What are some of the blogs, resource sites and other educational parts of the web you find yourself always visiting to grow your skill set, learn new tricks and trends, speed up your workflow etc?
A couple of my favorite (and recent) places I've gone to for design inspiration and cool things are:
Dribbble: I'm constantly amazed by the creativity/talent that so many of these great designers have. Always a go-to when I'm starting a new project and want a little kick in the creative tush (yes I said tush). http://dribbble.com/
Codrops: So many cool things here. Although most are little code-snippets, still cool to see some great and creative things other ppl put together. http://tympanus.net/codrops/
I found useful free templates briefs for freelancers http://project-brief.casual.pm/ It might be helpful. If anyone has links to other templates and examples share them in the comments