Design inspiration can come from just about anywhere. Here at InVision, we love how videos blend typography, static images, movement, and sound together to create visceral experiences.
We asked some of our favorite creative professionals to share their picks of the best design-focused videos with us. Then, we sorted them into three categories: Thought Leaders, Illustration and Animation, and Marketing and Advertising. Check out 24 inspiring videos below and those who recommended them.
Inspired by Thought Leaders
John Maeda: How art, technology and design inform creative leaders
Saul Bass: On Making Money vs Quality Work
American graphic designer and Academy Award-winning filmmaker, Saul Bass, candidly speaks in his studio about making money versus making quality work.
Philippe Starck: Design and Destiny
French creator, designer and architect Philippe Stark speaks, sans slides, about his design, art, and its place and purpose in our history.
John McFaul BLAB 16
Ramit Sethi | Chase Jarvis LIVE | ChaseJarvis
Neil Gaiman 2012 Commencement Speech “Make Good Art”
Michael Bierut Graphic Designer – The Creative Influence Ep.13
Zane Lowe meets Rick Rubin
Experience Design with Jason Silva
Silva freestyles important truths about experience design.
A Design Film Festival 2014: Tadao Ando, From Emptiness to Infinity
The documentary portrays one of the world’s most renowned architects: the Japanese ‘Master of Minimalism’, Tadao Ando.
Stefan Sagmeister: The power of time off
Simon Sinek: If You Don’t Understand People, You Don’t Understand Business
Inspired by Illustration and Animation
Dumb Ways to Die
Metro’s PSA is cute and contagious while making a serious point to be careful around trains.
Using 2D cel-animation and 3D techniques, Cupidiculous humorously tells the story of Adam and Eve while simultaneously warning against over-consumption and global warming.
84000 // Words of the Buddha
Perfectionists: Wimbledon’s Official Trophy Engraver by Stella Artois UK
Bending sculpture and video, Walking City slowly evolves while it walks, becoming the materials and patterns she encounters.
Inspired by Marketing and Advertising
Apple – Designed By Apple – Intention
Apple describes its thought process for product design using simple typography and visuals.
This video, produced as part of an indiegogo campaign, details the design of a new type of motorized city bike.
Sense: Know More. Sleep Better.
This over-funded kickstarter describes a simple system that tracks your sleep behavior, monitors the environment of your bedroom and reinvents the alarm.
The Most Boring Ad Ever Made?
Mohawk Massimo Vignelli
Turkish Airlines Commercial Kids and Mini Airport
Children’s imaginations come to life when they create an airport in their backyard.
TV 2 Summer Idents
This project was filmed using six go-pro cameras attached to a stand that was self designed and printed out with a 3D printer to suit the purpose.