Here are some people, sites, and blogs to follow!
1) Lost and Taken
http://lostandtaken.com/ – This site has a good amount of free, high resolution backgrounds and textures for your design projects. Everything from paper to bokeh to bubbles.
2) Creative Bloq
http://www.creativebloq.com/ – A daily dose of tips and inspiration relating to graphic design, web design, calligraphy, 3D, illustration, and animation. You can also find some tutorials on here, too. They post super often so it’s a good bookmark to have!