Just because you’re doing graphic design doesn’t mean you have to pay for every resource or asset that you use. In fact, you could do an entire client’s order for absolutely free. It might not be as good as it would be as using paid resources, but there’s a reason those assets are paid for. However, “free” doesn’t necessarily have to mean low-quality. You also shouldn’t find paid resources for free from those shady websites, unless you also want free viruses. Let’s take a look at the top 10 websites for free graphic design resources where you can find high-quality assets.
10. Ouch Pics
Fortunately for some, this is not a website where you’ll find painful pictures of injuries. Unfortunately for others, this is not a website where you’ll find painful pictures of injuries. No, Ouch Pics is simply where you can grab free vector illustrations for your project.
If you’re looking for animated icons, then look no further than Animaticons. No, it’s not the weird animated icons you used for the 1990s GeoCities or Angel Fire websites, they’re absolutely modern and ready for project use.
It might sound like a high-class French name from a prestigious family who came to America to raise bees, but it’s also another free font website.
The name might imply someone just added an extra R to the word “Cover” but that’s exactly what it is. Fortunately, it also has free stock videos you can use for any graphic design project.
If you’re not finding what you want on Coverr, then you could also try Videvo, they have some free videos mixed with paid ones on their site. There’s one of candy dropping into a bowl from a greater height while most of it spills out. What a waste.
If you’re looking for a stripped-down version of photoshop, then check out Canva. Of course, with their free version, you’re only going to be able to do very basic things, but for the low cost of “free”, you have a surprising number of tools.
Graphic designers can rejoice with another free program that keeps you from dropping hundreds on Photoshop. Though, those who were looking for the BDSM definition of a GIMP should probably look elsewhere.
No, this isn’t a typo of the word “Gravity”, though we wonder why omitting a letter from words somehow makes something a name, but we won’t judge. Anyway, hooray free vector design.
Man, if you thought ommitting a letter was annoying, let me introduce you to adding one. You can come on to Dribbble, with an extra “b” for some reason, and get ideas for your own project. It’s a great free resource to look at other people’s stuff.