Here at Simply Engineering Jobs, we love to read inspirational content from experts in the Industrial Design and CAD fields. Content which offers an opinion or tutorials which walk through a feature in Solidworks are a great way of developing your skills.

We wanted to share some of our favourites with our readers, but as there are too many to mention in one article, we’ve narrowed down the list into our top 10 industrial design blogs that inspired us to learn new skills in CAD, industrial design & design/ development. Enjoy!


An indispensible online magazine that’s been around for the past 20 years, Core77 shares daily news, thought leadership, professional development, industry advocacy and community outreach.

Our favourite interview is with Barber & Osgerby.

industrial design served

Industrial Design Served showcases content which has been taken from Behance, it shows off a wide range of projects from designers big and small from across the world. A great place to research and search for that spark of inspiration before starting a new project.

yanko design

Another online magazine, Yanko is dedicated to covering the best in international design. The site has been running since 2002, now reaching millions of readers worldwide. The blog has a keen eye for the future, seeking to discover the best innovations from across the web.

design boom

Founded 16 years ago, Designboom was the world’s first and most popular digital architecture and design magazine. The site brings together professional and young creative from a diverse range of backgrounds.The site has a back catalog of over 33,000 articles with useful insight, interviews, reviews and more.

Our favourite interview is with Timothy Fagan of Bombardier.


Red Dot stands for belonging to the best in design and business. However, Red Dot represents more than just a design competition: as design promoters they spread the idea of design internationally; highlighting the importance of design for business and society, and as trend experts they present the latest developments in design.

bicycle design

Running since 2005, Bicycle Design is the place for discussion of design in the bicycle industry. They cover all types of bicycles, from the latest high-end road and mountain bikes to transportation oriented bikes and unique utilitarian designs.

We love these Art Bikes by Handsome Cycles.



Solidsmack is part of a huge online community which talks about 3D CAD, technology, design, robots & more. Besides product design and technology, they look at what’s going on in the world of 3D, add a splash of business insight and throw a little web tech into the mix.

Check out the Weekend Reader for a regular roundup of goodness.


Based out of New York, Dexigner is close to reaching its 15 year anniversary on the web. It’s a leading portal for various strands of design, but it’s Industrial design section shares great news, events & more! Perfect for when you’re searching for that source of inspiration.


One of the world’s leading design and innovation companies, Seymourpowell are highly thought of in their field. Their blog (or journal as they describe it) shares their thoughts on recent projects, events, new technology, industry opportunities and more.

We loved their article on Autonomous Vehicles.

design juices product design

Design Juices is a blog which showcase work and interviews with some of the design industries up and coming creative talents. Their product design category features some great students, graduates and design professionals who have a foot in the industial design world.

Check out our favourite feature which showcases the work of Jam Furniture.

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Do you have a favourite industrial design or engineering blog? Drop us a comment and let us know!