Resources for Designers

Useful Free Resources for Designers

Need help with a new project? There are so many useful resources for designers to help you succeed! Below are a handful of well-known, and not-so-well-known tools that designers use daily. Bookmark this post so you can keep this helpful list, forever!

Design Seeds

https://www.design-seeds.com/

Getting the perfect colour combination can be a pain. If you’re stuck, this is a great site to visit. Oh, and if you’re a budding photographer you can submit your images via #SeedsColor on Instagram for a chance to be featured on their website.

 

WhatTheFont

https://www.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/

This has saved me so much time in the past and hopefully it can save yours too! Seen a font and want to know what it is? Simply take a screenshot and upload it to WhatTheFont to find the font or a close match.

 

PixEden

http://www.pixeden.com/

Pixeden has a little bit of everything for almost any project. It takes away the hassle and cost of getting products printed and taking photographs. Not only do they have a wide range of mockups available, they also have tons of icons, website themes and much more.

 

Pexels

https://www.pexels.com/

Buying images from stock websites can be very expensive. Pexels offers free stock photos from all over the world and are mostly free for personal and commercial use. Not all the images are amazing, but with a thorough search you can find a few gems.

 

Designspiration

http://www.designspiration.net/

With the likes of some other inspirational websites becoming saturated with a wide range of projects, Designspiration never fails to impress and is mainly focused on graphic design work. If you’re ever lacking inspiration and need some help; this a great source to start from.

 

Behance

https://www.behance.net/

An awesome site that allows users to share their best work. You can also browse this site for an endless source of inspiration from some of the top designers in the world.

 

Flat Icon

www.flaticon.com

Over 300,000 vector icons grouped in 5,481 packs – now that’s a lot! They have tons of free icons to download and keep and is constantly being updated.

 

Graphic Burger

www.graphicburger.com

Graphic Burger has thousands of ‘Tasty design resources made with care for each pixel’ and are free for both personal and commercial use. From hanging wall sign mock-ups to free fonts, you can spend hours on this website experimenting with different templates.

 

Gridzzly

http://gridzzly.com/

A simple website that can save you a bit of cash. Need your own grid paper? Simple type in your required values print it off at home!

 

Design Instruct

http://designinstruct.com/

There’s always room for improvement, right? Design Instruct has loads of useful articles to read through with a bunch of tutorials inside. Here you can also download freebies which include anything from icons, vectors and fonts, to Photoshop actions, stock images and textures.

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