15 Fantastic Free Design Resources

Who doesn’t like a good freebie? Designers are no different than the rest of us, and there’s no shortage of free design resources to help jump start your next project. Here are 15 fantastic free handpicked design resources worth your consideration.

Coolors

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.

Flat UI Color Picker

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!

Infogr.am

Create interactive infographics with this free online tool. Graphs, maps, text, videos and even social-sharing buttons can quickly and easily be added to one of six pre-made templates.

 

Fribbble

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.

Tiff

This online tool 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.

Compress PNG

Convert images from PNG to PNG-8 with transparencies and full browser compatibility.

Typewonder

Useful online tool to test fonts on any website.

TextureMate

Free textures source that hosts an abundance of textures from all kinds of surfaces. These textures are great for 3D design as well as creative graphics design.

Subtle Patterns

Subtle Patterns delivers a great variety of detail-rich free patterns from designers all around the world.

Pexels

A large free photography resource base that delivers high-end images with excellent quality.

The Noun Project

A handy database of over 120,000 free icons licensed under the CC 3.0 license. The website allows you to use and share your own icons with the community.

Video Pexels

The free photo giant Pexels has recently launched its own free video library. Pexel’s videos collection is one of the largest video collections on the Web and features some of the best video files you can find online and use without attribution.

Pixlr Editor

Looks like Photoshop, feels like Photoshop. The only difference is that it’s online tool and absolutely free.

Inspiration Grid

Divided into twenty design categories, the inspiration grid presents a beautiful hand-picked collection of art projects from a wide range of design branches.

Pixelbuddha

The freebies on Pixelbuddha range from icons and animations to sketches, effects, and textures. They also have a section of tutorials and interviews to keep you up to date on the latest design trends.