At HGB, we’re lucky enough to have a fabulously creative design team. They’re always looking for new concepts to deliver to our clients, pushing the bar out on a brand, or coming up with a fresh new look for a marketing campaign.
When they’re not doing that, they can often be found on Instagram, but, unlike the rest of us, they’re not whiling away the hours scrolling through various hashtags. Rather, they’re researching design ideas they can bring back to the table.
So we asked Catherine, our design and inbound consultant, for her top 10 design accounts that she loves to follow on Instagram. Read the list and get inspired!
Full of weird and wonderful but oh so creative designs, @designspiration has a bit of everything.
Great for: inspiration of any kind when you’re stuck in a design rut
If you’ve been known to collect stamps at some stage in your life, Catherine says @graphilately will reignite your passion for these small sticky squares. You’ve never seen stamps in such a creative light before.
Great for: a quick visual of how various colours and shapes can work together
Full of fabulous fonts @lettering_co can make even Times Roman look exciting.
Great for: fresh perspectives using tried and true methods.
@goodtype describes itself as a collection of artistic letterforms and that it is.
Great for: encouraging you to think outside the square when it comes to typefaces.
From laughing pineapples to snow freeze cones of cats (you have to see it to believe it), @graphicdesignblg showcases an eclectic but very cool array of designs.
Great for: making you realise that some of the best design is also the simplest
This graphic design agency has a penchant for cute cartoon animals which you can’t help but love. It’s one of Catherine’s favourite accounts for a quick pick-me-up.
Great for: showcasing logo illustration at its finest
This curated typography showcase is like a decadent dessert buffet of fonts.
Great for: seeing how different typefaces can really bring script to life.
@designtip provides daily graphic design inspiration so if you only have time to look at one Instagram account, make it this one.
Great for: a compilation of some of the best design work out there.
We love a good screen print and if we could we’d take all of @printclublondon’s prints. For now though, we’ll live vicariously through them.
Great for: inspiration of any kind. They’ve got it all.
Logos can be tricky beasts so it’s always nice to see what others have done, often with very little.
Great for: a boost to the design ego.
Check out @logoinspirations here.