Follow these 17 Instagram accounts for graphic design education, inspiration, tips & hacks.
One of the most effective ways to become a better graphic designer is to pay attention and follow those who are already experts.
As a super visual medium, Instagram is a great source for novice and expert graphic designers to find inspiration and learn something new.
Check out Blackhawk’s favorite graphic design Instagram accounts.
1. Designspective | @designspective
Designspective curates the best educational graphic design content from Instagram on one profile. This account has a particular focus on graphic design tips for social media.
2. Dain Walker | @dainwalker
Dain Walker is a talented brand strategist. Follow this account to learn more about how graphic design principles apply to the complex concepts of branding.
3. Jack Nyberg | @uiuxdailytips
Uiuxdailytips is a graphic design Instagram profile dedicated to helping people become better designers. Owned and operated by Jack Nyberg, this account offers tons of useful tips for user experience designers.
4. Sergio | @ui.sergio
ui.sergio helps graphic designers navigate the world of freelancing, but the content here is useful to all designers out there. Check out this account if you’re looking for free tools and resources, fun fonts, and more.
5. UI Gradient | @ui_gradient
ui_gradient is another great Instagram profile for graphic designers looking to improve the UI/UX skillsets. This account goes deeper into specific skills you need to become an even better designer.
6. Luke & Morgan Choice | @velvetspectrum
Velvet Spectrum is a design and animation studio based in Astoria, Oregon operated by Luke and Morgan Choice. Check out this Instagram account for heaps and heaps of amazing inspirational graphic design content.
7. Onteractive: UX / UI Design | @onteractive
Onteractive is a helpful UI / UX and Product Design resource hub. They consistently post guides to improving design skillsets, as well as lists of courses, videos, and inspo websites.
8. Daily UX / UI Design Tips | @pix.ux
pix.ux, as the name suggests, is an account that posts tips, tricks, and resources to improve the UX / UI of your designs (including underrated free design assets, which we’re always thankful for).
9. Wonderkind Co. | @wonderkindco
Wonderkind Co. is an advertising and marketing agency based out of Austin, Texas. They have an incredibly aesthetic Instagram and website. We’re jealous.
10. Graphic Design Blog | @graphicdesignblg
Graphic Design Blog, true to its name, has been posting the work of incredible designers for 7 years. We follow it, we love it, we use it to inspire us.
11. Ladies, Wine & Design | @ladieswinedesign
Ladies, Wine & Design is a nonprofit organization seeking to diversify the creative industry. They frequently host events and get-togethers to network and (obviously) have a glass of wine with local designers.
12. Learn UX / UI | @uxmaniac
To become a great UX / UI designer, you must be a maniac. That’s why we follow UX Maniac, who posts almost daily with useful tips and guides on how to improve in this discipline.
13. UX Brainy | @uxbrainy
UX Brainy, similar to other UX / UI accounts on this list, aims to educate their followers on the principles of user-friendly design. They post designs that are GOALS.
14. AIGA Eye on Design | @aigaeyeondesign
For those who love to keep up with the latest and greatest design trends, AIGA Eye on Design is for you. They source work from designers all over the world, so you can know what’s going on in your space.
15. UX Swipe | @uxswipe
We use Figma as a design platform, so UX Swipe’s handy Figma-specific tips come in handy. Similar to Onteractive, they also post daily updates on trends in the UX / UI design world.
16. Copywriter for Weirdos | @damnwrite
Ami, the owner of Damn Write, posts entertaining content geared specifically towards writers. With a mix of tips, tricks, process advice, and hilarious memes, she’s the perfect word brain.
17. Elliot Ulm | @elliotisacoolguy
For a mixture of great designs and giggle-worthy humor, turn to Elliot Ulm’s Elliot is a Cool Guy (he does designs).