Great Design Websites to See and be Seen On
A big part of being a designer these days is to get your work out into the world via the internet, social media, and prominent design websites. However, the internet is crowded with hundreds of places to be seen on, and a designer can get lost in the vast sea of visual noise.
So… what are some websites to focus on?
Here are some websites creatives regularly visit to find inspiration, and where you too can promote your work to raise a higher profile within the industry.
With over a billion hits worldwide, Behance has become a platform for creatives to share their best work, and be featured by its featured galleries. Art directors and other creatives frequently visit the site also as a source of inspiration, and you never know who might be looking at your work.
It’s Nice That champions work across various disciplines within art and design, seamlessly moving in and out within graphic design, illustration, motion and everything in between. It reaches more than a million creatives a month — a very good place to be in.
Curated by Zach Tutor, Supersonic is a great site that features fantastic illustrators and artists. It has a large following on tumblr (600,000 and growing) and is one of the best places on the web for an illustrator to be featured in right now.
FormFiftyFive started as a group of designers, illustrators, coders and creatives eager collecting and sharing the best design work they found online, and now it has become synonymous as a great place to highlight great work across the globe.
The Inspiration Grid is a treasure trove of creative talents from all around the world. With a scope spanning across design, art, illustration, typography, photography and architecture, there is no end to the amazing work one comes across on the site, and it would be great company to be among them.
Bored Panda is a giant art and design website, with massive amounts of traffic (millions) that can make your work go viral. Certain topics seem to fare well here, and it is a good idea to browse around to see how you can frame your work accordingly.
Motionographer is the best place to get lost in the world of digital filmmaking, animation, motion graphics, film and visual effects. With interesting features and interviews, and a great reputation in the industry, it is one that is definitely worth reaching out to.