Instagram has become very useful not only to individuals but even to companies who want to promote their products and services as well as reach out to a wider audience. Being a visual platform, the site has attracted millions of users from around the world from teens to adults and organizations.
These days, Instagram is also being embraced by the creative people whether those working online or those doing their art works offline and in the traditional way. These artists have utilized this popular photo-sharing site as a way to showcase their portfolio in the hope of gaining clients and connecting with like-minded folks.
If you’re searching for web and grapic designers to get inspiration, here are several of them worth following.
Chris Coyier is a famous CSS and HTML expert and a designer at CodePen. This man has published many websites, scripts and tutorials in an effort to help other designers better their skills. He has his own blog called CSS-Tricks and podcast entitled ShopTalk. Follow him on Instagram at @chriscoyier.
The founder of design studio called Stuff and Nonsense, Andy Clarke or @allthatmalarkey is also the author of the book, Hardboiled Web Design. His book tackles the combination of progressive enhancement and responsive web design. He is also an art director and popular speaker in the conference circuit and host of the podcast called @unfinishedbiz.
Sarah Parmenter is @sazzy on Instagram. A user interface designer, her forte is in designing for the web, iPhone and iPad. Similar to the other experts in her field, she is a regular speaker in leading web design conferences around te world. Her design studio is called You Know Who and she is also hosts a podcast called Happy Monday. Among her clients include Blackberry, STV, the National Breast Cancer Foundation of America and News International.
Many company websites these days feature different types of user interface design. Hampton Creek is one example as it has a unique yet appealing content and layout design.
Apart from being a web designer, Jeffrey Zeldman (@zeldman) is also an entrepreneur, author and podcaster. In addition, he is a well known speaker on the subject of web design and founder of Happy Cog studios. Aspiring and existing web designers should check out his book Designing with Web Standards and online journal called A List Apart.
Karen McGrane is @karen.mcgraneon Instagram. A UX or user experience expert and content strategist, she has more than 15 years of experience creating complicated websites. She is the author behind Content Strategy for Mobile and managing partner of Bond Art + Science.
McGrane also has a personal blog which carries the motto “On a good day, I make the web more awesome. On a bad day, I just make it suck less.” She believes that web design goes beyond just the coding stuff as it’s also about understanding human behavior and making decisions.
The popular web design blog entitled Smashing Magazine is the work of Vitaly Friedman. Friedman is the editor in chief of this online magazine dedicated to professional web designers and developers. It features a large collection of web design resources and now has branched out into publishing as well as workshops and conferences that regularly attract some of the world’s best web experts. Check out @smashingmagazine on Instagram.
Who says women can’t be in the web design industry? Rachel Andrew and so are many others have proven that the females can also excel in the field. A web developer and speaker, she also writes books. Her published work includes SitePoint, Apress and Five Simple Steps which focus on PHP web development, CSS3 layout modules and Dreamweaver of Adobe.
Rachel also serves as the managing director of edgeofmyseat.com that offers web development consulting services. The company is well known as well for its Perch CMS app. Follow her on Instagram at @rachelandrewuk.
Cameron Moll or @cameronmoll on Instagram is a popular web designer. He’s the man behind the Authentic Jobs website and a regular speaker at web design conferences around the world. Writing also comes easy for this man as he has collaborated on books with well known people in the web design industry such as Andy Budd and Simon Collison. Moll is also recognized for his typographical posters rendered with letterpress.
Ramil Derogongun or @bluroon is a Filipino user interface designer who focuses on interfaces for all screens. This means his work covers not only mobile applications but also making responsive website layouts. His Instagram account is always updated hence you can be sure to gain a lot of ideas and find quality work on the different disciplines of screen design.
Ethan Marcotte is one well known web designer and developer based in Boston, Massachusetts who regularly speaks at conferences. He claims to have started the whole responsive web design thing. You can check out his blog Unstoppable Robot Ninja for more ideas on web design.