It’s been a while since Google Plus has changed its design, but I have to say that it’s a rapidly growing social community worth your attention, no matter what field you are in. Google has to compete against fully established networks such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, and as of now, they seem up to the challenge.
Google Plus is extremely useful for designers as they are always working with tons of people on multiple projects and often simultaneously. Usually one of the easiest ways of maintaining a permanent communication with the client is through email and chat, which is something that Google has mastered with Gmail and GTalk.
Also, it provides you with free online video chat using Google Hangouts and one more thing that really matters, - it’s portfolio feature. The Google Plus app allows you to manage your contacts and content on your mobile device with ease. Moreover, Google Plus' news feed could be a great source of inspiration for designers, especially if you follow the right people in your niche. That’s why I made this list of 20 creative web designers on Google Plus worth following. Scroll down and enjoy!
Fabio Sasso is a Senior Designer at Google and founder of web design blog abduzeedo.com.
Vitaly Friedman is a co-founder and editor-in-chief of Smashingmagazine.com, a leading blog about web design and development.
Andy Sowards is a professional web designer, developer, and programmer. He builds websites, brands and relationships.
Alireza Yavari is a graphic designer and e-commerce specialist from New York. Founder and creative director of DesignStudio23 New York and RecommendedUsers.com.
Graham Smith is a freelance logo designer at The Logo Smith: a logo design and graphic design studio, providing professionally forged and designed: brand Identities; brand guidelines, apps, software icons, and more.
Ronald Bien is an editor and founder of NaldzGraphics.net web design blog located at Philippines.
Product designer and Senior UX architect near Minneapolis, MN with 20 years professional experience in creative UX/UI and interaction design for web, mobile, wearable and emerging technologies with an emphasis on usability, accessibility and web standards.
Leodor Selenier is a graphic designer and illustrator, also known as the curator at Bon Expose.
Tanya Varga is a freelance artist based in the California Bay Area who works with both digital and traditional mediums.She currently works as a freelance graphics artist, concept artist and illustrator.
Claudio Cerri works as a freelance illustrator for children books, educational books, magazines, comics and advertising. Creative partner of Storybird.com.
Amitay Tweeto is thequietplaceproject.com creator with a huge desire to change the world. He is from Israel.
Aaron Wood is a designer and illustrator from Massachusetts. Hу consider Google plus as a playground, so you'll find a lot of interesting things in his news feed.
Khoi Vinh is a graphic and UX designer from New York, blogger at subtraction.com and a former design director at New York Times. Not bad, yeah?
Cameron Moll is the founder of Authentic Jobs, a targeted job board for web and creative professionals. He lives in Sarasota, Florida.
Jacob Cass is a founder of JUST Creative. On his website you'll find his graphic works along with articles and resources for designers about print design, logo design, web design, branding, typography, advertising and more.
Sneh Roy is a winner of Best Australian Blog 2013, photographer, stylist, designer. blogger at Cook Republic, and a great foodie.
Louis Lazaris is an author, writer, blogger, and front-end developer based in Toronto.
Mirko Humbert is a Swiss freelance graphic and web designer.
Veerle Pieters is a Belgian graphic and web designer, author of Veerle's blog, design lead at Fab, and founder of Duoh.
Chris Coyier is a web designer from CSS-Tricks who lives in Palo Alto, CA. Write and screencast about web stuff at CSS-Tricks.
As you see, Google Plus could be really helpful for designers and artists, and any other creative people within the field. I hope this list I shared above would help you to stay up-to-date regarding all the web design news and get inspiration from. There is a chance I missed out someone really creative on Google Plus, so please, feel free to share the links on your own Google Plus profiles or some prominent web designers in the comment field below.
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