30 graphic designers to follow on Behance

With almost 30 million portfolio views in the past 30 days, Behance is quickly becoming the place to be for creatives. It's a great place to find new work and creative inspiration from top graphic designers and agencies.

But, with so many of them to browse through, it can be difficult to know where to start. So to make things easy for you, we've done the hard work and picked 30 of the top graphic design portfolios that are definitely worth a look...

01. Shane Griffin

Griffin's recent work, Chromatic, explores light transitions through defective glass

Born in Ireland and based in New York, Shane Griffin is a designer and artist whose work spans a range of disciplines, from animation and illustration to film direction and photography. His clients have included Nike, Bacardi and Adidas, and he's a founding partner at New York-based studio and artist representation agency Sunday Afternoon.

02. Andrew Fairclough

Fairclough's illustrations for Insider Guides cover various aspects of student life in Australia

A self-taught illustrator, designer and art director working in Sydney, Andrew Fairclough started out designing skate and snowboard graphics and has moved on to work with top clients including GQ, American Express, Jack Daniels and Penguin Books. His work is inspired by mid-century spot illustrations with a dash of vintage sci-fi and comic art, and he enjoys working with a limited palette to evoke the nostalgia and tactility of found art.

03. Maria Grønlund

Top graphic designers to follow on Behance

I Speak Fluid Colours is one of many vibrant, abtsract artwork series by Maria Grønlund

Specialising in logos and branding, Maria Grønlund is an independent graphic designer based in Lystrup, Denmark. Using vibrant colours to stir the senses, much of her work has an abstract, dream-like quality to it. "I love to play around with words, colors, shapes, and styles to make all the aspects play together like music," she comments on Behance.

04. Ruslan Khasanov

Russian digital artist Ruslan Khasanov specialises in graphic design, typography and illustration, more often than not mixing all three in incredible experimental projects. His work includes Warm Up (above), which is one of many beautiful videos in which different coloured liquids play centre stage.

05. Violaine & Jeremy

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Violaine and Jeremy have been responsible for the art direction on many issues of trendmag Influencia

Violaine Orsoni and Jeremy Schneider are a creative duo who operate a graphic arts studio in Paris. Upon visiting their portfolio, you'll be greeted with numerous awe-inspiring pencil sketches, as well as multiple examples of projects they've art directed, including some stunning work on trend magazine Influencia.

06. Juri Zaech

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Juri Zaech specialises in typographic projects

Juri Zaech is a Swiss art director, currently living and working in Paris, France. Whilst he works in advertising, he still makes time to complete little side projects. Specialising in typography, Zaech creates inspiring and innovative font focused projects that always please.

07. Minga Firm

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Minga Firm create playful designs with a cheeky approach

Minga Firm are a design and creativity company based in Argentina who describe themselves as a laboratory of ideas. This illustration is part of a campaign created for Nadir, a glasses, cups and mugs manufacturer. The  project, "Brindo por edo" (I toast for that) shows characters in different 'toast' situations. Take a look at their other playful designs.

08. Viktor Hertz

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Viktor Hertz specialises in custom art movie posters

Freelance design artist and photographer Viktor Hertz is located in Uppsala, Sweden. An expert in designing posters, he's currently a bit obsessed with custom art movie posters, but tries to stretch his creative muscles as wide as possible. Take a look at his hilarious recreated logos - this one we're sure we can all relate to!

09. Nicole Martinez

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Fall in love with Nicole's nerdy illustrations

Nicole Martinez is an art director and designer based in Boston, USA. Her designs act as adorable homages to cute characters and pop culture icons - we particularly love her set of 'nerdy' illustrations, described as "illustrations for nerds in love". Who could resist those adorable faces?

10. Zim and Zou

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Zim and Zou are masters at paper art creations

Lucie Thomas teamed up with Thibault Zimmermann to form Zim&Zou, a French studio based in Nancy that explores different fields including paper sculpture, installation, graphic design, illustration. Both studied graphic design during 3 years at an art school and now prefer creating real objects with paper and taking photos out of them, rather than composing images on a computer.

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