50 Amazing Design Blogs Every Creative Needs to Bookmark
March 31, 2021 · 8 min read
Successful creatives have one thing in common: they’re always looking at fresh material to inspire their work. As much as you’d like to sit down and pull from an unlimited well of design ideas, there is no such thing as inspiration in isolation. Radically innovative work demands equally inventive sources. Don’t feel guilty for keeping your eyes and ears open to what other creatives are doing, especially if it’s the work they’re most proud of: these pieces have the potential to take your own work to places where it’s never been before!
A word of caution: don’t let this inspiration hunting derail you from actual creation. The happiest creatives, as we brought up in this article, don’t let comparison get a point where it negatively affects their output.
Today, I’ll share 50 of the most inspiring and influential blogs curated by successful creatives. In doing so, we’ll be looking at 10 categories:
With Illustration Friday you never run out of inspiration, as they feature new illustrated pieces every single week. Unlike other blogs, they don’t just feature digital illustration work. Various mixed media pieces are also featured.
With one of the most engaging web designs on this list, Eye on Design by AIGA has taken over creatives’ feeds all over the world. In no time, they’ve managed to curate such great stories and pieces that it is nearly impossible to ignore the site. Sign up for their newsletter if you’ve got the chance (and the inbox space!).
This list wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t mention yours truly. This blog’s main goal is to inspire you to pursue new creative goals, create your best work confidently, and truly make a living doing what you love.
I hereby confess my growing obsession with Chase Jarvis. Not only has he elevated photography to a profitable, scalable business, but he’s also paved the way for others to do it through CreativeLive. As if we needed more, he recently launched a 30-day video series where he’s interviewed inspiring leaders from all kinds of creative fields. Here’s Stefan Sagmeister: