiration before creating your custom packaging.
Inspiration plays an important role in the evolution of a design. Paying close attention to the creations of others is a way to gain inspiration for one's own work. Some people are reluctant to do this, they compare inspiration to plagiarism. However, to achieve a workable, quality design, it is preferable to take the time to work on one’s own and to do well-targeted research.
When we want to create a design ourselves, it is by being exposed to the designs of others that we find what would not have been imagined alone, and this triggers the ultimate awareness of what we want to realize ourselves.
This is a creative process that is natural and unconscious. Most people who create works are inspired by other’s works but also by nature, their socio-cultural environment, and the different themes that interest them. Inspiration opens the world to what surrounds us and especially to universes that we have never before explored.
The talent of designers and artists is not to create a new and unknown idea but to recycle old ideas in reworked and relevant forms.
Inspiration boosts productivity by feeding imagination and culture, which helps produce better, unique designs. In this way, the designs of others influence many aspects of the design process.
Here is the list of the top websites where you will find inspiration:
The Dieline is the world’s most visited packaging design website. This is a platform where designers can examine projects, learn more about the design process, and stay informed about trends. It allows designers to question their own work and hold themselves to the highest standards possible.
Packaging of the World (POTW) has become one of the leading packaging design blogs on the Internet. It aims to inspire designers from around the world by publishing some of the most interesting and creative projects from large global agencies as well as from students.
The WPDS is an internationally focused community that supports the design of packaging as a distinctive field of knowledge. The site promotes the industry's packaging design practices and supports design professionals.
BP & O is a site that provides daily design inspiration. You can find logos, brand identities, packaging and graphic design blogs, opinions, plus news and opinions from Richard Baird.
Today, Behance is the benchmark in Web creation and an excellent visual tool for tracking developments in design. It is a great asset to help you give direction to your next design project.
Designspiration is a resource that helps you discover and share high-level, quality designs.
Inspiration Grid is an online magazine that celebrates creative talent from around the world. An inspiration, you can find your daily fix of design, art, illustration, typography, photography, architecture, fashion and more.
Niice is the search engine for creative artists who only collect quality creations that appear on
the biggest inspiration platforms such as Behance, Dribbble and Designspiration.
Pinterest is a social network full of ideas, where you can draw inspiration and keep abreast of the latest trends in the world of graphics and design (fonts in vogue, graphic styles, layouts, logos, etc.).