No matter where you are in your design career, there are times you may need some inspiration. Thankfully, the internet has an abundance of resources that will help you get your creativity flowing. Logo design, advertising, or illustration, you will find your muse on our list of the best graphic design blogs for design inspiration.
There are three responses to a piece of design – yes, no, and WOW! Wow is the one to aim for. – Milton Glaser
When it comes to looking for inspiration, Dribble takes the #1 spot as the best design blog. We’ve mentioned this one before, and they’re probably aren’t many people at this point who haven’t heard of Dribbble. With a creative community, you’ll find plenty of excellent designs and design industry news, and the latest trends.
Resource: Primoprint Dribbble Account
One of the best design blogs out there, Creative Bloq, is chock full of inspiration and leans more towards the advertising space. They provide insightful takes on a wide range of topics that include logos, fonts, web design, essential tech for every designer, and much more.
Part of Adobe’s umbrella of products and sites, Behance is baked into a lot of their products. Being the software provider the design world primarily operates on, it’s only natural that it’s full of fantastic user-submitted work and inspiration! With a stellar design community, you’ll find plenty of work and designs for inspiration.
Yes, yes, we know. Pinterest is a bit clunky and tends not to be the social media darling it once was. Pinterest is still incredibly useful for inspiration in the form of its user-assembled collections. If you’re looking for a decent inspiration board on anything design work-related, Pinterest has got it.
Resource: Primoprint Design Board on Pinterest
The correct pronunciation of this blog’s name is something that’s debated here at the office, but we all agree that it’s a must-read. Their collection of Daily Inspiration is top-notch, and as the name suggests – it is delivered daily – which not many blogs can claim. Bookmark this site; you’ll thank us later.
Every good business card starts with a great logo. Brand New from Under Consideration is an excellent blog for critiques on corporate logo updates and rebrands as well as being a great source of inspiration when working on your logo. Of course, if this site doesn’t get the creative juices going and you’re stuck, our design team is always available to help you out.
Similar to Brand New, they focus solely on the art of the logo. Each entry is insightful and exceptionally written by author David Airey. Where they excel is not only their coverage of the latest and greatest but their deep dives into the history of logos—a must-read for all designers.
Updated frequently, they provide coverage of visually impactful works from design studios around the globe. It’s up there as one of the top design blogs. It offers a great selection, no matter your specialty or style.
Less of an inspiration and more of a great resource. This site was launched in 2012 but has surged in popularity over the past 4 or 5 years. This forum contains a lot of helpful information on a wide range of design topics, as well as being an excellent place for getting feedback.
Founded in 1914, the AIGA Eyes on Design (American Institute of Graphic Arts) knows a thing or two about graphic design. ‘Nuff said. They highlight the latest work of emerging artists and reports on the current trends in the industry.
Other Inspirational Blogs
Udemy is an online learning and teaching marketplace that offers educational courses for various industries, including graphic design courses. With their online courses, you can master all aspects of graphic design, including photo editing, typography, logo creation/design, drawing, and so much more. Whether you are an experienced designer or just starting, Udemy online courses are an excellent resource for any experience level.
They are an online design magazine that covers anything design. Get inspired by individuals located all around the world through resources, tutorials, and articles. This is an excellent site for freelancers looking to get motivated on a new project.
If you’re looking for the latest trends, wanting to learn, or teach yourself a new skill, Site Point is the site. You’ll learn how to grow your brand through design. They offer a subscription service that enables you to view the latest design content and download useful e-books.
Are you looking for free online design tutorials? Well, take a look at Canva’s Design School as they have included an online community connecting you with an abundance of guides, video tutorials, guides, and courses to help with inspiration.
This blog is a must-go for designers who are looking for tutorials, inspiration, and details about the recent news, and trends. Take part in design challenges, or browse the library full of tips for working in Photoshop.
Do you know of any other most popular design blogs that are an absolute must-read for design inspiration? Let us know down in the comments!