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11 Great Graphic Design Resources

Stock Images

#1 Flickr – Creative Commons


A great source of free stock shots supplied by Flickr users. To access these images go to the section entitled “Flickr: Creative Commons” – here you will be able to browse all images with a creative commons license.



One of our favourite resources. Log on and sign up for access to millions of free stock images with everystockphoto…it really is as simple as that!

Textures and Patterns

#3 Texture king

texture king
Need a texture for a website, a menu or even a brochure layout? Then here’s your answer! TextureKing is a popular source of free stock imagery featuring textures and backgrounds. The site currently boasts several hundred textures in high resolution.

#4 Image*after

Just like textureking, image*after is a selection of free stock textures and background Images. Files are available for both personal and commercial use.

Brushes & Vectors

#5 Brushking

Drive yourself to distraction with the thousands of free Adobe photoshop brushes on Brushking. All are free so you can simply download whatever takes your fancy.



FreeVectors provides a valuable source of free vector graphics from hundreds of designers. The choice is impressive and all files are available for commercial use.


#7 Free icons web

Free Icons Web contains in excess of 16,000 free vector based design icons – perfect for all manner of graphic, print and website design applications. Some icons are also available in GIF format.


#8 dafont

dafont is probably the most popular resource on the web when it comes to all things font related. Fonts are categorised into groupings based on font style. All fonts are free and can be downloaded easily. It’s a file sharing site which allows font designers to upload new fonts which are available for commercial use.

#9 UrbanFonts

urbanfonts is similar to dafont in that is contains thousands of free to download fonts.

#10 Better Fonts


Better Fonts is yet another free font site with both an alphabetical listing and a categorised listing by font type/style.

File Transfers

#11 WeTransfer


We at Uppercase like the WeTransfer site above all the rest purely because it keeps it simple. There’s no sign up, just enter your email, followed by the email of the intended recipient and attach your file. There’s a 2GB allowance which is loads and that means that most users never need to sign up for the paid for premium service.

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