Inspiration is everywhere. Especially on Reddit.
With 187M monthly users, there’s no shortage of content. So we assembled the best subreddits for graphic design inspiration. If you have a computer and a creative-itch, this is for you.
There’s a treasure-trove of inspiration to be found in these graphic design and art communities. From design tools and guides to illustration-inspiration, there is plenty of user-generated content to keep you creating.
GRAPHIC DESIGN INSPIRATION SUBREDDITS
A grab-bag for all things design. Share projects, find inspiration or highlight clever designs like this.
More focused on user-generated art.
These guides are more like infographics for learning real-life skills.
Digital comics to keep you chuckling in four panels or less.
Pics and gifs that make you say, “damn, that’s interesting”.
Visualizations of data. You’ll come for the charts but stay for the compositions.
Don’t worry, it’s safe for work.
Ever walk past a building that just looks malicious?
Here, you’ll find buildings that look like rejected concepts for supervillain lairs. Like this Fire Station in Italy.
Communication with photography, typography and illustration.
Expect to find in-depth discussions about subtle aspects of design like this.
All infographics. All the time.
If you wanna get meta with it, here’s an infographic about infographics.
Internet is beautiful [design tools]
Just try not to bookmark these links. Like Music Map, just enter a band and find related artists.
Or search for photos by submitting a sketch and Labs.500px will serve up similar images.
Where less is more.
If aesthetically pleasing images had a home, they’d live here.
The largest photography-related subreddit.
Web Dev (web design)
More focused on assistance than web design inspiration. But lots of good solutions here, from landing page design inspiration to visualizing flashy functionality.
Straddles the line between r/Webdev and R/Design.
It’s bottled-Zen in gif form.
Tips and examples for making experiences super clear and hassle-free.
Only focused on user experience, as it relates to design, especially on web pages and call to action buttons.
There are also in-depth guides, like this design exercise that helped a UX designer score a job at Google.
All about interface design, and how it affects the user experience as a whole.
Another UX-related community – but this one hones in on the nitty-gritty processes and fundamentals behind front-facing design.
Hair-brained schemes and half-baked ideas. Hear all the horror stories from designers and their daily life. Start with a story of placeholder text.
Home base for the design of graphs, maps and charts.
Creative logos. Unselected designs. Conceptual and spec design work – all are welcome here.
It’s a microcosm of this design blog, basically.
Now you have a place to talk leading, kerning and all those other typography terms I can’t keep straight.
See what really missed the mark.
If a website sucks, it belongs here.
Get better, faster, or smarter here. Find guides and graphics like this color palette tool.
Or free illustration resources like these:
Here, someone submits a photo, and other designers have to photoshop it into other images. Funny, clever and outlandish posts abound.
This PSD battle started with this iconic image.
And people couldn’t help but get creative with it.
Just like unsolicited compliments, but users redesign brand identities for companies that never asked for it.
Since we’re a marketing agency, we snuck in our favorite marketing subreddits, too. Just some of the sources we use to stay in-the-know with marketing trends.
All things marketing, from print to digital.
Here, ad creators, copywriters and advertisers alike try to reverse banner blindness.
All about search engine optimization. While not the biggest, this is the most active SEO-related community on Reddit.
Copywriting is just salesmanship in print. r/Copywriting is for all word-nerds with a sales goal. You can even filter posts by types of copy, from technical to direct response and B2B.
Find the biggest flubs made in corporate communications.
r/Digital Marketing casts a wide net in terms of market topics discussed. Find in-depth discussions of all things digital here.
Whether you’re just starting out with Google Analytics, or trying to debug a specific problem, the users here can help. This post shares free keyword research tools that actually work.
The primary subreddit for HubSpot, an inbound marketing platform. If you’re considering adding HubSpot to your digital marketing tool belt, check out user reviews from actual users.
Similar to “corporate facepalm”, but focused on Twitter disasters.
Another source for search engine insight. While the not largest community, its users stay up-to-date on the latest algorithm updates.
A smaller hub for social discussion, tips and sharing strategies.
See how people push the boundaries of WordPress to make extremely scrollable, responsive designs.