Last week I posted 21 creative bloggers you need to follow which proved to be very popular, so this week I thought I’d share some of my favourite creative Youtubers.
For ages I was clueless about Youtube. At Uni I remember my friend Emma being really into Youtube, but I just didn’t get it – I thought it was just cat videos, people doing silly stunts and beauty bloggers. I can’t remember what changed my mind, but last year I discovered that creatives were making videos and now I’m addicted.
Whilst at University I made a few Uni project related videos, but in November 2015 I made my biggest dedication to Youtube; Vlogmas. I hadn’t filmed for a few months, but throughout December I made daily videos; 24 in total! It was a hard challenge but I soon got used to the filming -> editing -> uploading routine and really enjoyed the process. *SHAMELESS PLUG* Subscribe to my Youtube channel for all of my videos.
During Vlogmas I was keen to explore Youtube: who else is out there and what are they doing? Like with any social media platform it takes a while to find some real gems, but in the end I found some really inspiring people. Basically I’ve done the hard work so you don’t have to, so here are 21 of my favourite Youtube discoveries (which I’ve tried to sort into categories for ease):
General creative life & advice
These 5 are my top picks for an overall creative youtube experience. These guys have videos ranging from tutorials, advice on being a creative, day-to-day vlogs – they cover a bit of everything. I’ll explain more about them below, but I just wanted to highlight them now because they are AMAZING:
1/ Ana Marta – A Portuguese student who moved to London to study Graphic Design.
2/ Brent Galloway – American freelance Graphic Designer talking freelance advice & design process.
3/ Charli Marie – Creative New Zealander who moved to London, sharing advice & day-to-day vlogs.
4/ Hayashi Design – From the UK to Japan and back to the UK again with Jennifer.
5/ Lauren Hay – Scottish blogger vlogging her life as a creative student.
6/ Fran Meneses – Fran describes herself as an ‘Illustuber’ with pencils and paper in London.
7/ Hannah Venables – Art student painting and sharing her creative space.
8/ Holly Exley – Watercolour, pugs and bullshit-free advice from freelancer Holly!
9/ Kendyll Hillegas – Beautiful food illustrations & advice from America.
10/ Kiera Ashleigh – Kiera shares creativity around London via vlogs.
11/ Maddy Vian – Drawing and stationery talks with Maddy.
12/ My Fair Pixel – Dreamy watercolour speed painting with artist Kelly.
13/ Paige Poppe – Paige wants to spread positive and creative vibes with art.
14/ The Little Terrarium – Cute illustration processes from Becky.
15/ Christian Robinson – Learn the basics of hand lettering with Christian.
16/ Erin Nielson – Delicate watercolour calligraphy timelapses and tutorials.
17/ Teela Cunningham – Tutorials, tricks and tips from Teela.
18/ Will Paterson – Lettering and logo development tutorials and timelapses.
19/ Jo Crawford – Picture editor by day, Photo taker and video maker by weekends.
20/ Laura Redburn (Cardboard cities) – Beautiful detail snapshots of a creative life.
21/ Sophie Davies – The visual diary of a Jewellery designer.
Phew – that was a big list, but that’s probably sorted you out with enough videos to last you a year. Get hitting that subscribe button and you won’t regret it! Who are your fave Youtubers? Let me know 🙂
P.S. Don’t forget to subscribe to my Youtube channel too!