Designers can benefit from having easy access to useful resources, whether it’s the last piece to a puzzle that must be completed by a deadline or an asset that saves time.
It can be so easy to know where the best resources are. Sometimes, we find new tools that make our lives easier. This roundup will cover five areas and give you a list of resources sites.
This is a great resource for stock images that look natural and realistic. Unsplash recently added tags to make the library searchable. These photos are licensed under the “Credit Commons Zero license.”
Every week, Death to the Stock Photo sends you a new set of stock photos. These stock photos are very natural-looking, and you can upgrade to the full library with bonus packs.
Graphic burger offers some amazing print mockups and UI elements. This is a great resource if you want to mock up your design to show it in context quickly. Here are a variety of mockups that you can download for free.
Pixeden can be used to create device mockups. However, they also provide a wealth of quality resources that you can download. An optional membership plan allows for access to premium resources. However, you can still get a great selection of freebies from this site.
A growing library of simple but effective icons. I love the simplicity of Iconmonstr’s icons. The icons all have the same style, making it easy to link up assets within a project.
This is a great source of iconography. There are many great icons available here. However, you should double-check the license before downloading anything. You can upload your icons to sell and get inspiration from the vastly extended icon library.
Because Sketch is flexible and geared to today’s digital design standards, it has been hugely popular. Sketch’s 100% vector graphic elements make it easy to update for different screen sizes. Although Sketch can take some getting used to, it is an excellent tool for interface designers.
Wunderlist is a great App that organizes work and personal projects. Wunderlist can be used as a to-do list. You can create lists, set reminders, and collaborate with your team.
Typekit is a subscription-based service that offers a large library of fonts. You don’t need to purchase individual licenses. Typekit gives you easy access to many typefaces. This makes adding great fonts to your website much easier.
Fontfabric is an independent font foundry that produces high-quality fonts. You can find many great free fonts that will serve you well. The Font Fabric library was launched in 2008 and is continuously growing, with new fonts being added regularly.