5 Best Websites for Design Students

There is no denying that the digital sphere has rapidly grown in recent years and taken over the mainstream world. Everyone and their mother loves the saucy satisfaction of posting on Instagram and adding to their Snapchat stories. But, while fun and games with digital are what attracted us to it in the first place, there also lies multiple online destinations that can educate you as much as it entertains you. Check out the websites that Parsons students, old and new, keep in their bookmark bars.

1. Business of Fashion


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What began in 2007 as a method of analyzing and sharing opinions on fashion business has grown into more than just another fashion website. This site should be a destination for anyone who wants to enter the design field. BoF provides a wide range of news and data that teaches you to think logically about the designs you put out into the world. Warning: you may become addicted after a few visits.

2. ArtNet

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ArtNet is an amazing source for art openings and exhibits in New York City and around the globe. Even better, it also features approximately 170,000 artworks by nearly 35,000 artists from around the globe. So, if you love modern art, be sure to make a daily stop to this site.

3. Squarespace 

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Squarespace may not be a news outlet or a source for great works of art, but it is one of the easiest and most popular ways to make a beautiful website of your own. Getting your work out there is hard, so why not use the internet to spread your name around. Having a great website is as important as having the perfect resume. It’s also nice to have all of your best pieces in one place.

4. Pantone

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Even non-designers use the iconic Pantone as a source of reference for the perfect colors. The executives at Pantone describe their product as “the standard language for color communication from designer to manufacturer to retailer to customer.”

5. The New York Times 

Obviously, the NYT is the most iconic newspaper in New York City, if not the world. Their Art & Design section includes interviews with artists, gallery owners, and reviews of the great exhibits this city has to offer. By reading the criticisms and opinions of these high caliber journalists, you yourself can learn about art in a way Parsons can’t even teach you.


About Jeffrey Roy Jr.

My name is Jeffrey and I am a Strategic Design and Management student at Parsons School of Design. When I am not posting on Twitter or Instagram, you can often find me perusing the newsstand at Barnes & Noble.

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