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15 Design Blogs Every Designer Should Be Following

08 September 2017
Design Inspiration

15 Design Blogs Every Designer Should Be Following

In recent years, the blogging culture has exploded. Once considered a hobby, many people now make a career out of it and several companies are hosting blogs on their website as part of their marketing strategy. With so many blogs out there now, you can be sure there’s one for you.
In fact, there are several blogs out there for you. To save you searching through them all, we’ve found 15 really good ones for you to take a look at.

1. Creative Bloq

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As the online home for several creative magazines – including Computer Arts and Creative Pro – Creative Bloq has blog posts on pretty much everything design-related. Look here for inspiration, industry news updates, and reviews for all design fields, from illustration to web design.

2. Canva

Canva provides an easy to use service for non-designers to create professional looking designs. It also provides a great blog full of tips and advice for learning new design skills. We particularly like their design resource posts such as 30 Best Free Social Media Icon Sets of 2015.

3. Designrfix

This blog is keen to get designers to share their knowledge and their work in order to create a “community intent on evolving the art”. The blog is looking for people to join their writing team so you too can add to their collection of inspiration, tutorials and downloadable resource.

4. Spoon Graphics

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You can access this blog for free and discover tutorials and news updates like most other design blogs. The added bonus of Spoon Graphics, however, is that for $10 a month, you can gain access to hundreds of premium graphic design assets, with more added every week!

5. Logo Design Love

Originally set up as a side project to the book, Logo Design Love, this blog has a very specific focus. As you might have guessed, this blog is all to do with logos! If you want to learn more about some of your favourite logos, this is the place to go.

6. DesignTAXI

For those creatives interested in design fields other than graphic design, check out DesignTAXI. This blog covers the normal topics of logos, advertising, and branding, but also explores other creative outputs such as cake design, fashion, and architecture.

7. 99 Designs

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99 Designs is the largest online design market: a site that connects designers with employers needing design work. As well as finding jobs for creatives, it hosts a blog dispensing tips and advice on how to market yourself as a designer so that you can find work on your own.

8. Logo Geek

This blog belongs to graphic designer, Ian Paget, who runs his own logo design agency in Manchester. Here, you can discover all there is to know about logo design from a man with over 10 years’ experience designing logos for companies of all sizes.

9. It’s Nice That

The It’s Nice That brand is not just a blog: it’s part of a larger publication group which believes that design is for everyone. They bring together the most exciting developments in the design industry to the spotlight through this blog, their annual summer symposium, and their monthly ‘Nicer Tuesday’ talks.

10. 99u

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Powered by Adobe, this blog was made to help creatives develop themselves and their brands to help them build a successful career as a designer. We particularly enjoy the Interviews section that provides advice from established designers who have made it in their field.

11. Creative Roots

Here’s a blog that’s a bit more niche. On this blog, you can find inspiration from all over the world. Helpfully categorised by continent and then country, this site allows you to explore the creative fashions of different cultures.

12. I Love Typography

If you hadn’t guessed by the title, this blog is for all things typographical! We honestly didn’t realise there was so much to know about typography until we came across this site. Discover the history of various typefaces, read interviews with type designers, and much more…

13. Envato Tuts+

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Like 99 Designs, Envato is an online design market, connecting designers with employers. The Envato Tuts+ portion of the website is dedicated to several tutorials on every aspect of life as a freelance designer, from new design skills to running a small business.

14. HOW Design

Beginning life as a print magazine, the HOW franchise has now grown to include this blog, books, a live event, and an online ‘university’. It’s also responsible for a few international competitions so, once you’ve learnt all you can from their blog and other materials, you can try your hand at them too.

15. Clients From Hell

Finally, here’s a blog for a bit of fun. Take a look at the Clients From Hell blog which dutifully collects horror stories from freelancers with difficult clients.

And, of course, there is always our blog right here! Our Design Hub is full of tips and tricks to help your business thrive.


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