I’ve been researching the best design forums. The following four forums rate the best (in my opinion) for content and conversation. The conversations range from software help to group critiques on someone’s designs.

  1. Estetica Design Forum
  2. Stackexchange
  3. Graphic Design Forum
  4. Graphic Design Forums (UK based)

If you are on LinkedIn, another easy option is join groups related to your field of interest. You can customize the feeds, so they get sent directly to your email. This makes it easy for you to skim the email for topics that may interest you.