Youtube is a great source for learning, especially for beginners who are confused on how to start and what to look forward to in their field.
Thankfully there are tons of YouTubers out there on the platform that are willing to provide their expert tips, tricks, and advice for beginner and advanced graphic designers for free.
Top 5 YouTube Graphic Designers to Follow
You’ll find many talented graphic designers sharing the latest design techniques and tips to excel in your career. But, the ones we’ve disucussed below are some of the best ones with regular posts on their channels.
1) The Futur
The Futur, despite providing a lot of paid learning resources, also has a YouTube channel in which they always provide detailed insights of their workflow and tips and tricks. They also upload quite consistently averaging about 2-3 video uploads every week.
The thing I personally love about The Futur is that it not only covers the design part of graphic designing but also everything else relevant to the industry, answering questions such as, “How to deal with tough clients?”, “What is the scope of Graphic Design” and many more.
The tips and tricks are also very hands-on and practical, they may roleplay conversations between a client and designer or bring on other professional, globally recognized designers and go live with them showing how and why they work the way they do.
2) Satori Graphics
Tom Cargill, Creator of Satori Graphics, specializes in Logo & Brand Identity design and has a very impressive, modern, portfolio.
What I personally love about Satori Graphics is, firstly, the videos are short and to the point. No unnecessary info is given and everything in the video is relevant to the topic, he doesn’t clickbait his viewers.
Secondly, I like how involved and active He is with his followers on YouTube. He Posts consistently 3 times a week and usually updates his viewers if he cannot upload at times. He also hosts polls for his community constantly asking him what kind of content the viewers would want to learn.
3) Will Paterson
Will Paterson, specializing in Lettering and Logo Design, offers his viewers great freelancing and career advice. Will has a great personality which you can see shining in every one of his videos. He uploads consistently 2 times a week.
Personally, I like Will Patterson’s explanation on lettering as I think he does it best.
4) The Futur Academy
The Futur Academy
Hands down the best YouTube channel for any creative. Giving the best of the best design tips, advice, and critique.
The Futur academy offer free courses on YouTube teaching a certain area of a skill from start to finish. They also invite a lot of top gun graphic designers on their podcasts to give the best tips in the design industry.
5) Daniel Scott – Bring Your Own Laptop
Bring Your Own Laptop
Daniel Scott, a man with a great positive personality, is an Adobe Certified Instructor and provides free and easy-to-learn tutorials for beginners and advanced (He has Separate tutorials for each group)
I, personally, love the explanation of Dan. His way of explaining is great especially for beginners and he also tries to optimize the workflow of his viewers by emphasizing importance on hotkeys and shortcuts to reduce the time it takes for designing.
YouTube is a great source of learning for people trying to become graphic designers or to take their already established graphic designing career a step further.
These 5 are the best in my opinion as I personally have learnt a lot from them in regards to the graphic design industry.