As a designer I am constantly trying to speed up my workflow. Whether it be with a photoshop action to make photo editing easier, or by making photoshop brushes to save time when using textures I always look for a faster way. Another great way to speed up time, is by utilizing free design resources. Free design resources can be anything. From textures, to mockups, to wireframes, the freebies are literally endless.
Another awesome thing is, freebies aren't all that hard to find. Lately I have seen a lot of freebie sites popping up and some offer their own freebies, while others compile freebies from other sites. Either way it is perfect for you to speed up you design process. So, without further ado, here are the top 15 places to find free design resources.
Premium pixels is a fantastic freebie hub. I have been using it faithfully for maybe 2 full years and not once have their resources let me down. From web patterns to ui kits, every resource they have is top notch!
Bittbox is a great site for finding the best textures and brushes. They take the cake with some of the best packs all for free. It is perfect if you need to find a specific type of texture.
Pixeden has impressed me a lot lately, and I think it will impress you too. My favorite resource type from them are their mock-ups. They have a great collection of laptop, tablet, phone, and computer mockups, along with poster, flyer, and business card mockups as well. This is the perfect place to find a good presentation resource for your designs.
In case you haven't guessed it already, brusheezy is the place for brushes. They literally have every type of brush you could ever need. I sometimes wonder what it was like before I discovered this site.
SubtlePatterns has become the best place for web designers to get clean patterns. They have a great selection of pixel patterns, both dark and light, and they are of only the highest quality.
Freebies Booth is a great place to get web design resources. They have an awesome collection of mini UI widgets, app icons, and other user interface resources.
Iconfinder is a little bit different from the other sites thus far, in the sense that it is basically a search engine. It is perfect for finding the exact icon you need though! I have been using it for a few years and it always leads me to the right icon for the project.
GraphicHive is a great place to get any resource you need. This is a good place to search for something more obscure. With over 2000 pages of freebiesyou're bound to find something you could use!
365psd is a great place to download a new freebie every day of the year. They have an amazing amount of UI kits and icons!
DesignMoo is an epic place to find freebies. From ui to icons to backgrounds, they have a great collection.
FlyerHeroes is mainly for print designers. So if you are looking for free flyer design resources, you have come to the best place on the web. With a new free flyer every Friday, along with a bunch of other flyer design resources this is the best site to go! They also just got a sexy new website design, so it's worth checking out for that at the least. :)
Designdeck is a great site to find the perfect freebie for the job. They have resources for mocking up clothing as well which makes it extra awesome.
Vecteezy is an incredible place to find vector freebies. Similar to their sister site, brusheezy, at vecteezy you can download all the best vector templates for free!
Freebbble is a different kind of freebie site. Rather than have it's own freebies. It compiles all of the absolute best freebies from dribbble and showcases them for you to easily find and download. Great idea, right?
Similar to the previous site, psddd is a great place to find free resources posted on dribbble. With an easy to use category finder, how could you not test this site out?
Updates (more sites!)
I completely forgot about this site at first, thanks to Davey Hueser for the comment, and pointing it out. Pixelb.in is a great place for every template you need. Oh, and they also have cool coded resources for all you developers out there!
17. Blaz Robar
Another site that completely slipped my mind, was blazrobar. It is my go to place to find design resources, especially full website psd's. He has a great collection of website templates their!
I was just emailed to feature another site. I am so glad I was emailed. This site is actually incredible. SickPSD is the home of some beautiful layer styles and a few fonts for flyer designers. Need a new layer style for your project, look no further!
There are a ton of great places to find resources for design on the web. If we forgot to mention yours, please don't hesitate to comment below and we will try to add it! Also keep in mind we have a great collection of freebies on this site as well, check out our wallpapers section for some of these. Happy Designing!