It should be no surprise to you or anyone else who designs for a living that you don’t actually create EVERY piece of art that you utilize in your designs. Whether it be stock photography, illustration or vector graphics you either have an account with Shutterstock or another stock site or your business does. Either way getting free content works for the best of two worlds. One: you get FREE STUFF! and really who’s gonna say no (unless it looks like “free stuff”) and two: you get exposed to sites that will have more premium content that at a relatively low cost will get you a good amount of content that you can implement into your work seamlessly. If you’re so astute you can work it into your freelance, therefore, paying for the premium content with client dollars in which you can reuse as long as your client agrees that they do not own the purchased content, you do. Below are some great sites I’ve come across and if it peaks your interest click on the photo and check the site out!

  1. Freebiesbug

Freebiesbug

Hand-picked resources for web designer and developers, constantly updated.

 

2. GraphicBurger

GraphicBurger

GraphicBurger is a buffet of premium quality design resources offered for free to the community. Here you’ll find exclusive PSD files “cooked” in-house along with featured top-notch freebies from creatives around the world.

3. Pixelden

Pixelden

We create free and premium graphic, design and web resources. We thrive on bringing you the best of the best in each of our beautifully crafted resources. Share the love around, enjoy it at will, and be sure to give us your feedback to make pixeden your favorite place to hang out. Join now and follow us to receive exclusive freebies and get to know our premium plans and services from $6 a month.

4. PixelBuddha

Pixelbuddah

Resources on this site mostly represent graphic and other useful and absolutely free products. They are available for personal and commercial use, including software, web, apps, templates and themes. At that all the products from the «premium» page have their own license terms, please follow these terms carefully. We update our site every week, and we’re trying to offer you a wide range of products, which can not only help you in completing professional tasks but increase your skills and capabilities as well. Subscribe to our monthly newsletter, RSS and social networks to be in touch. If you want to submit some resources of yours, you can do it right here.

 

5. Zippypixels

zippypixels

ZippyPixels is a collection of fellow web and graphic designers who love creating high quality resources at affordable prices. We started off just like you, going from one overpriced site to another, trying to find basic components to enhance our designs. Unfortunately, we couldn’t find any site that met our exacting standards. And that’s not an exaggeration. So, we created ZippyPixels for those of you who want to jumpstart your project without spending an arm and leg, or compromising on quality.

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