Top 13 recommended design websites

Recently I gave 13 recommended design links to a graphic design student:

Advertising:

A must for anyone interested in advertising.

www.adrants.com

Publications and newspapers:

A must for anyone interested in publications and newspapers.

www.newsdesigner.com/blog

Illustration:

The essential illustration blog.

www.drawn.ca

Salaries:

www.designersalaries.com

Online portfolios:

Although I like custom portfolios on websites, there is an advantage to posting your work on sites like www.coroflot.com and www.creativehotlist.com. Because portfolios are standardized, it’s easier for employeers to search through people’s books. The more places you can get your work out, the better.

General design blogs:

http://xplane.com/xblog

www.cameronmoll.com

www.underconsideration.com/speakup

Cool stuff:

(aside from the standard www.core77.com), there’s the lesser known www.stylehive.com which brings in an interesting community aspect to style.

Designers network:

There’s a new site that aims to bring graphic designers together through social networking. www.designerid.com

Adobe Studio Exchange:

THE place to get free photoshop brushes, actions, filters for all of adobe’s programs.

http://share.studio.adobe.com

Do you have any other sites to recommend? Please drop a link in the comments.

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unlikelymoose
14 years ago

graphic design community portals http://www.designiskinky.net/ http://www.uailab.com/ http://netdiver.net/ And the following links are just good for general creativity. They cover some graphic design. http://www.frenchnfresh.com/ http://www.australianinfront.com.au/ http://www.heavy-backpack.com/ http://www.scene360.com/ http://www.lounge72.com graphic design bloggish kinda site: http://www.underconsideration.com/speakup/ page giving links to various graphic design related sites: http://www.creationflux.com/liquidlink/home/ industrial design can be a source of inspiration for graphic designers. These are two best ID sites in the biz: http://core77.com/ http://mocoloco.com/ here’s a mish-mash of graphic design info: http://www.graphics.com/ http://www.creativepro.com tutorials: http://www.insidegraphics.com/ http://www.digitalmedianet.com/ (lots of video stuff here) http://www.photoshopuser.com/ you want to be a serious Photoshop user? Then check out the NAPP and go to the best photoshop seminars in the world. stock photography http://www.gettyone.com I use them all the time. I very rarely look at other stock photo sites, except… http://www.shutterstock.com excellent user submitted photos site. Anyone and everyone can submit photos and illustrations to this site and get paid based on how many downloads their images get. There’s alot of useful stuff here that you’ll never find on a site like gettyone. illustration http://www.folioplanet.com/ nice place to check out countless different illustration styles

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