12 Design-Focused Instie Feeds to Feast on


From an old school letterpress studio in country Australia to a snow-covered hut in Sweden…

Whoever said life imitates art hasn’t taken a scroll through Instagram lately – there are more creative approaches to design unfolding in the average mini feed than any lived experience we’ve ever had.

With the help of design college Shillington, we’ve curated a list of some of the most imaginative design minds showcased on the platform (including a few noteworthy Shillington graduates, former teachers and guest lecturers). Consider your daily cultural quota met.

1. Tatsuya Tanaka

We suspect ‘surrealism’ may be Tatsuya Tanaka’s middle name. It’s the mundane made magical (a generous helping of bizarre) that we love about this Japanese artist.


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2. Georgia Perry

We’re in love with the colour-popping work and whims of eccentric accessory artist Georgia Perry who renders any rainbow positively drab.

Gather some design advice from Georgia’s recent lecture.


3. Danielle Evans

Hand-drawn lettering seems a breeze when compared to the careful creative shaping showcased on Danielle’s page. Our favourite has to be the mashed potato lettering of the word November as created by, just in time for last year’s Thanksgiving celebrations. Genius.


4. Christopher Perry

Living in Northern Sweden provides ample inspiration for this illustrator and animator’s Scandi-cool creations and we just can’t get enough of his epic snaps of the snowy locale.

See how Christopher managed to secure calls from Michael Kors thanks to his social media savvy here. 


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5. Handmade Font

There’s something endlessly beautiful about some seriously sharp hand-lettering and Handmade Font offers typography inspo galore. We guarantee your next print is in here somewhere.


6. Bespoke Letterpress

Something of a legend in the realm of things printed and papery, this account is a beautiful peak into bright, creative lives, with images from their latest letterpress stationary and their flagship store to the feast they prepared last night or their kids. Thumbs up.


7. The Design Kids

This is show-and-tell of fresh new talent in the design community, with a little something to tickle everyone’s fancy.

Read more about TDK founder, Frankie Ratford, here.


8. Dinara Mirtalipova

Whimsical, beautiful and unbelievably detailed, there’s a tangible childhood wonder about the work from this Uzbekistani-born, NYC-based artist.


9. Neil Stevens

Whichever scene Neil depicts with his bold, colourful graphics (from travel brochures to fast-paced cycling scenes), we can’t help but want to put on our wall.


10. Harley Quinn and Co

Erin Donati’s profile is the perfect mix of art and photography, with a rose-coloured tint to the world around her. And yep, we’ll definitely be buying a ‘not so basic’ tee from her online store.

See how Erin built such a successful, Pin-worthy site in this full interview.


11. The Letter Bug

This speaks to the Anamalia-obsessed in all of us, with inimitable lettering that depicts a whole forest full of creatures in every damn letter of the alphabet.

Read a full interview with the endlessly talented Ocki Magill.


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12. The Design Tip

The Design Tip exists for the sole purpose of inspiring you, and not just in one area of design. This is a one-stop shop for typography, water colour, graphics, photography and food art: time to get following.

Looking for a design course to kick start your creative ideas? Shillington offers three and nine-month courses in graphic design for education with passion and purpose. No prior experience required. More information at shillingtoneducation.com/au

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