creativeopera.com — 80+ Must-Read Design Blogs to Enhance Your Creativity and Your Career

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Creative Opera is a blog made by Manda Szewczyk to inspire new designers or anyone who has a passion for design. Manda herself have worked in the design industry for over 12 years. She wants to give new designers usefull information, creative inspiration, career and professional advice, and also lively discussion. One of her article that interest me is “80+ Must-Read Design Blogs to Enhance Your Creativity and Your Career”.  This article shows you 80 blogs that can help you improve your design capability. What is really good about this article is that Manda has categorized each of those 80 blogs into one of ten main categories. The categories are:

All-in-one –> blogs that have a little of everything and are a one-stop-shop for anything and everything design-related

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Inspiration –> blogs that can be a constant source of inspiration with showcases and galleries galore

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Tutorial –> blogs to learn something

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Web development/code –> blogs that focus on web design and the programming side of designs

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Freelance –> blogs that are full of advices and resources

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Logos and typography –> blogs that feature logo design posts and/or focus on typography

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Advice and discussion –> blogs that dig deep with relevant posts, professional advice, thoughtful answers to timely questions, and much user discussion

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Freebies and giveaways –> blogs that are packed with free brushes, icons, patterns, and more

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Blogging –> blogs about blogging and blog design

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Micro-blogs/links –> blogs that gather and post design-related links from across the web

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Overall, this article is really helpful especially when you running out of ideas!

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