All entries are now in for our latest Creative Brew contest! Thank you so much to everyone who submitted an entry. 🔥 There’s some pretty cool stuff to check out – so make sure you head over to our events channel to see the entries. Don’t forget to vote on your favorite for each category! We’ve updated the Creator’s vault to V2 – and DOUBLED the links! There are now 80 links to check out – from creator tools to inspirational stuff. Sign up for the newsletter to get access or – if you’re already subscribed – check the bottom of this week’s newsletter!
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Creator worth knowing ✨
The phenomenon of 3D minimalism is a genre that I truly hope endures for years to come. It’s cute, relaxing, and fun to look at – whether on a website or as a work of art. There’s something relaxing about looking at images that don’t require a lot of brain power to process and explore. They just kind of vibe, you know?
Tran Mau Tri Tam is a talented visual designer with many awesome 3D illustrations. Tran’s images tend to have soft edges, subtle gradients, and a almost “play-dough” like feeling – as if it could come to life. It’s a very warm aesthetic – one that fits very nicely into all of the cool website designs that Tran helps design. Explore all of the 3D designs and website mockups at the link below!
Inspiration this week 🔭
Spilling the tea on these fusion tea boxes
- Meshing traditional tea aesthetics with modern vibes
The most adorable cat portraits ever
- Cute cat emotions, captured by Elke Vogelsang
In need of some minimalist lofi?
- A lofi player infused with fun minimalist web design
Shrouded in smoke and flames, the robot falls
- Talk about a picture that tells a whole story!
Tools this week 🔧
- Make some fun beats in your browser with this really simple drag and drop DAW.
- Notes and reminders can be simple to make and use with Jotify, an open source notes app.
- Create different rooms for your notes, images, and favorite links.
- Don’t put it off! Get up and running with your personal website in just a few hours.
- Great writing goes a long way, but you need PRETTY PICTURES. Start catching eyes
- Start setting up a powerful dashboard with this react template.
David’s Hot Take 🌶
How do you incorporate inspiration into the daily grind? It’s a question of intentionality when it comes right down to it. The internet is a double edged sword when it comes to inspiration – it can take us to the next level, or it can keep us treading water as we stare into the void of meaningless content. Can Zack eat 5 McRibs AND run 5 miles at the same time? Yes, you see this sort of thing every day, whether it’s on Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, Reddit, or any of the other social media platforms. Shake up your daily internet usage with sites like dribbble for art and design or CG Society for fantastical characters and worlds, or fill your feed with theme accounts that cater to art/music that inspire you. Then – inspiration may just turn into action, as you see something which sparks your desire to create!
Dall-e Prompt 🤖
What can Dall-e create for us today? Today’s prompt is “A gang of coffee beans walking down a neon lit street.” Dall-e took this prompt quite literally as you can see. 😂
That’s all for this week!
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