A CURATED Design Directory

Sharing musings on design & creativity, and some handy resources.

What is this? You might ask.

Put simply—things that live in our browser bookmarks, some that we use in our day-to-day design practice, some in our library, and some that have a permanent place in our heads.

It’s a pretty broad range of topics but always through a common lens of design and creative thinking. 

All resources and links are shared purely because we think they are cool, interesting or helpful. No content on this page is sponsored.

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Emotive Feels

An interactive dictionary of brand emotions put together by Emotive Brands.


The world's most visited packaging design website.

Design Matters by Debbie Millman

First aired in 2005, the show hosted by Debbie Millman features interviews with some of the world's best-known designers, artists and cultural leaders.

Goods Index

A resource for sustainable packaging design, created by Oslo-based design studio Goods.


A growing collection of creative reference and digital entertainment.

Designing Brand Identity by Alina Wheeler

This best-selling guide outlines a universal five-stage process for brand development and implementation.

101 Design Rules

Random musings, ramblings, and principles shared by Brian Collins.


Write, plan, collaborate, and get organized.


An architecture and design magazine, curating the best new projects and news from around the world.


An online graphics editor that enables the creation of interactive web projects without coding.


Do you have some thoughts to share or resources we need to know of? Help us add to the list.


All-in-one, easy-to-use online PDF tools.


5 design links in your inbox every weekday.

Branding In Five and a Half Steps by Michael Johnson

Through case studies and over 1000 illustrations, Michael Johnson shows how to create the simplest and most compelling brands in, as the title suggest, five and a half easy steps.

Fonts In Use

An independent archive of typography.

The Sociology of Business

A newsletter by Ana Andjelic about how consumers' shifting status symbols change business and brand strategy.


Broken link? Or something you don't like?

Noun Project

Over 2 million curated icons available for use for free.

Consumer Packaged Goods Directory

A directory of the fastest growing emerging consumer brands.


Practice your kerning game.

Charles Eames on Design

Question & answer with Charles Eames on the philosophy of design and the work of the Eames Office.