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
Product and Package Designs
Web Design and Development
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