Pinterest is a brilliant place to get visual and creative inspiration - but where do you start? We've picked the best Pinterest boards covering a range of design topics.
Being entirely image-focused, Pinterest is a brilliant place to find creative inspiration. But being an enormously popular site, there's also an awful lot to wade through. To save you the time and energy involved in searching for the best stuff, here we handpick our selection of the very best Pinterest boards so you don't have to. And we've grouped our favourites under graphic design, logos, packaging, typography, branding and print design to make it even easier...
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Before you jump in, why not follow Creative Bloq on Pinterest? You'll get the best visual inspiration from Creative Bloq posts, and we guarantee there will be something to inspire you every time you check in. And now we've told you about our own Pinterest page, it's time to bring you the best boards!
Brandon Lesley describes himself as a "creative director, designer, photographer, music nerd and documenter of fine design". The latter proved through his brilliant collection of inspiring images on Pinterest. With 13 boards to browse through, his most popular - with nearly 550,000 followers - is this graphic design and typography collection, which has nearly 7000 pins of gorgeous design projects.
Having to convey a brand, idea or piece of information in a restricted space, with minimal fuss or detail, the best poster designs can be a huge source of inspiration to the graphic designer. And you'll find plenty of awesome examples on this Pinterest board from Kayla Meyer, a graphic designer from Austin.
Meyer is known for illustrating sayings in a fun manner, as well as being a lover of sketching animals, in particular owls and whales. She also owns a print and poster store, called 'Owl You Need Is Love'.
Josephine Reijman is the owner of aDONNAdesign, currently based in the Netherlands. Specialising in graphic and web design, it comes as no surprise that Josephine's graphic design board is full of treats. With almost 200 pins on the board, there's plenty of inspiration to go round.
Carolina is an avid Pinterest user with boards coming out of her ears. We're not complaining though, as there's so much inspiration to gain from her pins. She includes anything that inspires her, including websites, interiors, and this fantastic graphic design board. There's almost 200 pins to enjoy!
Sean Booth describes himself as a Manchester-based conceptual creative, art director, ideas person, and brand specialist. This should mean that he knows a thing or two about graphic design and thankfully, he does! His board is full of stunning design work including magazines, prints, and posters.
Severien is a lover of fashion, which has allowed her to dive into the world of graphic design. Although she only has 36 pins so far, her picks are some of the best. This board will act as perfect inspiration for anyone that is just getting into design.
Christopher 'Wing' King is a commercial illustrator and designer based in Bristol, UK. He creates hand-drawn and digital artwork for posters, flyers, books, toys, and advertising clients. His Pinterest board is full of illustration inspiration from the likes of classic illustrators to his very own projects.
- You'll find all our graphic design posts here
With over 200,000 followers on Pinterest, you know Paula Cavasco's boards are going to be worth a look. The Argentinian graphic designer has over 30 boards to browse through, including this art collection, which includes tattoo designs, graphic prints, oil paintings, sketches and much more.
If you love illustration then you should definitely follow this Pinterest board by Lisa Welding. There's sketches and paintings of all manner of subjects. And with over 400 inspiring images to browse through, you're sure to find something of interest here.
Manuel is a 26 year old who describes himself as a 'web alchemist'. Passionate about visual and interactive applications, he currently offers services in graphic and sound design. If you are looking for trendy logo inspiration then his brilliantly self-explanatory ‘Hipster Logos’ Pinterest board is the one for you.
Igor runs design blog inspiration feed, which showcases daily inspirational imagery including packaging, branding, illustration, graphic design, print design and more. His logo design board on Pinterest as over 450 pins, so it's well worth checking out.
Graham Smith commands imjustcreative - a UK based logo, brand identity and icon design studio. He has been crafting logos since 1986 and his pinterest board is an interesting look into the inspirational aspect of a working logo designer.
Mike Jones describes himself as a web architect, graphic designer, brand strategist and idea maker. He has been working professionally in graphic design and marketing in one way, shape, or form for the past seven years. His Pinterest board has been gaining more and more followers by the day.
Lisa Fargo runs Fargo design - an agency which focuses on web design, print design and custom programming. Their Disney philosophy of, "Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and bring their friends”, definitely sums up her Pinterest board.
- You'll find all our logo design posts here
Hazim took a drastic career change from chemical engineer to graphic design to follow his true passion. The Saudi Arabian self-taught designer started his own agency, HR Design, in 2005. His Pinterest board is big on marketing promotions and corporate identity design.
Emma is a blogger of entertainment, culture and lifestyle. Her Pinterest boards include everything from art and animals to fashion and food. We fell in love with her magazine covers board that includes some old favourites as well as some fresh talent. She seems to pin A LOT, so there'll always be something new to feast your eyes upon.
With almost 600,000 followers on Pinterest, you know that Chad Syme will be pinning images worth checking out. He's a visual designer and photographer who is currently working with Microsoft and Xbox, so the guy certainly knows what he's talking about.
Jessie Tyree is a recent graduate of Fine Arts from Belmont University in Nashville, TN. She describes herself as a graphic designer, photographer, illustrator, storyteller, and all-around random artist-type of person. Her board is full of inspiring print imagery.
Thiago hails from Curitiba, Brazil and has slowly but surely been gaining followers to his Pinterest boards over the past few months. His print design board is particularly inspiring, as it features a range of mediums including illustration and vector work.
Rua Arnold is a graphic designer making her way in the world in Des Moines, Iowa. She says that she, "gets so excited by good design that her eyes dilate", and her taste is for good design is echoed in her print design board. There's some stunning imagery here.
- You'll find all our print design posts here
As a creative director of brand development agency twentytwo.biz, Nealy is experienced in all media and is as passionate about his work as he was when he first arrived in the business. His Pinterest board 'Design Identity' is great source of inspiration when it comes to branding, featuring logos, posters, flyers and more.
Joe Stone is a regular contributor here at Creative Bloq, so it was only right to include his Pinterest board. Describing himself as a graphic designer, illustrator and huge comic book nerd, Joe's boards include user interface, gig posters and book covers. We decided to feature his branding board due to the beautiful selections.
Fiorela Larrea is a freelance creative professional with a multiplying arsenal of software skills. Although her branding board only contains 44 pins at presents, they're mighty fine ones. Her love for vintage branding shines through and acts as perfect inspiration.
Gábor Magasvári is a designer based in Budapest with a love for all things brand. His board is full of logos, packaging and branding from all aspects including business cards, brochures, and tote bags.
Charlene Koh thinks of herself as a dreamer, wanderer, and all-round maker. Her branding board is full of cutesy, clean cut offerings that'll get your branding muscles flexing in no time.
Abby Barnett is a sought-after custom designer with lifelong passions for design, fashion, vintage and antique finds, and decorating. She is head of Flair designery - a paper and design studio that welcomes commissions from birthday parties, weddings and more.
With a passion for typography, design and illustration, these subjects dominate Hrvoje Grubisic's Pinterest account. However, typography is infront here, with over 300 pins of inspirational imagery. Our favourite is his gorgeous collection of vintage typography, which, quite rightly, has a board all to itself.
Laura Bolter is a illustrator and graphic designer with more than 20 years' experience who creates invitations, cards and announcements. On Pinterest she's assembled a great board entitled ‘Words of Wisdom and Nice Type’. Get ready to be inspired by her superb collection of typography out in the wild.
David is a designer, developer and lover of typography. Currently working for design agency Brainer+Banker, his Pinterest boards also include colour palettes, visual and home inspirations as well as places to visit. His typography board is a great source of inspiration.
Design Quixotic is the alias of art director and designer Thea Kennedy. With over 1000 pins and 53,000 followers, her typography Pinterest board is a feast for the eyes. The mixture of styles that feature from prints to magazines and books to branding, the board aids typography inspiration perfectly.
By day, Niki Blaker works as a visual designer at Forty and by night, she heads her own freelance agency Blaker Design. As an active member of the Phoenix Design Community, her Pinterest board is well worth checking out.
Ashley Richfield is a self proclaimed 'creative-type', with a weakness for all things beautiful. She's a regular Instagram user but it's her Pinterest typography board that caught our eye. With 324 pins so far, there's plenty to be getting your teeth into.
Joel Ng is an art director and graphic designer based in Singapore and states that he loves, "all the beautfiul little things in life". We love his take on a Pinterest typography board, with a specific look at the ampersand. We never knew it could come in so many styles!
- You'll find all our branding posts here
Based in Spain, Eva Morell is a freelance graphic designer who loves all things design. Her Pinterest account has over 100 boards, full of delicious images. One of her most popular is this packaging board, which, featuring nearly 200 pins, is overflowing with inspirational imagery.
Blair Thompson is a designer based in Exeter. He is currently part of brand design agency Believe In, who deliver engaging, provocative, and effective brand experiences. With over 2,000 Pinterest followers, it's clear that Blair knows a thing or two about the packaging world. His selections offer a vast array of packaging styles.
Kelly Mercer is an entreprenuer, blogger, marketer, web/graphic designer, and handmade artist based in Wilmington, North Carolina. She is the founder of marketing specialists Marketing for Breakfast and her Pinterest boards are full to the brim with brilliant design.
Bev Missing is the founder of bath and body product brand RAIN, with the products and packaging both created using only handmade techniques. Bev definitely has an eye for exquisite packaging, as her Pinterest board is full of beautiful creations.
Airamzul Alfano mainly focuses her work on photography, digital photo manipulation, and graphic design. With an eye for attention to detail, we love her quirky finds on her packaging Pinterest board.
Ophelia is a Pinterest user that is regularly featured on 'boards to follow' lists. We can see why, as her love of colour and originality bursts out from her pins. We can definitely see her love of the color red, monsters, bicycles, and toy cameras making their mark.
Kingsley Harris describes himself as a collector, maker, designer, father and craft beer enthusiast. He also heads boutique design agency Freshthrills, which is located in Brooklyn. He also has a 'Packaging Pick of the Day' board that we highly recommend!
- You'll find all our packaging design posts here
Have you seen any inspiring Pinterest boards? Tell us about them in the comments section below!