It's a strange phenomena to think that we have two sides of our brain that decipher information in two inherently different ways.

The left side is logical, analytical and objective, whereas the right side is intuitive, thoughtful and subjective. With the latter being the one credited to creativity; some of us are fortunate enough to play in a creative field where idea generation, designs and looking to the future are all part of the parcel.


When I eventually moved into my own self appointed creative role, I flourished. At least, I thought I did. I love every single minute of sitting with designers, web developers and technology experts, created the next best thing for Marketing Eye or our clients.

"If everyone is walking one way, walk the other"

Having creativity is critical to solving problems in all parts of our lives.

For inspiration, I check out Ted Talks, surf the net, push myself to do things that I would not normally do, read, throw caution into the wind, stand up, sit down, play around, talk to people, spend time alone and in general, I try to be more open and aware.

Here are 10 websites that inspire me - everytime.

99U
1.  99U - Inspiration plus - literally thousands of ideas

Fastcodesign
2.  Fast Company - In particular, FastCoDesign

Behance

3.  Behance - My personal favorite - lots of designs of brands, business cards, brochures and just about anything and anywhere that your brand will be experienced

The inspiration room
4.  The Inspiration Room - I was exposed to The Inspiration Room when it launched and I have to say, even today its still relevant

moo
5.  Moo - Amazing what sounds can inspire. Moo is just a great place to sit, dream and fall in love with what others have to say and design

pinterest
6.  Pinterest - The world is your oyster and from a creative perspective, Pinterest is too.

Design fridge
7.  Design Fridge - The English got this one right. Creative, inspiring and a tad English.

smashing magazine
8.  Smashing Magazine - Great read and lots of design that will help you "smash it" when it comes to creating your next big idea

web creme
9.  Web Creme - online creativity for those rustling to build a new mobile website

arch daily
10. Arch Daily - creating spaces that are livable, dream-able and fluid.



If you don't go away inspired after this, nothing is going to help you be more creative! ;-)

Mellissah Smith is a serial entrepreneur and business leader with more than 20 years' experience in marketing.
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Mellissah Smith

Mellissah Smith is a marketing expert, author, writer, public speaker and technology innovator. Having worked with more than 300 companies across technology, medical device, professional services, manufacturing, logistics, finance and health industries, Mellissah has a well-established reputation as an experienced marketing professional with more than 20 years experience. As the founder and managing director of Marketing Eye, she has taken the company from startup to a multi-million dollar enterprise with offices in Australia and the US. Mellissah is also the Editor in Chief of Marketing Eye Magazine, a quarterly magazine that cover marketing, entrepreneurship, travel, health and wellbeing. #mellissah #marketingeye

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  • Hendrik Walter
    Hendrik Walter
    27/03/14

    Thanks for this great collection of websites. Only knew a few of them. I would add logopond.com as inspiration source for creative logo design. Browsing trough lot's of different logos often helps me to think outside the box and come up with fresh ideas.

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  • Sonia
    Sonia
    14/03/14

    Thanks for the list, its amazing where you can find inspiration. One website not on this list that inspires me is http://www.ted.com

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