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Creativity can be found anywhere, especially on YouTube. There are tons of graphic designers that you can learn and draw inspiration from. Whether you’re looking for advice on starting a business with your design skills or learning a new skill, you can find that person on YouTube. Below, is a list of 16 graphic designers to follow on YouTube.
1. The Futur (founded by Chris Do)
The Futur is the channel for you if you’re a freelance graphic designer (or want to become one) or if you want to start a design agency. This is one of my favorite graphic designers to follow on YouTube. With over 700,000 subscribers, it’s not hard to see why this channel is so popular. The Futur will teach you just about everything you need to know about the graphic design industry. You’ll learn about the business side and the creative side of design. On the business side, you can find videos on branding, creating an agency, finding graphic design jobs/finding clients, how to price your work, and more. On the creative side, you can find videos on things such as logo design, UX/UI design, typography, lettering, and more.
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2. Will Patterson
Will Patterson specializes in logo design, hand lettering, and brand identity. If you’re interested in hand lettering and designing logos, then you’ll love his channel. Also, you can find videos of Will critiquing logos and giving product reviews.
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3. Spoon Graphics (Chris Spooner)
Spoon Graphics (which is also the name of Chris Spooner’s blog) has videos on Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. You can find tutorials ranging from text effects, illustrations, patterns, photo effects, and more.
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4. Satori Graphics (Tom Cargill)
Satori Graphics has tutorials on Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign. On this channel, you can learn things such as logo design, poster design, brand identity, and graphic design theories & techniques.
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5. Philip VanDusen
Another favorite channel of mines is Philip Vandusen. Philip VanDusen’s channel focuses on different graphic design topics such as brand design, marketing, and web design. Also, you’ll find videos on being creative, finding inspiration, productivity, and trends in the design industry. In addition, Philip is the Principal and CCO of Verhaal Brand Design. With over 20 years of experience in the business, there is a plethora of design and branding knowledge you’ll gain from his videos.
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6. Affinity Revolution (Ezra Anderson)
Affinity Revolution is a good channel to check out if you’re using or thinking about using Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo. Ezra Anderson shows you some of the many things you can do with Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo. There are videos on things such as creating text effects, illustrations, logos, and photo editing.
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7. Roberto Blake
Robert Blake has motivational and educational videos that show creatives how to start and grow a business, build a brand, find clients, make money, etc. In addition, Roberto has videos that give tips on how to market yourself & grow your personal brand on social media.
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8. Design Cuts
With Design Cuts, they offer something for everybody. This channel has a variety of content from tutorials on Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to podcasts (The Honest Designers Show) and vlogs (The Creative Journey). Not only do they have a YouTube channel, but also they have a website. On Design Cuts, they offer design bundles and resources for graphic designers. As you can see, they are very diverse with their content and products!
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9. Dansky (Daniel White)
Daniel White specializes in UX/UI design. On his channel Dansky, you’ll find tutorials on the Adobe Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro), Sketch, and logo design. Also, check out Daniel’s website.
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10. 7th Season Studios (Jeremy Hazel)
For those who use Affinity Designer or Affinity Photo, 7th Season Studios is another good channel to follow. Additionally, Jeremy Hazel offers courses on how to use the Affinity Suite (designer and photo).
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11. ECAbrams (Evan Abrams)
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CharliMarieTV is a good YouTube channel for freelance graphic designers. You can find web design tutorials where Charli shows you her process for making websites. Also, she vlogs about what it’s like for her to be a designer.
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13. Every – Tuesday (Teela Cunningham)
Every – Tuesday is another hand lettering and typography channel to check out. Here you can find tutorials on hand lettering as well as Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. There are videos on things like creating patterns, creating brushes in Illustrator, and text effects.
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14. Mike Locke
Mike Locke is a UI/UX designer and a front-end developer with over 17 years of experience in the industry. On Mike Locke’s channel, he gives tips and advice on UI/UX designing. So, check out his channel if you’re a UI/UX designer or want to pursue UI/UX design. In addition, he offers courses on how to become a UI/UX designer.
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15. The Simple Designers
The Simple Designers have Adobe Illustrator tutorials that focus on logo design, icon design, and illustration. In the tutorials, there is music playing instead of vocal instructions. However, there is text throughout the videos that walk you step-by-step to the finished designs.
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16. Tutvid (Nathaniel Dodson)
On Tutvid, you can find tutorials on Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, LightRoom, and Premiere Pro. Therefore, Nathaniel’s channel is great for photographers, logo designers, and videographers.
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I hope you enjoyed this list of graphic designers to follow on YouTube!
Who’s Your Inspiration?
If you currently follow any of these channels, which YouTube channel is your favorite? Also, include names of other graphic design channels that aren’t on the list.