Which are your favorite creative accounts to follow on Instagram? We asked our followers and this is what they said…
Our Instagram feeds are overflowing with content to a point where it can feel overwhelming. Accounts need to go above and beyond to make themselves stand out, engage with their followers, and offer something fresh.
The following 10 are doing just that. From a candy-colored magazine based in Beirut to a Slovakian 3D artist revealing his process working in Blender, these are the creative accounts that our Instagram community insist that we should all be following.
Heikala is an artist and illustrator from Oulu, Finland. Inspired by Finnish children’s book illustrations, Japanese animation, and trips around Japan, they use ink and watercolor to tell spellbinding stories that bridge the divide between the mundane and the magical. More recently Heikala has ventured into using poster colors and markers as well.
Founded in Beirut in 2007, Plastik is an independent, award-winning visual magazine bursting with color and pop culture. It showcases new groundbreaking creative talents from around the world and is published in over 50 cities. Founder Eli Rezkallah so runs Plastik Studios, offering services in photography, film, events, branding, and design.
Roman Klčo is a designer and illustrator based in Slovakia. He uses his Instagram account, Polygon Runaway, to show the process behind the 3D illustrations he creates in Blender–a free and open-source software. With illustrations including scenes from League of Legends, the house from The Simpsons, a London street corner, and a stormtrooper helmet, he offers something for everyone.
Fran Meneses aka Frannerd is a Chilean illustrator currently living in New York. She creates illustrations and comics that touch on everything from self-love to explaining why people are protesting in Chile. The dreamy pastel color palette and sensibility of her work makes it unique. Frannerd also has an ethical stationery and apparel shop called Nice Humans that you can access via her link in bio.
Samlo is an Argentine designer and illustrator currently living in Spain. After studying architecture for three years at the University of Buenos Aires, SAMLO decided to switch paths and follow their childhood passion and pursue a career as an illustrator.
Amber Vittoria is a Forbes 30 Under 30 artist working in New York City. Her abstract work focuses on the portrayal of women within art, focusing on femininity and the female form, and plays with bold block color. Amber has worked on projects for Adidas, Gucci, The New York Times, and Google.
Hello Fears is a project led by Michelle Poler from Venezuela. It started when Poler decided she would face 100 fears in 100 days. Around 40 days into the project, it caught the attention of the media and became a worldwide viral phenomenon. She completed her 100th challenge on the TEDx’s stage and since then has been traveling the world to give talks on living with courage, finding your authenticity and embracing your growth paths.
Catalani Blu’s first book Diario de un Solo (Diary of a Loner) quickly became one of the most widely-sold books in her native Chile. Her Instagram is a collection of her sketches, drawings, comics, and thoughts.
Dani Maiz is a concept artist and illustrator based in Berlin. Originally from the Basque Country in the north of Spain, he combines vibrant color and geometric and curved strokes to create his positive style. His aesthetic is inspired by growing up in the 80s surrounded by comics, animation, video games, and skateboarding.
Also from the Basque Country, Mikel Casal creates editorial illustrations as well as bold caricatures and portraits, among which you’ll find the likes of Barack Obama, Pedro Almodovar, Virginia Woolf, Darwin, Johnny Cash, and Margaret Atwood.