The Best Illustrators to Follow on Instagram for Creative Inspiration

From dreamy colour palettes to beautiful aesthetics...

There's no denying that Instagram is our go-to for creative inspiration. From astrologists and designers, to poets and comedians (we're looking at you Celeste Barber), there's no shortage of talent. 

Right now, we're obsessed with artists that have garnered cult followings on the social platform. We can't get enough of their beautiful illustrations that have inspired our aesthetic hearts.

So you know where to go the next time you're looking for inspiration, here's our list of the best illustrators to follow on Instagram.

The Lust List

Warning: you'll need strong will power when scrolling through The Lust Lists Instagram feed as you'll want to buy everything she posts. From chic outfit inspo, to stunning homewares and adorable puppies, her feed is a treasure trove of everything we love.

Nicola Jane Creative

Based in Brisbane, Nicola Jane Creative's designs are focused around her favourite beauty and fashion brands. Her warm peach and cream tones, and the dreamy scenes she designs are enough to make you want to scroll for hours.

Ruby Creates

Ruby Creates is definitely an account to swoon over. Her chic designs and lust-worthy colour palette perfectly encapsulate the Australian muses she illustrates. From Jasmine Dowling and Amy Kaleski, to Prudence Richardson and Isabelle Clarke, you're sure to spot one of your fav Aussie influencers on her page. 


Hello Miss May

For all things botanical you can't go past Hello Miss May. From helpful info about air-purifying and pet-friendly house plants, to plant-filled home illustrations and more, Hello Miss May will have your green finger scrolling for hours.

Squid Morgan

We can’t get enough of the fresh and playful perspective of femininity that illustrator Squid Morgan shapes with her whimsical tones and pastel hues. The array of bold shapes and soft lines makes her illustrations feel both modern and retro. 

Megan Hess

Known for creating decedent fashion wonderlands, Megan Hess is one of the most successful artists on Instagram. She has released four books and has worked with clients including Dior, Prada, Louis Vuitton, and Tiffany and Co. Her enchanting world of excess and exuberance is one you'll want to dive headfirst into. 

Carrier Bird Creative

Based in Adelaide, Carrier Bird Creative's designs are centred around a contemporary, pop art style using vivid and energetic colours. Her illustrations are snapshots of life's happy moments, and it's hard not to feel happy and full of optimism.

Pip Spiro

Pip Spiro's work has been inspired by her quintessential Queensland upbringing and appreciation of nature. Her tranquil illustrations and charming botanical scenes will make the perfect addition to your Instagram feed.

Mark Conlan

Originally from Ireland but based in Melbourne, Mark Conlan's designs focus on character and composition, while incorporating a rich and vibrant colour palette. His playful and lively dreamscapes will transport you to another world.


Inspired by the best illustrators to follow on Instagram and wanting to get creative? Try our favourite DIY projects from Pinterest, or look to the best interior designers for home styling tips and tricks.

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