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12 creative resources to bookmark now

As content editor of image-sourcing platform ImageBrief (opens in new tab), Avril Delaney spends a lot of her time scouring the web for creative content. Here she reveals 12 top resources that are sure to get your creative juices flowing...

01. Niice (opens in new tab)

Pulling images from solid favourites like Designspiration (opens in new tab), Typographie (opens in new tab) and Design Clever (opens in new tab), not only is Niice a great visual inspiration and idea generation tool, it also allows you to also create moodboards on site.

Find a slick image on a random site? This bad boy puts the power in your hands to find photography that's similar and also commercially available. Download the Reverse Image Search Chrome Extension and just right click on any image anywhere on the web and find similar results ready to license and buy. Beyond handy. Grab the Chrome Extension here (opens in new tab).

03. Graphilately (opens in new tab)

Stamps have a rep for being boring, but these stamps are anything but. For off-beat colour palettes and Wes Anderson-like levels of attention to detail, have a scroll through the carefully curated collection of exquisitely-designed stamps on the Graphilately Instagram account.

04. The Casual Optimist (opens in new tab)

Though there is a primary focus on book cover designs, any creative will relish The Casual Optimist. From doodles to book covers, to neon signs and covering trends, designer spotlights and 'Inside the Studio' features, The Casual Optimist is full to the brim of inspiration sparks.

05. HTTPSTER (opens in new tab)

I don't know if a more beautiful, and slicker, collection of website design exists. It's premise is simple — it "curates a show-case of shit-hot web design" with a less-is-more focus.

06. Visuelle (opens in new tab)

Simple, pared back showcase of design, curated by David Bennett. Visuelle is a go-to for brand identity, type or package design inspo.

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The Creative Bloq team is made up of a group of design fans, and has changed and evolved since Creative Bloq began back in 2012. The current website team consists of six full-time members of staff: Editor Kerrie Hughes, Deputy Editor Rosie Hilder, Deals Editor Beren Neale, Senior News Editor Daniel Piper, Digital Arts and Design Editor Ian Dean, and Staff Writer Amelia Bamsey, as well as a roster of freelancers from around the world. The 3D World and ImagineFX magazine teams also pitch in, ensuring that content from 3D World and ImagineFX is represented on Creative Bloq.