Five Inspiring and Bookmark-Worthy Graphic Design Blogs (Disclaimer: These are Addictive!)

The Web offers plenty of places to draw design inspiration from, but one of my favorite ways to stay current with graphic design trends and the amazing work that other people are doing is to follow the blogs of successful and talented designers. From providing advice, to sharing their design process and recent work, to creating fun content, graphic design blogs are often a creative playground of sorts for their authors. Below are five that I always find inspiring.

Breanna Rose

Graphic designer Breanna Rose‘s blog contains everything from her moodboards to recent design work to advice for both students and professionals. With a beautiful, minimalistic blog design, her blog is a breath of fresh air in a sea of cluttered sidebars. It’s also very much an extension of her design style, and is a great example of a well-executed personal brand.

Breanna Rose Blog

Note To Self

Note To Self is the personal blog of graphic designer Sarah Tolzmann, who is currently a web designer for Ralph Lauren in NYC. Her blog was one of my early favorites for its classic black-and-white layout and clean, crisp aesthetic. Her layouts are always fun and  technically well-executed, and her fantastic typography skills are reason alone to browse through her four years’ worth of content.

Note to Self Blog

Nubby Twiglet

Shauna Haider, the blogger behind Nubby Twiglet, is a very successful graphic designer based in Portland, Oregon. She has worked with high profile clients such as Forever 21, Nike, and Virgin Records, among many others; is the co-founder of  popular strategy-based blogging workshop  The Blogcademy; and has just launched her own boutique design studio called We Are Branch. Her blog features plenty of advice, links to great creative resources, and fantastic imagery of her own creative inspirations.

Nubby Twiglet Blog

DesignLoveFest

DesignLoveFest is the personal blog of Bri Emery, who is a graphic design alumna of FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising and creator of another popular blog-based workshop focused on teaching Photoshop to bloggers called Blogshop. Emery collaborates with many amazing companies on her blog, from Gap to Benefit Cosmetics, and always provides fun, colorful imagery and beautiful typography.

Design Love Fest Blog

Emmadime

Emmadime is the personal blog of San Francisco based freelance graphic designer Emma Robertson. From sharing design inspiration to beautiful images to her own unique blog content–all beautifully designed– Emma always features interesting and often unknown companies, designers, artists, and products.

Emmadime Blog

 

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Author: Sara Berkes

Sara Berkes is a graphic designer, writer and maker based in Ottawa, ON, Canada. She has a combined BA in English and Creative Writing from the University of King's College and an AA in Graphic Design, which she earned from FIDM in December 2013 along with the 2013 / 2014 Graphic Design Award. When not designing or blogging at Sara Berkes Creative or writing for the FIDM Digital Arts Blog, Sara can probably be found sewing, knitting, or hiding from Winter. You can find out more about her and her work at www.saraberkescreative.com

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