The events of 2020-21 sent the economy into a tailspin. We’ve seen budgets tighten, agencies pulling back on hiring and reduced income from freelancing. Right now, more than ever, reducing costs while working on a project is essential.
There’s a seemingly endless supply of free resources out there, from apps to assets, that can save you cash and make you more productive. It can be time-consuming to find quality resources which is why we sorted through 100s of websites to bring you the best.
Read on to discover 50 design resources you can download for free, including stock photos, illustrations, icons, fonts, videos and graphic design tools. For a preview, here are a few top picks from the list:
- For Photography: Pexels is one of the best stock sites for a wide variety of royalty-free images.
- For Illustrations: UnDraw is an open-source site offering daily new SVG images that you can tailor the hex code.
- For Free Fonts: Dafont has a large archive of downloadable fonts that allows you to search by style.
- For Free Videos: Mixkit is a curated gallery of high-quality videos and animation with all content licensed for free.
- For Free Mockups: House of Mockups provides realistic mockups for designers with free and premium options.
For more resources, check out this listing of the 50 best design blogs you have to read and if you’re looking for some great typefaces, be sure to explore this list of 16 type foundries for designers on a budget.