last week we created a post on 50 fonts every designer must download. This week we thought it would only be right to follow up with another similar article this time 50 design blogs every designer should be reading. Not ascending or descending in any particular order but just a good list of blogs which may not get thousands of visitors every month but offer good valuable content on a consistent basis.
Vector patterns is design blog which was launched two weeks ago and i blog which the Creative Nerds team also run. Vector Patterns offers designers free vector patterns, Photoshop patterns, and seamless patterns which can be used in web design projects.
Design chair is the perfect website for designers offering daily Photoshop and illustrator tutorials also high quality design resources such as brushes and vector files. Once again this another blog which is ran by the Creative Nerds team.
On this site you’ll find design tutorials covering various techniques and effects in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, as well as a look into various other creative topics. There’s also a range of design related articles, links and free giveaways to help you along with your future design projects.
Psdtuts+ is a blog/Photoshop site made to house and showcase some of the best Photoshop tutorials around. We publish tutorials that not only produce great graphics and effects, but explain the techniques behind them in a friendly, approachable manner.
This is a graphic design blog, aiming to bring you freebies, resources, inspiration and much more. This site was created by me, Nick Pagano, the (only) designer for Think Four Graphic Design.
Onextrapixel, or more commonly known as OXP is a weblog dedicated to delivering useful, comprehensive and innovative information for designers and web developers. OXP was started by two very enthusiastic Singapore web developers and designers. OXP endeavors to present noteworthy tips, excellent tutorials, and web resources that any modern web follower will appreciate. You’ll find a vast variety of ingredients from tools that can enhance your workflow management to showcases of incredible web designs and inspiration.
8. Design Informer
Design Informer is a web design and graphic design blog. Which features freelance articles, tutorials, freebies, resources, and inspiration posts. This blog will also be my digital playground as well, as I will be posting the most recent graphic design techniques that I have discovered in the form of tutorials.
9. Design Creative Fan
Design.CreativeFan is for graphic designers. It features regularly posted tutorials designed at teaching professional techniques at no cost to the community.
10. Spyre Studios
We offer web-design services and also collaborate with other designers, bloggers and social media strategist on various projects.
Summer is time for vacation: sea, beach, picnic and so on; however the WeGraphics team has a strange idea of vacation. We, me and Sebastiano, have enjoyed the sea, the beach, a fantastic day in mountain with a good company in front of the Ionian Sea.
Abduzeedo is a blog about design. There are all sorts of articles for those who want to look for inspiration. Also you will find very useful tutorials for the most used applications out there, with a special selection of Photoshop Tutorials and Illustrator Tutorials. Of course there are other softwares conteplated like Pixelmator, Fireworks, and web design tutorials.
13. Web Designer Depot
Webdesigner Depot is an exciting new platform designed to explore different web and graphic design techniques, great examples and best practices.
The Arbenting Design Blog was created by Angie Bowen & Rob Bowen to give back to the design community with freebies, how-tos and helpful advice. All of the freebies offered here are available for both commercial & personal use, no attribution required.
The Speckyboy Design Magazine launched in October 2007, as a personal web design homepage. Which is now a useful design related blog offering useful content for all designers to enjoy.
16. Design Instruct
Design Instruct is a regularly updated web magazine for designers and digital artists where you can find and learn design tips and tricks. We feature high-quality tutorials from some of the top designers and digital artists from around the world, as well as articles that cover an array of topics to keep you informed and inspired. We also share free and downloadable resources (see our Freebies section).
Colorburned is a design blog featuring some of the best design news, resources, and tutorials from around the web. On this website you will find free vectors, textures, patterns, Illustrator and Photoshop brushes as well as tutorials and interviews with some of the biggest players in the design industry. Our focus here is to arm you with the tools and knowledge that you need to create better designs in less time.
19. Pro Blog Design
Pro Blog Design writes about web design (blog design in particular!), coding, and WordPress. We cover all the technical bits that bloggers should know, so they can get the most out of their blogs.
20. Fudge Graphics
Fudgegraphics was born in April 2008. With exams coming up I thought it would be a perfect time to start my own blog. Fudgegraphics can be described as a design inspirational blog. It is a source of freebies such as photoshop brushes, textures and vectors.
Tuttoaster is a growing community where enthusiasts and professionals alike can find free tutorials on a wide variety of web-based subjects
Vandelay Website Design exists to help businesses and organizations build a stronger presence online. Most of our clients have struggled to find a reliable designer who is commited to their success and offers affordable services. By working directly with our clients to identify and address areas of need we are able to provide a customized experience and an end product that will produce results and lead to increased profitability.
23. Design Reviver
The goal of Design Reviver is to provide Web Designers with valuable information. Here you will find useful tutorials, free downloads, sources of inspiration, and articles covering a wide range of web design related topics.
24. Web Design Ledger
The Web Design Ledger is a publication written by web designers for web designers. The primary purpose of this site is to act as a platform for sharing web design related knowledge and resources. Topics range from design inspiration to tips and tutorials and everything in between.
Vectips is a site dedicated to Adobe Illustrator® tips, tricks, and tutorials. Whether you are a seasoned Illustrator user or just starting out, Vectips can help.
26. Smashing Share
Smashing Share is a blog dedicated to design community where we share useful free web resources, design inspiration, freebies and tutorials.
27. PVM Garage
PV.M Garage is a Web Design Blog/Community that spreads information for web designers and developers. The website includes a Community News Section, a Web Design News Aggregator and it weekly delivers useful resources, freebies and awesome stuff for your inspiration.
AEXT – An Extension of the Net – is a design magazine that publishes all things web design. Articles here are published by web professionals for web professionals featuring tutorials, collections, industry insights, and other resources.
29. Media Militia
They are a the place for free resources, tutorials, and inspiration. When you need to jump start a project, they are there to help you out
30. Design Shack
Design Shack showcases inspiring web design, alongside resources and tutorials for you to succeed in the same way. We only offer the cream of great design, filtering through lots of the redesigns that occur every day across the Internet, and cataloguing the greatest projects out there – perfect for getting that spark of creativity going again.
31. Tutorial 9
Tutorial9 – a collection of teachers, experts, and caring folk from around the world, all gathered in one place to pass along our knowledge to absolutely anyone interested in learning.
Founded in February 2008, Naldz Graphics is a fast growing Design Blog for designers and design lovers. We are showcasing the best tutorials, freebies, inspirations and other useful and informative resources to help and give love to design community.
33. 10 Steps
This blog was started in August 2008, where the purpose is to share random experiments with Adobe Photoshop and some interesting design articles.
Bitbox likes to give away only the best quality stuff to help designers everywhere. It also likes to post workflow tips to help people work faster. These are the posts where everyone can chime in until they find the best way to do a certain task.
35. Echo During
Echo Enduring Media is the online presence of , Matt Ward a digital artist – by which I simply mean that he is an artist who works primarly through digital means.
36. Go Media
Go Media is a group of guys and girls who are passionate about art and graphic design. Now you’re reading a blog basically filled with lots of helpful tutorials and advice about business and design. But that’s not all Go Media does. In fact, we spend most of our time designing for clients or cranking out design resources for the Arsenal.
37. Just Creative Design
On this website you will find a personal graphic design portfolio (My design services are currently available for hire), as well as a blog on the main subject of graphic design which provides free graphic design tips, articles & resources on all subjects of design, ranging from, but not limited to; print design, logo design, web design, branding, typography, advertising & more.
1stwebdesigner is a design blog dedicated to bloggers, freelancers, web-developers and designers. Topics focus on web design,graphic design, tutorials and inspirational articles.
Hongkiat.com is a design weblog dedicated to designers and bloggers. We constantly publish useful tricks, tools, tutorials and inspirational artworks.
40. The Design Cubicle
Brian Hoff, a graphic designer from the always-sunny Philadelphia. he collaborate mostly on web design and brand identity, but is experienced in building all kinds of quality, strategic design, both on the web and in print.
DesignM.ag is a community-based website for web designers and developers. The site includes a popular blog, a user-submitted news section, a design gallery, and a design job board.
Founded in September 2006, Smashing Magazine delivers useful and innovative information to Web designers and developers. Our aim is to inform our readers about the latest trends and techniques in Web development. We try to convince you not with the quantity but with the quality of the information we present. We hope that makes us different. Smashing Magazine is, and always has been, independent.
43. Inspiration Monkey
InspireMonkey is the creation of Aidan Huang and is an exciting new grotto full of web resources and news, inspirational visuals, great examples and best practices for your browsing pleasure.
Founded in December 2007, Dzine blog Is all about designs, here u can find inspirational designs and some good tips in logo, graphics and web designing. My aim is to share quality graphic design resources, graphic design tips and much more good inspirational designs and useful information in designing, precisely and regularly.
Vectortuts+ is a blog of tutorials, articles, freebies and more on all things vector! We publish tutorials on techniques and effects to make awesome vector graphics in programs like Adobe Illustrator and Inkscape.
46. PSD Fan
As you may have guessed from our name PSDFAN will be providing Photoshop tutorials. However, we want to stress that this won’t simply be ‘just another tutorial website’.
47. Six Revisons
Six Revisions is a website that publishes practical and useful articles for designers and web developers. We seek to present exceptional, noteworthy tips, tutorials, and resources that the modern web professional will appreciate.
A daily source for inspiration from the world of design. Excellent roundups from the design community, Quality tutorials in Photoshop.
49. Instant Shift
InstantShift is leading design and inspiration related community for web designers and developers daily resources and premium web design and development.
50. Cheth Studios
chethstudios Design Magazine – More than a Design Blog.