30 Stellar Links of Inspiration

Working as a full-time senior graphic designer, it is important to stay in tune with graphic design, typography, photography, design management, web design, packaging, marketing, and even home design.

Here are 30 stellar links that keep me inspired.

    Visual Stimuli

  1. Imprint - The Online Community for Graphic Designers
    In depth posts that cover the span from branding, color, historical design, packaging, typography, styling, and much more
  2. The Dieline.com
    The best of the best for creative packaging design
  3. Oh So Beautiful Paper
    The crème de la crème of stationery design - letterpress, offset printing, the works
  4. Style Me Pretty
    The ultimate wedding inspiration blog where every post is unique and gorgeous
  5. Pinterest
    A place to pin the things you love *see my previous post 
  6. Colour Lovers
    All things color including color palette generators, color trends, and color forums
  7. Art of the Title
    Creative film title sequences and the story behind them

    Design Studios

  8. Marian Bantjes
    Canadian graphic designer known for her obsessive hand work in lettering and pattern and her custom Valentines
  9. Beast Pieces
    Design and Letterpress Blog of Studio on Fire - Beautiful and creative work
  10. Graphic Exchange
    The creative space of Fabien Barral of his own work and submitted works

    Typography

  11. The FontFeed
    Interesting fonts in use, font news, and excellent type tips
  12. Wordle
    Generate beautiful word clouds *see my previous post
  13. Typophile
    Where all the type geeks hang out
  14. Quotes on Design
    Old and new words of inspiration about design

    Photography

  15. Learning DSLR Video
    Online chronicles of learning how to shoot HD video on a Canon T2I. Also helpful tips for photography, perfect for an amateur like me.
  16. Pictory
    Photo stories - curated and presented in a beautiful format
  17. Lensbaby Forum
    Forum to show and tell, critique, and share photos using Lensbaby creative dslr lenses

    Marketing

  18. The KISSMetrics Blog
    Online marketing information that is actually interesting and presented in beautiful easy to read infographics
  19. What Makes Them Click
    Understanding how people think from a psychological viewpoint and what that means for design

    Books + Magazines

  20. Uppercase Journal
    The online journal of Uppercase magazine - for the curious and creative. Features the works of artists, illustrators, collections, and inspiration
  21. Chronicle Books Blog
    Behind the scenes of the creative publishing company located in San Francisco. What they are designing, what is inspiring, what they are reading
  22. Anthology Magazine
    Inspiration about home decor, style and substance

    Industrial Design

  23. Ponoko Blog
    Creative laser and 3D design work
  24. Ana White (aka Knock Off Wood)
    This talented furniture builder provides her blueprints of modern designs for you to DIY

    Design Management

  25. The 99 Percent
    Tips, videos, and articles on the art of making ideas happen

    Branding

  26. Brand New
    Corporate and brand identity work - before and afters
  27. Brandchannel
    Brands in Use, brand news, brand successes and failures

    Home Design

  28. Apartment Therapy
    Home design and tours, DIY home decor inspiration. technology, green, and kids
  29. Adventures Renovating a Brooklyn Limestone
    Renovator, graphic designer, and photographer
  30. Young House Love
    A look into the life of one young family, one old house and their renovating experiences

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