There’s no denying that Brooklyn is a hub for artists. But with so much art and so many artists constantly creating, it can be hard to find just whose work resonates with you. Shillington, a progressive school offering graphic design courses, aims to alleviate the overload of artists by picking out those whose work really shines. Here, Shillington’s design teachers have curated a few accounts for both studios and individuals that might be inspiring when you feel like your creativity needs a boost.
Jen Mussari is a commercial artist who has had her hands in all kinds of projects, with clients like Squarespace, Airbnb, West Elm, and more. A lettering artist, illustrator, designer, and more, her Instagram feed is a great source for typography and color inspirations.
Clean lines come to mind when you look at Mariarelli’s Instagram. The studio team of four creates a variety of work for architecture and design clients, which means you never quite know what they’ll post next.
Franklyn’s feed is nothing if not curated. Michael Freimuth and Patrick Richardson’s studio serves a variety of clients, and shows a mixture of textiles and designs that grab your attention.
Mogollon’s goal is to engage people, and their Instagram feed is a good indication that they’re on the right track. An explosion of color and patterns, this feed also gives a closer insight into the studio’s creation processes.
OrangeYouGlad is just as fun as their name would suggest. Their feed is full of whimsical designs that play with typography and nontraditional figures.
Saxon (a Shillington New York design teacher) has created a feed that’s a go-to for observing light and line. His proclivity toward using colored frames around images is useful for identifying themes and colors in your own work, aiding in palette consideration and allowing you to pursue different directions.