In a past bLog-oMotives entry I mentioned my Creative Latitude article Funny Things Happen on the Way to the Forums, in which I interviewed three moderators of online design forums. The Internet opened up a whole new world of interaction for designers - especially for the somewhat isolated one-person design shop like my own home-based studio in Portland. The forums are often an incredible information resource for designers, a great "time-waster" for the daydreaming design professional, and an excellent way to make what my partner refers to as my "online imaginary friends."
With many recent emails from designers wondering how they can interact with others in the graphic design field, I am posting links to some of the forums I visit as a reference. (Those in bold are the ones I frequent most often):
About.com Graphic Design • Anticubicle • Communication Arts • Core77 • Designate Online • designers4m • Designers Lounge • DesignersTalk • Designwire • Dexinger • Graphics.com • Graphic Design Forum • HOW • Lounge72 • Rookie Designer • ModMinds (fairly new) • The Creative Forum • The Designers Forum • Typophile
In addition, an excellent business-related forum is Startup Nation.
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