The 12 best social media platforms for artists and designers

A screenshot from Discord, one of the best social media platforms for artists and designers
(Image credit: Discord)

The best social media platforms for artists and designers provide way to showcase work and get discovered by more people. From TikTok to Twitch, they can be great places to promote yourself as a creative, whether you're looking to make sales or find potential clients or simply build your professional reputation.

But with so many platforms to choose from, which are the best social media platform for artists? To find out, we listened to the advice of a range of creative professionals including artists, photographers, designers and filmmakers. We asked what they like about each platform and why you might find each useful for displaying elements of your portfolio (for portfolio inspiration, see our graphic design portfolio post), or anything else.

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Tom May

Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity, published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects.