These leading creatives all post amazing Visual Content. Follow them Today!
With over 200 million monthly active users, Instagram has fast become the coolest social media network. The image-based platform lets you capture and share the world around you and get a sneaky peek into what others are up to. That fact means you can learn from what they do, on a daily basis, and become a genius in discerning what makes for great visual content. It’s an on-demand classroom every day.
To help you find the best to study, we’ve compiled a quick list of some of the most funny, interesting, and just down-right cool creatives for you to follow and learn from:
Mike is a UK based designer specialising in Web/UI Design, Graphic Design, Branding, Illustration & Photography. He has a worldwide client roster and his work is regularly featured in design related publications. Mike is also a regular speaker design conferences.
He has amazing photography. It is mostly a combination of people, places, and everyday objects; each photo is a masterpiece of lighting, composition, and design.
He’s also a branding and design expert. If you visit his website – you’ll see some rather innovative and amazing visual work for top brands.
Scott Campbell, the world-renowned illustrator and comic book artist, posts lots of sketches and finished pieces on Instagram. He also uses the forum to announce upcoming appearances at comic book conventions and new projects.
This guy is one of the most talented illustrators I’ve ever seen. People think drawing “comic books” is easy – it’s not. Scott makes it look easy (maybe). As an illustrator, Scott’s work is as good as it gets. If I was looking for someone to do my work in this genre – Scott would be the man I’d hire in a heartbeat.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]
Futura formerly known as “Futura 2000” is an American graffiti artist. He started to paint illegally on New York’s subway in the early seventies. hile he is primarily known as a graffiti artist, much of his work is as an illustrator and graphic designer of record sleeves, first becoming involved with The Clash. In addition to designing album covers for rock bands, Futura designed the 2012 special edition Hennessy V.S. bottle.
His Instagram page is fascinating – illustrations, art, digitally manipulated photography; this is a guy who thinks in images the way Shakespeare thought in prose. If Andy Warhol had Instagram – it would probably look a lot like Futura’s pages.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]
I’m sure you’re going only 85 followers? Hear me out.
Doret is one of the best illustrators and designers probably of all time. The fact that only 85 people on Instagram know that is unfortunate. Doret is an eight-time winner of the New York Art Directors Club Silver Award, and designed what was probably the most famous rock and roll album cover of all time – Kiss “Rock and Roll All Over”.
The man is brilliant at illustration, typography, and design. With the exception of someone perhaps like Saul Bass – he’s a guy who’s work you’ve seen everywhere, yet have no idea who he is. Five TIME magazine covers by Michael Doret are included in the permanent collection at The National Portrait Gallery. Doret also designed the current logo of the New York Knicks. His clients have included the NBA, Major League Baseball, Walt Disney, Warner Bros., Universal Studios, Taschen Publishing, Nike, Adidas, Time Magazine, TV Guide, United States Postal Service, Graphic Artists Guild, Red Sky Interactive, Playboy, Capitol Records, and Columbia Records.
So yeah – only 85 followers on Instagram. Perhaps you should check out his website as well.
Jessica is an American graphic designer, art director and illustrator, and a partner at creative ad agency Sagmeister & Walsh.
So this is a woman who gets paid all day long to come up with amazing creative content for brands – big brands like Levis. Walsh works primarily on branding, typography, website design, and art installations. She’s known for bold and provocative artwork. Her Instagram page is what happens when that firepower explodes without a corporate CMO telling the agency – no, we don’t like that.
It is a bizarre combination of pop art, photography, and self-styled quotes. What I like about it is that every photo has some kind of “hmm what’s exactly going on here” element to it. You can do that maybe for one or two photos – but consistently – that’s a trick.
If you need more convincing – this is one of the creatives Adobe (yes that Adobe) calls on when they need good artwork.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]
Alex Solis is an artist currently working at Threadless – which if you don’t know – is probably one of the coolest T-shirt companies on the planet.
Alex has designed artwork and campaigns for some of the biggest brands you can think of – and there is good reason why he’s sought after.
He’s an exceptionally talented illustrator – but more than that – he’s also brilliant in terms of visual storytelling. The pieces where he’s interacting with the drawn work (by his hands and arms) are phenomenal and unique.
His website should provide more than a few “Wow! Look at that!” reactions.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]
This artist is quite simply amazing. You’ll swear that the lettering is three dimensional – I assure you it’s not.
Calligraphy is in part why the Macintosh and Mac products look like they do. Steve Jobs took (rather audited) calligraphy classes and learned a considerable amount about how typefaces and hand lettering worked. That’s why the Mac was the first computer to give “type its due” by having serif, drop cap, and other things about font display we now all take for granted.
I don’t know anything about the artist beyond being Turkish. I don’t know if he/she is available for hire or what. But, what I love about this account is taking something ordinary (his words and choice of subject are hardly exciting), and then turning it into something that is breathtaking.
The Behance page is worth checking out as well.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]