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free design resources

Apart from learning how to do designs in our training courses, it’s also important to know how to extend your creativity and productivity with design resources such as fonts, stock photos and illustrations.

Here we like to share with you some websites that offer a variety of awesome design resources that are good for commercial use.

Design Inspirations

When coming up with a concept for a design, we often run out of ideas. Here is a list of awesome websites where you can search for professional design works for references.

Here's a collection of design inspiration websites for you.

Design Inspiration
Inspiration Grid

Free High Quality Stock Images & Videos

On Pixabay, you will find over 540,000 free stock photos, illustrations and videos free of copyrights under Creative Commons CC0. You may download, modify, distribute, and use them royalty-free for anything you like, even in commercial applications. And the best part - attribution is not required.

Free High Quality Images & Videos
Source: Pixabay

Free Quality Stock Photos for Web Design & Slides

Here’s a website that offers a wide variety of beautifully shot photographs for web design, fantastic for both commercial and personal projects. The photos can be easily filtered by categories to match your needs, and best of all, they’re all free!

Free Stock Photos
Source: Pic Jumbo

Copyright-Free Vintage Photos

Ever need some old photos for a vintage look and feel in your design? Check out this website that offers fabulous copyright-free vintage stock photos, taken from public archives.

Free Vintage Photos
Source: New Old Stock

Cheat Sheet for Posting Images On Social Media

Here is the cheat sheet that every social media marketing professional loves. With this all-in-one guide, you now can upload images and videos to different social media platforms in the accepted file formats and sizes.


Best Free Fonts for Creatives

This link provides a massive list of free fonts, giving you great flexibility in your design work.

Best Free Fonts for Designers
Source: Creative Beacon

Timeless Beautiful Free Fonts

Here's a list of useful fonts for an elegant, exciting and beautiful typography presentation. Some are radically functional, others are purely decorative and bold.

Beautiful Free Fronts
Source: Creative Beacon

An Encyclopedia of Free Graphic Icons!

Before you start any line with the Pen or Pencil tool, why not check out Iconspedia! This website is an encyclopedia of FREE graphic icons! The icons range from social media, business, nature, you name it. Tight deadlines? Not a problem!

Psst, remember to check the type of license before using an icon.

Free icons

Free Stock Icons To Help You Meet Your Deadlines

If you've been having a hard time drawing basic icons and buttons in Illustrator or Photoshop, try finding what you need in Icon Finder. At Icon Finder, you can easily search and purchase or download free icons for commercial use! The icons usually come in a few formats, such as PNG, SVG and ICO.

Free Icons
Source: Icon Finder

Free Tilable Graphics for Creating A Pattern

Have you ever thought of decorating your web page, flyer, poster or brochure with a pattern background but don’t quite know how to begin? Both Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator allow you to achieve it easily, but if you’re looking for some free graphics to jumpstart with, here’s the perfect website for you.

Free Pattern Tile
Source: Subtle Patterns

Free Vintage Badges and Decorations

There’s just something about the vintage design that fascinates us - the almost-freestyle art details, the bold and varying strokes, the strong focus etc. In terms of branding, the elements of a vintage design might just pull in both the mature and teens. This post puts together a collection of six vintage badges and elements. Enjoy the nostalgia of vintage graphics with these six collections.

Free Vintage Decorations
Source: Creative Beacon

Free Photoshop Brushes Every Artist Should Have

Photoshop brushes are fabulous time-savers that allow you to beautify your designs in a matter of seconds. Here's a collection of 50 awesome brushes that every designer should explore!

Free Photoshop Brushes
Source: Creative Bloq