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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.

Pantone X-Reference 

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.


Creative Market

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.



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