Top 10 Netflix Documentaries For Graphic Designers

When we're looking for creative ideas and inspiration, we usually browse our favorite websites, blogs, and social media channels. But did you know that Netflix is packed with inspiring documentaries on all kinds of creative topics? The only challenge is finding them.

Creative Blog, InVision and Digital Synopsis have shortlisted some of the best Netflix documentaries for artists, designers, and creatives. These shows can provide ideas, inspiration, and can help get those creative juices flowing if you're stuck in a creative rut. Check them out below and make sure you watch them while they're still available on Netflix.

01. Abstract: The Art of Design

Step inside the mindes of the most innovative designers in a variety of disciplines and learn how design impacts every aspect of life.

02. Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things

People dedicated to rejecting the American ideal that things bring happiness are interviewed in this documentary showing the virtues of less is more.

03. The Toys That Made US

The minds behind history’s most iconic toy franchises discuss the rise – and sometimes fall – of their billion-dollar creations.

04. Struggle: The Life and Lost Art of Szukalshi

Artists is LA discover the work of forgotten Polish sculptor Stanislav Szukalski, a mad genius whose true story unfolds chapter by astounding chapter.

05. They'll Love Me When I'm Dead

Actors, crew members and others who were there discuss the tumiltuous creation of Orson Welles’s final, unfinished film, “The Other Side of the Wind”.

06. Print the Legend

This award-winning, original documentary chronicles the race for market leadership in 3D printing, the next wave of technological evolution.

07. The B-side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography

Filmmaker Errol Morris probes the life, work and studio of this pal Elsa Dorfman, a Polaroid photographer who’s shot luminaries and regular folk alike.

08. Have You Seen the Listers?

This documentary paints a candid picture of Australian street artist Anthony Lister as he navigates his burgeoning career and personal hardships.

09. Jeremy Scott: The People's Designer

The journey of fashion designer Jeremy Scott from humble roots on a Missouri farm to creative director of Moschino is charted in this documentary.

10. Julian Schnabel: A Private Portrait

Explore the life and times of painter and filmmaker Julian Schanbel, from his formative years in Texas to his triumphs as a Manhattan artist.

Honorable Mentions

These documentaries are no longes available on Netflix, but they’re definitely worth a watch.

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