10 Graphic Design Blogs You Should Be Reading

As a promotional products company, we’ve seen our fair share of horribly designed logos. Whether you’re planning on having your logo slapped on one of our products or designing print and online marketing materials for your brand, you’re going to need some serious graphic design skills.

Luckily, we live in the 21st century and thanks to the internet there are thousands of graphic design, logo design, and typography blogs, guides, resources, and tutorials at your disposal. To help you get some inspiration or training for designing your brand’s marketing and advertising materials, I’ve compiled the best of the best in this blog post. You’ll find plenty of useful tips and tricks on the following outstanding graphic design blogs.

1. Onextrapixel



Why it rocks: Onextrapixel offers resources, tutorials, and freebies for a variety of subjects. Want to learn some new Photoshop tricks? Onextrapixel. Having trouble with your WordPress theme? Onextrapixel. Need inspiration while picking a font for your logo? Onextrapixel. From photography to illustration to social media, Onextrapixel has all of your bases covered.

2. Creative Nerds



Why it rocks: In addition to free icons, fonts, and Photoshop brushes, CreativeNerds also has a very helpful Youtube channel where they post step-by-step tutorials. Besides their helpful tutorials they also do a lot of extensive round-ups like “85 Best Photoshop Tutorials from 2012” or “50 Phenomenal Free Photoshop Brush Sets.”

3. Specky Boy Design Magazine



Why it rocks: Specky Boy Design Magazine posts a lot about web design and WordPress, but that’s certainly not all. They also feature weekly web design inspiration posts, weekly design news posts, graphic design freebies and tutorials, and tips for freelance designers or design agencies.

4. You the Designer



Why it rocks: YoutheDesigner features a wide variety of inspirational design work. They write about art and design in just about every niche. They also include plenty of educational resources, tutorials, freebies, and tips for blog and website design. Plus the design of their site is very compelling and easy to navigate.

5. Designrfix



Why it rocks: Designrfix posts excellent resources for new and veteran designers. In addition to tutorial and freebie round-ups like the other design sites, Designrfix often features an artist of the day, and has a running list in the sidebar of breaking design news.

6. Inspiration Feed



Why it rocks: Inspirationfeed has a lot of the same resources and freebies as the other sites, but they also feature a whole bunch of articles with start-up resources, social media advice, and business motivation. Just like the name implies, every post is inspiring.

7. Graphic Design Blender



Why it rocks: Yes, this site is for graphic designers, but it’s not your run of the mill design tips. Graphic Design Blender is an excellent resource for freelance designers (and anyone, really) to get business tips. You can learn how to handle feisty clients, how to set your prices, and how to make sure you have a killer website.

8. Designbeep



Why it rocks: Like most of the sites on this list, DesignBeep includes an array of resources, tutorials, and freebies. They also post a weekly round-up of new design resources and weekly round-ups of web design inspiration that you won’t want to miss.

9. Creative Bloq



Why it rocks: Creative Bloq offers inspiration and resources for graphic designers, illustrators, 3-D artists, and animators. So whatever kind of design you’re into, you’re bound to find some tips, tricks, and inspiration at Creative Bloq. Even if you’re not a designer, the work they feature is stunning and very cool to browse. Plus there’s a fun trivia quiz every Friday!

10. Design Festival



Why it rocks: Design Festival is the cream of the crop when it comes to design resources. They publish detailed step-by-step tutorials and inspiration posts. My personal favorite is this excellent post about typography.

As you can see, whether you’re a design n00b or a veteran there is no shortage of resources to help you learn new tricks and find inspiration. With all of these resources at your fingertip, there’s no excuse for poor design in your marketing materials. So hop to it and check out these awesome sites!

What do you think? Which of these sites do you like best? Did I leave out your favorite graphic design blog? Sound off in the comments below! 

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Jenna Markowski

Jenna has a much easier time writing about the media and pop culture than she does writing about herself. She enjoys the simple things in life, like puns and typography. She is an avid fan of pop-punk, Halo 3, Spider-Man and origami, with a slight Taco Bell obsession. Her spirit animal is either a bulldog or a panda bear. You can also connect with Jenna on Google+.


  1. Elizabeth Magno

    The list is helpful to look designs from the best sites.

  2. david k waltz


    Great job picking out this list. At every one of those sites I found something to either tweet out, bookmark as a resource, or do the tutorial. And for finance folks like myself, we sometimes need all the design help we can get! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Vania Tech

    i use a couple of blogs mentioned in your for inspiration. Thanks for increasing my graphic design blog list. thanks Jenna

  4. YourDesignPick

    I was in search of this list. Thank u

  5. Phil Ryan

    Thank you for putting this list together. This will be one that I use a lot in the future so thank you.

  6. Josanne English

    Thanks for this list. Just what I needed!

  7. Kemaludin

    Great list – really appreciated! Thanks Jenna. 🙂

  8. Vinh

    Thanks for sharing, I will read all :p

  9. George Finecott

    Incredible work selecting this record. At each one of the aforementioned locales I found something to either tweet out, bookmark as an asset, or do the exercise. Also for account people like myself, we frequently need all the outline help we can get!

  10. Max Chohan

    I actu­ally appre­ci­ate this post. for graphic design­ing I’ve been look­ing all above for this! Thank you again.

  11. Nathan

    Thanks for sharing these blogs. Each one pretty much touches on a difference aspect of design and offer unique perspectives.

  12. GAM Software Solutions

    Thanks for this blog. it will help me lots of thanks again for help me increasing my graphics design blog.

  13. Graphic Designer

    Thank you for the post! I appreciate the time you spent putting together such a list!

  14. Anna Furgen

    Pretty awesome list. I know a couple of them, most web design are simple minded and its really attractive designs. Thanks for sharing it.

  15. Rob Broley

    Thanks for the great list Jenna.

  16. Steve Mark

    Hello Jenna,

    Thanks for sharing a number of helpful blogs.

  17. Yogi

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    When you get round to updating this list take a look at our fresh new site – since the beginning of 2015 we’ve been dedicated to curating the very, very, very best in Typography from around the globe. KK

  19. Maciej Blazejczyk

    Thanks for this good list!

  20. Xposure Media

    Hi, Jenna! This is superb collection of Graphic Design blogs, it’s very helpful. Thanks to share it.

  21. Alice

    Very nice collection, so much talent and beauty!

  22. Dale Rennie

    I’ve been gathering ideas and inspiration by reading blogs from Specky Boy Design Magazine and Creative Blog. I also use Behance.Net. These three keep me up to date with the latest in graphic design.

  23. Custom Printing

    What a great compilation! 🙂 Thanks for having this post! I will definitely use these useful tips and tricks on the following outstanding graphic design blogs. And totally agree of what you said, “you need serious graphic design skills when you’re planning on having your logo”. And a good designer has the skills and experience, as well as the industry-standard design software and programs, to do even better work in even less time.

  24. wyomaern

    Thanks for sharing designer blogs. I like most the YOU THE DESIGNER blog.

  25. justin

    This is very helpful. Thank you so much for listing them. I’ll visit these blogs later on.

  26. Colorgraphicz

    Creative Bloq should be in Top 5.

  27. Katie Bullon

    Very nice post. Thanks for sharing. I’m a beginner in this field. So I always keep researching in this area.
    I found your blog very helpful information sharing. Thanks.
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  28. pxmediainc

    I love your efforts on on this topic.i really appreciate your work.

  29. Jith Cather

    very nice collection..excellent…
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  30. Corp ID

    Great list and full of quality information.

  31. Waleed Mirza

    Nice post.Thanks for the share.Graphic Design is something which drives advertising and attracts us to brands.. Graphic Design gives our Company a Face and Visual Presentation and following must needed benefits to our business
    First impressions matter.
    Design can tell a story.
    Branding makes a company memorable.
    Creativity can be a differentiator.
    Good design converts.
    Spending more up front saves time and money in the long run.

  32. Shubham Kumar

    This post will help me in learning web designing in a better way. Presently l am taking 6 months training in Mohali for web designing and I think all these tips will surely help me grab more knowledge about web designing.

  33. Mangat Ram

    Thanks for sharing great list for graphic design blogs.

  34. Laura Wise

    Graphics design blog in this article.21 century internet many helps and gives solution logo well design,guides,brand colorful image,high quality brand logo.This content is a great list for graphics design blogs.So nice for sharing…

  35. Savnish

    nice blog..great collections..presented well..excellent Designing.thanks for sharing.

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