Are you studying any marketing or design-related subjects? Do you like making your projects look good? Or both? Either way, you will love the graphic design resources below. From free fonts, to non-stocky images and templates, these sites are not only helpful, they’re a lot of fun as well!
It’s hard to go past Canva as a graphic design resource. This website is bursting with templates that let you design almost anything. From business cards and flyers to invitations and magazines, Canva makes design tasks easy and fun.
The Noun Project
In an age where the emoji rules supreme, you may need to use icons in your projects. That’s where The Noun Project comes in handy. The site offers over 100,000 free icons, all you need to access them, is to become a member. You can also upgrade your account and get unlimited access to the directory.
Dribbble is a popular source of inspiration for graphic designers. It offers fantastic freebies including illustrations, patterns, fonts, vectors and much more. Getting an account is definitely worth it.
Death to Stock
If you are looking for images that don’t have that ‘stock image’ look, Death to Stock is where you’ll find them. Sign up to receive one free image per month.
Graphic Burger can make any layman feel like a real graphic designer. The site provides you with a fun way to test your designs by applying them to templates. See what your design looks like on shopping bags, signs, coffee cups, posters or bottles, using different text effects and backgrounds. Get a free limited account or full access to all resources through a premium account.
Want to add that ‘wow’ factor to your project? Then why not include a moving image on your design. From thunderstorms to spray painting, Mazwai gives you access to a range of snippets and long films for free, all you need to do is credit the author. Click on the Mazwai icon on the right side of the screen to access stunning, soundless vision.
Font Squirrel is the go-to website for free fonts. Very easy to use and download, this website offers a massive variety of high-quality free fonts, all licensed for commercial work. Trying to track down that perfect font you saw on a festival poster? You don’t need to waste your life away endlessly scrolling through thousands of fonts. Take a pic and upload it to the font identifier. It will help you recognise the font within seconds.
Created by photographer Daniel Nanescu, Splitshare allows you to instantly download high-quality, free stock photos. Browse through photos of technology, wedding, food and fashion, and pick out your favourites. Join the premium account for full access.
Flat UI Colors
Do you need a specific colour for a website? Flat UI Colors lets you easily copy the hex colour code from a range of beautiful options available.
Niice helps you create moodboards easily. With a drag-and-drop interface, it’s easy to create stunning, shareable moodboards in minutes. You can use most of Niice’s functions for free. Upgrade to a professional or team account if you want to use its special features.
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