Must Have Resources for Freelance Graphic Designers

Daily, the freelance graphic designers have the need of different essential resources for their work, but they usually look for free resources that help to save some money.

These resources ranging from vector stocks to fonts databases, this time we have decided to share with you  a list of useful sites of resources.




Sometimes you’ll need to create a last-minute design or simply find a vector element and save a bit of  time by avoiding creating it from scratch. Here are two very good sites in which you can find a lot of free vectors including backgrounds, ornaments, banners templates, elements for infographics and much more.


1001 Free Downloads.

Here you can find thousands of attractive free graphic vectors for designers, many of them are exclusive and all are free for commercial use.




Full of more than 10,000 vector images, this site is a really useful alternative to searching free and quality vectors for your projects either for personal or business projects. Freepik also features a lot of exclusive vectors, that’s a good reason for always have a look in this one.



Patterns and Textures.

Both of these are important for improving our designs, whether this for print, digital or web design, I share with you these sites with different kinds of patterns and textures of all types, shapes, and colors.


The Pattern Library.

If you are looking for patterns for web design, this amazing site is for you. You’ll find beautiful patterns full of colors and totally for free download.



Subtle Patterns.

A high-quality resource of sober texture patterns for free use that contain plenty of files.




Texture Palace.

Do you need realistic textures? Well, today is your lucky day, this site provides us of a lot of high-quality realistic textures including wood, metallic, textile, nature and more categories.




These are necessary for establishing a better, intuitive and effective visual communication.  There are some free icons databases with hundreds of flat and simple vector icons of all the types like these below.


Flat Icon.

Flat trend in graphic and web design is still valid, this site is so amazing that we not only find flat icons but also allow us to convert the icon sets in fonts.

Also they offer an awesome plugin for Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects with which we can use for search icons without leaving your working environment.



The Noun Project.

In this site, you can find thousands of different icons for download either in PNG or SVG format, new icons are added every day and every icon is totally free.




Surely, you’ve needed icons for social media, well in this site you will found that and much more, perhaps a lot of icon packs are for purchase also we can found many which are not, I mean those are for free download.




Choosing the right font it often becomes a very hard decision, especially when you have a big range of options, however, these options will be reduced when you are looking a free but high-quality font, it’s when you will need to know some great sites to download it.


Font Squirrel.

I can say this site is totally my favourite for search free high-quality fonts of all the kinds well classified facilitating to search and navigate the site. An incredible bonus of this site is that have a great and useful webfonts generator enabling us to convert any TTF or OTF font in WOFF2, EOT or SVG font for use in a website.



Google Fonts.

A database with a good amount of free different high-quality webfonts that help us even with the integration of these in our CSS code. A really good option for web designers.



Lost Type.

A pay-what-you-want type foundry with a really amazing collection of stylized and beautiful fonts which you want them all. If you wonder if you can put $0 in the amount box, the answer is yes, you can. Of course, only for personal use. If you want to use it for a commercial purpose you are morally obligated to buy them for the right price and support your fellow type designer.




Last but not least are the photos, a very important resource for providing to the design a gorgeous touch. For this topic, I will suggest you our previous article about 10 best free stock photos websites in which you can find a compilation of the best sites for free download of high-quality photos.





Seph Brand

Seph Brand

My name is Seph Brand, I´m a Freelance Graphic Designer from El Salvador specialized in branding design, hand-lettering and social media. Hire me for a job or visit my portfolio:

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