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We’re suckers for new design tools and spend far too long looking for assets to help add something fresh to our design work. We’ve scoured the interwebz and discovered the best 30 free design resources for 2019. Want to elevate your design work in 2019? This is a good place to start.

Best Free Icons

Notifications – Adobe XD Icon Set

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe XD

Developed by Burnt Toast Creative in partnership with Adobe XD, the 12 notification icons are simplistic. Playing on recognisable alerts and badges that are common to many of our lives, these icons will add fun to any design project.

Graphic Design & Freelance Icon Pack

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • EPS
  • SVGS
  • PNGS

InVision’s Inside Design produced this polished graphic design and freelance icon pack. All 20 icons are highly customisable and available in all file formats. We’re huge fans of the Invision ‘Inside Design’ blog. Definitely worth bookmarking.

Office Icon Pack

  • Adobe
  • Sketch

Crafted by Syntac, this slick Office Icons Pack includes 9 different icons such as printers and monitors in 4 different colour variations.

Star Wars Icon Pack

  • Adobe Illustrator

Beautifully created by Oleg Levin, this flat icon Star Wars pack incorporates 12 icons and features BB8, C-3PO and our favourite, R2D2. Keep these on hand for December 2019 when the final episode of the Star Wars saga hits our screens.

Linecons Pack

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • HTML/CSS
  • PDF
  • PNG
  • SVF

Linecons contains 48 fully scalable vector icons with professional looking outline styles, all of which are suitable for web and mobile interface designs.

Best Free UI Kits

Backpackr UI Kit

  • Abode XD

A free iOS UI kit made for Abode XD, Backpackr is a social networking slash travelling app prototype. With 50+ screens, Backpackr is fully customisable making the kit suitable for any project that requires a clean, modern feel.

Mail UI Kit

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Sketch

Mail is a free cross-platform UI kit that contains 26 categories, 320 UI elements and 78 templates all based around the idea of digital communication. A very sleek, modern and sophisticated design, Mail will keep you inspired all year!

Adidas Website Redesign Concept

  • Sketch

Available on Craftwork, this Adidas Website Redesign Concept is a clean and simplistic template that includes 4 product showcases, homepage and newsletter subscription.

Slides Resources

  • Sketch

Made by Design Modo, Slides (4) helps web designers craft beautiful websites and landing pages. Their huge Design Resources pack contains aesthetically pleasing and clean slides for sidebars, panels and pages, that will help speed up one’s workflow.

Helali

  • Adobe Photoshop

Helali is a PSD template for creatives and digital agencies. A simplistic design, the Helali template is bound to kickstart your inspiration.

Device Mockups

The Dreamer Bundle

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop

The Dreamer is one of the best mockup bundles we’ve ever come across and we’re not just talking about free ones either! Mixing together classy 2D and 3D objects, the Dreamer is going take your mockups game to the next level.

MacBook Pro Mockup

  • Adobe Photoshop

Inspired by the Apple website, this MacBook Pro mockup is next level! Unlike most mockups out there, this one shows the screen image’s reflection and highlight on the Mac.

iPhone X Long Scroll Mockup

  • Adobe Photoshop

This iPhone X mockup is perfect for long scroll interfaces and mobile landing pages. (Big shout out to LStore, they are responsible for some of the best mockups out there right now.)

OnePlus 6 Mockup

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe XD
  • Sketch

This flat OnePlus 6 mockup is fully editable and ready to be used whenever you are.

Isometric iPhone XS Mockup Vol 2

  • Adobe Photoshop

This isometric mockup presents the iPhone XS in all of its available colours. As with most mockups you can change the iPhone screen with ease thanks to smart layers.

Best Free Photos

Back in May, we covered the best 15 stock image sites. That was more than half a year ago and in the web world, anything more than a month ago is a long time ago. Here are another 5 free stock sites worthy of any ‘best of’ list.

Spilt Shire

An array of categories from Automotive, Blue Backgrounds, Interior to Wedding, Spilt Shire is a high-quality stock photo (and video) platform. With their growing collection of astounding free stock photos, Spilt Shire could come close to rivalling Unsplash by the end of 2019.

Reshot

Reshot provides handpicked, non-standard stock images that can be used for any project.  From mouth-watering images of desserts to beautiful atmospheric pictures, Reshot will have you scrolling through impressive photos for days.

Negative Space

Negative Space offers beautiful, high-resolution free stock images for personal or commercial use. Trust us, you’re going to want to use them!

Styled Stock

Often involving beauty, fashion and floral-related objects, Styled Stock is a free stock image site with a feminine touch. If you’re seeking a perfect picture for your blogging, beauty, crafts, design, fashion or food project, Styled Stock should be your go-to!

Stokpic

With a unique vibrancy to their photos, Stokpic provides free stock images under a number categories including Abstract, Animals, Landscape, People and Transport.

Best Fonts

Bobby Jones

Bobby Jones, a funky and fun Tom Chalky creation, oozes personality and will catch anyone’s attention.

Tuesday Night

Developed by Font Forestry, Tuesday Night is a super stylish signature script that’s perfect for anything from decorative prints to apparel, wedding invitations and much more!

Bebas Neue

Bebas Neue has been around for more than a decade and still the font is perfect for many headlines, captions and titling.

Alva

Perfect for eye-catching headlines and posters, Alva is an uber cool minimalist geometric font.

Awwwards Full Collection

Over the past couple of years, the team at Awwwards has compiled together this amazing selection of free typography. From Bondi to Optician to Labour Union, the collection has something unique for all of your digital projects!

Miscellaneous

Lists Design

Let’s be real – there’s only so many times that one can use Lorum Ipsum and names like Bob Smith in mockups. Lists helps take a prototype to the next level by providing real content that’s ready and waiting to populate your mocks.

Humaaans Illustrations

  • Sketch

During 2018, we saw illustrations become a major web design trend that will continue to grow and evolve in 2019. Humaaans is a brilliant collection of illustrations that can be mixed and matched to suit your design needs. On top of everything, all of the illustrations are free for commercial or personal use.

CodePen

CodePen is an open-source learning environment where developers can showcase their HTML, CSS and JavaScript creations. CodePen is constantly updated with new content that’s going to help you stay ahead of the digital design pack!

Huesnap

HueSnap provides countless colour palettes to inspire people all around the world. We love HueSnap but if you’re an indecisive person, it might be best to avoid – it’s never ending…….

Inside Design

A recent relaunch of their “Inside Design”, InVision’s new insightful blog covers topics such as design resources, processes and inspiration. This is going to position them as design leaders in 2019.

So, there you go. The best 30 free design resources to kick start your digital design projects in 2019.

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