Only recently, the startup social pinboard site Pinterest, has taken the social bookmarking scene by storm as it earned its fame as the fastest growing social networking site.
Since then, Pinterest continues to grow and now it hold a #45 Alexa ranking making popular social bookmark sites like digg.com, delicious.com, stumbleupon.com look like they had better days (see screenshot from Alexa at the bottom).
This soaring popularity of Pinterest has caught the attention of designers and other creative individuals, and in no time, the virtual pinboard became popular among the design community. One reason for this is the simple yet powerful Pinterest interface and how great it is for structuring work, ideas, inspiration etc. and at the same time build an online portfolio to show of some creative juice.
Pinterest provide a convenient and visual way for users to see, repin and comment on other users collections and pins and the pleasure of doing this is what makes Pinterest so viral. For designers, it offers them an opportunity to get a glimpse of each other’s work, post comments and search the collections of other members. This makes it very convenient to look for inspiration for the next design work, get feedback etc.
Here, we are sharing with you at categorized collection of Pinterest boards worth checking and following. You will find Pinterest boards on typography and graphic design, product and packaging designs, illustrations, logo design, web design and development and a board about tutorials. Also try to check the other boards of the authors that we have not listed here if you want to expand your board exploration adventure.
We hope that these Pinterest boards can help you find some materials you can use in one way or another. If you are planning to build your own pinterest like website or portfolio where you can collect all the creative stuff you find it is not as hard as you may think. Using WordPress and pinterest or portfolio themes makes it quite an achievable task . Whether you are looking for inspiration, resources, or a learning material for that matter, this article is for you. If you like this article please share it with your friends. You can also post your additions to these boards and give your comments and suggestions. Enjoy!
Typography and Graphic Design
Vintage Typography by Hrvoje Grubisic
I Love Me Some Typography by Jamie Farris
Typography & Type Design by Chad Syme
Typography by Jeff Andrews
Typography by Niki Blaker
Typography and Font Love by Dan Denney
Typography by Paula Cevasco
typography by Maria Hidalgo
Graphic Design and Typography by Brandon Leslie
Product and Package Designs
Product Design by Chad Syme
Product Design by Dan Denney
Vintage Packaging by Graham Smith
Design and Packaging by Ophelia Quixote
Packaging by Lisa Welding
Packaging Design by Thiago Hapner
Business Cards by Dan Otis
Packaging by Paula Cevasco
packaging by Maria Fidalgo
Art by Paula Cevasco
Illustration by Hrvoje Grubisic
Illustration by Lisa Welding
Illustrations by Gábor Magasvári
Illustration by Chad Sayme
black & white photography by siriah
Best of Pinterest Photographers
Photography by Lisa Welding
Photographers by Paula Cevasco
Photography by Joy Cho
Pinterest Discoveries by Klaus Herrmann
Art and Photos I like by Alysha Thompson
Logolicious by Mike Jones
Design Inspiration: Logos by Colourlovers
Logos by Dan Otis
Logo / Identity Design by Thiago Hapner
Web Design and Development
Web design by Paula Cevasco
Web deveopment and more by Paula Cevasco
Web by Julieta Pisani
Web Design by Matt Pringle
Web Design by Gav
Web Design by Sasha Firs
UI by Sasha Firs
Tutorials by Paula Cevasco
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Sonny M. Day is a passionate SEO and web design enthusiast who loves photography, mountain climbing, snorkeling and dirt bike riding.
Cool list. Especially love logo inspiration, color palette, and typography related boards. Here are some more if anyone’s interested: http://pinterest.com/derekkimball/.
These photo collections show how images should be grouped together on Pinterest.
sorry about the double posting……..there was a submit problem
These boards are great at showing how photo collections should be shown on pinterest.
Thank you! I am really glad you like my board
I think you will find some of my boards interesting: http://pinterest.com/iweczek/
Check this one also, nice one to add, daily updates!
thanks for the list. very useful for me 🙂
Thanks for this article! I’ve started following pretty much all of these boards now! 🙂
Actually, Pinterest is so popular now. I’ve understood it when I spent one hour pinning nice pictures, it’s so interesting 🙂 I think business people haven’t realized all the power of Pinetest for their business. But I belive, in nearest future they will. I’ve got a cool article about Pinterest on the web and I want to share it with you: http://crazypixels.net/pinterest-features-of-social-networking/ There you’ll find the ways, how to make Pinrest work on you 🙂