10 Hidden Gems of the Instagram Design World
Whether you’re looking for curated design pages or specific artists themselves – we’ve got you covered. We’ve taken the time to dive deep into the Instagram design world and hand-picked a couple of our favourites just for you. Although you might recognize a couple of these well-known design pages below, we guarantee you’ll come across some highly underrated, fresh talent from all ends of the globe that will surely serve as a source for some design inspiration.
Our top 10 of hidden Instagram Profiles
1. Elenor Kopka / @elenorkopka
Kopka is a German illustrator and animator. Her style is incredibly unique, resemblant of dot work or spray-paint. Her work has been featured on both Adult Swim and MTV among others.
2. Vasjen Katro / @vasjenkatro / @baugasm
Vasjen is a highly talented graphic and UI/UX designer, as well as a film photographer. He runs two IG accounts – one showcasing his film photography, the other, a curated page of daily digital posters.
3. Lorenzo Plaatjies / @lorenzoplaatjies
From Johannesburg, South Africa, Plaatjies is a talented creative developer and artist. His on-trend, digitally painted sketches feature music artists, celebrities, local influencers and top designer brands.
4. Cheuklun Lo / @cheuklunlo
Hong Kong based Cheuklun Lo is a talented still life photographer, who has both won and been nominated for a number of photography competitions around the world. Lo founded his own studio called ‘STUFF’ in 2009, and is continuously putting out elegant new content that is sure to ignite your creative side.
5. Yomagick / @yomagick
Based in Dublin, Ireland, Yomagick is a freelance 3D artist and graphic designer. His work features abstract landscape scenes using predominantly pastel and muted tones. With an almost dreamlike, fantasy feel, Yomagick undoubtedly sets himself apart as an incredibly unique artist.
6. Adam Rosol / @adxmboni
Adam Rosol is a standout 3D artist from the Czech Republic. His unique aesthetic pairs bright colour palettes with edgy, experimental subject matter. His pieces are meticulously crafted to create incredibly lifelike, 3D artworks.
7. Rud Cef / @rud_cef
Based in Seoul, Korea, Rud Cef is an illustrator that has worked with the likes of Sony, Adidas, Nike and music artist A$AP Rocky. His illustrations are inherently unique, fashioning an animated, comic-like style.
8. Steven Harrington / @s_harrington
Based in Los Angeles, California, Steven Harrington is a contemporary artist famous for his psychedelic-pop style. He takes on a multimedia approach, creating a diverse range of art pieces that are all true to his style. His work has been showcased in a number of galleries around the world. Both his talent and his success as an artist are undeniably inspirational.
9. June Digann / @junedigann
June Digann is a graphic designer and illustrator from Manila in the Philippines. Digann predominantly uses traditional mediums like watercolours, acrylics and gouache to create whimsical stories and scenes. Her charming illustrations are overflowing with creativity and sure to instigate some within you!
10. Xquissive / @xquissive
As a one stop shop for all your design needs, Xquissive works to provide creatives with resources, design tips and inspiration. Featuring a number of interviews, reviews and how-to guides, Xquissive is always looking to showcase new talent and provide designers with the latest programs, templates and other resources. If you’re a designer and would like to be featured, make sure to reach out either via DM or the Xquissive site.