50+ Free resources to make you a Pro Designer
Being a beginner in the UX design field can be quite overwhelming. You may be taking a course, attending a boot camp or relying on YouTube (like me) but sometimes that is not enough. As you are learning you cant wait for your designs to be like those of the pros you admire.
You may have several concerns. Where do I get great images? I need different types of icons. I’m tired of using the same font. I need to spice up my designs with illustrations. I’ve done my work now but now Ineed to present it like a pro. I thus put together a list of sites I use to get resources.
Unsplash -Free images & pictures
Pexels -The best free stock photos & videos shared by talented creators
Nappy -Beautiful photos of Black and Brown people, for free.
Pixabay -Stunning free images & royalty free stock
Free images -Find free stock images, ready for your projects
Bantu photos -find thousands of authentic African images
Adobe Fonts— All fonts are included with your Creative Cloud subscription.
Google Fonts — All fonts are released under open source licenses. You can use them in any non-commercial or commercial project.
Free typography — free downloadable fonts
Dafont — Free fonts to download.
1001 free fonts — Download 10,000 fonts with one click for $19.95. Licensed for personal and commercial use. Instant access to 10,000 fonts.
Type-scale — font sizes and ratio calculator
Emotype — get font suggestions according to a specific emotion
Coolors — The super fast color schemes generator
Color tool — Material design tool used to create and share color palettes for your UI, and measure the accessibility of any color combination.
Color dot — web app where you scroll on page to view and save color. Scroll horizontally and vertically to change hue and lightness.
Site palette — extension that allows you to extract colors used from any website. Available for chrome, safari and firefox browsers.
Color safe — is a web-based tool that allows designers to generate color palettes based on WCAG standards for contrast ratio
Maketintsandshades.com — tint and shade generator
Color.review — color contrast tool
Drawkit — Hand-drawn vector illustration and icon resources, perfect for your next project.
Vecteezy — 650,000+ vectors files
Humaaans.com — Create your own remix. Change the hairdos, tops, and pants and position of elements.
Storyset — free customizable illustrations for your next project
Black illustrations -illustrations of Black people for your next digital project
Illlustrations.co — Open source illustrations kit
Mokup frames — Create amazing Dribbble-ready GIFs or videos in one click.
UImock — template mockup designs for web and mobile designs