Can't afford to hire a designer yet? No problem! Can't afford to pay for fancy design tools either? All good! I've built hundreds of presentations, websites, and products without paying a dime. Even this website was built completely using design elements from this list. So search away and don't pay!
Accent = one of my favourites.
Colour Palette Pickers
Slides, Charts, Infographics
Graphics & Illustrations
TypeGenius: Find the perfect font combo for your next project. Font pairing generator.
Font Squirrel: The mother of all font websites. 100% free commercial use fonts.
FontFaceNinja: Browser extension to find the web fonts a site uses.
Free Goodies For Designers: A set of custom-made fonts with a unique style, free for commercial use.
Google Fonts: Library of 800 licensed fonts. Free to use, open-source & optimised for the web.
FontFabric: Collection of quality fonts, site contains 90 free fonts for personal and commercial use.
Beautiful Web Type: Best typefaces from the Google web fonts directory.
DaFont: Archive of free fully downloadable fonts.
MediaLoot: Presents a good set of unique fonts to add to your design resource bookmarks.
1001 Free Fonts: wide selection of free fonts to make websites user-friendly and visually appealing.
Adobe Edge Fonts: Powered by Adobe Typekit, free & easy to get started with web fonts.
Font-to-width: This source contains fit pieces of texts that are neatly within their containers
FontPark: The web’s largest archive of free fonts for commercial and noncommercial applications.
Fontello: Icon fonts generator. Generates icon font packs.
Flat Icon: This is a search engine for 16000+ glyph vector icons
Material Design Icons: Offers 750 open-source glyphs by Google that are free.
Font Awesome: The best resource for iconic font and CSS toolkit.
Glyphsearch: This is meant to help you search for icons from other icon databases.
MakeAppIcon: With just a simple click, you can already have app icons of all icons.
Endless Icons: Offers free flat icons and other creative stuff.
Ico Moon: This is an icon generator that can generate 4000+ free vector icons.
The Noun Project: Thousands of glyph icons from different artists.
Perfect Icons: A perfect tool for social icon creation.
Icon Finder: Offers a set of 171 social icons free for commercial use
Pexels: Many free photos in one place plus 10 new free stock photos every day.
All The Free Stock: Free stock images, icons, and videos.
Stock Up: Search over 9,000 photos from 26 different websites, all in one place.
Unsplash: Free (do whatever you want) high-resolution photos.
Splashbase: Search & discover free, hi-res photos & videos.
Startup Stock Photos: Everything you need to create a great startup design.
Little Visuals: 7 hi-res images in your inbox every 7 days.
Splitshire: Great library of artsy stock photos & videos.
New Old Stock: Vintage photos from the public archives.
Picjumbo: Great image database with lots of different images from a list of categories.
Life of Pix: Free high-resolution photos, share freely.
Gratisography: Free high-resolution photos for personal & commercial use.
Jay Mantri: Free pics of outdoor, landscape & cityscapes. Do anything (CC0). Make magic.
Travel Coffee Book: Sharing beautiful travel moments.
Designers Pics: Free photographs of everyday objects for personal & commercial use.
Death to Stock: Artist Owned Co-op, authentic stock photos and videos, sent every month.
Super Famous: Photos by Dutch interaction designer Folkert Gorter.
Picography: Free hi-resolution photos.
Pixabay: 2m+ free images & royalty free stock
Free Food Photos: A mouth-watering collection of food photography, CC 3.0 license
Snapographic: Free stock photos for personal & commercial use.
Cupcake: Free, high-res photos. A photographer’s treat by Jonas Nilsson Lee.
ISO Republic: High-quality, free photos for creatives.
Kaboompics: The best way to get free photos.
0 to 255: A simple tool that helps web designers find variations of any colour.
Adobe Colour: A cool colour wheel, themes, and palette planner free from Adobe
Adaptive Backgrounds: Extract dominant colours from images.
Brand Colors: Colours used by famous brands.
Bootflat: Perfect colours for flat designs. Flat colour picker.
Colour Lovers: Create & share colours, palettes, and patterns.
Coolors: Super fast colour schemes generator for cool designers.
Colorful Gradients: Gradients automatically created by a computer.
Flat UI Colors: A must-download for the believers of the flat design. Beautiful flat colours.
Get UI Colors: Get awesome UI colours.
Hex Colorrrs: Hex to RGB converter.
Material UI Colors: Material ui color palette for Android, Web & iOS.
Material Palette: Generate and export the colour palette of your material design.
New Flat UI Color Picker: Best flat colours for UI design.
Paletton: Start with any colour and get a palette based on different patterns.
Palette Creator: For web designers to create a colour palette extracted from any image.
Skala Color: An extraordinary colour picker for designers and developers.
SchemeColor: Many free colour schemes to choose from & search.
Canva: Amazingly simple graphic design for anyone.
ChartGo: Easy-to-create basic bar, line and pie charts for use in blogs and infographics
Infographia: Technically not free but $49 lifetime access to 1500+ templates
Piktochart: Infographic maker with over 280 editable infographic templates
Slidesgo: Free Google Slides & Powerpoint templates
SlidesCarnival: More free Google Slides & Powerpoint templates
Visme: 500+ infographics design templates
Mack the Moose is a character I made up. He is here to help startup founders with great (and mostly free) resources & tools. I haven't trademarked it. The logo was downloaded from a free site (see design resources). I do this in my spare time, so feedback is greatly appreciated, but any complaints may be sent to Scott Morrison @ Parliament Dr, Canberra ACT 2600.
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