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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.
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.
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.
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.
Want to learn more graphic design skills?
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