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5 FREE Resources Every Designers Should Know About

Not so long ago, new businesses, designers, and agencies had to pay large sums of money to get their hands on high quality design resources. Then came the internet.

These resources are great for when you are just starting out or looking for inspiration, we encourage everyone to support the designers, photographers, and artists financially when you can. Alright, let’s jump in and check out 5 FREE resources that every designer should know about. 


Shapefest offers an AMAZING library of free 3D icons, ranging from geometric shapes to models of products. UI designers – rejoice! Their collection is massive, too, featuring over 160,000 free high resolution PNG images and shapes. Dive in and let us know what you think!

Why we Love Shapefest

Texture Fabrik

With flat design being so popular online nowadays, texture gives designers an opportunity to really stand out from the competition. Texture Fabrik offers an eclectic assortment of images, patterns and textures for a wide variety of use cases. Categories

Why We Love Texture Fabrik

Smithsonian Archives

Nonprofits and government organizations are hidden gems when it comes to finding design resources and inspiration. Smithsonian Archives, for example, offers a seemingly endless treasure trove of resources to dig through. They are constantly adding new content – although we doubt you will ever get bored since they have over 3 million (you read that right) FREE 2D and 3D digital assets to choose from. #SmithsonianOpenAccess – we thank you. 

We should also note that NASA’s gallery is also open for the public to use. A universe of free images – right at your fingertips. 

Why We Love Smithsonian Archives

smithsonian open access homepage


Rawpixel’s large collection of free design resources can help you keep the creative juices flowing without having to worry about copyright infringement or paying exorbitant fees for usage rights. They also offer beautiful, high quality designs at affordable prices for Premium users, because  – while we love free things –  we also encourage supporting designers financially whenever possible. 

Why We Love Rawpixel

rawpixel design resource homepage

Kern Club

Finding the right typeface can make all of the difference. While not everything on Kern Club is free, there are still plenty of free and affordable fonts to choose from. Whether you are looking for the perfect font or something to inspire you, Kern Club is a great place to start. 

Why We Kern Club

kern club type faces homepage

Now, We Want to Hear From You!

Which of these resources have you used before or plan on using after reading about them? Are there any free resources you use that should be on the list? Let us know in the comments below or tag @DoloDigital on Instagram using #FreeDesignResources. Till next time!

Ben Toub

Ben Toub

Motion Designer

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