The 100 Best Design Blogs to Follow

The 100 Best Design Blogs to Follow

If you’re looking for the best design blogs to follow… you’re in the right place.

Get your RSS reader warmed up and subscribe to these blogs for daily updates of Graphic Design Inspiration, Branding advice, Typography tips and Web Design Tutorials.

I’ve spent the last few days curating this list from my Feedly collection and suggestions from other designers – I’ve certainly come across a few fantastic resources in the process.

If I’ve left any incredible design blogs out of the list you feel should have made the cut, feel free to leave a comment at the end – I’ll review and keep the list as up-to-date as possible!

 

The 100 Best Design Blogs to Follow

 

Let’s start the list with a bit of shameless self-promotion if only to get it out of the way…

Inkbot Design’s Blog – https://inkbotdesign.com/blog – We focus on articles aimed to help young designers, along with a few here and there to help my clients with their own brand.

 


General Design Blogs

Top 100 Design Blogs

 

Abduzeedo – http://www.abduzeedo.com/ – A popular blog that covers a range of topics for designers and creatives, primarily as interviews and tutorials.

Creative Bloq – http://www.creativebloq.com/ – “Your daily dose of design tips and inspiration” perfectly sums up the Creative Bloq – be sure to bookmark this one!

AisleOne – http://www.aisleone.net/ –  An inspirational resource focused on design, typography, minimalism and modernism.

99Designs Blog – http://99designs.co.uk/designer-blog/ – yeah, we all hate crowdsourcing and it’s unethical approach, but the 99Designs blog can be a regularly engaging read. I’ll give them that.

Swissmiss – http://www.swiss-miss.com/ – clearly Swiss-inspired design blog which features a lot of creative images – be sure to check out their “tiny objects and Pantone chips” series.

The Next Web’s Creative News – http://thenextweb.com/section/creative/ – TNW’s creative section of the blog is a superb resource for all things related to creative people. If you’re interested, they do have other sections worth looking at such as ’tech’, ‘money’ and ‘apps’ in the menu.

Hongkiat – http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/ – Design tips, tutorials and inspiration.

You The Designer – http://www.ucreative.com/design/ – Topic spanning design blog with a bunch of great content to suit almost every designer’s needs.

How Design Blog – http://www.howdesign.com/how-design-blog/ – Covers all the latest design news, trends and visual inspiration to keep you up-to-date.

Graphic Design Blog – http://www.graphicdesignblog.co.uk/ – Another all-encompassing, yet high-quality blog on everything graphic design related.

Designrfix – http://designrfix.com/ – I find myself here regularly when I come across the ‘design deals’ and freebies, but they have great articles too.

Designer Daily – http://www.designer-daily.com/ – Blogs updated every day, like this one, are perfect for catching all the special design deals.

Shillington Design Blog – http://shillingtondesignblog.com/ – Just a great mix of well-written, informative articles and lovely visuals.

Graphic Mania – http://www.graphicmania.net/ – Design tutorials, vector packs and photography ideas all in one blog.

Company Folders’ Blog – http://www.companyfolders.com/blog/ – A bunch of designer resources and articles like: “14 ways to be the worst person on your graphic design team.”

Form Fifty Five – http://formfiftyfive.com/ – Graphic Design inspiration from around the world.

Graphic Design Junction – http://graphicdesignjunction.com/ – Full of design inspiration, free resources such as vector images/fonts, along with some great tutorials.

Roberto Blake’s Blog – http://robertoblake.com/articles/ – One of only a few designers to embrace video that I’ve come across, I recommend subscribing to his channel.

Creative Roots – http://creativeroots.org/ – A brilliant approach to art and design inspiration from around the world, filtered by countries.

Dexigner – http://www.dexigner.com/ – An online portal for designers, architects, illustrators, engineers, artists, and creatives of all kinds.

HND Graphics – http://www.hndgraphics.co/ – Curated by the Richmond Upon Thames College, this blog provides a lot of information to young designers and students.

Design Juices – http://www.designjuices.co.uk/ – Features a bunch of great articles in general, but what stands out here are the frequent interviews with designers.

UI / UX & Web Design Blogs

 

Top Web Design Blogs

 

Designmodo – http://designmodo.com/ – With a focus on the web and developer related articles, I find Designmodo an excellent resource to learn UI and UX through their tutorials and advice.

Smashing Magazine – http://www.smashingmagazine.com/ – Another great resource for learning the basics of web design and development, super helpful for print designers like myself.

Spyre Studios – http://spyrestudios.com/ – A favourite web design and development blog, Spyre Studios offers some intermediate web tutorials amongst general design inspiration and advice.

Vandelay Design – http://www.vandelaydesign.com/blog/ – One of the most popular web design blogs, Vandelay Design, provides a breadth of articles of interest to most designers, both web and print based.

Web Design Ledger – http://webdesignledger.com/ – Continually interesting publication, focusing on many of the technical elements of web design.

Spoon Graphics – http://blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/ – Maybe better suited in the general design category, but Chris’ blog has some great web-based tutorials.

Boagworld – https://boagworld.com/blog/ – An excellent resource for both web and digital advice from Paul Boag.

Line25 – http://line25.com/ – A place to share web design ideas and inspiration through articles, tutorials and examples of stunning site designs.

Grain Edit – http://grainedit.com/ – A mix of contemporary graphic design inspiration and vintage/retro, illustrative styles to peruse.

Awwwards Blog – http://www.awwwards.com/blog/ – Best known for their web design awards, their design blog deserves just as much credit.

Tuts Plus – http://tutsplus.com/blog – Mostly tutorials, which you’d expect, but their general design articles are great reads as well.

I Can Be Creative – http://www.icanbecreative.com/ – A great resource for design resources, trends and inspiration.

Creative Overflow – http://creativeoverflow.net/ – Does a good job of covering all elements of web design, not just the technical side of things.

Design Follow – http://www.designfollow.com/ – Articles, resources and tutorials in a range of design topics.

Interactive Red’s Blog – https://www.interactivered.com/blog/ – Great blog that focuses on the digital, mobile and interactive side of design.

Digital Telepathy’s Blog – http://www.dtelepathy.com/blog/ – Insights and best practices for UX and product design.

1st Web Designer – http://www.1stwebdesigner.com/blog/ – With a community of respected web design professionals, great articles are almost guaranteed!

Web Designer Depot – http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/ – a hugely popular web design blog that seems to cover all the topics well.

UX Magazine – http://uxmag.com/ – Defining and informing the complex world of user experience or UX.

Creative Nerds – http://creativenerds.co.uk/ – Design inspiration, freebies and tutorials.

Branding & Graphic Design Blogs

 

Top Graphic Design Blogs

 

David Airey’s Blog – http://www.davidairey.com/ – David regularly publishes great articles on a range of topics from Branding advice to architecture, interspersed with informative posts providing incredible advice for other designers based on his experience.

The Design Blog – http://thedsgnblog.com/ – With great attention to detail, the Design Blog always provides a great hub of visual inspiration. Every day there’s a particular type of post, such as “Designer of the Week”, “Friday Freebies” etc. so keep checking in!

The Logo Smith’s Blog – http://imjustcreative.com/blog – I’ve been a longtime fan of Graham’s blog and his writing style – regularly a reliable resource of inspiration, information and educational posts about life as a freelance graphic designer.

Logo Design Love – http://www.logodesignlove.com/ – another superb design blog, and book by the same name from David Airey.

Brand New – http://www.underconsideration.com/brandnew/ – with opinions on corporate identity design, I’m a huge fan of their before and after rebrand showcases, along with the public voting system.

Branding Served – http://www.brandingserved.com/ – A curated selection of work from the leading creatives on Behance.

Identity Designed – http://identitydesigned.com/ – An excellent showcase of the behind the scenes of branding projects, with a lot of contributions from the designers themselves involved in the work.

BP&O – http://bpando.org/ – Branding, Packaging and the Opinions of graphic designer Richard Baird. I always see a lot of gorgeous work here that hasn’t seemingly been published elsewhere.

Logogeek’s Blog – http://logogeek.uk/logo-design-blog/ – Ian aka “Logogeek” provides an excellent resource of well-written, informative articles for designers, especially those who specialise in logos and branding.

Logo Designer Blog – http://www.logo-designer.co/ – A great blog I only came across recently, with a clear focus on logo design and branding.

Lovely Stationery – http://lovelystationery.com/ – A curated guide to the very best in stationery design.

Visuelle – http://www.visuelle.co.uk/ – Focusing on gorgeous brand identity work from around the world. Just beautiful.

For Print Only – http://www.underconsideration.com/fpo/ – A sub-section of UnderConsideration, For Print Only offers a great selection of printed media.

Richard Baird’s Blog – http://www.richardbaird.co.uk/blog/ – Big fan of Rich’s work, an almost bigger fan of his articles and writing!

Design Taxi – http://designtaxi.com/category/Graphic%20Design – Journaling ideas since 2003, Design Taxi provides inspiration and creativity daily.

Lovely Package – http://lovelypackage.com/ – Curating the very best in packaging design.

Typography

 

Top Typography Blogs

 

Fonts In Use Blog – http://fontsinuse.com/blog – if you haven’t heard of ‘Fonts In Use’, check them out while your own their blog – it’s a fantastic idea where designers work out the fonts for use in specific projects or images.

I Love Typography – http://ilovetypography.com/ – Fonts, typefaces and all other things typographical!

Type For You – http://www.typeforyou.org/ – A blog on typography, with news, interviews and always beautiful font inspiration.

Type token – http://www.typetoken.net/ – Showcasing and discussing the world of typography, icons and visual language.

Design Inspiration

 

Top 100 Graphic Design Blogs Inspiration

 

The Fox Is Black – http://thefoxisblack.com/ – Love the name. Love the logo. Love the blog!

It’s Nice That – http://www.itsnicethat.com/ – “Championing creativity since 2007” is their tagline, so you know they’re established as a design hub.

The Dieline – http://www.thedieline.com/ – My personal, go-to resource for inspiration on developing a brand out across a product or through it’s packaging.

Booooooom – http://www.booooooom.com/ – Hope I got the right amount of “o’s” in this one! Great website for daily, visual inspiration.

Inspiration feed – http://inspirationfeed.com/ – This blog always has a lot of decent lists, money saving deals and resources for designers.

Iain Claridge’s Blog – http://www.iainclaridge.co.uk/blog/ – Serves as a “repository for random morsels of ocular delight” – love it.

The Inspiration Grid – http://theinspirationgrid.com/ – Brings you the best creative stories from around the world.

Good Design Makes Me Happy – http://www.gooddesignmakesmehappy.com/ – Another that should be fairly clear. If you like good design, you’ll love this blog.

We And The Color – http://weandthecolor.com/ – A great blog for daily art and design inspiration.

Design Everywhere’s Tumblr – http://designeverywhere.tumblr.com/ – A visual showcase of carefully selected graphic design work from around the world.

From Up North – http://www.fromupnorth.com/ – They do have an ‘articles’ section if that’s your thing – I appreciate their visual inspiration.

Inspired Mag – http://inspiredm.com/ – A popular blog about design, development and inspiration.

Site Inspire – http://www.siteinspire.com/ – Showing some of the most beautiful websites currently on the go.

Inspiration Hut – http://inspirationhut.net/ – Daily art/design inspiration and downloads.

Design Clever’s Tumblr – http://designclever.tumblr.com/ – a beautiful Tumblog of every design imaginable.

Freelance, Business & Lifestyle

 

Freelancer Graphic Design Blogs

 

99U – http://99u.com/ – 99U, from Behance, provides some interesting articles on the day-to-day running of business, freelancing and productivity tips. I mean, who doesn’t want to read an article entitled “The Undeniable Benefits of Being Weird?”

Co. Design – http://www.fastcodesign.com/ – Although they pay a lot of attention to the design side of things, I appreciate more wide-ranging articles on everything from geeky gadgets to global interest posts.

Justcreative’s Blog – http://justcreative.com/ – Again, a blog that could probably go in the design section, Jacob provides an excellent resource for young designers looking to get into the business of design.

NuSchool – http://thenuschool.com/home – Some of the absolute best articles providing education for creative professionals. Worth the read!

Creative Review – http://www.creativereview.co.uk/cr-blog – The CR blog offers super high-quality posts on a range of topics along with their published magazine.

Freelance Folder – http://freelancefolder.com/blog/ – Actionable insights and advice on all things freelance.

Clients From Hell – http://clientsfromhell.net/ – Think you have a bad customer, think again. Spend a few minutes here for a laugh/cringe.

Paul Jarvis’ Articles – https://pjrvs.com/articles – First of all, love the simplicity of the site. Content wise, excellent insights from Paul Jarvis.

Cameron Moll’s Blog – http://www.cameronmoll.com/ – Cameron covers a bit of everything in his blog, which I love, especially the “miscellaneous banter” as he puts it.

Subtraction – http://www.subtraction.com/ – Great posts from Khoi Vinh on a range of topics, love the minimal layout too.

Stuff and Nonsense – http://stuffandnonsense.co.uk/blog – Their description says all you need to know: “Stuff & nonsense and all that malarkey.”

Ciera Design’s Blog – http://cieradesign.com/blog/ – Ciera’s blog contains a wealth of inspiration, advice and range of topics that will appeal to all freelancers.

Rair’s Blog – http://www.rair.co.uk/blog/ – Lost of interesting articles from industry news to start-up advice and legal matters.

Pinnate Road’s Blog – http://www.pinegateroad.com/blog/ – Kelsey’s blog features a lot of great advice to running a business and freelancing as a designer.

Brent Galloway’s Blog – http://brentgalloway.me/blog – Brent is a US based, freelance designer whose blog offers a great insight into his day to day life.

Jessica Hische’s Thoughts – http://www.jessicahische.is/thinkingthoughts – A lot of personal insights in this blog, along with some great advice and tips for freelancing.

Sacha Greif’s Blog – http://sachagreif.com/ – Sacha is a respected designer, coder and entrepreneur whose blog offers ideas, tips and advice for up and coming designers amongst personal updates and news.

Sievers Creative – https://www.sieverscreative.com/news-and-updates/ – A creative blog about marketing, web design and advertising. Always good advice to be found here.

 

Hope you’ve discovered some amazing new resources on our 100 best design blogs of 2018 list

Have we missed something?

Leave a comment below!

 


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  34. Logos

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  35. A Raymond

    What will I do with the rest of my day after following 100 blogs?

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  37. Paul Brighton

    This is a great post..

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  38. Katy C

    What about Creative Boom? It has its own graphic design section too! 🙂

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  41. sumayah khourshid

    MY GOD!!!! so much resources in one blog….thanks a ton

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  42. Dina Rodriguez

    Damn! What a great resource. I have a ton of freelance blogs to subscribe to.

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  43. hazelabee

    That is a lot .. never actually realized it .. will share in my FB page

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  44. Brent Galloway

    Thanks for including my blog, Stuart! I appreciate it!

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  45. Rachna Raj Marwaha

    Awesome List and so much new..thanks

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  46. ashwani

    very nice article. full of fantastic information and resources.

    thanks
    ashwani

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    • Stuart

      How on earth have I not come across This is Colossal before? Thanks for the heads up – bookmarking now!

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  47. Dorothy

    Fantastic list — I would also include the Type Wolf blog. Thanks so much for sharing!!

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    • Alex

      I couldn’t agree more. I was about to recommend Type Wolf blog as well.

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  48. Jacob

    Thanks for including Just Creative, Stuart.

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  49. Charlotte Miller

    Don’t forget about http://www.YCN.org great for illustration and animation. Please they do free talks and websites.

    A website I can’t live without http://www.boagworld.com. Gives loads of great digital advice from responsive web design to writing content and beyond!

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  50. Brian

    Fantastic article, Stuart! I just added several of these blogs to my feed. I also took a gander at your portfolio. Love your design style – especially the Helix and AE+D identities. I’ve been writing about the brand strategy and identity processes on my firm’s blog – http://www.ignytebrands.com/blog. Check it out when you get a minute… I think our blog would make for a nice addition to your list.

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  51. Shevaa

    Nice post, i found few new blog links in this list. add webdesignersblog.net too…

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  52. SpEEdyRoby

    Also, DesignSphere worth mentioning.

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    • Stuart

      Designsphere is another I haven’t heard of, thanks for the heads up – will check it out now.

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  53. Sally K Witt

    Stuart,

    This post is so interesting. What a wide variety of styles and expertise!

    Thank you,

    Sally

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  54. Iggy

    Web Design Dev is not on the list? Tsk tsk 🙂

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    • Stuart

      Haven’t even heard of that one Iggy, will check it out now. Thanks!

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      • JDWOODYARD

        That is a massive list, most of those are new to me, I love 99designs though. Thanks for putting this list together I saved this post to my bookmarks bar for when I start looking to create a brand for my blog.

        Thanks for providing such a massive list.

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