Design Resources Roundup
Here you can find some of my most used design and blogging tools – I’ll be updating this list whenever I come across anything I think needs to be added so be sure to Pin or bookmark it so you can always come back!
I’ve been using Pixie for years, its such a simple but hugely useful little tool – a colour picker which gives you hex, rgb and cmyk codes of any onscreen pixel. Great for taking pallette inspiration from photos and moodboards.
If you use Pantone colours regularly this is an invaluable tool to convert from one book to another – as they’re such expensive tools it’s difficult to own all of the variations unless you work at a large studio! My best tip is to keep an eye on ebay for a good condition second hand copy – I have the 2014 Uncoated book and I think I paid around £40.
Unsplash is my current go to for free-to-use stock photography, I can always find high quality pics to add an extra dimension to my design work (like the one for this blog post) and it gives me tonnes of ideas too! I even got inspired to upload some of my own photos for free download too.
The go-to for all design assets really! The 6 weekly free goods always have something worth downloading, and it’s one of the best places to buy mockups for my surface design work – Creatsy’s in particualar are great.
And don’t forget, if you sign up to my newsletter here you gain instant access to my Freesources page where I upload any printables, fonts and graphics I create to give away.