We report a molecular design approach for blue-emitting thermally activated delayed fluorescence (TADF) molecules. The two TADF emitters, (4-(3,6-di(pyridin-3-yl)-9H-carbazol-9-yl)phenyl)(phenyl)methanone (3PyCzBP) and (4-(3,6-diphenyl-9H-carbazol-9-yl)phenyl)(phenyl)methanone (4PyCzBP), possess a pyridine-functionalized carbazole donor and a benzophenone acceptor. Both compounds show broad charge-transfer emission in dichloromethane with a λmax at 497 nm and a photoluminescence quantum yield, ϕPL, of 56% for 3PyCzBP and a λmax at 477 nm and a ϕPL of 52% for 4PyCzBP. The ϕPL decreased to 18% and 10%, respectively, for 3PyCzBP and 4PyCzBP in the presence of O2 confirming that triplet states involved in emission. The poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA)-doped (10 wt. %) films show blueshifted emission with λmax at 450 and 449 nm for 3PyCzBP and 4PyCzBP, respectively. The maximum ϕPL of 23.4% is achieved for these compounds in PMMA-doped film. The difference in energy between the singlet and triplet excited states (ΔEST) is very small at 0.06 and 0.07 eV for 3PyCzBP and 4PyCzBP, respectively. Multilayer organic light-emitting diode devices fabricated using these molecules as emitters show that the maximum efficiency (EQEmax) of the blue devices is 5.0%.