December 31, 2018

12 Design Influencers You Should Follow in 2019

by Alayna Foran

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If 2018 has taught us anything, it is that influencers are harnessing the power of the web and social media like they never have before. With 95 million posts per day to Instagram alone, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the astronomical amount of content out there, and which of that can be applied to your creative career.

In this article, we highlight our favorite social media accounts and blogs, so you can  jump start your design goals in 2019!


Instagram

Inspirational
@welovewebdesign
This account is overflowing with enticing examples of custom responsive web designs, that are a breeze to scroll through, as well as discover linked dribbble accounts. Discover more We Love accounts such as branding, illustration, and challenges.

Educational
@udemy
Udemy’s Instgram account features its endless educational resources as well as the awesome network of teachers and learners behind their brand. They often run generous promotions like $9.99 for a variety of courses such as learing UX design, JavaScript, Responsive Web Design, Adobe CC, and so much more! Check out their account @udemy and website at
udemy.com

Wild Card
@usemuzli 
Muzli by InVision is the mecca of amazing art and design inspiration featuring a variety of mediums such as web design, illustration, graphic design, product design, interior design, and everything in between! Their Instagram account and stories feature artists and works daily, as well as fun freebies. If you don’t already have the Muzli Chrome extension, download it here!

Hashtags to Follow
#webdesign #uiux #design #graphicdesign #vintagedesign #typography #illustration #lettering #webdevelopment
#minneapoliswebdesign #productdesign #tshirtdesign #branding #logos #animations #codelife #agencylife #cats


YouTube

Inspirational
CharliMarieTV highlights Charli, a London based freelance web designer. Her channel features videos about design tools, real project examples, workflow, and life as a designer. Charli’s approachable personality, insight, and relatable content will make you click subscribe! New videos  posted every Tuesday & Saturday.

Educational
SketchTogether is a channel dedicated to all things UI/UX and provides an array of video tutorials for Sketch, Framer, Webflow, InVision Studio, Principle, and more. It’s one of my go-to channels to discover tips to improve my workflow and to learn something new!

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With over 140K subscribers, Phillip VanDusen from Verhaal Brand Design offers special topic videos on a variety of subjects, ranging from digital marketing budgets to winning over difficult clients. He backs up his extensive content with 20+ years of experience working with top Fortune 100 companies like Pepsico, Proctor & Gamble, National Geographic, and more.


Blogs

Inspirational
Awwwards Blog
Every designer knows how fun it is to page through the endless examples of amazing websites from around the world on sites such as Webby Awards, and my favorite Awwwards. I recently discovered their blog and was hooked! The articles dig into the design process of award winning sites, feature interviews from the best designers in the industry, and keep you in the loop about upcoming events.

Educational
Inside Design by InVision
Inside Design is the new face of InVision’s blog. Their recent brand refresh not only brought the user interface design to the next level, but also incorporated more cutting-edge content and resources than ever before. Browse their handy library of free design resources featuring UI kits, icon packs, and more. Check out the Process category to read in depth articles about several topics such as design sprints, team collaboration, and user research. If you want even more great content from InVision make sure to circle back to their main site to discover webinars from the Design Community.

Wildcard
Jessica Hische is a freelance expert in illustration, hand-lettering, and typography based in San Francisco, CA. Her extensive collection of work is inspiring and she has had the pleasure to work with dozens of leading companies, such as Apple, Urban Outfitters, Nike, Penguin Books, and even former president Barack Obama. Her blog features her work as well as helpful tips and upcoming speaker events. If you want to discover more of Jessica’s work, check out her portfolio.

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