I’ve been making a list of my favourite design resources, here are some of them!

GRAPHIC RESOURCES

Graphic Burger

Graphic Burger is a bank of free assets for both personal and commercial use. The occasional resource costs a small fee but the majority are free to download with the option to donate to the creator. The site is easy to use and unlike many other free mock up sites it doesn’t take you through a bunch of other steps before you can get your hands on the goodies.

With many psd mockups being fully customizable you can get exactly the look and feel you want without having to spend hours labouring over the build of a mockup! Resources are not limited to mockups though, there are UI kits, Icons, text effects, backgrounds and more.

Creative Market

Creative Market is another great resource for designers with high quality assets ranging from $5-$49+, but look out every Monday for their free goods of the week available for download. Freebies include textures, templates, backgrounds, logo elements, vectors, brushes and much more.

Pixeden

This site is packed full of free graphics and web resources. From graphic design to web design there is a little bit of everything. You can sign up for a free account but if you want something a bit extra, they offer fairly cheap premium plans too.


PHOTOGRAPHY

Unsplash

Unsplash is a free high resolution photo bank. All photos published on Unsplash are licensed under Creative Commons Zero which means you can copy, modify, distribute and use the photos for free, including commercial purposes, without asking permission from or providing attribution to the photographer or Unsplash.

Magdeleine

Magdeleine is an easy site to use to filter what you are looking for. You can filter by categories, license, dominant colours within a photograph and popular tags then download your high resolution image!


INSPIRATION

I love Ligatures

A brilliant site featuring lots of beautiful lettering examples. With a wide range of contributors you will find a diverse bank of inspiration. If you’re talented in this field, why not submit some work and get known!

Stumble Upon

Stumble Upon is a fun easy way to discover new and interesting web pages, photos and videos across the web. Its features allow users to discover sites that are personalised to their tastes and interests using peer-sourcing and social-networking principles.

Mr Cup

Mr Cup blog features striking examples of design work ranging from print to product from all around the world. The blog is updated regularly and is sure to give you inspiration even in the midst of any creative drought.

Logopond

Logopond is an identity inspiration website featuring hundreds of logo designs from designers of varying abilities all across the world. Take note though, only use the main tabs and search bar in the brown logo header as the banner ad below that looks like you can search a category will take you to another site!


BLOGS

WebdesignerDepot

The blog covers popular web design trends, with tutorials and free stuff along the way too. There are articles covering all aspects of web design from branding and UX design, right up to marketing and social medial help, while the WebdesignerDepot freebies include UI kits, WordPress themes, mockups, icons and vectors.

Creative Market Blog

The Creative Market Blog updated every day with a couple of posts. It is sure to keep you up to date with interesting and insightful articles to keep you in line with the latest news in design.

Millo

Millo is a great resource particularly for freelancers looking for information and articles to help them progress their business. You can easily search what you are wanting to read up on or follow their filters to direct you to the right place.


TYPOGRAPHY

Lost Type

Lost Type is a pay-what you want type foundry. With a diverse collection of over 50 different typefaces from contributors all over the world you are sure to find something you like. You can get the fonts for free but you can also donate money - the site assures 100% of your donation goes to the retrospective designer. Lost type is dedicated to the idea that quality fonts should be made available to anyone who wants to create an individual piece of characterful design.

Font Squirrel

All fonts from Font Squirrel are free and licensed for commercial work. With hundreds of different typefaces from corporate to calligraphy you will find what you need. They also have a great tool on their website to match a font. If you find something you like and want a similar font you can upload an image and it will give you several fonts that are similar that you can download (some will cost money and some will be free)