When it comes to finding inspiration for design projects, the glorious web offers an insatiable amount of content at our fingertips – so much so, that it can often feel overwhelming. We might spot something, get distracted and forget about it, cursing ourselves for not bookmarking that page. This is where Pinterest has become our best friend.
The platform allows us to find, curate, save and share inspiring bits and bobs that we discover on our virtual travels. And with the ability to create ‘boards’ that we can pin things to, this helps avoid any creative ruts in future. Even better, we can stalk those we admire and see what they’re inspired by – it’s the ultimate treasure trove of creativity.
But the problem is, who to follow? Allow us to help. At Shillington, we’ve pulled together the following list of 100 top Pinterest accounts for graphic design inspiration. With our suggestions, you’ll enrich your own boards in no time.
Mr Cup & Walter, aka Fabien Barral, is a graphic designer, passionate about images and graphic design.
Refinery29 is a “lifestyle destination that delivers non-stop inspiration to live a more stylish and creative life”.
The New York magazine where “business and design collide”.
Based in Germany, We and The Colour is a bright and vibrant art and design blog, sharing a wealth of creative inspiration.
One of the best lifestyle magazines around with a Pinterest board dripping with style.
A travel and style magazine.
A Mexico-based art and design blog.
The Pinterest board of Beth Kirby, Chattanooga-based owner of Local Milk, a blog about slow living.
Nashville native Lauren Zwanziger captures her life of travel and fashion via Pinterest.
One of the UK’s leading art and design blogs for creative people.
Another leading blog based in London, with an emphasis on graphic design.
A United Kingdom magazine and website featuring the best in visual culture. They ask one big question – how is creativity changing our world?
Curating the creative web since 2010. By Swedish-based designer Daniel Nelson.
London-based magazine, offering a modern guide to fashion, culture and ideas.
Design Milk is a website dedicated to modern design run by Jaime Derringer. This is the official Design Milk + Dog Milk Pinterest account.
Daily information on graphic design, image and communication from Graffica, a Spanish blog.
Follow the feed of Brooklyn-based Art Director + Designer. Lover of beautiful miscellany.
The awards for design, creativity and innovation on the Internet, which recognise and promote the best web designers in the world.
Pum is a multidisciplinary design studio based in São Paulo.
Hey – the popular graphic design studio based in Barcelona.
Mucho is a global boutique design studio. This is some of the stuff that inspires them.
Donhkoland is run by Argentinean designer Nicolas Castillo and presents “global projects oriented to the new interactive market where the usability and vitality that new technologies provide are the key component”.
Pentagram is a multi-disciplinary design firm with offices in London, New York, San Francisco, Austin and Berlin.
Founder of 10C, a Canadian graphic design studio.
An New Zealand-based independent design studio specialising in branding, custom typography and print design. Small studio with massive ideas.
A boutique branding and design agency based in Sydney. Working closely with businesses all over the globe to create distinctive and damn-fine design solutions.
Vice Versa is the first infographics design studio in South Korea.
A graphic design firm based in Austin, Texas. UnderConsideration generates its own projects, initiatives, and content while taking on limited client work. Run by Bryony Gomez-Palacio and Armin Vit.
Sixheads is a graphic design and web development studio based in Melbourne, Australia. Its founder John Fry is also Director of Digital for Shillington.
Partner at Sagmeister & Walsh in NYC.
London designer and illustrator, and a lecturer at Shillington London.
A British freelance designer and writer working within the field of brand identity design. Articles published by Brand New, Design Week, The Dieline and BP&O.
Tobias Applegren is a Norwegian creative strategist. He believes “a good brand doesn’t need to be complicated, it just needs to be right.”
Artist, calligrapher, illustrator and lover of all things creative, typographical and calligraphic – and a Shillington Sydney graduate.
Creative director, designer, photographer, music nerd and documenter of fine design. Based in Denton, Texas.
Finnish freelance creative with a soft spot for anything that’s a little bit out of the ordinary, and ordinary that’s just plain awesome.
Founder and Creative Director at Appointed, Suann Song works out of Washington, D.C.
Brisbane-based graphic designer with a love for pixels and paper, and a lecturer at Shillington’s Brisbane campus.
Melbourne designer and illustrator, creating chic and eccentric accessories. She’s also a guest lecturer at Shillington in Melbourne.
Designer based in Melbourne.
Graphic and type designer based in Madrid. Focused on corporate identity, typography, art direction and editorial design.
Graphic designer living in Valencia.
New York designer.
Shanti is an Australian illustrator and designer who loves things bright, beautiful & colourful. An inspiring feed from someone who is also a lecturer at Shillington New York.
Annie Bastien is a Montreal-based graphic designer and teacher.
Australian London-based fashion and textile print designer. Loves painting, colour, print and pattern.
Melbourne-based graphic artist, illustrator and maker, and lecturer at Shillington.
Japanese graphic designer.
Manchester-based founder and designer at Studio eNaR and co-founder of Bitique. Fan of graphic design, architecture and the sweet science of boxing.
Graphic designer from Portugal. Made of awesomeness. Daydreamer & night thinker. Full-time Geek. Interested in design, art, photo, body art, weird.
Creative Director at Pitis in Milan: branding, exhibition, digital and editorial design.
Graphic designer at The Creative Method and former Shillington Sydney teacher.
Chloe Douglas is a Vancouver-based designer, art director and colour enthusiast.
Art director and web designer based in France. Inspired by travelling to foreign countries, experiencing different cultures.
Atlanta, Georgia-based graphic designer and creative soul with a love for design, art, couture and the desire to experience more out of life than what we see in the everyday.
Denver-based creative director.
Montreal, Canada-based platform offering copyright-free high resolution stock photographs.
Over 800,000 high quality photos, vector graphics, and videos on Pixabay.com. All images are 100% free to use. Germany-based platform.
Brooklyn-based photographer and blogger.
Bekka is a photographer and adventurer living in Brooklyn.
The famous image hosting platform brings you its inspiring Pinterest feed.
Pexels is another non-cheesy stock photo site. Here you’ll find interesting and awesome pins around the topic of “web design”.
At Freepik, you’ll find 1.4 million free graphic files for download.
Free Design Resources is an Indonesia-based site dedicated to help you find the highest quality free resources for your design.
Creative Market is a marketplace for design assets like graphics, photos, fonts, website themes, icons, brushes and more. Based out of San Francisco.
Get free daily graphic inspirational resources for designers and developers.
One of the world’s leading museums, The Design Museum in London is devoted to contemporary design in every form from furniture to graphics, and architecture to industrial design.
The Finders Keepers is Australia’s leading design market, featuring the work of independent makers from across the country.
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Type designer, lettering practitioner, typography instructor. Director of Australian Type Foundry and a guest lecturer for Shillington in Australia.
Calligrapher and graphic designer based in Milan, Italy.
Letterform Art, Design, Illustration. Seb Lester works in Lewes in East Sussex as an artist and designer.
Font Picker is a simple app to browse and choose fonts on your computer. Based out of Leeds, United Kingdom.
Counterpart to the Type Worship blog. Celebrating beautiful letterforms. Based out of London and Sydney.
Based in Berlin, FontShop is the premier retailer for desktop, web and mobile typefaces with over 150,000 fonts from expert-selected foundries.
Collect gallery quality art prints and other products by thousands of Society6 artists from around the world.
The authority on colour, based in Carstadt, New Jersey.
The marketplace where people connect to make, sell and buy unique goods.
At Adobe, you can break down barriers to creation. Wherever you are when inspiration strikes… Home? Create. Office? Create. Subway? Create.
Leading lifestyle brand and purveyor of design-driven wares. Flagship in Downtown LA’s Arts District and Outpost at The Line Hotel.
WeWork provides you with the space, community, and services you need to make a life, not just a living.
Use Behance to showcase and discover creative work. “We’re on a mission to connect and empower the creative world to make ideas happen.”
Empowering the world to design. Start creating at Canva, based out of Sydney, Australia.
Silicon Valley, CA genius Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva, an online graphic design tool. Formerly, he was the chief evangelist of Apple. Author, The Art of the Start 2.0.
Featuring the best package design from around the world.
Freelance illustrator and textile designer based in London. Founder of Kith & Kin.
Collage artist, pattern maker and colour lover based in Wales.
Founder of Design Seeds.
For all who love colour, Design Seeds is a definite. Based in Madison, Wisconsin.
Birmingham-based mother of three. Art and design lecturer. Surface pattern designer.
Surface Pattern Designer from London.
Spanish front-end developer and UI/UX researcher.
wit studio makes software for UI designers and developers.
Spanish-born UX designer, based in Shanghai, China.
Madrid-based UX/UI designer.
Parisian design director who says: “Every system is a tool, those are the actions that define it”.
Resources for UX designers, based out of London.
Based in Warszawa, Poland, Michal is a creative designer specialising in interface design, mobile application design and web-design.
Spanish UX/UI designer with an interesting Pinterest feed.
One of the world’s leading graphic design schools. We share student work, inspirations, resources and everything design on our rich and varied Pinterest feed.