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Top 40 Authors Of The Famous Design Blogs

Today we’ve decided is to come up with an amazing list of the top 40 authors in the web design, web development and internet industry. If you’ve got your own blog that you want to increase the popularity of, then these are the authors you should be asking for their time and their knowledge.

These authors have proven themselves time and time again that they really do have what it takes to make their mark on the industry. The best thing about them, is that they generally freely give their information to avid readers such as ourselves.

Without further adieu, here are our top forty authors:

Smashing Magazine Authors

1. Cameron Chapman

Cameron Chapman Cameron Chapman is a professional Web and graphic designer with over 6 years of experience. She writes for a number of blogs, including her own, Cameron Chapman On Writing. She’s also the author of Internet Famous: A Practical Guide to Becoming an Online Celebrity.

Contact Details:
Cameron On Writing | Follow the author on Twitter
Some Articles:
My Website Design Was Stolen! Now What?
Rich Typography On The Web: Techniques and Tools
Guide to CSS Font Stacks: Techniques and Resources

2. Jacob Gube

Jacob GubeJacob Gube is a bilingual web developer (JavaScript and PHP), web designer, author, and the Founder/Chief Editor of Six Revisions: an online publication that shares useful development and design resources and tutorials for web professionals.

Contact Details:
Six Revisions | Follow the author on Twitter
Some Articles:
Call to Action Buttons: Examples and Best Practices
40 Captivating Photos That Depict Human Emotion
Breadcrumbs In Web Design: Examples And Best Practices

3. Jean-Baptiste Jung

Jean-Baptiste JungJean-Baptiste Jung, a 26-year-old blogger from Belgium, who blogs about WordPress at WpRecipes and about everything related to blogging and programming at Cats Who Code. He first used the internet in 1998, built his first website in 2001 and finally started to work as a profesional web developer in 2005.

Contact Details:
Cats Who Code | Follow the author on Twitter
Some Articles:
Custom Fields Hacks For WordPress
15 Useful Twitter Hacks and Plug-Ins For WordPress
10 Useful RSS-Tricks and Hacks For WordPress

4. Matt Cronin

Matt CroninMatt Cronin is an avid graphic designer, web designer/developer, Cocoa programmer, photographer, digital artist, and the like. He also enjoys writing, and does quite a bit of writing for Smashing Magazine. He is currently working on a startup called VAEOU, which will have new services coming soon.

Contact Details:
Spoonfed Design | Follow the author on Twitter
Some Articles:
Modal Windows In Modern Web Design
How To Use Help Elements To Improve Your Designs
Showcase Of Well-Designed Tabbed Navigation

5. Vailancio Rodrigues

Vailancio RodriguesVailancio Rodrigues, born and currently living in scenic beauty of Goa, spent most of his childhood in art and creativity. At present a College student who likes to try and do different things at every moment. Also an webmaster and web designer – Tiny Goa and Pixel Art.

Contact Details:
Pixel Art | Follow the author on Twitter
Some Articles:
Beautiful Examples of Kinetic Photography
The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials
Ultimate Collection Of Useful Photoshop Plug-Ins

Tutorial 9 Authors

6. Constantin Potorac

Constantin PotoracConstantin Potorac is a young creative based in Romania. Constantin started with graphics in 2006 and since then he is evolving and experiencing new stuff all the time. He is available for freelancing, advertising, posters, logos, tutorial writing and full job contract.

Contact Details:
Constantin Potorac | Follow the author on Twitter
Some Articles:
Create a Fantastic Abstract Fan Poster
Design a Stylish Mail Icon in Photoshop
Create a Glossy Volt Icon in Photoshop

7. Ciursa Ionut

Ciursa IonutCiursa Ionut is based is Romania. He has been using Photoshop for around four years and he likes to share his knowledge with others. Recently he has launched a brand new blog, PSDBURN, where he writes Photoshop tutorials. He wrote tutorials for some of the greatest blogs like Psdtuts+ and Tutorial9.

Contact Details:
Ciursa Ionut | Follow the author on Twitter
Some Articles:
Design a Surreal Desert Scene in Photoshop
How To Create a Clean and Colorful Web Layout
Design an Epic Fantasy Scene with Photoshop

8. Rob Bowen

Rob BowenRob is the talented author and graphic designer, celebrated podcaster and poet, who is now the co-editor and imaginative co-contributor of Fuel Your Creativity. With a background working through most areas of the arts, Rob works from a creative wellspring that shows no signs of running dry.

Contact Details:
Rob Bowen | Follow the author on Twitter
Some Articles:
9 Things You Can’t Forget When Designing a Blog
Key Elements to Blog Visibility
Blogging: Secure Your Spot as the “Go-To” Blog

9. Tim Smith

Tim SmithTim Smith is the Editor of Fuel Your Blogging. He has a passion for writing and loves to share his thoughts and experiences for the benefit of others. When he’s not in front of a computer he’s rooting for the Lakers, watching a movie or admiring the beauty of Megan Fox.

Contact Details:
Tim Smith | Follow the author on Twitter
Some Articles:
Creative Bookmarks: Best of January 2010
Creative Bookmarks: Best of December 2009
Creative Bookmarks: Best of November 2009

10. Jan Cavan

Jan CavanIn 2005, Jan Cavan earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering and have since then worked professionally as a Web Designer. She took up crash courses in multimedia while attending college in a university, but most of the things she learned are self-taught through online tutorials off the internet.

Contact Details:
Jan Cavan | Follow the author on Twitter
Some Articles:
Vintage Stamp Social Media Icon Pack
27 Free Wooden Badges – Social Icon Pack
3D Social Media Icon Pack | 20 Icon Set

Noupe Authors

11. Tim Mercer

Tim MercerTim Mercer is a photography enthusiast, graphic designer, artist and blogger. His blog digital-artist-toolbox offers free resources to the digital artist and graphic designer as well as tutorials, artist interviews, inspiration and more. You can contact him by visiting following links.

Contact Details:
Tim Mercer | Follow the author on Twitter
Some Articles:
40 Insane Ice Sculptures
35 Awesome Vector Illustrations
The Beauty Of Splash Sculptures

12. Paul Andrew

Paul AndrewPaul Andrew is a freelance Web designer. He is chief admin for Speckyboy – Design Magazine, a Web design, Web development and graphic design resource blog. Follow him on Twitter here: twitter.com/speckyboy. You can contact him by visting links given below.

Contact Details:
Paul Andrew< | Follow the author on Twitter
Some Articles:
45 jQuery Navigation Plugins and Tutorials
30 Fresh AJAX Tutorials And Techniques
50+ Fresh CSS Techniques, Tutorials and Resources

13. Kawsar Ali

Kawsar AliKawsar Ali is a web designer, graphic designer, and wannabe photograper based in NY, U.S. He’s also the founder of Desizn Tech, a site for web designer and web developer. If you’d like to connect with him, you can follow him on Twitter or at his Personal Website.

Contact Details:
Kawsar Ali | Follow the author on Twitter
Some Articles:
The Ultimate Joomla Toolbox: Themes, Extensions and Resources
The Ultimate Joomla Toolbox: Themes, Extensions and Resources
The Ugly Truth Behind Starting a Web Design Blog

14. Aquil Akhter

Aquil AkhterAquil Akhter is a web graphic designer and has been working in this field for 8 years. He also runs the blog webdesigncore.com, which focuses on free web resources and inspiration for designers and developers. You can contact him by visiting following links.

Contact Details:
Aquil Akhter | Follow the author on Twitter
Some Articles:
Stunning Abstract Black and White Photography
Gorgeous Typography Examples in Advertising Design
35 Powerful Photos That Tell A Story

15. Steven Snell

Steven SnellSteven Snell has been designing websites for several years. He actively maintains a few blogs of his own, including DesignM.ag, which regularly provides articles and resources for web designers. To know more about him and contact him you can visit the links given below.

Contact Details:
Steven Snell | Follow the author on Twitter
Some Articles:
Calligraphy and Handwriting Showcase
35 Inspirational Shopping Cart Page Designs
Websites you Shouldn´t have missed in JULY 2008

Spyre Studios Authors

16. Matt Ward

Matt WardMatt Ward is a digital artist who lances freely under the moniker of Echo Enduring Media, and specializes in graphics design, illustration and writing. You can follow him on Twitter. If you’re looking for more information about him, check out the links given below.

Contact Details:
Matt Ward | Follow the author on Twitter
Some Articles:
How To Create Your Own Fiery Ring Poster in Photoshop
How To Design a Beautiful, Symmetrical Snowflake in Illustrator
Content Mosaic: The 6 Most Common Posts on Design Blogs

17. Jon Phillips

Jon PhillipsJon Phillips is the founder and owner of SpyreStudios. He’s been freelancing for many years and now focusses on WordPress development and blog design for small businesses and online publishers. To know more about him and contact him you can visit the links given below.

Contact Details:
Jon Phillips | Follow the author on Twitter
Some Articles:
Free UI Set From MediaLoot And A Preview Of What’s To Come
Great Examples Of Coming Soon Pages And How To Create Yours
Simple Tips To Prevent And Deal With Content And Design Theft

18. Mike Smith

Mike SmithMike Smith releases wordpress themes on a regular basis and is also a blog designer at Guerrilla. I wasn’t able to find much information about him but i will update for sure if i get any reply from the designer. Meanwhile you can browse the article written by him.

Contact Details:
Mike Smith | Follow the author on Twitter
Some Articles:
Textures In Web Design: Examples And Best Practices
15 Guerrilla Marketing Tips For Freelancers
40 Can’t-Miss Grunge Fonts From DaFont

19. Sneh Roy

Sneh RoySneh is a designer from Sydney, Australia. She runs the Little Box Of Ideas Blog. She says about herself, “If I were to list a few words that define and shape my personality, they would be Typography, Transformers, Red, Magnolias, Italy, Chillies, Collages … Gym & Photos.”

Contact Details:
Sneh Roy | Follow the author on Twitter
Some Articles:
35 Fantastic Vector Illustrations That Tell A Story
The Anatomy Of An Infographic: 5 Steps To Create A Powerful Visual

20. Mathew Carpenter

Mathew CarpenterMathew Carpenter is a 17 year old business owner and entrepreneur from Sydney, Australia. Mathew is currently running Tisme, a design agency which is quickly becoming one of Australia’s top website design and development firms. Visit the links below to contact him.

Contact Details:
Mathew Carpenter | Follow the author on Twitter
Some Articles:
Why You Should Invest In a Minimalist Office
Low Maintenance Freelancing: 4 Ways to Reduce Client Clutter and Never Pitch Again
Service that Scales: Pricing Guidelines, Tips, and Strategies for Freelancers

Net Tuts + Authors

21. Glen Stansberry

Glen StansberryGlen Stansberry is a web developer and blogger. You can read more tips on web development at his blog Web Jackalope. He has written really amazing articles on Nettuts+. To know more about him and contact him you can visit the links given below.

Contact Details:
Glen Stansberry | Follow the author on Twitter
Some Articles:
Top 20 Ways for Web Developers to Reduce Their Carbon Footprint
30 CSS Best Practices for Beginners – Basix
Top 10 Most Usable Content Management Systems

22. Collis Ta’eed

Collis Ta'eedCollis Ta’eed is a web and graphic designer who loves blogging, startups and everything about the web. You can find him on Twitter and he blog at The Netsetter. To view articles written by him or if you want to contact him visit the links given below.

Contact Details:
Collis Ta’eed | Follow the author on Twitter
Some Articles:
CodeCanyon + Tumblr Themes + Buy Now + More
151 Air, Web and iPhone Apps for Web Developers
ActiveDen and Activetuts – New Names, Same Awesome Content

23. Andrew Burgess

Andrew BurgessHe is 19 year old university student hailing from the GTA in Ontario. He enjoys anything related to computers, especially programming, and especially on the web. He is a writer for Nettuts+, the best web development site in the tubes. Click the links below to know more about him.

Contact Details:
Andrew Burges | Follow the author on Twitter
Some Articles:
120 Tips, Tricks, and Tuts from 2009 Worth your Time
Storing Data with JSON: New Plus Tutorial
Microformats: What, Why, and How

24. Siddharth

SiddharthSiddharth is a web developer/ designer based in Chennai with expertise in C#, Python, CSS and JavaScript . He resort to using jQuery when he doesn’t feel like writing raw JS. He is passionate about web technologies and video games and he really think code *is* art.

Contact Details:
Follow the author on Twitter
Some Articles:
jQuery Animations: A 7-Step Program
Create an In-Place Editing System: One Step Further
Tools of the Trade: Web Development Frameworks that the Pros Use

25. Jarel Remick

Jarel RemickHe is a freelance designer and web developer, an author and reviewer at ThemeForest.net, a writer for the ThemeForest blog and occasionally web.appstorm.net. When he actually manage to get away from the computer, he is hiking, watching movies or spending time with his girlfriend in sunny Las Vegas.

Contact Details:
Jarel Remick | Follow the author on Twitter
Some Articles:
50 Helpful iPhone Apps for Web Designers and Developers
10 Templates that Solve Problems for Web Developers
Supercharge Website Performance With AWS S3 and CloudFront

Freelance Folder Authors

26. Amber Weinberg

Amber WeinbergAmber is a freelancer with over 10 years of experience and specializes in clean, semantic and valid 1.0 Strict XHTML, CSS and WordPress development. She also writes a web development blog on her portfolio at www.amberweinberg.com. To know more about him and contact him you can visit the links given below.

Contact Details:
Amber Weinberg | Follow the author on Twitter
Some Articles:
How to Become a Freelance Web Developer: A Six Month Plan
A Beginner’s Guide to Web Development
Freelancing For Agencies: Pros and Cons

27. Dave Navarro

Dave NavarroDave Navarro is a business productivity coach who loves showing freelancers how to make more money and have more time for themselves. Get more of the good stuff at Rock Your Day or follow Dave on Twitter. Find more about him, click links below.

Contact Details:
Dave Navarro | Follow the author on Twitter
Some Articles:
3 Things Your Customers Won’t Tell You
3 Uncomfortable Ways To Make More Money As A Freelancer
3 Steps To Creating A Freelancing Brand That Sells

28. Chris Garrett

Chris GarrettChris Garrett is a freelance blogger and internet marketing consultant from the UK. You can follow Chris on his blog where he shares his experiences, insights, and writes a ton of useful posts about blogging, freelancing, new media, networking and marketing.

Contact Details:
Dave Navarro | Follow the author on Twitter
Some Articles:
My Top 5 Biggest Freelancing Mistakes

29. Brian McDaniel

Brian McDanielBrian is a freelance web & graphic designer with over 14 years’ experience. His business bkmacdaddy designs specializes in completely custom WordPress, Joomla, Magento & CSS/XHTML websites as well as logo design, brand identity, social media management and more. Brian is a father of 3 and madly in love with his wife of many years.

Contact Details:
Brian McDaniel | Follow the author on Twitter
Some Articles:
When and How to Draw the Line When Everything Is an “Emergency”
An (Unofficial) Client Rating Scale

30. Laura Spencer

Laura SpencerLaura Spencer is a freelance writer from North Central Texas with over 19 years of professional business writing experience. If you liked this post, then you may also enjoy Laura’s blog about her freelance writing experiences, WritingThoughts. To know more about her and contact her you can visit the links given below.

Contact Details:
Laura Spencer | Follow the author on Twitter
Some Articles:
20 Writing Mistakes that Make Any Freelancer Look Bad
How to Get Started with Twitter Lists
Six Foundations of Freelance Success

UX Booth Authors

31. Matthew Kammerer

Matthew KammererMatthew Kammerer has a real passion for making things easier to use. His background in community service, business development, marketing, and consulting frequently puts him in touch with the end-users of different products and services. As the co-founder and community manager of his blog, the UX Booth, he interfaces with the User Experience community at large.

Contact Details:
Matthew Kammerer | Follow the author on Twitter
Some Articles:
Writing User Friendly Content
Transparency: Benefits and Best Practices
5 Web Accessibility Improvement Tools

32. Andrew Maier

Andrew MaierAndrew Maier architects, designs, and implements web sites for a variety of clients and organizations. He teaches, authors, and speaks on topics pertaining to user experience, usability, and human-computer interaction. In 2008, he received his Bachelors of Science degree in Mathematics, with honors, from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Contact Details:
Andrew Maier | Follow the author on Twitter
Some Articles:
Interview with the Authors of Remote Research
Telling Your Website’s Story with Sketchboarding
Complete Beginner’s Guide to Interaction Design

33. David Leggett

David LeggettDavid Leggett is the founder of several blogs and advises others on building better blogs. He is a designer from ATL, GA.David Leggett is a member of the UX Panel, the founding group of the UX Booth. His responsibilities at the booth include keeping things running smoothly.

Contact Details:
David Leggett | Follow the author on Twitter
Some Articles:
A Brief History of Eye-Tracking
User Reviews: Increased Sales, Traffic, and Transparency
How To Approach Categories and Navigation in Blogging

34. Redd Horrocks-Maier

Redd Horrocks-MaierHorrocks-Maier hails from South East England. She moved to Atlanta at the age of eighteen and has enjoyed her life here ever since.She has a degree in Communications and Media Studies and now works in Professional Theatre Administration.

Contact Details:
Redd Horrocks-Maier | Follow the author on Twitter
Some Articles:
Introduction to Product Usability Testing
10 Usability Lessons from Steve Krug’s Don’t Make Me Think
6 Things To Include for a User Friendly Footer

35. James Costa

James CostaJames is a freelancer and Creative Director at The Phuse Design Studio, based in Toronto, Canada. When he isn’t figuring out how to take over the world from the comfort of his computer, James enjoys expanding his knowledge of all things usability.

Contact Details:
James Costa | Follow the author on Twitter
Some Articles:
Remote Testing versus Lab Testing
7 Types of Usability Testing for Your Web Site
5 Damn Easy Ways To Improve User Experience

Core 77 Authors

36. Robert Blinn

Robert BlinnRobert took a meandering path to find design bliss. After spending an entire childhood making mashed potato skyscrapers and drawing on every surface in sight, he inexplicably majored in mathematics and economics at Brown and then followed with a five year stint in investment banking on Wall Street.

Contact Details:
Robert Blinn | Follow the author on Twitter
Some Articles:
Two Books by Stephen Bayley: “Women as Design” and “Cars”
NY Design Week 09: Speakers: Michele De Lucchi with Paula Antonelli

37. Steve Portigal

Steve PortigalSteve Portigal is the founder of Portigal Consulting, a boutique firm that helps organizations discover and act on new insights about themselves and their customers. In addition to regularly speaking at design and marketing events, Steve has taught Design Research at the California College of Art.

Contact Details:
Steve Portigal | Follow the author on Twitter
Some Articles:
5 Keys to Successful Design Research
Designed for smuggling
Where does Twitter go from here?

38. Rain Noe

Rain NoeN. Rain Noe is an NYC-based freelance writer, designer, photographer, and magazine editor. He enjoys writing, travel, and persecuting robots. He has written very impressive articles on Core 77. You can contact him by visting links given below.

Contact Details:
Rain Noe
Some Articles:
Daily Design Snacks
Wired has me sold on the iPad

39. Niti Bhan

Niti BhanNiti Bhan is the cofounder and senior partner – Asia & North America of the Emerging Futures Lab – a small multidisciplinary team that aims to increase the understanding the people at the base of the pyramid across the developing world in order to improve the success rate of new ventures.

Contact Details:
Niti Bhan
Some Articles:
Putting the “Desi” in Design
Ecodesign, Ecolabels and the Environment
Shopping for Innovation

40. Arnold Van Bezooyen

Arnold Van BezooyenArnold van Bezooyen an independent Industrial Designer who is in it for the process. This ‘Dutch Designer’ enjoyed life and work in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany where he is currently based. Trained as a design all-rounder he received his M.Sc. degree from the Delft University of Technology.

Contact Details:
Arnold Van Bezooyen
Some Articles:
Designers Open 09 – Application Date Extended!
RAW COLOR – Vegetable Design Research

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  •  Eric Shafer

    Nice roundup, but it would be nice to see some of the people running blogs all by themselves too. 🙂

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  •  admin

    will make some post on it too 🙂

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  •  Dimi

    Nice collection all in one place, and yes I agree with Eric that would be another nice post to see.

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  •  Jean-Baptiste Jung

    Thanks for including me in the list! I’m honored 🙂

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  •  admin

    i really liked the work you have done

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  •  Rob Bowen

    Thanks for including me on the list! I really am touched and honored by this inclusion. I almost want to post about it and boast on our sites, but I feel like I should be more humble than that. 😀 I really do thank you. It is always nice to know that the posts we write stand out to people.

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  •  admin

    thanks to you too for sharing good stuff with design community 🙂

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  •  Gopal Raju

    Thats a great list! I agree with Eric’s suggestion..

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  •  Tim Smith

    Wow! There are some awesome people on this list! Thank you so much for featuring me with them! I feel very honored 🙂

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  •  Nina

    Great post, thanks for sharing 😀

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  •  Satya Prakash

    good. Waiting for similar post for web development blogs

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  •  Dzinepress

    this is informative for us, because we still struggling for the part of this list 🙂

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  •  Thomas Craig Consulting

    Wow, excellent list thanks.

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  •  Vailancio

    Thanks for featuring me in this list.

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  •  Alex

    One more great list!

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  •  CSS Brigit | Top 40 Authors Of The Famous Design Blogs

    Top 40 Authors Of The Famous Design Blogs…

    Today weve decided is to come up with an amazing list of the top 40 authors in the web design, web development and internet industry. If youve got your own blog that you want to increase the popularity of….

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  •  Darkin

    Great top!
    I want to see all of them. Thanks!

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  •  Matt Ward

    Hey! Thanks for including me here! That’s some pretty swell company to be included with! A great list of (other) authors from some of the best sites on the web!

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  •  Laura Spencer

    Thanks so much for including myself and the other Freelance Folder writers on your list.

    I’m honored to be included. 🙂

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  •  Laura Spencer

    BTW! I should mention that I’m not a “him,” but a “her.” 🙂 You should be able to see my gravatar in the comment.

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  •  Ferman

    thanks for the correction 🙂

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  •  Andreas

    Thank you for the nice list

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  •  barbara

    Nice list, nice persons & nice posts! Hope all will be better in next year! Thanks for sharing.

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  •  Jan Cavan

    Thanks for including me here on this list. It’s an honor 🙂

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