Top 10 Sites to Help Develop Your Creative Side

MMM4POV.jpgIf you’re a professional looking to find fulfillment outside of the
daily grind, you now have a whole host of websites to help you develop
your creative side. These sites will not only inspire you with their
visually intoxicating imagery, they’ll often provide real-world tips on
how you can actually execute on ideas. So whether you’re someone who
needs to find creative fulfillment or if you just want to step outside
your comfort zone, get involved with these online communities and you
might just be surprised by what you’ll find.

1. My Modern Metropolis

 

My Modern Metropolis is where art enthusiasts and trendspotters connect over creative ideas. It’s based on three core principles – to share, to inspire and to connect. They conduct in-depth interviews with new and established artists and find the stories going on behind-the-scenes. It’s a great place to start if you’re looking to develop your creative side.

2. FFFFOUND!

 

Ask any modern-day artist or designer which website they visit for creative inspiration and most likely he or she will say FFFFOUND! It’s an image bookmarking site that’s invitation only, meaning you can’t just register yourself, you have to be personally invited to start posting. Though this may seem exclusive, it actually helps to keep the integrity of the site high, making sure there are no unsolicited spammers. Everyone is free to browse the site.

3. Smashing Magazine

 

If you’re an aspiring or professional web designer and developer, you’ll thoroughly enjoy the creative content on Smashing Magazine. This website is very thorough – showing off the latest trends in website design as well as giving best practices. They also have some great articles like Take The Initiative and Create Your Own Projects or Breaking Down Doors: Promoting Yourself To Dream Clients.

4. PetaPixel

 

Run by Michael Zhang, a photographer and programmer, PetaPixel is a great blog for the photography enthusiast. The site keeps up-to-date on all the latest cameras and accessories as well as the latest trends and developments happening in the digital photography world. It’s a great place for the tech-savvy digital photographer to take their hobby to the next level.

5. SwissMiss

 

Tina Roth Eisenberg is the Swiss designer who runs SwissMiss. Tina’s minimalist aesthetic comes through not only in the way she designs and presents her website but in the sites and products she chooses to highlight. Tina puts on events called Creative Mornings in New York, LA and other major cities around the world where she asks a leader in their field to share their story. These monthly morning gathering of creative types starts with a 20 minute lecture and is followed by a 20 minute group discussion. A great event to go to get your creative juices flowing.

Alice Yoo / My Modern Met
Alice Yoo
Alice Yoo is the founder and editor in chief of My Modern Metropolis, a place where trendspotters and art enthusiasts come to connect over creative ideas. After graduating from UCLA with a Bachelor's in Economics, Alice received her MBA, worked in advertising for MTV and Outdoor Channel and then started My Modern Met in 2008. With over 9.2 million page views per month, My Modern Met has become an art, culture and lifestyle destination for the modern man and woman.
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  • http://profile.typepad.com/sammyyoo Sam

    Such a great compilation of sites!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003406377576 Hersh

      Oh Joanna I saw Maddie too…somewhere…just standing there. That’s prttey much all she has to do is stand there! Even if she’s standing with all fours flat on the ground – all she has to do is look at the camera and I just crack up!Can’t decide if she loves it or hates it.She’s kind of the Napoleon Dynomite of our four legged friends.I hope she knows she’s famous. I think she does.Happy weekend!xo Lisa

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003406373305 Nvyaniv

      I watched this porargm, too. It was really great he must have strong legs and good cardio to keep that schedule up. Plus, his images are over the top good. There is an official White House page on Flickr, too. Good stuff PS: enjoyed browsing your site lots of nice work by YOU, too!

  • http://profile.typepad.com/kikirose Kiki Rose

    Got any cool sites for photographers? Or any sites a photographer SHOULD be a member of? My gf is a photographer and I would love to find a social site (besides facebook and twitter) to get her more involved in the scene (no pun intended).

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    I have been browsing online more than 3 hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours 302 Found. It’s pretty worth enough for me. In my view, if all website owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the internet will be much more useful than ever before.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003406372295 Kklos

    My fiance and i love this site so much! We have a black and tan chnooound and she is the most loving dog i have ever had!!!!! he was used to small dogs like terriers and i was used to beasts like german shep. we ended up adopting a chnooound, she is absolutely perfect! She’s not a licker, a jumper, but she’s a cuddler. :) she potty trained rather quickly and isn’t much of a barker either! she’s so perfect!

  • http://www.yepiclip.com/ yepi

    great, if you want to develop your creativity I think this site is very useful

  • http://www.brosix.com/ Brosix

    I love smashing magazine!

  • http://www.yepi-yepi.com/ Yepi Friv

    My Modern Metropolis is where art enthusiasts and trendspotters connect over creative ideas. It’s based on three core principles – to share, to inspire and to connect. I have visited it many times

  • http://www.y8u.org/ Y8

    I don’t comment about the articles I read online, but this one is so interesting, I have to say something. It’s very original and different. Your viewpoints are easily understood.