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insta files friday: daring graphic designers

just our type.

Behind every cool advertisement, impressive website, and covetable catalogue, there stands a graphic designer. Transforming words and images into inspiring art is no easy feat and we consider it a reputable art. Seriously—it's one thing to write legibly, but it's a whole other ordeal to turn your writing into a masterpiece.

With their use of bright colors and eye-catching patterns, these 10 graphic design gals have made their artisty into a super-cool career—while also maintaining their aesthetically inspiring Instagrams. Flip through the gallery to see the designers on our radar.

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Cali-based designer and art director Chelsea Brink has a keen eye for branding. Her Instagram is one bright and totally inspired feed, filled with perfectly posed ice cream cones and snaps of cool vintage shorts.

Senior artistic director of Nasty Gal Sarah Kissell knows a good pattern when she sees one. The graphic designer snaps pics of '90s-inspired print and super-cool color schemes wherever she goes.


Co-owner of design company Maidae, Savannah Wallace uses her graphic design background to create perfectly positioned vignettes that simply can't be beat.


Specializing in lettering, Brooklyn-based Lauren Hom is responsible for some of the coolest typography you'll find in the city, on your Starbucks cups, and in your magazines. If only our handwriting were this impressive!


With her highly saturated images, graphic designer and illustrator Jessica Walsh's creations definitely stand out from the crowd. Follow her for your fix of artistic goodness.


Lettering designer Becca Clason sure knows how to take typography to the next level. She's worked with impressive clients like Disney, Mattel, and L'Oréal Paris, and you can instantly add her type to your own photos with the (free) Studio Design app.


With her whimsical, bohemian style, it's no surprise that Alistair Casillas works as a graphic designer for Free People. Follow her feed for plenty of inspiring landscape shots, and—of course—images of her own designs.


For Hawaii-born Keri, life is an absolute beach—it's no wonder that her designs are so breezy and relaxing. Scroll through her photos for some tropical vibes.


Blogger-designer extraordinaire Bri Emery isn't one to shy away from bright colors. The L.A.-based graphic designer captures gorgeous designs of her own creation as well as those she spots while out and about.


If you've found yourself at a Target in the past two years or so, you've probably seen some of Joy Cho's designs. Over the past 10 years, the graphic designer's company Oh Joy has transformed from a graphic design studio into a super-festive lifestyle brand.