9 fantastic free design resources
There are tons of brilliant designers in the world, many of whom have worked hard to create great free design resources for the rest of us in the design community! Some are pretty well known, and others are hidden gems in the virtual land of the world wide web. I’ve scoured the internet for user-friendly and design-inspired freebies, and wanted to share some inspiring resources made by designers for designers!
Create color palettes in a snap! Coolors is made and maintained by Fabrizio Bianchi. This great tool helps create, save, and share color schemes with the click of a button. You can add a Google Chrome extension, Adobe add-on, get the ISO app, and more.
Vasilis Baimas created this simple and dynamic color scheme creator that’s great for color inspiration or creating themes. Simply search for the color you’re looking for or browse what’s been recently added!
4. Red Pen
Created by Matthew Farag and Katie Chen, this editing and collaboration tool will certainly help streamline your workflow. These designers realized how difficult it can be to get something edited by the whole team, and created Red Pen to solve just that problem!
Hanna Jung is a designer who has TONS of freebies on Dribbble, including animations, icons, and wonderful UI concepts. If you haven’t stumbled across her work before, you need to check it out!
Gilbert Pellegrom created a site that stockpiles free Photoshop files, design assets, and resources from Dribbble all in one place. This can save you loads of time if you just feel like browsing some freebies and finding something new!
7. Font Awesome
Font Awesome has fantastic vector icons perfect for every designer, all thanks to Dave Gandy. This awesome tool is free and development-friendly to keep your design work moving at top speed.
Pasquale Vitiello is the man behind the genius of Freebiesbug – a site filled to the brim with all kinds of freebies for designers. As you browse around, you’ll find it’s filled with Photoshop files, Illustrator files, code snippets, digital sketches, and more for you to download (or contribute something yourself, if you’re feeling up for it!)
This resource by Mu Ye will help you look like a typeface pro. It compares fonts, all the way down to the nitty gritty details by laying one over the other. This is the perfect tool if you’re looking for just the right letters, shape, or size for your typefaces.
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Thanks to all the designers out there lending a helping hand and free design resources to the rest of us! Which freebie are you going to try first? Have you created any yourself? Let us know in the comments below!
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