Essential and free design resources 2017

Today’s designers always need to stock up on graphics, stock photography, fonts and other useful tools to successfully get their work done.

To help you out we have put together this fresh list of essential resources for graphic designers – and they won’t cost you a penny.

Free Graphic Resources and Stock Photography


Pixabay not only includes really high-quality photos, but also vectors and illustrations. The submitted pictures are curated by the site admins, so you can be sure that the quality is high.


StockSnap has a nice collection of really high-quality photos. All photos on StockSnap fall under the Creative Commons CC0 license.


Unsplash is a collection of free high-resolution photos and has arguably become the best source for stock images.

Pixel Buddha

Pixel Buddha offers lot of freebies, including icons, templates and vectors, along with some high quality fonts.

Endless Icons

Doing exactly what it says on the tin, Endless Icons brings you a wealth of free icons to suit your design projects.

Noun Project

Millions use Noun Project to access new icons added daily by its creative community. A free membership is available, giving you access to over 100,000 icons of various themes.

Little Visuals

Little Visuals is a simple, free resource where you can sign up to get seven high-res images zipped to your inbox every Thursday.


Gratisography provides free high-resolution pictures you can use for both your personal and commercial projects.


Need a moving image instead? Check out Mazwai – a website with lots of free videos that you can access for free.

Free Typography Resources

Font Squirrel

Font Squirrel is a very popular font websites, bringing you hundreds of free typefaces that you can use across all your commercial work.


Created with the purpose of gathering together the best typography resources, Typewolf makes finding the perfect font super easy.

Free Typography

There are a lot of fonts to choose from on Free Typography, whether you’re searching for something simple or a more unique typeface. The website also invites you to submit your own font, which is a good way to build up your portfolio.

Open Foundry

Open Foundry is a new platform for open-source fonts in a noise-free environment; to highlight their beauty and encourage further exploration.

Free Web Design Resources

Fly Pixel

Fly Pixel has hundreds of user interface, template and icon resources, available for free.


The WebdesignerDepot covers popular web design trends, with tutorials and free stuff.


Fribbble is a website for curated design freebies from the biggest online design community called Dribbble.

Sketchapp TV

Sketchapp TV provides all kind of Sketch design resources for designers. You can choose from free and premium UI and UX resources.

Sketch Repo

Sketch Repo is a freebies website for all designers using Sketch.