Imagine the Internet without graphic design – rewind twenty years, and that’s pretty much what the Internet was like when it was purely text-based.
Of course, things have come a long way since 1995 and web-specific graphic designers have come to the fore to make the net a more visually interesting place. If you desire a career in graphic design or work as a graphic designer, here are ten Twitter accounts worth following.
Top 10 Twitter Accounts for Graphic Designers
New York Film Academy
The Art of #Film and #TV Title Screen #Design. Draw in Your Audience! http://t.co/uC2l11en via @PBSOffBook
— NY Film Academy (@NYFA) May 7, 2012
Graphic design is a highly technical field, and New York Film Academy offers several courses in the theory and practice of design at its Graphic Design school. Our Twitter account serves to keep track of industry news and the progress of talented designers both within the school and further afield.
Surf Café Living illustrator D. Alcock talks Inspiration, #typography & Design Technique http://t.co/oGZuWJhe9q pic.twitter.com/RFywwoc6jf
— GraphicDesign (@AtGraphicDesign) November 7, 2014
Graphic Design is a portal for graphic design professionals. Whether you’re looking for a job or want to read industry news, GD’s Twitter stream is a good source for current information.
Hipster trend for sloppy type is convenient for novice and lazy font makers. The awakening will be rude once the trend passes.
— Typographica.org (@typographica) January 22, 2015
Typography is an important part of graphic design, and Typographica provides professionals with reviews and articles about fonts and design.
Adobe Creative Cloud
CC expert @terrylwhite shares how to use metadata from your photos in your layouts. http://t.co/ts8EoXJYZQ pic.twitter.com/1fsuxmN6u2
— Adobe Creative Cloud (@creativecloud) January 20, 2015
Adobe’s suite of design programs is the industry-standard in graphic design. Adobe Creative Cloud helps designers use and get the most out of Adobe products.
@DesignMuseum Vintage matchbox label. #fontsunday #BurnsNight pic.twitter.com/GRsagbdtX9
— Phil Waddicor (@PWCFreelance) January 25, 2015
Museums aren’t just for paintings. The Design Museum showcases the best design in everything from buildings to matchbox labels.
The Creative Group
Job search tip from @DianeDomeyer: Be “factually confident” when marketing yourself.
— The Creative Group (@CreativeGroup) January 21, 2015
Looking for a design-related job? The Creative Group is a staffing agency that pairs creative professionals with companies seeking creative talent.
Graphic Design NYC
Render a scene in #SketchUp #3D #animation software using the Thea Render engine http://t.co/pwIucGVJrT #VFX
— Graphic Design NYC© (@GraphicDesignNY) January 16, 2015
Graphic Design NYC is a social network – both virtual and physical – made up of designers and content creators. It aims to help professionals make connections and to share information with new professionals.
You graduated. Now what? 5 Tips to Successful Networking for Recent Design Grads… http://t.co/C0fpDYVl9p
— Gordon Kaye (@GDUSAmagazine) January 22, 2015
Graphic Design USA is a magazine for graphic designers and creators. Published since 1963, it runs articles on career advice, successful designers, and industry news.
‘Graphic Design Pun Cards’ illustrate the quirks of being a graphic designer http://t.co/n7BRvkvS4I #recap pic.twitter.com/tWwuwTqdov
— TAXI (@designtaxi) January 25, 2015
TAXI is a “global creative network” – a web site for creative professionals that publishes news from the design world, as well as provides a network for professionals. Their official Twitter account pushes out a nice summary of the best content on the site, making it one of the most essential Twitter accounts for graphic designers.
Designers & Books
129 recently published #design books available at the Online Book Fair: http://t.co/kNU8NRk26S
— Designers & Books (@designersbooks) January 22, 2015
Want to keep up with books on design? Designers & Books focuses on new and upcoming books related to design and identifies books likely to be of wide interest to design professionals.