Abduzeedo – http://www.abduzeedo.com/ – A popular blog that covers a range of topics for designers and creatives, primarily as interviews and tutorials.
Creative Bloq – http://www.creativebloq.com/ – “Your daily does of design tips and inspiration” perfectly sums up the Creative Bloq – be sure to bookmark this one!
AisleOne – http://www.aisleone.net/ – An inspirational resource focused on design, typography, minimalism and modernism.
99Designs Blog – http://99designs.co.uk/designer-blog/ – yeah, we all hate crowdsourcing and it’s unethical approach, but the 99Designs blog can be a regularly interesting read. I’ll give them that.
Swissmiss – http://www.swiss-miss.com/ – clearly Swiss-inspired design blog which features a lot of creative images – be sure to check out their “tiny objects and Pantone chips” series.
The Next Web’s Creative News – http://thenextweb.com/section/creative/ – TNW’s creative section of the blog is a superb resource for all things related to creative people. If you’re interested, they do have other sections worth looking at such as ’tech’, ‘money’ and ‘apps’ in the menu.
Hongkiat – http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/ – Design tips, tutorials and inspiration.
You The Designer – http://www.ucreative.com/design/ – Topic spanning design blog with a bunch of great content to suit almost every designer’s needs.
How Design Blog – http://www.howdesign.com/how-design-blog/ – Covers all the latest design news, trends and visual inspiration to keep you up-to-date.
Graphic Design Blog – http://www.graphicdesignblog.co.uk/ – Another all-encompassing, yet high-quality blog on everything graphic design related.
Designrfix – http://designrfix.com/ – I find myself here regularly when I come across the ‘design deals’ and freebies, but they have great articles too.
Designer Daily – http://www.designer-daily.com/ – Blogs updated everyday, like this one, are great for catching all the special design deals.
Shillington Design Blog – http://shillingtondesignblog.com/ – Just a great mix of well-written, informative articles and lovely visuals.
Graphic Mania – http://www.graphicmania.net/ – Design tutorials, vector packs and photography ideas all in one blog.
Company Folders’ Blog – http://www.companyfolders.com/blog/ – A bunch of designer resources and articles like: “14 ways to be the worst person on your graphic design team”
Form Fifty Five – http://formfiftyfive.com/ – Graphic Design inspiration from around the world.
Graphic Design Junction – http://graphicdesignjunction.com/ – Full of design inspiration, free resources such as vector images/fonts, along with some great tutorials.
Design Instruct – http://designinstruct.com/ – A regularly updated blog on all things design, with really interesting articles you’ll want to read and share.
Roberto Blake’s Blog – http://robertoblake.com/blog/ – One of only a few designers to embrace video that I’ve come across, I definitely recommend subscribing to his channel.
Creative Roots – http://creativeroots.org/ – A very clever approach to art and design inspiration from around the world, filtered by countries.
Dexigner – http://www.dexigner.com/ – An online portal for designers, architects, illustrators, engineers, artists, and creatives of all kinds.
HND Graphics – http://www.hndgraphics.co/ – Curated by the Richmond Upon Thames College, this blog provides a lot of information to young designers and students.
Design Juices – http://www.designjuices.co.uk/ – Features a bunch of great articles in general, but what stands out here is the frequent interviews with designers.
I Love New Work – http://ilovenewwork.com/ – Designers sharing their inspiration and latest work, which makes it your daily base for new stuff, and also a big online portfolio for all it’s members.
UI / UX & Web Design Blogs
Designmodo – http://designmodo.com/ – With a focus on the web and developer related articles, I find Designmodo an excellent resource to learn UI and UX through their tutorials and advice.
Smashing Magazine – http://www.smashingmagazine.com/ – Another great resource for learning the basics of web design and development, super helpful for print designers like myself.
Spyre Studios – http://spyrestudios.com/ – A popular web design and development blog, Spyre Studios offers some intermediate web tutorials amongst general design inspiration and advice.
Vandelay Design – http://www.vandelaydesign.com/blog/ – One of the most popular web design blogs, Vandelay Design provides a breadth of articles of interest to most designers, both web and print based.
Web Design Ledger – http://webdesignledger.com/ – Continually interesting publication, focusing on many of the technical elements to web design.
Spoon Graphics – http://blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/ – Maybe better suited in the general design category, but Chris’ blog has some great web based tutorials.
Boagworld – https://boagworld.com/blog/ – A great resource of both web and digital advice from Paul Boag.
Line25 – http://line25.com/ – A place to share web design ideas and inspiration through articles, tutorials and examples of stunning site designs.
Grain Edit – http://grainedit.com/ – A mix of contemporary graphic design inspiration and vintage/retro, illustrative styles to peruse.
Awwwards Blog – http://www.awwwards.com/blog/ – Best known for their web design awards, their design blog deserves just as much credit.
Tuts plus – http://tutsplus.com/blog – Mostly tutorials, which you’d expect, but their general design articles are great reads as well.
I Can Be Creative – http://www.icanbecreative.com/ – A great resource for design resources, trends and inspiration.
Creative Overflow – http://creativeoverflow.net/ – Does a good job of covering all elements of web design, not just the technical side of things.
Design Follow – http://www.designfollow.com/ – Articles, resources and tutorials in a range of design topics.
Interactive Red’s Blog – https://www.interactivered.com/blog/ – Great blog that focuses on the digital, mobile and interactive side of design.
Digital Telepathy’s Blog – http://www.dtelepathy.com/blog/ – Insights and best practices for UX and product design.
1st Web Designer – http://www.1stwebdesigner.com/blog/ – With a community of respected web design professionals, great articles are almost guaranteed!
Web Designer Depot – http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/ – a hugely popular web design blog that seems to cover all the topics really well.
UX Magazine – http://uxmag.com/ – Defining and informing the complex world of user experience, or UX.
Creative Nerds – http://creativenerds.co.uk/ – Design inspiration, freebies and tutorials.
Graphic Design & Brand Identity
David Airey’s Blog – http://www.davidairey.com/ – David regularly publishes great articles on a range of topics from Branding advice to architecture, interspersed with informative posts providing incredible advice for other designers based on his experience.
The Design Blog – http://thedsgnblog.com/ – With a great attention to detail, the Design Blog always provides a great hub of visual inspiration. Every day there’s a specific type of post, such as “Designer of the Week”, “Friday Freebies” etc. so keep checking in!
The Logo Smith’s Blog – http://imjustcreative.com/blog – I’ve been a longtime fan of Graham’s blog and his writing style – constantly a solid resource of inspiration, information and educational posts about life as a freelance graphic designer.
Logo Design Love – http://www.logodesignlove.com/ – another superb design blog, and book by the same name from David Airey.
Brand New – http://www.underconsideration.com/brandnew/ – with opinions on corporate identity design, I’m a huge fan of their before and after rebrand showcases, along with the public voting system.
Branding Served – http://www.brandingserved.com/ – A curated selection of work from the leading creatives on Behance.
Identity Designed – http://identitydesigned.com/ – An excellent showcase of the behind the scenes of branding projects, with a lot of contributions from the designers themselves involved in the work.
BP&O – http://bpando.org/ – Branding, Packaging and the Opinions of graphic designer Richard Baird. I always see a lot of gorgeous work here that hasn’t seemingly been published elsewhere.
Logogeek’s Blog – http://logogeek.co.uk/logo_design_blog/ – Ian aka “Logogeek” provides a great resource of well-written, informative articles for designers, especially those who specialise in logos and branding.
Logo Designer Blog – http://www.logo-designer.co/ – A great blog I only came across recently, with an obvious focus on logo design and branding.
Logo lounge Articles – https://www.logolounge.com/articles.asp – Amazing resource to stay fresh with all that’s going on in the world of logo design.
Lovely Stationery – http://lovelystationery.com/ – A curated guide to the very best in stationery design.
Visuelle – http://www.visuelle.co.uk/ – Focusing on gorgeous brand identity work from around the world. Just beautiful.
For Print Only – http://www.underconsideration.com/fpo/ – A sub-section of UnderConsideration, For Print Only offers a great selection of printed media.
Richard Baird’s Blog – http://www.richardbaird.co.uk/blog/ – Big fan of Rich’s work, almost bigger fan of his articles and writing!
Design Taxi – http://designtaxi.com/category/Graphic%20Design – Journaling ideas since 2003, Design Taxi provides inspiration and creativity daily.
Lovely Package – http://lovelypackage.com/ – Curating the very best in packaging design.