Design Blogs You Should Follow As An Aspiring Designer

January 5, 2010 in Identity, Inspiration, Showcases by Designussion

As a designer it should be a priority to want to improve, grow and expand as technology and design trends change. One great way to achieve this is to read articles and view others work and with the use of the internet this is easily accessible. There are hundreds of design related blogs out on the net that are pushing out great content for designers to read but sometimes its hard to keep up with what everyone has to say.

In this post, Designussion takes a look at some of the best design related blogs on the Internet which we recommend you should follow. The following blogs are chosen from a personal preference and because of the interest they create. We hope you take the time to subscribe to each of these blogs which will help you grow as a designer.

Smashing Magazine

Founded in September 2006, Smashing Magazine delivers useful and innovative information to Web designers and developers. Their aim is to inform their readers about the latest trends and techniques in Web development.


Abduzeedo is a blog about design. Mainly focusing on inspiration Abduzeedo also focuses on providing quality tutorials to its readers. 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.


Hongkiat is a blog focusing on providing quality content and online tips for tech users, designers and bloggers.


Inspiredm is a blog for daily inspirational sources, illustrators, Twitter addicts, iPhone lovers, and other creative humans.


Six Revisions is a website that publishes practical and useful articles for designers and web developers. They seek to present exceptional, noteworthy tips, tutorials, and resources that the modern web professional will appreciate.


Naldz Graphics is a Design Blog for designers and design lovers. They are showcasing the best tutorials, freebies, inspirations and other useful and informative resources to help and give love to design community.


Noupe passionately delivers stylish and dynamic news for designers and web-developers on all subjects of design, ranging from; CSS, Ajax, Javascript, web design, graphics, typography, advertising & much more.

Web Design Depot

Webdesigner Depot is an exciting platform designed to explore different web and graphic design techniques, great examples and best practices.


Spyrestudios are a small design agency located in Montreal, Canada. They also offer web-design services and also collaborate with other designers, bloggers and social media strategist on various projects.


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.


Web Designer Wall serves as Nick La’s public blog where he posts his design ideas, tutorials, and talk about modern web design trends.


1stwebdesigner is a design blog dedicated to bloggers, freelancers, web-developers and designers. Topics focus on web design,graphic design, tutorials and inspirational articles.


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.

Fudge Graphics

Fudgegraphics can be described as a design inspirational blog. It is a source of freebies such as photoshop brushes, textures and vectors.

Smashing Apps

Smashing Apps is a blog that blogs about free and useful online resources for designers and developers.

Vandelay Design

Through Vandelay Designs blog we aim to provide helpful and informative posts that meet the needs of our readers. The majority of our readers are web designers or online entrepreneurs of some sort


InstantShift is leading design and inspiration related community for web designers and developers daily resource and premium web design and development blog. iShift offers content on various subjects ranging from basic HTML to Network Security.

Fuel You Creativity

This gem is the place to turn to when you’re having one of your “I’m-going-to-implode-if-I-don’t-get-an-idea-soon” moments.

We Function

We Function pride themselfs on giving you Great design & Functionality, providing a website that will impress on first looks, and continue to impress as you explore it.

Just Creative Design

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.

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