The SA Creative’s Top 10 websites: 2013


Last year we compiled a list of the best creative websites according to the SA Creatives team and other creative professionals. After the success of last year’s listing we have decided to make this a yearly exercise.

Between 10 and 5
This is a very trendy platform that allows creatives to showcase their work to a large audience. If you think you have what it takes to be seen, send them an email.

Creative Nestlings
This platform is run by a young creative who lives creativity and it can be seen on Creative Nestling. The website showcases awesome creative talent from around the world.

This website is dedicated to those who live, eat and breathe the creative lifestyle. Daily creative news updates are accompanied by an award-winning magazine, which in itself is a piece of art.

This media power house is definitely a creative maverick that you should follow. It will keep you updated with creative news, showcase your photography, produce an amazing quarterly magazine and a whole lot more. Onesmallseed is a definite must-see with platforms like,, ,Picture This and one small seed productions.

Zulus can Draw
Zulus Can Draw represents a group of high quality and multi disciplined South African illustrators that have never been seen by the advertising and publishing industry in Europe.

Design Indaba
Known for the globally acclaimed annual Design Indaba Conference, Simulcast Expo FilmFest and much more, the design Indaba has an equally engaging online platform. serves as a one-stop design portal for highly curated, bespoke multimedia content on global creative industries.

Handsome Things

This blog reminds me of a quaint coffee shop that only the cool arty farty guys know about, and now that you know about it, you want to tell your friends but you also want to keep it to yourself. Handsome Things believes in Buying local, Great Design, handmade stuff collaborations and SA Talent.

Photographers are able to upload one image a day and get feedback from likeminded people. The popular website has become the daily bread for many photographers looking for constructive criticism. By the way, if you’re looking to showcase your work on the site, you have to be invited by another photographer.

Visi blog
Not only does Visi’s blog look good, it’s packed with creative reads which are of the same quality as the iconic magazine. If you are a fan of design, décor and architecture go to

Creative Director. Founder of The SA Creatives. Designer, fine artist, writer, photographer & idea hunter. Arch enemy of Powerpoint. @artwelln


  • Reply January 25, 2013


    Good to know I visit two of these on the regular

  • Reply January 27, 2013

    Andres Macias


    Nice article, thanls a lot for that. We’ve recently launched, a website combinator to navigate and search on multiple pages at once. I have created a list matching your selection (giving you, of course, full credit). Here’s the link:

    I would like to know you opinion about how useful would Simulty be to you for promoting articles you write the kind of this one.


  • Reply January 28, 2013


    Wow. Thanks man, we relaunched Creative Nestlings today. New look, bigger & better. Hope you like/

  • Reply June 6, 2013

    Edwin Soobramoney

    Hi There

    I’d like to feature this list on my blog(with credit to this article). Its be awesome to show some of the young designers that visit it that there are great local websites out there.

    How do I go about doing this?

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