Free Design Resources are amazing – but there’s a lot of them out there. I decided to round-up 10 of the best places to find free goods that post regularly, and only feature high quality goods. Happy bookmarking!
Creative Market: FGOTW
Free Goods of the Week by Creative Market is where we hand-pick goods to be made available for free. 3 New items added every Monday, these goods are only free for 7 days before they return to full price.
Agile Designers is a fantastic resource for finding all sorts of design/development related goodies, both free and premium. You can use the sort feature to only show the free goods. Everything on Agile Designers is neatly organised, user submitted and hand-picked.
GraphicBurger have incredible taste (pun intended) when it comes to free design goods. These guys do an amazing job of rounding up the very best design resources from all over the web, and their site is super quick!
FreeVectorMaps might sound like a strange choice, but I can’t tell you how many times I’ve needed quality maps when doing design work. These maps are beautiful, plus they release new maps all the time.
Pixeden are a Premium design resources company, but they release a lot of high quality design freebies too. Everything from Icons, UI Kits, Mockups and text effects to buttons and free PSD’s.
Psddd is a very well designed site that makes it easy to search and find specific freebies that originate from Dribbble. Browse by category or just search for exactly what you’re looking for. Lots of great finds here!
Dribbble Freebies. There’s a lot of sites out there that feature Dribbble freebies and make them searchable, but sometimes I like to use the “freebies” tag on Dribbble to view the very latest freebies from the Dribbble community. Usually a good number of items posted daily too.
PremiumPixels by Orman Clark is probably the best example of a site for design resources. In my opinion this is where you’ll find the best quality freebies, especially those created by Orman himself.
IconFinder is quite simply the best destination for free (and paid) icons. The team has put in a lot of work in evolving the site into what we see today. Browse thousands of icon sets, or search icons individually.
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— Liam McKay (@liammckay) October 28, 2013
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Saying Thank You
Anything that is free is good – sure. But it’s important that we give credit and attention to people who go out of their way to put together truly quality goods. If you download something for free, and you know who made it, just send them a quick little thank you message (or tweet) – I promise you it makes a huge difference.