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So You Want to Design Some Stuff?
Whether you’re just dabbling in design — new to it and wanting to make some of your own freebies — or you’re a seasoned pro with an arsenal of your own, I think you’ll find some great resources here to help take your designs to the next level.
One of the best one-stop shops I’ve found for design goodies is Creative Market. While there are freebies on the site (go ahead, snoop around), there are also often bundles where you can get hundreds of design tools for less than $30. I’m talking fonts, graphics, brushes, mockups, photos — the whole enchilada. So do sign up with them and get emails so you can stay on top of the best deals.
I’m also a huge fan of The Hungry JPEG. The monthly font/design bundles are simply amazing (plus there are lots of freebies).
Sites to Bookmark
Here are some of the links that have helped make my life easier.
Bookmark and check back often because I’ll keep updating this page as more (mostly free) resources come along!
PATTERNS & TEXTURES
Note: Most free fonts are available for personal use only. Double check the license before using a font in a commercial project.
- My Favorite Everyday Fonts
- 14 Free Handwritten Fonts that Are Easy on the Eyes
- My Pinterest font board
- FontSquirrel — Free for commercial use
- Free Goodies for Designers
- LostType — Pay what you want for personal use
- 100 Free Fonts — curated by Canva
- Wordmark — Loads the fonts you have on your computer to help you choose a font for your particular phrase/word
- Creative Booster
Design Whiz Kit
So you want to design something but aren’t sure where to start or which tools to use? I have you covered with this guide, aka Top 10 Design Tools I Use Daily.