Age is just a number. There are many young and talented designers who grew up with social media and digital products. These people are capable of finding new ways of solving world problems and innovating any product with their fresh and creative point of view.
Sometimes it is hard to believe what these young designers have already achieved before turning 25 or even 20. They have designed products used everyday by millions of people around the world, wrote articles and tutorials that teach new generation to make better design decisions, wrote books and founded companies.
You will definitely have to follow designers on this list to keep up with the news in the industry or just learning and finding inspiration in their work.
There are many more young and talented designers out there but I tried to include the most active ones with the highest quality of work.
Writer and designer
Designer, author & entrepreneur
Nathan recently published The App Design Handbook, a guide to designing beautiful iOS applications. He has created a few iOS apps including OneVoice and Commit. Legend is his software design company where Nathan releases apps and does consulting work.
Follow Nathan on Twitter
Designer & blogger
Designer and blogger
UX/UI Designer & entrepreneur
Interface & Graphic Designer
Ilja is a young and active interface and graphic designer from Tallin, Estonia. He is selling digital goods on Creative Market.
Designer, coder & blogger
Daniel Eden is a designer, coder and writer currently working in San Francisco for Dropbox as a Designer. He has created a handful of cool and useful projects such as Onword, a minimal and distraction-free writing environment, Brills, Animate.css and Toast. He was nominated as Young Designer of the Year.
Victor Erixon is known for his style which combines a modern minimalist approach with usability. Born in Sweden and currently based in New York Victor keeps challenging himself and creates amazing products. He was recently nominated as Young Designer of the Year.
Designer & blogger
Cat is a very active designer and blogger from Brooklyn, currently based in Berlin, Germany. She is a co-founder of Liberio, a tool for simple eBook creation & one-click publishing using Google Drive.
User Interface Designer
Ivo is a designer from Germany specializing in User Interfaces, Web Design and Front End Development. Ivo has an exceptional talent and publishes great content like The iOS Design Cheat Sheet on his own blog.
Davey is a 20 something year old creative individual from the Netherlands. He’s currently studying Communication and Multimedia Design at The Hague University and works at Yummygum as a Junior Visual Designer.
Designer & developer
Pascal is a self-taught Designer and Developer, living and working in Berlin, Germany. He designs simple yet rich interfaces for Web and Mobile.
Jeffrey de Groot
Jeffrey de Groot is a young and talented designer from Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He works as a Junior Visual Designer at Yummygum. Currently graduating on Progressive Reduction.
Designer & programmer
I have created a list on Twitter including all of the designers mentioned in this article. Follow your favorites or the whole list here: Young Designers.