Top 10 Websites For Free Graphic Design Resources

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. 

9. Animaticons

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.

8. Emotype

No, this is not a dating website for emo people. It’s a place you can get free fonts to use for your project. Although, a dating website for emo people sounds like a great idea.

7. DaFont

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. 

6. Coverr

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.

5. Videvo

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. 

4. Canva

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. 

3. Gimp

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. 

2. Gravit Designer

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. 

1. Dribbble

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.

Austin Terrill

Austin is the founder and CEO of Print Peppermint. He loves art, graphic design, printing, music, recording gear, synthesizers, and ice cream. He lives in Berlin with his wife and two children.