90 Instagram accounts to follow for daily graphic design inspiration

When it comes to getting a daily dose of inspiration for your graphic design projects, nothing beats the visual delights of Instagram. From global agencies and intimate studios to the most unusual and unexpected sources – the photo-sharing network has plenty to keep us motivated.

Image licensed via Shutterstock

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At Shillington, we love Instagram to share inspiration, show off our students' work and connect with the creative community. It also helps us to keep in touch with new and emerging trends, and ensure our curriculum is always current.

Our designers and teachers have collaborated with Creative Boom to create the following list of inspiring Instagram feeds for all you discerning (and aspiring) designers to enjoy:

Design Magazines & Blogs

When it comes to inspiration, you can't beat following the very people who share what's happening across the design industry – the online magazines and blogs that have their fingers on the pulse of designers and studios everywhere. Here are a few suggestions to get you started:

1. Shillington
2. People of Print
3. Anorak Mag
4. Vibes
5. Creative Boom
6. Dezeen
7. Cereal Mag
8. Design Milk
9. They Made This
10. Dwell Magazine
11. It's Nice That
12. Remodelista
13. The Brand Identity

Design Studios

Need to see what other studios are up to? The following suggestions don't just share their latest work, they also offer lots of inspiring discoveries from their everyday lives:

14. Burnt Toast Creative
15. Hey Studio
16. Studio Muti
17. Print Club London
18. Dschwen
19. Human After All 20. Zeitguised
21. Motherbird Studio
22. LH Design
23. Studio On Fire
24. Snohetta

Key Designers & Artists

Let's face it. There are some people in the design industry that continually push boundaries and inspire with their creative genius. Here are just a few designers and artists we think you should be following:

25. Tom Haugomat
26. Jessica Walsh
27. Thad Cox Design
28. Super Mundane
29. Steve Harrington
30. Timothy Goodman
31. Crispin Finn
32. Dizzy Little Dotty
33. Archie Proudfoot
34. Dave Smith Artist
35. William Blood
36. Kelly Thompson
37. Lucia Litman
38. Seb Lester
39. Margherita Urbani
40. Neil Secretario

Design Organisations & Events

There are always key events or organisations on the design circuit that we should all stay in touch with. Here are just a few essentials to follow via Instagram:

41. AIGA
42. London Design Fair
43. Wanted Design
44. Design Museum

Typography Inspiration

Can't get enough of fonts? Need to kickstart your next project with some juicy typography inspiration? The following key Instagram accounts will not disappoint:

45. Typography Inspired
46. Goodtype
47. Type Thief
48. Tactile Typography
49. Typographher
50. HandmadeFont

Design Products & Brands

As designers, we always come across certain brands that we fall in love with, and buy from again and again. From the very materials we need to complete our projects to the clothes on our back – the following Instagrammers will have you inspired in no time:

51. GF Smith
52. Hato Press
53. Nor_folk
54. Drawn Down Books
55. Studio NL
56. Hopscotch London
57. Muuto Design
58. Ferm Living
59. Formely Yes
60. Unit Editions

People who've guest lectured at Shillington

To give our students some serious motivation and learning, we often welcome a wealth of designers and industry experts to guest lecture at our Shillington campuses across the world. The following suggestions include just some of the people we've been honoured to work with in recent months:

61. Jess Cruickshank
62. Neverland Studio
63. Smack Bang Designs
64. Garbett Design
65. Georgia Perry
66. The Company You Keep
67. Gemma O'Brien
68. Moving Brands
69. Luke Tonge

A few notable Shillington graduates

As you'd expect, we just had to include some of our very own Shillington graduates in this list. It goes without saying, we're proud of all those who walk through our doors – but these next suggestions are really making waves on Instagram:

70. The Letter Bug London
71. Harley Quinn & Co.
72. Raych Pony Gold
73. Cass Deller Design
74. Christopher Perry
75. Jack Beckett
76. The Paper Curator/Cecily Moore

A few Shillington teachers – past and present

Did you know the founder of Bespoke Letterpress and the founder of The Design Kids used to lecture at Shillington? We're proud of our teachers, both past and present. Here are some essentials to follow on Instagram:

77. Bespoke Letterpress
78. The Design Kids
79. Spenceroni
80. Saxon Campbell
81. Alykat Creative

Non-design industry accounts

Although we live, breathe and sleep graphic design – it's good to sometimes think outside the box and go to unexpected sources of inspiration. The following Instagram profiles cover everything from food and travel to some of our favourite lifestyle blogs:

83. Humans of New York
83. The Onion
84. View from the Topp
85. I Have This Thing With Floors
86. MISO
87. Oracle Fox
88. The Pool
89. Dearest Daughters
90. Jules Kitchen

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