Free Graphic Design Resources
Pixeden offers an array of free graphics and web resources, such as templates, all in one easy to use web interface. You can access plenty of content for free, though they do offer a premium plan.
Icons8 is your source for all things graphic design resources. They have anything from social media specific icons, ie. Facebook, Twitter etc. as well as basic icons you would find on your phones home screen. They even take requests, free of charge. They also offer a selection of stock photos covering a variety of categories.
If you’re looking for Facebook covers, image screens or even PSD graphics, head on over to 365PSD and find everything you need for nothing more than a few minutes of your time.
As stated on their homepage, flaticon offers 1,065,500 vector icons in a variety of formats from PNG to PSD and more. Better yet, if you’re an icon designer, they offer opportunities to make money off of your designs!
5. Endless Icons
This name speaks for itself, nevertheless, you will find all of the free icons you could possibly imagine.
Freepik offers over a million free vectors and photographs while continuing to create hundreds more on a daily basis.
7. Tech and All
Tech and all offers, you guessed it, all of it. From templates to background images to a list of tried and true resources, this is another great go to when you just don’t know where to start.
Unsplash offers a variety of high-resolution stock images from portraits and landscapes to architectural and lifestyle for both personal and commercial use.
Pexels offers an endless array of stock images free for personal and commercial purposes and they don’t even require attribution. Though giving photographers and pexels credit is always appreciated by them.
Stockup indexes images from 31 free stock photo websites, compiling a collection of over 29,000 photos.
Pixabay features images released under Creative Commons CCO into the public domain, which means they are free of all copyrights.
Lifeofpix offers free high-resolution photography and features different photographers each week.
Founded and created by Ryan McGuire, Gratisography aims to take the “stock” out of stock photo and provide a carefully curated collection of authentic images for your photography needs.
14. Pic jumbo
Pic jumbo offers both high-quality images for free, but also design resources for a variety of categories such as icons and fonts.
Splitshire currently has 992 photos for commercial use.
FancyCrave offers high-resolution images that you can use for both personal and commercial projects for free, though they do ask that you provide attribution.
Magdeleine has a wide variety of stock images with a great filtering system. You can filter by categories, such as city and architecture or objects and food. Perfect for a photo in a pinch!
Icons8 (known for their icons) also offers a free stock photo resource. All the photos are made by professional photographers and users may even request a needed photo.
Videvo offers the world’s largest collection of free high-definition stock videos, motion graphics, and audio files in a variety of categories such as music and sound effects.
20. Font Squirrel
Font squirrel offers hundreds of free typefaces you can use for all commercial work.
21. Free Typography
The creators behind Free Typography love high-quality FREE fonts as well as sharing them! They also encourage you to submit your own fonts. Definitely a great portfolio building tool!
Typewolf offers an extensive look into different fonts and even offers examples of how they look being used in real content.
Fontshop is a great resource for those that are just entering the font type world. They have a great glossary of design terms regarding all things font as well as tips on finding the font that is right for you.
29. Adobe Color CC
Struggling with your color scheme? Head on over to Adobe Color CC where you can import an image of your choice to generate a color theme or come up with your own using the “color wheel.”
Though the free version is limited, Niice allows you access to 5 boards, 5 exports and 50 image uploads per month. It also syncs with Slack to allow collaboration with your colleagues.
BrandColors gives you access to the colors codes of your favorite brands. Just click on the color you like and it’s instantly copied to your clipboard!
32. Granite Stationary PSD
Granite Stationary is a PSD mockup bundle that is free for commercial and personal use. The images were created in Cinema4d and rendered with Octane Render.
Need to showcase your work but don’t have time to create a beautiful website? Pop your image into Screely and they’ll do the work for you! They can turn any screenshot into a mock-up window.
34. Business Card Mockup
It can be tough to decide on a business card design. There are endless options. Designer Alex Andr has offered four free templates for both commercial and personal use to help you with your business card design!
35. Design Wizard
With a vast array of pre-made templates available for your customization, Design Wizard offers the ability to design for a variety of project types. Whether it be for social media, print or web designing, create quality content with ease. They offer a free subscription as well as two paid subscriptions.
Let me know what your favorite graphic design resources are in the comments below!
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