Starting a social media presence or website can be difficult when you’re on a shoe-strong budget. Luckily, there is a plethora of free (yes — free!) resources that can help you create a great presence without breaking the bank.
These are just a few of our favorites, but feel free to do some digging on your own to see what else is out there. You’ll be surprised at how much you can discover with a search bar!
Finding that perfect background photo (the “hero” photo) for your website can be tricky. You need to have just the right amount of white space without being boring. Combine this challenge with the fact that the photo needs to be high quality (and you might not have an awesome camera) and you’ve found yourself in a pickle. Luckily, LandingStock has plenty of potential images to make your website stand out from the rest. Peruse through their free library and find the perfect photo.
We’re officially living in the future. You can design your own human. Humaans is a place where you can find free modular, vector illustrations of humans that you can mix and match to fit your brand. Play around with their many features to create you own design.
Befonts is a great resource if you’re in the market for a new font. They offer script, display and symbol fonts in a variety of styles. We all know the perfect font has the power to communicate a lot of personality. By finding the perfect font for your brand, you can achieve an overall aesthetic that’ll resonate with your audience. Rummage through the fonts on this website to find your perfect fit.
Noun Project has free icons for everything — literally. This super easy to use resource is your library for almost any image you can think of. Plus, its search tool is so basic, you’ll know exactly what to do once you arrive at this site. These icons can be used for anything creative. Social media posts? Email signatures? Website design? You name it, Noun Project has an image for it.
While Creative Market might not have free resources directly on their site, they do send out free design assets once a week through their Monday e-newsletter. They deliver a variety of tools like templates, fonts, and images. It’s a great resource for the savvier designer who might need some fresh ideas to start their week. The best part? All of their e-newsletter content is free, so you can play around with different styles and try incorporating different aesthetics into your brand’s look.