25 Must-Read Blogs for Freelance Designers

So far at FreelanceFolder we’ve had a showcase of 20 Must-Read blogs for Freelance Writers, and also a showcase of 20 Must-Read blogs for Online Entrepreneurs — so it’s only fitting to add to this collection of lists and showcase 25 must-read blogs for freelance designers.

It doesn’t matter if you’re looking to sharpen your skills as a vector designer, a photoshop designer, a website designer or if you’re just looking for resources, inspiration and freebies (like brushes & icons), the websites below will give you everything you’re looking for. I’d definitely suggest checking them all out and subscribing to each of their RSS feeds (I’ve got them all in my feed reader).

Vector Design Blogs

Below are some great blogs specifically written for those of us who are looking for vector tutorials and resources.

AI Burn


Vectortuts

Vector Diary

Vectips

 

Photoshop Design Blogs

Below are some great blogs specifically written for those of us who are looking for photoshop tutorials and resources.

PSDTuts

PSD Vibe

PSD Fan

 

General Design Blogs

Below are blogs that will help you move forward in every aspect of design – photoshop, vector, web design, ect

Abduzeedo

You The Designer

DesignM.ag

Naldz Graphics

Six Revisions

Think Design

Smashing Magazine

Tutorial9

Vandelay Design

 
Web Design Ledger

Web Designer Depot

Design Newz

Spyre Studios

Arbenting

Design Shard

My Ink Blog

1st Web Designer

The Design Cubicle

 
What do you think? Do you use read any of these blogs regularly? Do you know of other Must-Read blogs for designers that should be added to the list?

Share your recommendations in the comments.

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Comments

  1. says

    Thanks for including us Mike, really appreciate the mention :) Outstanding list of blogs!

    Smashing Magazine image doesn’t seem to be loading for me, but it sure is a great site!

  2. says

    Hey David, your site is always worth the mention, I’m glad Mike included it :-)

    Thanks for the catch on the SmashingMag image break, I’ve gone and fixed it now (was my fault to begin with).

    Cheers,

    — Mason

  3. says

    @David – you’re welcome. Your site kicks some major ass – would be dumb of me to leave it out ;)

    @Katherine – freelance switch is an awesome site, but it’s not geared at designers like the rest of the sites are.

    @Luis – Thanks, GoMediaZine is definitely another one thats well worth the time to read.

  4. says

    Thanks for the list. I do read most of them. I haven’t heard of all of them & I do not read them everyday, but as often as I can. Abduzeedo is amazing and I think Smashing Mag has to be my personal favorite as they incorporate everything. You should also include http://dzineblog.com which is another great resource for designers.

  5. says

    keep up the good work. love these resources you have here. gonna take days to go through each one of these sites
    everytime i clean up my bookmarks i come across a whole rack of new bookmarks that i need to orginize again lol thanks guys

  6. says

    I currently read only one or two of these on a regular basis… although a few of them are bookmarked (I just never get around to them).

    I try and visit Brian Hoff’s blog (The Design Cubicle) as often as possible. I follow him on Twitter, and just subscribed to him via RSS. That’s how I found this article.

    Good list!

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