Unless you’ve been in a social media black hole for the last 12 months, you’ll be familiar with Pinterest. The love child of photo-sharing site Flickr and scrapbooking site Tumblr, Pinterest is your online pin board. You literally ‘pin’ images onto a collection of themed boards and their shared with your followers and other users.
As a graphic designer, Pinterest is the online equivalent of being a kid in a sweet shop. There is inspiration for pretty much everything, and it’s all just a click away. You can follow your favourite designers, artists, and photographers, admire their work, and share your own.
Pinteresting Profiles To Follow
Like with every social network out there, some people use it really well. They pin in clear themes, getting the perfect balance between their work, and sharing other peoples’. Others are still struggling to make Pinterest work for them.
We’ve browsed countless profiles and boards to compile a list of 10 great pages you need to follow. Here are your essential Pinterest boards for design inspiration:
Top Design Mag is one of the best blogs around for all things design and web. If you’re looking for a comprehensive account, covering all angles of design – this is the one for you. We especially like their typography themed board. It’s jam-packed with examples of posters, packaging, and even buildings that feature fabulous fonts.
Blogger for Inspiration Feed, Igor’s Pinterest page is design inspiration heaven. He has over 50 boards, so you’re bound to find some worth following. Every design base is covered in pretty much the most comprehensive account around. His boards featuring graffiti, bench designs, and industrial designs are some of the more unusual, but are great for design inspiration.
3. Neat Designs
With over 200 pinned images and counting, Neat Designs is a great Pinterest page to fuel your design inspiration. All the images pinned here are linked to a blog post with even more examples; ideal if you’re looking for even more great ideas. Make sure you check out their Vintage Advertisements board. Retro designs are having a revival right now, and there are some great examples here to fuel your creativity.
4. Dan Denny
Dan Denny’s Pinterest profile is filled with quirky and innovative examples of street art, product art, and tattoos. His collection of inspiration is great for getting your creative juices flowing, so is certainly worth a follow. Make sure you check out his product design board. This is great for graphic designers and small businesses to see how the best of the best work.
Another blogger with an eye for creativity, the Design Sponge Pinterest has over 10 boards and over 90 pins. The boards on this account feature colour schemes and a selection of products made from certain materials. Great if you’re stuck for colour inspiration. If you want to create something a little quirkier, make sure you check out their products board. They have everything from flower-shaped nails to cat shaped lipsticks. Perfect for helping you think outside the creative box.
6. Chad Syme
Chad Syme’s Pinterest is categorised so well, you really won’t have any trouble finding your way around. Which is good, as he currently has over 3,000 images pinned to his 37 boards! His boards dedicated to graphic design, illustration, and branded collateral are certainly worth a look. If you’re struggling with designers block, these quirky images, innovative creations, and throught-provoking images are sure to kick start your brain once more.
7. Design Folly
Taking a slightly different turn now, the Design Folly account focuses mainly on interior design and products for the home. While you may think this doesn’t impact on your work directly, check some of their images out first. The simple, chic, and rustic pictures are bound to help you on your next design project. We particularly like their board for quirky interior design features.
8. Abby Barnett
Abby Barnett uses her Pinterest page to showcase her custom design stationery, cards, and invitations, as well as share her own inspiration. She has a number of great boards worth a follow (there are 28 of them to choose from!), but our favourite is her Branding board. Check it out next time you’re working on a rebrand for some great examples of how to get it very, very right.
9. Design Rulz
Design Rulz pin some of the best photography we’ve seen on Pinterest. No matter what your next design project, you’re bound to be inspired – and wowed – by some of the images on show here. Take a look at their vast design board for ideas on everything from interior designs and DIYs, right through to exhibition graphics and truly bizarre items of clothing.
10. Jeff Andrews
Finally, we reckon you should give graphic designer Jeff Andrews’ page a follow. Across his 13 boards, there are over 2,000 images to wow, shock, and inspire. One of his best boards is his signage board. It showcases some of the best examples and will help you create a sign that makes your business really stand out from the crowd.
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This guest post has been written by online copywriter Clare Evans for RB Design & Display. If you’re looking for the perfect exhibition graphics, look no further. Contact their expert team today to find out more.