The Best Email Newsletters for Designers

The web/graphic design community includes a huge number of active blogs that post articles, tutorials, inspiration, and other types of content. Design blogs are a part of the daily routine for many designers, but there are also several quality email newsletters that cover topics related to design and development.

In this post we’ll highlight some of the best newsletters out there for designers. If you enjoy getting helpful information and news in your inbox, take a look at the newsletters on this list and see if there are any that are of interest to you.

Smashing Magazine
Smashing Magazine not only runs the most popular blog for web designers, they also have an email newsletter that is published every two weeks. Their newsletter issues include industry news, inspiration, and links to useful websites and apps.

Smashing Magazine

SitePoint Newsletters
SitePoint offers 4 different newsletters that you can subscribe to. The SitePoint Tribune is a weekly newsletter that covers building, managing and marketing websites. SitePoint Tech Times is a weekly newsletter that covers all the technical aspects of web development. SitePoint Design View is a monthly newsletter that covers a variety of topics related to web design. SitePoint Community Crier is the newsletter of the SitePoint forums.

SitePoint Newsletters

Vandelay Design Newsletter
A few months ago we started our own weekly newsletter. It includes inspiration, links to sites and apps that are helpful and interesting to designers, brief articles, plus exclusive freebies and discounts.

Vandelay Design Newsletter

Design Shack
Subscribers of the Design Shack newsletter receive a weekly deal on products of interest to web and graphic designers. The deals are often 50% off or more.

Design Shack

GDUSA
Graphic Design USA offers two newsletters in addition to their magazine. They have a general graphic design newsletter and an Green Newsletter.

GDUSA

Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox
Alertbox provides subscribers with news related to web usability. Updates are sent every two weeks.

Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox

Other Email Newsletters for Designers:

.net Magazine

.net Magazine

Computer Arts

Computer Arts

How Magazine

How Magazine

Get Inspired Magazine Newsletter

Get Inspired Magazine Newsletter

Tripwire Magazine Newsletter

Tripwire Magazine Newsletter

KillerSites.com Newsletter

KillerSites.com Newsletter

WebProNews

WebProNews

SiteProNews

SiteProNews

What Are Your Favorites?

If you have any newsletters that you enjoy reading on a regular basis, please feel free to share in the comments.

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  • Ruben B, July 5, 2011

    Nice list. It’s good to see I’m on most of the mailing lists here (I guess I’m a cool kid :D )
    Props to Bittbox!

  • Ejaz, July 6, 2011

    Envato newsletter also has some great articles and information for wide verity of design an development fields.

  • Ryan Leaper, July 6, 2011

    Great selection of newsletters. Subscribing to newsletters is a great way to not only gain useful tips and advice on techniques and skills but an great way to keep up to date with the goings on in the design world as a whole. One of the great things about the web design industry is its always in constant change with new products, techniques and resources emerging all the time. I think the key to a successful newsletter is not only to give the subscribers what they want but to surprise them with new exciting things they’d not know about otherwise. A really useful article.

  • Tristar Web Design, July 6, 2011

    I’m looking to subscribe to a few of these now, it’s always great to have the information sent you your rather than browsing for it yourself and you may come across. It’s a great way of finding out things you wouldn’t usually come across in your everyday work. I’ll give the Vandelay newsletter a try too!

  • inspirationfeed, July 6, 2011

    Great article, this helped me alot!

  • Diana, July 8, 2011

    Smashing Magazine is my favorite. Give its subscriber with inspired design and great content. After reading this post, I’ll add my news letter from other website too.

  • Web Design Malaysia, July 8, 2011

    Thanks for the article! Opted in some of these newsletters. Thanks for filtering out design newsletters that’s relevant for us designers.

  • kate, July 28, 2011

    I guess shutterstock is one of the best …personally because i hve used it myself…