8 Free Design Resources to Bookmark Today

No matter what area of design you work in, it’s always a good idea to have some free design resources for you to get your inspiration and tools from. Well, good news, because today, we’re looking at some of the internet’s best design assets that you can use for your next job, all for FREE. Whether you’re using it to design something for your next client, or just in the mood to experiment on new visual styles and designs, these resources will definitely help you out.

Here are 8 of the best free design resources that you can find online. Pssst, you might really want to consider bookmarking some of these sites.

1. FontPair

Ideal font pairing can be a difficult process of trial and error. Typography is often another part of the design process which really takes up a lot of time. However, FontPair lets you browse through a vast collection of ready-made font pairings, helpfully organised so that you can quickly find the exact kind of combination. You can see great examples of many pairings, and when you find the perfect mix you can download your chosen fonts with a single click.

2. BeFonts

While there are tons of places for you to find free fonts online, BeFonts may be one of the better options available. From stacks of great-looking fonts for all applications, from basic serifs and sans-serifs through to more decorative display and script fonts, as well as far-out symbols, bitmap and retro fonts, BeFont is a one-stop shop to get fonts for your next project.

3. Frrames

Whenever you need to design a good-looking mockup, Frames is the perfect choice for you. It has a collection of fully responsive vector mockup frames for most applications, including iPhones, iPads and Android devices, as well as frames for various browsers and apps on Windows and iOS. Plus, all the mockups are ready to be edited in Photoshop, Adobe XD and Illustrator. You can download the mockups individually for free, but if you’re in a rush, you can buy all the mocks for only $9 (RM37).

4. Ionicons

Icons can make or break a design, so it’s always good to have a decent set of icons handy. Ionicons consists of a sizable collection of app icons plus tons of logos to go with them. These icons are available for web, Android, iOS and desktop apps. The best thing is that they're completely open source and MIT licensed, and come in SVG format for easier scaling.

5. DesignBundles

Like its name, DesignBundles literally has bundles of design elements for you to choose from, including graphic packs, illustrations, icons, fonts and templates. Plus, there is a huge collection of free design elements for you to download. You need to register for an account to use them, but it’s definitely worth the effort as most of these design elements are licensed for commercial use as well.

6. Paaatterns

If you’re looking for a quick fix for a background for your website, or a business card design or even any graphic design, Paaatterns is the place for you. It features 22 carefully crafted designs that are ready for you to customize and edit in Sketch, Figma, Adobe XD or Illustrator.

7. HueSnap

Color matching and a good palette is often a designer’s greatest time consumer. But with HueSnap, everything is easier. You get to discover color combinations that are easy on the eye. HueSnap also lets you create your own palettes either using a colour picker or by uploading an image and selecting shades from that. The site also features a never-ending collection of user-created palettes that you can scroll through until you find the perfect one for your latest project.

8. Humaaans

Illustrated figures are a great way to liven up your designs. While some designers may want to draw their own, or use a more customized set of illustrations, Humaaans is a much easier solution. Drawn by Pablo Stanley, you’ll have a ready set of illustrated figures that are able to rotate and position in any way you like.

So there you have it. These are some of the best free resources to meet your design needs. Remember to keep them bookmarked for easier access and all the best for your next project!

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