Here’s a list of Free resources we built for graphic artists that someone suggested I post in 2015 on this blog:
The best free graphic design software – From Creative Bloq
29 Free Online Design Tools for Creating Stunning Visual Content for the Web – From 11/19/15- Google Fonts are useful.
25 Design Freebies Websites Every Designer Should Know – from 10/3/16 – resources like Pixel Buddha & GraphicsFuel.
Our 10 Fav (& Free!) Design Tools From Around the Web – From 4/20/16, from WIX. Covers resources for Logos, Icons, Image Editors, Infographics, and Presentations.
- Free Font Utopia – From Font Squirrel.
- The 100 Best Free Fonts for Designers – From 5/4/17.
- A Curated Collection of the 40 Best Google Fonts – From 5/4/17.
- 101 Essential Free Fonts for Web Designers – From 5/5/14.
- Free web fonts ideas – From Pinterest.
- 15 Best Web Safe Fonts – That Work With HTML & CSS – From 5/8/17.
- The 41 greatest free web fonts – From 12/8/16.
Free vector icons
A good place to find free vector graphics is Vecteezy. There were a lot of free user avatar person icons available.
The Iconmonstr service also has a lot of person icons that could be used as user avatars in a web application. Icons are downloadable in five different formats (svg, eps, psd, png, font) and also embedable. The icons can used in non-commercial and commercial projects, services or products without attribution, you are just not allowed to resell them.
Royalty free stock photo resources
Some good royalty free stock photo resources include Pexels and Pixabay.
The ODEE team at Ohio State uses the Unsplash, another royalty free stock photo site.
For instructors and educators he Canvas LMS has the ability to find free stock photos on Flickr. There is a Free Stock Image Flickr channel. There is also a way to view stock photos of Flckr tagged ‘free’.