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4 creative blogs you need to bookmark

by Simon Jolly on December 17, 2014

Did you know that an estimated 175,000 new blogs and more than 1.6 million blog updates are posted online every day? (Technorati).

Other than being a great way to communicate your expertise and solve your customers’ pain points, regular blogging can also help you achieve sustained business growth by enabling you to:

  • Grow your online network
  • Get your website found by search engines
  • Drive new traffic to your site
  • Convert traffic into leads into customers
  • Maintaining an ongoing relationship with customers
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We’re all keen bloggers here at Cognition, and that means we also like to stay on top of the latest news, views and developments that are sparking conversations in other creative experts’ blog posts. Here are five of our current favourites:

1.YouTheDesigner

If you want to keep your finger on the pulse of the latest design trends, tips, tutorials, inspirations and resources, then this blog is definitely for you.

Described as ‘a graphic design lifestyle blog’ YouTheDesigner is also a great source of inspiration and highlights the best the design world has to offer. From work from across the global to useful tips, creative processes and practical resources such as product templates, this blog is a real find for any designer.

2. ILoveTypography

Discover everything and anything about the world of typography with this information-packed blog. Want to find out the latest hot new font releases? Identify a font? Or find out more about creating a font?

You can find out just about everything that’s worth knowing about typography in this brilliant blog in which you can download desktop wallpaper freebies. (PS. Don’t forget to check out the Font Wall!)

(Want to find out more about the power of typography? Read our blog, ‘How Typography Impacts Your Sales.’)

3. Dexigner

Dexigner is an online portal for designers, architects, illustrators, engineers, artists, and creatives of all kinds. With a comprehensive design news contents list from 3D design to web design, this blog is really handy source of inspiration for any branding project.

We particularly like the Design Directory, a comprehensive database packed with design firms, studios, museums, organisations, resources and a regular-updated Editor’s Choice section.

4. GrainEdit

Need inspiration for illustrations and vector styles? Then this is the blog to check out.

Grain Edit focuses on classic design work from the 1950s to 1970s and contemporary designers who draw inspiration from that time period. This site features interviews, articles, designers’ libraries, as well as examples of rare design annuals, type specimens, posters and vintage books. It’s a real find. 

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Simon Jolly

This post was written by Simon Jolly

Simon is a highly motivated Creative Director and designer specialising in branding & identity. With over 20 years experience developing branding, marketing, and award winning creative design.

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