10 Visual Artists you should be following on Instagram

Get ready for some serious Art-spiration

At the Australian Institute of Creative Design, we’re always looking for fresh inspiration! So we’ve compiled our top 10 visual artists who you need to follow on Instagram to keep those creative juices flowing!


10. Helen Baum

Helen Baum is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Berlin.  Baum’s Instagram is sure to inspire you to work on prints and use literally all the colours.


9. Alyssa Monks

Oil Paints thats are so real it hurts.  What more could you need to inspire you?

#tbm “charade” 2010

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8. Catalina Estrada

Catalina Estrada is a pattern designer and illustrator from Columbia, currently based in Barcelona.  Her work is rooted in Latin American folklore and has worked with major brand names such as Paul Smith, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Nike, Levis, Smart/Mercedes-Benz, Paulo Coelho, Unicef and many more.


7.  Steven Millington

Steve Millington is an illustrator, signwriter and engraver.  Millington has a traditional skillset and loves anything vintage.  He has worked for a lot of high-profile clients such as Royal Automobile Club, Pall Mall, Virgin, and McDonalds.    Check out his Instagram for a bit of modern and still timeless artwork.

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6.  Daniel Frost

Daniel Frost is an artist and illustrator who loves depicting strange situations and odd people.  Frost combines traditional materials with current digital technologies to create a blend of new and old.


5.  Guy Mckinley

Guy Mckinley is an illustrator, concept artist and painter who has worked for many notable and high-profile clients such as: Disney, Adidas, New Balance, Diesel, Sprite (Coca-Cola) and BBC, just to name a few.

Today’s print is a doozy if you like your colours bright and your forms lean and curvy. Stood Amongst Equals print with free shipping in the UK in all sizes before Christmas. shop.guymckinley.com – Open editions will be available in a variety of sizes, direct from me. Available in A4 through to a huge A1. There are also a limited 10 copies of the A2 PLUS version which will be signed and numbered in pencil by me and come with an original bird sketch for extra provenance. #guymckinley #design #botanical #flora #fauna #succulents #plants #plantlife #ibirds #birdsofinstagram #colour #prints #illustration #itsnicethat @itsnicethat #formfiftyfive @formfiftyfive #thedesigntip #designspiration @thedesigntip @designspiration #picame @picame #supplyanddesign @supplyanddesign @creativeboommag @illustree @thedesignkids #gifts #christmaspresents #christmasgifts

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4.  Gustavo and Otávio Pandolfo

Gustavo and Otávio Pandolfo have worked together since they were children, where they developed a distinct way to communicate through art.  Growing up they used the streets as their place to study art.  Starting with street art and graffiti they evolved and became influenced by new cultures, and have now performed at a variety of exhibitions in museums and galleries around the world.

We open tomorrow a special project at #sparte In partnership with Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel @fortesdaloiagabriel . Will have a solo presentation at Stand L13, featuring an installation and four new paintings. SP-Arte takes place at the Bienal Pavilion in São Paulo, from April 11 to 15. Tickets can be purchased online or on-site. Check visiting hours below and learn more at ? @sp_arte Apr 11: preview for guests only Apr 12-14: 1–9pm Apr 15: 11am–7pm Estaremos com um projeto especial na SP-Arte: faremos uma apresentação solo !! Um projeto inédito, no stand L13! O preview da feira é amanhã, 11 Abril para convidados. Do dia 12 ao 15 aberto ao público!! ?? (ver horários acima) Detalhe da tela “ A Máquina do Tempo “ Time Machine, 2017 #sparte #sparte2018 @sp_arte #FortesDAloiaGabriel @osgemeos e @fortesdaloiagabriel let’s go!!!?#osgemeos

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3.  Bodil Jane

Bodil Jane is an illustrator from Amsterdam.  Jane is a very accomplished artist, and her artwork consists of a mix of handmade and digital elements.  Jane has worked for several high profile clients such as Air Canada, Boden, Good Housekeeping, MacMillan, Reader’s Digest, The New Yorker and many others.

Sunday home studio ? #bodiljane

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2. Gaia

Gaia is an installation and studio artist who has a wide recognition for his street artist.  Gaia’s work addresses a mix of historical and current social issues.  Gaia’s work is sure to inspire you to get out there and be creative!


1.  Shepard Fairey

Shepard Fairey created the iconic Barack Obama “Hope” imagery which was widespread across all of America.  Fairey has discovered the power of art and politics.  Follow Fairey’s Instagram to remind you how powerful and impactful art can be!

Are you inspired now?  The opportunities in Visual Arts and Graphic Design are definitely endless!
Make sure you check out all our available Visual Arts courses including Graphic Design and start your colourful future in Art.

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