Five Blogs Every Industrial Designer Should Follow
No matter what area of design you focus on, staying up to date with the latest news and inventions is important to remain current in the industry. Subscribing and regularly reading industry blogs can also inspire you, and help in your design and invention process for your invention design business and/or profession whether you’re just starting your career or a seasoned veteran.
Here are the top 5 blogs every invention design business and creative should follow:
Kickstarter is no stranger to any invention design business and that’s because it’s completely revolutionized the way businesses source funding for their projects. Not only is the site lined with product inspiration, but it also has a fantastic blog built to inspire and educate.
Core77 has been around since 1995 inspiring those with an invention design business or designers themselves. They publish articles, have discussion forums, event listings, and more. A great resource for any aspiring or seasoned industrial designer.
Run by Fast Company, a world-leading business media brand, Co. Design intersects business and design on all levels from architecture to product design. Content is written by some fabulous designers in the industry and it is loaded with information, controversial design topics, discussions and more.
Yanko Design is an online magazine dedicated to covering everything and anything related to product design for you and your invention design business. Started back in 2002 to feature student work, this blog has exploded with millions of readers tuning in for everything related to innovation, design news, and more.
This online design magazine focuses on modern design and delivers news around art, interior design, furniture design, and everything in between. They have a regular of regular columns and features such as “At The Office” which takes you inside well-designed offices around the globe every week, or “Deconstruction” which is published once a month and shows the perspective of a designer who walks you through the building and creating of a specific product from start to finish.
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