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5 useful (and free) resources for graphic design

There are tons of free graphic design resources out there that can help you become more creative. From stock images and fonts to icons and illustrations, the internet is full of them, but how do you know if you’re allowed to use them for commercial purposes? Or worse…that the creator never intended them to be free?

That’s why we’ve put together our top 5 useful and free resources that can help with your latest graphic design project, especially if your client’s budget is restricted, without the risk of ‘stealing’ content.

1. Pixabay


While we agree that original images are best, it’s not always possible; that’s why love Pixabay. It is a community of creatives, sharing copyright-free images and videos. This means you are safe to use them without asking permission or giving credit – even for commercial purposes.

2. Lukaszadam.com

Lukasz Adam

Lukasz Adam is an independent web designer who has produced high-quality vector art illustrations and icons that are available for free for both personal and commercial projects.

3. Font Squirrel

Font Squirrel

Font Squirrel is an extensive archive of free fonts that can be used for commercial purposes.

4. Mockup World

Mock Up World

Considered one of the biggest sources of free photorealistic mock-ups, it gives you access to free and easily customisable photo realistic PSDs so you can present your design projects to your clients.

5. Behance


Need some inspiration or got ‘designer’s block’? Head over to Adobe’s online design platform and you’ll be able to discover all sorts of design. You can even share your own.

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