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Our Top Sites for Design Inspiration
What select brands and blogs are doing that inspire Fueled this week
Every week at Fueled, our London-based lead designer Rob Palmer shares a handful of inspirational websites with our teams in New York and Chicago. This weekly email acts like a virtual water cooler, encouraging us to congregate across time zones and discuss what brands and blogs are doing to push new trends in webdesign.
Never Saw The Light of Day
This website has never seen the light of day... until now. The site was originally built for the Norwegian company PicPac, but the team decided to go a different direction leaving a wonderful site without a purpose. Built and designed by two agencies we love, Int. and Burocratik, there's nothing we don't dig about this site. The design is well executed, the creativity delightful and the overall experience is grand.
This is the personal site for photographer Thomas Ciszewski. While there's not much to explore here, but it makes for an interesting short visit. Ciszewski has created a simple online presence with a unique design and layout. It's nice to see a different approach to portfolio presentation with the requisite beautiful images.
WorkOf helps you connect with artists and makers in New York. The site features people making everyhing from wallpaper, to cheeseboards, furniture and light fixtures from Bed-Stuy to Washington Heights. The design concept is refreshing and clean and the photos and profiles are crisp. Come visit us, we're makers in Soho!
Aquest Web Factory's Four Days in Paris
7 teammates from Aquest, an Italian digital agency, had an amazing time earlier this year attending the Awwwards Conference in Paris. These talented Italians had so much fun in fact, they decided to create an interactive experience that showcases the groups adventures in gay Paris. Great CSS work and design. We particularly like the navigation. And the freshly baked bread.
Mike Kus is a graphic designer and illustrator based in the UK. Not only is his work wicked, but he knows how to show it off. The portfolio itself is simple but it's the stunning content; his illustrations, branding work and other featured projects are what really make it a design inspiration destination.
Creative Ad Awards
Want a big, heaping dose of design inspiration? Check out the nominees for the Creative Ad Awards. The site itself is easy to navigate and the contenders are exciting. You'll want to spend a lot of time here, clicking around and voting!
Which sites inspired you the most? Let us know in the comments!
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