Being a designer you know that sometimes you have to pump out a project pretty quickly — and it’s nice to have a helping hand. Not to worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are 6 Designer Freebies you need to know about.
St. Louis Designer Freebies
Typography may actually be the most important part of any design project. Not only to do the actual words set a voice for your project. But so does the font.
Example: You wouldn’t create a kid’s Birthday Party Flyer using Papyrus, the same as you wouldn’t design a funeral program with Comic Sans. Sometimes the stock Adobe Photoshop fonts don’t cut. Here’s where we get our free fonts.
Stock Photos/Vector Graphics
Stock images have really grown. It’s not all corporate photoshoots and clipart that you find on istockphoto anymore.
Graphic design freebies from all your favorite Dribbble and Behance Designers, including free icons, free images and some other design freebie free stuff.
This site is no longer updated that often, but still has a massive library of great free content. Icons, mockups, Photoshop patterns — there’s plenty to get you started on a new project.
Every good creator, at one point or another gets “Designer’s Block” and needs to find some good inspiration, nothing is designed free. It helps to browse through other people’s work and lucky for you, designers like to show off! It’s like getting a free design, but it’s mainly an idea.
Uplabs started as MaterialUp, a blog dedicated to the Google material design spec and creations that looked good. It has since grown into a huge community where users share projects they’ve created and trade design suggestions.
If you’re specifically looking to design a groundbreaking website, there’s no better place to look than Awwwards. Every day this site is updated with insanely creative, original new website designs. It’s bound to get your artistic brain juices flowing.
Now you should have all the inspiration, resources, kits, and maybe even a template, you need to get crackin’ at creating something great. This is our first of many designer freebie posts aimed at helping you be amazing at your job.