12 art directors to follow on Instagram

07. Bobby Solomon

  • Who: Director of user experience and creative at Disney; Co-founder at The Fox Is Black
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Follower count: 18.8K

It's an understatement to say that Bobby Solomon is passionate about art and design. In addition to leading UX and creative projects at Disney, he's launched an award-winning art and design blog to share the most interesting and inspiring parts of contemporary life and culture. Follow his Instagram feed to see Los Angeles through his eyes.

08. Jessica Walsh

  • Who: Art director, designer, and partner at Sagmeister & Walsh
  • Location: New York, New York
  • Follower count: 75K

Blending photography with handcraft and digital design, Walsh is a creative powerhouse and has worked on brands ranging from Levi's to Aizone, Adobe and the Jewish Museum of New York. She also teaches design and typography at the School of Visual Arts in New York and was one of the masterminds behind the '40 days of dating' experiment with designer and friend Tim Goodman in 2013.

Follow her Instagram feed for a burst of bold, colorful, and unusual style. Get a direct lens into the visuals that she's created and that inspire her.

09. Ale Paul

  • Who: Type director at Sudtipos
  • Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Follower count: 8.7K

A master of typefaces, Paul has created an Instagram feed around the two things that he loves most in the world: typography and food porn. The combination is unconventional, unexpected, but most importantly — visually stunning.

10. Molly M. Grubbs

  • Who: Creative strategist at Tumblr
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Follower count: 25.4K

Ranked as one of the 33 most creative women in advertising by Business Insider, Grubbs is a master of developing large, integrated campaigns. Her Instagram feed is one that stands apart from the rest. There's a cohesive visual theme throughout, because, as she puts it, "I keep trying to take pictures of the sky, but all this stuff keeps getting in the way."

11. Jen Lu

  • Who: Creative Mutant at Droga5
  • Location: New York, New York
  • Follower count: 971

Lu is an explosion of personality. With a passion for street style, interior and furniture design, art hacking, pop culture,and animation, she's worked on campaigns for Smartwater, Chobani, Kraft, Athenos, and Spotify. Follow her Instagram feed to see her artistic talent in its truest and most unconstrained form — featuring moments from her everyday life.

12. Vince DeSantiago

  • Who: Graphic Designer at Walton Isaacson
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Follower Count: 1,401

A fan of motorcycles, cats, and dogs, DeSantiago is an avid learner who draws inspiration from his peers, coworkers, and surroundings. Follow his Instagram feed to see the beauty of everyday moments through his lens. The images that he shares range from haunting to inspiring, nostalgic, elegant, and ominous.

Final thoughts

What these 12 Instagram feeds share in common is an exceptionally strong sense of self. Every account communicates a defined sense of beauty, creativity and individualism. Follow each one for a daily dose of unique visual inspiration.

Add to this list by picking #13. Who do you think’s the most visually interesting art director to follow on Instagram and why? Let us know in the comments below.

Words: Avril Delaney

Avril Delaney is Chief Content Editor at ImageBrief, an online platform where creatives from the world's largest advertising agencies, brands and publishers license images direct from insanely talented photographers. Find more of her work on ImageBrief’s blog.

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