April and I make no secret of the fact that we are always on the hunt for design inspiration. Whether it be an interesting magazine ad, quirky product packaging, or sweet wrapping paper, no web or print graphic element escapes our notice. It’s no surprise then, that Pinterest is a never-ending blackhole for us. As a source of font, color, and style inspiration it’s unparalleled, and also a dangerous way to spend several hours in pursuit of the right idea for our next button/flyer/poster/display/etc.
We thought we’d take an opportunity to share our own Pinterest Design boards, along with a few recommendations for others to follow.
Follow Veronica’s board Design on Pinterest.
My own design board is a mess of interesting layouts, eye-catching fonts, color palettes, and illustrations. There might be one aspect of a logo I really dig, or a color-combo I want to replicate one day. Either way it all ends up on this board. April’s approach is a bit different than mine:
APRIL: I have to say that I use Pinterest in a different way than Veronica does, a way that doesn’t seem to be about graphic design at all…but secretly, it inspires my designs. I fill my Pinterest boards almost exclusively with rooms and products that I want to consider while decorating my own home. While my boards may mostly contain chairs, cabinets, and houseplants, they are also full of patterns, colors, and schemes that I enjoy and use in creating graphic designs. Inspiration is everywhere, right?
Follow April’s boards on Pinterest.
Inspiration is absolutely everywhere, but if you’re on Pinterest too, here are a few boards we love:
Boards We Follow
- Warby Parker: Lettering and Typography
- Stephanie Huff: GFX Posters
- BLiss Kim: Design Logo Branding
- All of Meggan Press’s Design Boards: Designer Wannabe / Fonts & Tutorials / Poster Design
- Sunny Purdin’s Library Displays
- The Home Ground Lovely Design
- Most of Fossil’s Boards
- Design Envy typography
- Design Milk
What are your favorite design-related Pinterest boards? Share in the comments! We’re always looking for new boards to follow.
March 9, 2016 at 5:20 pm
I was wondering why I was suddenly getting so many follows on Pinterest. Explanation found!
March 21, 2016 at 10:11 am
Ha! You have great design boards!
March 13, 2016 at 10:41 pm
Okay, this is a fabulous post. I didn’t use Pinterest very much because of the time-suck factor, but I started to use it more recently when I decided it was time to clean my closet and try to wear everything I own this academic year. I have been using it to inspire new combinations with clothes I already have. Anyway, I have found myself pinning a little more lately, and I just love looking at pretty things. Inspiration really is everywhere.
March 21, 2016 at 10:09 am
Thanks, Lindsay! I’m so glad you found this post helpful. Pinterest is also a wardrobe saver for me too. 😉