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10 Graphic Design Blogs You Should Be Reading

As a promotional products company, we’ve seen our fair share of poorly designed logos. Whether you’re planning on having your logo placed 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. 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. Designhill 



Why it rocks: Designhill is paradise when it comes to entrepreneurs finding valuable design tips and inspiration for building their business. Not only do they feature countless articles and interactive guides, they also provide the option of getting a design directly on their website!

4. 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.

5. You the Designer



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 other sites, but also feature a 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 doesn’t provide 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 new to design or a vector veteran, there is no shortage of resources to help you learn new tricks and find inspiration. With these resources at your fingertips, there’s no excuse for poor design in your marketing materials. Once you’re done coming up with a winning logo, make sure to place it on great promotional products like custom t-shirts and lunch bags. 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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  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

    If you’re looking for free design resources, you can checkout The gathered a list of free design resources on their site.

  18. King Kern

    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.
    Web design bridgend

  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.

  36. Lola

    Publication I really liked, I read with pleasure. Yes, the web design is now very popular. I recently read an interesting publication on the page elaborate on the creation of websites and web design. To create a website, you must be a good designer and programmer. I read the article with interest

  37. Tony Tremblay

    Nice, I need to change my website logo. My actual one doesn’t reflect much of what I do.

  38. Cangulo

    Thanks Jenna! I really need this!

  39. ashish

    Thanks for sharing this awesome list. Creativenerds one of the my favorite design blog

  40. Cuzee

    Great tips! Thank you for sharing all of this wonderful information.

  41. Mona

    wow…what a great chance to me…thanks for sharing my article on this post,what a great pleasure for me.

  42. Abiya

    I think yammer is a bit similar to twitter but it necessary to input your work mail from your firm or org. it is more secure than TW. And Socialpulse from yahoo or buzz from google are similar to twitter. whatelse.. If you know korean, I highly recommend yozm or me2day. Koprol is also kinda things in indonesia.

  43. Daniel Wilson

    Hello Jenna,

    Thanks for the tutorial for lots of usability and customize features .It is very much important for beginner who are interested in design because each and every step is meaningful and easy to understand and it is also user friendly.You have explain very well about how can design creative design.mostly I like this.

    Thank You

  44. Kelly

    Such a nice information about this, This blog provides several information on the Graphic design. Thanks

  45. Somia

    Nice post! Thanks for sharing all the graphic design related stuff.
    Please visit also for Professional Logo Design.

  46. venkat

    wow awesome.thanks for sharing this usefull information and i really need this

    thank you

  47. Daniel

    Hi, Thanks for sharing the information..These information about grahic design will really helpful to us..

  48. Katie Bullon

    Fantastic Blog! I agree completely with you here. It is a very valuable and helpful collection of blogs. I am trying to gain information from all these. Really helpful post. Thank you..!!
    Web design Cowbridge

  49. Parmeswar Shaw

    Thanks for usefull information. I visited some of the site you mentioned. It will be quite helpfull for new graphic designers.

  50. Kyron

    Awesome post, just checked our Creative Nerds, very good and informative tutorials on many Photoshop skills. So easy to understand and implement.


  51. Kim

    Great post! Whenever I need graphic design inspiration I come here and check out another designer (or 5). When it comes to design, there is a lot of noise on the internet, this list really helped wade through the noise to find the gems. Diamond in the rough graphic designers! lol

  52. Zahid Anowar

    Thanks for your informative article. I would not hesitate to thank you for sharing this.

  53. Global Innovative Technologies

    Well done, all points are a nice and good job. Thank you for sharing

  54. BambiBabette

    Nice post Good Discussion.

  55. Jason - Graphic Designer

    Nice post ….

    I was aware of some blogs but here is a complete list.

    Thanks.. 🙂

  56. Kumar

    Your all post are always great, Lots of thanks for sharing the best and useful information. Thanks again!

  57. Anthony

    There are some amazing blogs listed here and anyone looking at becoming a designer would do well to study some of these. Great post!

  58. Emily Green

    Awesome post ! if any body loking at becomming a graphic designer would do great study material here. thanks for this list,i had to share my personal experiance for webdesign or graphic design please visit here…

  59. Sam A

    I’m always looking for great informative article and your article also very very good written and best for our understanding thanks for sharing with us.

  60. SocieteCo

    Great and useful collection of blogs published by the writer. If any web designer needs help for the improvement in his career? Then these amazing posts helps them a lot.

  61. Graphic Design

    I love is that every new design nice

  62. Ava Smith

    Hi, Cool site!!
    The way you have presented the post with all the examples is also very impressive.Thanks for sharing.

  63. SocieteCo

    Amazing blogs for job seekers and career oriented persons.

  64. Brandon Lee

    These blog will help you to keep familiar with all the latest trends in designing industry. thanks for sharing this wonderful information.

  65. Jith Cather

    wow..excellent collections for learning graphic designing.thanks for this informative stuff.

  66. raghu sharma

    I like this post, because there are some sites which i found really fruitful for me, i would like to better My web design skills

  67. Tarun Bhardwaj

    This is one of the topmost articles for anyone who is looking forward to know and learn from best resources about graphics design. Its better to joining these communities and start learning from best artists from all over the world.

  68. Lily

    Thank you for sharing these bloggers ..Now i have so much beautiful stuff to read about in my freetime which will also help me in my career.

  69. Lily

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  70. Maze

    I’m keened to screw my graphic design knowledge. I hope this helps.

  71. Daniel Wilson

    Great sites and blogs you shared here. I think it is important for designers and non-designers to reference designs online and in print. Good and bad design, so they can see what works, what doesn’t work, and what’s trending.

  72. diseño de pagina

    Thank you for sharing this contribution with so much information.

  73. Mohammed Rafiullah

    You can includes this graphic design blog:

  74. Shahid Awan

    Thanks for the great list of best web designing blogs if people read the posts from these blogs even if they are beginners they will definitely learn web designing , thanks for sharing this awesome list of web designing blogs !!

  75. Yasir soori

    Cool website

  76. Logo Design Manchester

    I mostly read designhill blog because it has some unique topics which others don’t have. But can’t forget others as well.

  77. Hotel Rooms Reservations in Makkah

    wow its a informative article i love to this …….:)

  78. Eva Impremta a Barcelona

    Very useful post, thanks, there are blogs for all levels, beginner to experts. Great list!

  79. priya

    Hi, Jenna! Thanks for sharing this awesome blog this list is very helpful for me.

  80. John David

    Your all post are always awesome,thanks for sharing.

  81. Eva Impremta a Barcelona

    Great selection, very helpful. Thanks!

  82. Ulor Michael

    Really nice and helpful post. I am a Graphics and Web designer @ Ulorseries designs. Please support and follow me on IG: @ulorseries

  83. maria

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

  84. maria

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

  85. Web Designing Agency in Mumbai

    How on earth have I not come across This is Colossal before? Thanks for the heads up – bookmarking now!

  86. Harry

    Design hill is good

  87. ArdentDigital

    Thanks for sharing.Great collections

  88. Peter

    First and foremost, I love your post !!!! Truly appreciate all the hard work you put into it! Thank You for sharing such a wonderful post.

  89. borhunuddin

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  90. borhunuddin

    I think yammer is a bit similar to twitter but it necessary to input your work mail from your firm or org. it is more secure than TW. And Socialpulse from yahoo or buzz from google are similar to twitter. whatelse.. If you know korean, I highly recommend yozm or me2day. Koprol is also kinda things in indonesia

  91. Roberto Hosoya

    Great blog..Nice collections..Presented well. Brilliant Designing. Thanks for sharing.

  92. Nagarajan Sivanadipatham

    This was a very insightful and comprehensive analysis on 2017 web design trends.

  93. Peter Scotch

    Great Post!!! Thanks for Sharing it. It’s quite helpful for graphic designs. Keep Posting..

  94. priya

    Hi, Thanks for sharing such a great information, it is very informative and helpful for us.

  95. Signs NY

    Awesome list of resources… I use to visit Inspiration Feed & Desigbeep regularly… Thanks for this useful information… Keep up the good work!!!

  96. Kylian Gibbs

    Thanks a ton for sharing this. I was looking for the best graphic design blogs to follow as a newbie in the graphic design industry and I saw this post. Thanks for sharing.

  97. Smith

    Excellent and helpful post… I am so glad to left comment on this. This has been a so interesting ..I appreciate your effort..

  98. Peter

    Great Post!!! It’s every effective blog for graphic design. Thanks for sharing such a kind of graphic designs. I like it.

  99. Branding and Graphic Design Auckland

    I am very thankful to you for sharing such a great post on 10 Graphic Design Blogs You Should Be Reading. Graphic design is very creative art which is more used in content marketing. I daily search on graphic design blog and some tips but I found your blog it provided me better to understand. So, I want to thank the admin for sharing such a helpful post with us.

  100. KatieBullon

    Nice blog, information provided regarding importance of graphic designs are useful and can be used in a efficient way.
    Thanks for sharing this post.

  101. akarsha saran

    Nice and useful post.Thanks for sharing the information
    Keep going and cheers!

  102. Jokhn O'Corner

    Very useful and informative article. All famous blogs in one place. I read article from couple of blogs here. Any new graphic designer can get help in this blog. Thanks for collecting & sharing with us.

  103. Rafat Mahmud

    Nice job guy, keep it up

  104. aliul kobir

    This post will help me in learning Graphics designing in a better way. Presently l am taking 2 months training. I think all these tips will surely help me grab more knowledge about Graphics designing.

  105. Neil

    Great compilation of graphic design resources. There are a few new entrants but nothing really beats these old boys! ????????

  106. cmykmag

    Thanks for sharing this awesome blog…This is great….

  107. Website Designer Cheshire

    Wow!! This is something I ‘ve been searching for for a while.I’m thankful to you for writing this article.

  108. Naim

    Great Design and it’s creative too.

  109. PX Media

    Great read! I will come back for more ..

  110. Adam

    I’m impressed and inspired by the tips you’ve given. I’m going to start working on my website right now!:) Inspiring makes a lot of sense, and very practical

  111. CreativeClick

    Thanks Bubba for increasing my design blogs list. I used to visit new blogs on net every time to update myself with new designs and design inspiration. Keep up the good work and hope you will share some more blog list soon.

  112. Adam

    Great explanation and information about graphic design…..

  113. Website Development Agency Melbourne

    This website will really help everyone in providing the tools and information necessary for the people to develop and improve their website.

  114. Vijay

    Hy Thanks for the effort of sharing this article..!

    It was really helpful, all the graphic designing blogs are together..!

  115. Mainostoimisto Lahti

    Always look forward to seeing what you guys place in the new treads. Some great info. Keep it going. Cheers!

  116. Jarrod Carland

    I love reading blogs and these shared blogs are very unique and benefitial for future work. thank you

  117. Expro Academy

    Hey Jenna,
    It was such an amazing article. The blogs that you suggested are so inspirational. This is my first time reading your blog and I’m very happy to come across your blog.

  118. Majid Saed

    Interesting blog, good information given about graphic design, was very knowledgeable, thank you for sharing this blog with us.

  119. staunton rook

    yeah, love design hill and just creative too, which isn’t listed, will check out a few of these, ta

  120. Rajeej

    Hello readers!
    Myself Rajeev, I found this blog quite interesting and informative.This blog help me a lot of understand about graphic design keep updating blogs like this in future.

  121. CreativeClick

    I have heard of 3-4 designing blogs from your list that are fascinating, but i think i have to also check for the remaining ones., you have shared. Quiet a good list for latest designs and updates.

  122. Alalica Rich

    Really, I need that blog site. I visited all site and think those site very informative. It will help newcomer graphic designer. Thanks for shearing useful information.

  123. Karriem A Muhammad

    I am regular reader of your blogs, Looking further for more blogs..

  124.  PX Media

    Thanks for all the information, Your blog has always been a source of great tips and knowledge …

  125. Crest Design

    Thanks for sharing this information.

  126. rizwan

    very nice

  127. Stephanie

    Very good references, thanks! I present a blog in Spanish that may be interesting.

  128. shahrookh khan

    all websites are good and from these websites i got more important information.
    Thank you for Sharing.

  129. Allen Ferris

    Hi, Thank you for this wonderful information. I posted some web design blogs on this page . Please have a look . Hope you will like it

  130. Priya

    Thanks for sharing this useful information. All graphic design blogs are providing so many information.

  131. Graphic Designing

    I need these blogs, Thanks for sharing. Graphic Designing is a great way for sharing your business over the internet. Again, Thanks for it.

  132. Flowing Prints

    Amazing lists! I am a graphic designer myself.I design infographic mainly. This list is very useful!

  133. Pacifiny

    A very helpful list, I have a small store, is there any way to publish an article about my store? I am selling digital products ( photoshop plugins, presets, graphic elements, templates, mockups, banners ETC.).

  134. Sarah

    Great blog list indeed. I saw quite a few blogs posts related to graphic design at Please review.

    Thanks, Sarah.

  135. Crystal Tech Solution

    Very interesting article for reading and it is providing genuine tips about designing work. Keep it up.

  136. john

    Thank you so much for sharing such an awesome blog..

  137. Hemonto Kumer Mozumder

    It’s undoubtedly very useful informative article for designers.

  138. Zoya

    Very informative thnaks

  139. CreativeClick

    I appreciate your research and really love to read this blog. I got some very innovative ideas for my business growth here. Thanks for your helpful post.

  140. Jasmine

    Thanks for the helpful list! Hope to read more article from your site.

  141. Jordan Stimpson

    Great List of resources here!

  142. Robert

    I love all these sites and I hope someday mine might also be as good as some of these fantastic blogs.

  143. Hannah Kunis

    I recently checked some blogs. Really very useful post. Thank you for sharing.

  144. Piya Singh

    For every website, Logo Design and graphic design play an important role in Brand Identity and thanks for sharing this blog..

  145. Tom Tollen

    hi, Bubba you have a great knowledge of Graphic Designing. your post is amazing I like your post. thanks for sharing with us.

  146. Koby Simos

    The collections of the blogs in your post is excellent. I love your post very much, thanks for sharing this information with us.

  147. Expert Branding and Web Design

    Great article!! So many great resources. Some of them I frequent often and some new ones to check out as well. Thank you!

  148. Ash Samadi

    Hey, I like your all post. and your this post is amazing.

  149. Arek Dvornechuck

    How to get featured on your list?

  150. Rawaj

    Nice Sharing! You have amazing collection which you shared here with us. Thank you so much.

  151. saim

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  152. everydesigns

    Great very useful article. thanks a lot.

  153. josephine

    Great information. Thanks for sharing.

  154. Faf Roy

    Good collection of Graphic Design. Thanks for sharing.

  155. Alex Leo

    Excellent work! And thank you for sharing it.

  156. Alex

    Amazing article. Thank you very much!

  157. ayushveda

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  158. Carly

    Great Job!!! Enjoy your top 10 article. I’ve found lots of useful information here. Thanks for sharing.

  159. Avanexa Technologies

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