In a world where design trends change at breakneck speed, it's essential to stay updated and inspired by a variety of sources. Whether you're graphic designer, web designer, UX pro or simply an aesthetics and visual communications enthusiast, subscribing to top design blogs is a necessary ritual to keep your creative juices flowing.
We've handpicked a list of the 50 best design blogs, covering a wide array of topics such as graphic design, web design, and everything in between. These influential blogs are treasure troves of cutting-edge insights, tutorials, and inspiration that can help you sharpen your skills, broaden your horizons, and stay ahead in the dynamic design industry.
Dive into this must-follow list of design blogs, and get ready to unleash your creativity like never before. Explore innovative ideas, learn from the masters, and embrace the ever-evolving world of design.
We've divided our design inspiration blogs into the categories below:
- User interface & User experience blogs
- Illustration blogs
- Typography blogs
- Branding blogs
- Design news blogs
We’ll be the first to admit we may have missed some crucial blogs, so we’re inviting our community of readers to suggest blogs we missed (and why you think they’re worthy of being included in 15 words or less). Use the comments section below to add in your suggestions!
Ok, let’s check out the blogs that we suggest you get familiar with!
User Interface & User Experience
- InVision InVision focuses on UX and offers thoughtful posts on the life cycle of UX design.
- UXPin On top of informative UX content, they also offer free e-books, free UI kits and other design articles.
- Marvelapp Sketches, mockups and designs into web, iPhone, iOS, Android and Apple Watch app prototypes for every UI & UX designer.
- UsabilityPost Chock-full with information on UI.
- LovelyUI Features interesting and unique mobile design patterns.
- iA Contains articles containing tips on building effective user interfaces.
- Vandelay Design Provides professional designers with the relevant news and trends, while also supplying with the creative bouts of inspiration.
- Balsamiq They talk about the user experience of their products in a unique way.
- Little Big Details If you’re a fan of the 99% Invisible podcast, then you’ll love this blog.
- Usertesting aims to educate on user experience, design and marketing.
- Smashing Magazine UX information and articles worth checking in on a few times a week.
- Usability Geek Aims to provide useful guidelines on usability and user experience.
- Konigi A blog discussing various topics related to creativity and design.
- Wireframes Mobile design patterns for your swipe files.
- Wrap UK print magazine celebrating the very best in illustration, design and creative culture.
- Graphic Porn daily design inspiration by Benjamin Devine (Sorry if SEO brought you to this post by mistake, but hey, since you’re here…).
- We And The Colour A visual showcase of carefully selected graphic design work from designers around the world.
- nvsblty The blog of designer Ross Berens, which features a range of inspirational examples of typography, print design, photography and graphic design.
- Women of Graphic Design Dedicated to exhibiting design work by women in the graphic design field.
- Adult Art A beautifully packed tumblr blog, run by Johny Costello. Gives inspirational images of photography and graphic design.
- Booooooom A bomb of inspiration for visual designers (I hope that I got all the “o’s” right).
- Gura Fiku All beautiful things related to Japanese graphic design, curated by designer Ryan Hageman. For those who might not know, Gura Fiku - means graphic in Japanese.
- Typostrate It's a blog about typography curated by Christian Goldemann.
- NICETYPE A splendid source of typography inspiration curated by Matthew Buchanan.
- Incredible Types Collection and showcase of outstanding typography and design from around the world.
- TypeToy Endless typography inspiration from vintage packaging, recent branding and print design.
- Playtype Run by people obsessed with typography - Copenhagen based design agency e-Types.
- Typophile Featuring designs on print, on buildings and on just about anything, you can see for yourself just how much typography can go.
- I Love Typography One the world's most popular fonts and typography blogs founded by John Boardley. You can find here many tips and advices on typography.
- Typewolf Aims to assist creatives with typography by providing daily inspiration.
- David Airey Is a graphic designer and the author of Logo Design Love book about designing brand identities. He writes on design, art, and various other things.
- Logo Design Love A website dedicated to all things logo by David Airey. It’s so good he gets two spots on this list!
- Identity Designed An excellent showcase of branding projects.
- Visuelle Focuses on beautiful brand identity.
- Loyal Stationery A curated guide to the very best in stationery design.
- Lovely Package Curating the very best in packaging design.
- The Backmatter Offers plenty of high resolution images with branding and packaging.
- Radiographista The blog is updated every single day (which I can attest, is hard!), where Mondays stand for branding!
- BP&O Branding, Packaging and the Opinions of graphic designer Richard Baird.
- Awwwards One of the most popular websites for creatives which recognize and promote the best web designers in the world.
- Behance Shows the latest work from top online portfolios by creative professionals across design industry.
- Abduzeedo An open channel to the design community with daily design inspiration.
- Creative Bloq It’s one of the most popular resource for professional artists and designers. It is a high volume blog for creatives that features content on web design, illustration, graphic design, 3d, digital art and more!
- 99u Provides daily creativity and productivity tips to get all creative people inspired.
- Co.Design Inspiring stories about innovation and business, seen through the lens of design.
- Core77 popular design portal featuring the latest design news.
- Daniel Gray Notes on design by Daniel Gray.
- Magenta Lots of interesting articles from design industry to technology stuff that matters. Substraction NYTimes.com’s Design Director, Khoi Vinh blogs about design and other relevant info.
- DesignTaxi For people driven by design, advertising, style and technology.
- The Next Web’s Creative News A resource for all things related to creative people interested in tech.
Which one is your favourite? Give us a shout if we missed your icing on the cake on our list!