Patterns and Textures

CreativeBloq/Free Textures
Struggling to find great free textures? Here are 40 hi-resolution, high-quality images to use in your projects.

Subtle Patterns
Subtle Patterns is a collection of 57 high quality design patterns for you to use freely. New patterns added weekly.



High Quality Free Photos

Stock Photos That Don’t Suck


Various Resources

Inspiration Hut
We travel the digital globe searching for the most useful creative downloads for our readers to enjoy and compile them here, in one manageable place. Enjoy our collection; be sure to credit when required.

Mighty Deals 
Offers free and exclusive deals for web designers

Agile Designers
1434 best resources for designers and developers. Stop wasting your time hunting for resources! Discover the best resources sorted by popularity. Save your favorites and organize them.

How Design
Design Downloads: Free Designer Download Resources
Don’t miss this chance to download special HOW Magazine features, bonus graphic design downloads and compilations of design magazine articles. Gain access to this exclusive content—available only to members. Most are free graphic design downloads, while the rest are available for purchase at

Design Moo
Designmoo is a community for discovering and sharing free PSDs, vectors, textures, patterns, fonts, and more.

365 PSD
365psd was started by Jonno Riekwel who decided he wasn’t going to let his creative work die after being rejected by clients. Instead of sending these files to the virtual basement to be forgotten, he decided to rally with other designers to share these beautiful PSDs with the world. Jonno’s goal was to release a free PSD every day for a whole year.

Premium Pixels
Premium Pixels is a bunch of free design resources & tutorials created by Orman Clark. Don’t worry, shameless freeloading is encouraged, feel free to use and abuse at will.

Freebies Booth
Best place to get free PSD resources

Graphic Monkee
Nathan Brown has been working as a freelancer for 13+ years and shares some freebies

Spoon Graphics
Chris Spooner’s design blog and digital playground where he produces content to help other designers by sharing tips, resources and inspiration.

Check out BittBox gallery of free resources

Founded in March 2010, Inspirationfeed provides useful information about design, business, self development, entrepreneurship, inspiration, tutorials, and other web related topics.

The MonsterPost is a daily-updated collective design blog and community. For more than 10 years we’ve been reporting on every aspect of the industry – providing news, running design reviews, giving the up-to-the-minute development tools, uncovering stories from renowned names and talented newcomers.



Extra Vectors is a fast growing gallery of free vector graphics and design resources. Most of vector art published on this website is free to download. Their collection of free vectors download is growing rapidly, so don’t forget to subscribe and check it regularly!


FreePSDFlyer is the place to go for downloading the best free psd flyer templates of the web. Their main concept is to provide only the best free PSD flyer templates and offer flyer designers a central place to promote their freebies and free flyer designs.


Photo-sharing website Pinterest has images on every subject you can possibly think of. And digital art is a popular one. Use the site’s keyword search and watch your screen fill up with beautiful examples of the discipline. Then simply click the image for a larger version and to view the original source.


NY Tech Meetup
Founded in 2004, NY Tech Meetup is the largest meetup group in the world and a non-profit organization representing professionals from all parts of the New York technology community.



Kuler is the go-to source for all things color related. Whether you’re trying to determine complimentary colors for an existing pallet or starting completely from scratch, Adobe’s Kuler will be your saving grace. Just by moving the dots around the color wheel you’re able to select a wide range of complimentary, analogous, triad, shades, or custom colors, and Kuler will give you the RGB and HEX codes so you can go back to creating your masterpiece.



The Noun Project
The Noun Project is an excellent resource for iconography. The creators position themselves as global translators, helping people from all over the world communicate with one another. Their site is extremely helpful for those designers looking for icon inspiration or for high quality stock icons. If you are an icon designer, you can also upload your own icons for sale.

High Quality Infographic Templates
We thought you might be looking for some global perspective infographics and we want to share the sets that will fit your needs perfectly. Here are 3 free packs that were created exclusively for you by Freepik, the search engine for graphic and web designers.


The Design Encyclopedia
The Design Encyclopeida is an extensive online resource for reference material about design. Whether you’re looking for modern inspiration, applications, or historical information on the people behind iconic designs, The Design Encyclopedia is your bible.

Information Aesthetics
Designed and maintained by Andrew Vande Moere, an Associate Professor at KU Leuven University in Belgium, Information Aesthetics is an information designer’s fantasy. Vande Moere curates his site with the best infographics around, offering many sources of inspiration for your next data viz piece. In addition to the blog, Information Aesthetics also boasts a shop complete with necessary reading (think Tufte and DataFlow) for information designers.

Revisions! Revisions!
Although it’s next to impossible to eliminate revisions entirely, there are measures you can take to streamline the process. Here are a few tips to improve your workflow, save your budget, and get your text fit to print.



Skillshare gets the masters, like Jessica Hische, Seth Godin, Brad Woodward, Jack Zerby, and Tal Safran, to teach everyday people like us about everything from calligraphy to coding (and then some). With classes running as cheaply as $20, there’s no excuse for not knowing how to design your own website or create your own typeface.

Adobe Creative Cloud TV: Designers
This entertaining and informative series includes candid conversations with Adobe executives, insight from product experts, and the latest information on innovative products from Adobe.

BRIC Arts Media 
Do you have a great product, message, or program that you want to tell the world about? These two workshops provide a general overview of marketing practices and strategies that can help you take your project to the next level.|
Measurement & Metrics: 3 hours | Cost: $10 | Limited to 12 students | Pre-Requisite: None
Classes typically open the first of the month previous to the start date.
This workshop will show you how to use free programs to measure who is visiting your blog and websites, explain common terms used to evaluate marketing metrics and introduce you to best practices to give your stats a boost.
Start a Marketing Campaign: 3 hours | Cost: $10 | Limited to 12 students | Pre-Requisite: None
Classes typically open the first of the month previous to the start date.

Open Culture
Get 1000 free online courses from the world’s leading universities –  Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, Oxford and more. You can download these audio & video courses (often from iTunes, YouTube, or university web sites) straight to your computer or mp3 player. Over 30,000 hours of free audio & video lectures, await you now.



Typeify is an extremely clever typography site. By allowing users to set geo-locations for their type findings, the site is creating a virtual map of typography, tracing uses and commonality all across the globe. Typography is heavily connected to culture and location, and with Typeify, users are able to see where certain type styles and typefaces are more popular, allowing them to make global connections.



Stock Logos


Digital Arts
Digital Arts is a UK-based magazine with print and online channels. The magazine focuses on all things digital and creative, such as graphic design, 3D, animation, video, effects, Web design, and interactive design. Not only is the site a great source for news and articles, but it also has an excellent tutorial section that gives designers lessons on many topics like 3D printing, Illustrator, Photoshop, and After Effects, as well as many other kinds of software and useful techniques.

Creative Bloq Tutorials
100 amazing Adobe Illustrator tutorials, covering everything from retro graphics to logo design.

Tuts Plus
Tutorials, inspiration and videos to help you learn. Updated daily.


Fonts 2 U

Font Palace


Web Design

Web Designer Depot


3D Design
CGTrader models are used by game developers, news agencies, architects, visual effects studios, advertisers, and creative professionals around the world. Whether you’re a 3D artist or not, you’ve probably seen these models hundreds of times and didn’t know it!



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