Looking for a way to stay on top of design news, and to gain creative inspiration from the best in the business? Here’s a list of our favorite creative newsletters – from individuals and from organizations – that we read regularly.
Newsletters from people
Letters written from the desk of designers and creatives.
Tina Roth Eisenberg is the founder of Creative Mornings, a monthly breakfast lecture series of creative talks about the world. She also co-founded Tattly, a temporary tattoo shop. Her newsletter (and blog), swissmiss, is full of interesting design links and insight.
2. Seth Godin
Blogger and bestselling author Seth Godin writes about everything from marketing ideas, branding, and how to be better at your work.
3. Jessica Abel
Jessica Abel is an artist and a cartoonist who’s passionate about efficient creativity. I loved her book, Out on the Wire, which details the creative process of making stories for radio; her newsletter is similarly packed with inspiration and ideas.
4. Paul Jarvis
Designer Paul Jarvis writes about ‘the intersection of creativity and commerce’ in his exclusive, once-weekly newsletter, Sunday Dispatches.
No list of design newsletters would be complete without the inclusion of Tobias Van Schneider’s weekly email, which comes out every Sunday night.
6. Sarah Doody
Want to learn how to think like a designer? Start by subscribing to Sarah Doody’s weekly newsletter, The UX Notebook, which shares lessons that she’s learned in her 14+ years in UX.
7. Austin Kleon
Art, writing, and interesting links from Austin Kleon, a writer and illustrator perhaps most known for his book, Steal like an artist. At 40,000+ subscribers, Austin’s newsletter is one of the best in the business.
8. Maria Popova
Bulgarian blogger Maria Popova has been writing her popular blog, brainpickings.org, for over 10 years. Her newsletter offers the best bits from her articles each week.
Newsletters from brands & organizations
Newsletters we like from companies and creative teams.
3. Ways We Work
10. UX Design Weekly
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Featured image: muuraa. Special thanks to the Envato design team and email team for their help in curating this list. This article was originally published in January 2017.