Free Design Resources

Every small business wants - no... needs great design elements if their website, content, campaigns and social assets are going to make a lasting first impression.

You have probably already looked for images and graphics online, but found they either cost a fortune, are protection-watermarked or if they are free they are just downright crappy. Well here is a bundle of sites that I visit frequently, all of which I have used to build up my own portfolio of graphics and images - which I continue to add to all the time.

Look at the sites I have listed below - ALL of them offer FREE DESIGN RESOURCES. You're going to have to sign up and create accounts for each of them, but this is quick and simple and no payment details are required. You can then start browsing and accessing the free resources, and build up your own portfolio of digital assets.

BE LEGAL : Be sure to read the license details for each download - in the main they are good for online useage, business or personal, for marketing purposes - but you may not be able to use some of them in products that you then sell on to other users.

Free Design Graphics Every Week

Creative Market is a platform for handcrafted, mousemade design content from independent creatives around the world.

Not only do they sell some of the finest design assets from some of the best graphic artists on the net, they also offer ALL email subscribers 6 (yes, SIX) free design downloads every single week.

Even if you have no budget for purchasing graphics for use on your website, online marketing or other creative projects the free downloads each week will soon help you build up a fantastic bank of design assets to refer back to time and time again.

If you need help installing a downloaded font on to your laptop or PC please click here for instructions.

Sign up NOW and also receive 10% off your first order of paid-for items (if you feel like spending a few pennies).

Themes, Fonts, Audio, Video, Graphics +++

EnvatoMarket is another umbrella platform offering all kinds of design, creative and media resources for the aspiring WordPress web designer and digital artist alike.

The site is split into 7 marketplaces - photos, graphics, video, audio, 3D, WP themes and Coding.The links in this segment are for the graphics store - but you can access all the markets from one page.

The best bit - sign up for an EnvatoMarket account (via ANY of the shops) and you will qualify for free monthly downloads - every month. Sign up is no obligation, so just create your login and grab your free files each month.

Sign up NOW and start downloading your monthly freebie files.

Quality Professional Photos, Vectors and Illustrations - Royalty Free

Pixabay is a little goldmine!

This site offers professional, high quality, royalty free photos, images, vectors and illustrations absolutely free of charge.

The site is populated by contributors that have passed the quality control standards set by the site admin, and they are all happy for you to download their images for free. There is an option to 'buy them a coffee' ... ie. make a small donation via PayPal in appreciation of their art, but there is no obligation to do so.

Most images are available in a variety of sizes - from medium sized pics to add to your blog posts to extra large files allowing you to use them for backgrounds and wallpapers. There is no limit to the number of images you can download, and you don't even need to sign up for a free account (although it does speed up the download process, and is no hassle at all).

Pop on over to Pixabay now and run a test search to see how good they really are.

More Fonts, Icons, Images and Wonderful Graphics

DealJumbo may sound like one of those sites that promises to find you any deal on any item, but I can assure you there is nothing spammy or fake about this one.

DealJumbo is another design resource marketplace - giving independant designers a platform from which to sell their creations.

In addition to the bought items, there is a massive freebies section - plus free offers running pretty much constantly if you sign up for updates - as well as huge design bundles at discounted prices, and thousands of easy to afford, good value, high quality items too.

Check out DealJumbo if you are looking for: Fonts, Icons, Photos, Backgrounds, Mock Ups, Logos, Graphics - pretty much anything design related. It is a great resource you will find yourself returning to again and again.