12 Free Graphic Design Resources

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Beautiful design is no longer for just the Graphic Designers. There are many free and cheap online resources out there, making it a breeze to create professional graphics and a strong brand identity yourself! Take the time and cost out of designing those lovely logos, websites and generally be inspired to make your own with some of our favourites. 

So let's run through our top free resources for Colours, Fonts and Logos. 

Colour

Firstly, colour tools have many helpful uses from picking out a strong colour palette to keeping up with trends! These sites also may help with product ideas..

colour palette with pastel colours

Pictaculous 

This is a great quick and easy tool to use, you can simply upload your image and they produce you a strong colour palette from it.

Colour Hunt

This site has a cute layout and they have some lovely colour schemes added daily, which you can simply click on.

Kuler 

It is a colour heaven! Scroll round the color wheel or browse through some lovely color combinations already paired up for you.

COLOURlovers 

Browse through colour trends, patterns and find some inspiration here. You can join in the community too and get involved. 

Font

Secondly, a list of typography websites. Whether you are looking for a standout font for your logo or simply to pair up some type for a project.

 image of the word Font in a purple colour

Font Squirrel

They have a great selection of free high-quality fonts you can download which are licensed for commercial work! Which is great, as some fonts can be pricey to own the right to use. Search through ‘what’s hot’ or something more specific like ‘Calligraphic’.  

Myfonts

While we are on the discussion of fonts... if you are looking for that particular special font and looking to purchase one this has a great resource to search through, you will also find some for free. Another go to about this site, is their ‘WhatTheFont!’ page. If you have seen a font you want to use but have no idea what it is called, search no further as you can simply upload the image and find out here!

DaFont 

I would also recommend checking out this site, here you can download some lovely free fonts. Be sure to check if you can use it for commercial purposes though.

Type Genius 

Type in the font you are using for a project and they find you the perfect font combination. 

Logos

Lastly, below are some links to help with designing that perfect logo to fit your brands identity! 

examples of Creates logo

Hipster Logo Generator 

Having trouble making a logo? Hipster Logo Generator is a free online service that has trendy design components that are already made - use the elements and tools to create your own unique design! Be sure to read the terms.

Logospire 

You can scroll down this website and find some lovely logo inspiration.  

Logoed 

Navigate or scroll through a long list of beautiful logos. Another great site to inspire you.

Read Andy's tips

Have a read through our blog post on how to design your own logo for some great advice.

 

We hope you enjoy the above and don’t forget to check out our free stock images blog for some more resources to help you Create!

And see our next blog post on some great tools for editing images and building content. Feel free to add some of your favourite resources below, we would love to hear what you are using.


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