Free Design Resources: Downloads for Designers

Designers love free design resources for several reasons. One of them is that by downloading a free UI kit, for example, you can see how others have created various design elements and how they chose to organize them.

Another good reason to download free design resources is that they can be used for personal projects. Buying premium products to use in clients’ projects is a good idea. Their quality is relevantly higher and it is a good investment.

However, if you are just starting as a designer and want to improve your designing skills, you will be needing some already made elements: icons, fonts, UI elements and more.

You started on this path as a designer and it is your duty to become the best that you can be and reach your maximum potential as a designer. To do that, you have to be one step ahead of your competition and make sure you deliver the best products to your clients.

These awesome design freebies will help you get started.

UI Kits

UI Kits are extremely useful collections of user interface design elements that help designers create quickly prototypes or website/app designs. While some UI kits you will see here are to be used in Photoshop, there are some of them that are for Sketch.

Oh no, not another UI Kit
Oh no, not another UI Kit

iOS 9 UI Kit – Artboards PSD
iOS 9 UI Kit – Artboards PSD

EventPro Interface Kit
EventPro Interface Kit

Modern UI Kit PSD
Modern UI Kit PSD

55+ Elements Free UI Kit
55+ Elements Free UI Kit

Vonn Material Design UI Kit Freebie
Vonn Material Design UI Kit Freebie

Publica UI Kit
Publica UI Kit

Flat UI Kit
Flat UI Kit

Recipe UI kit for Sketch
Recipe UI kit for Sketch

Wave – Free UI Kit
Wave - Free UI Kit

HERO free UI kit
HERO free UI kit

Material Design UI Kit freebie
Material Design UI Kit freebie

Zen UI Kit
Zen UI Kit

Free UI KIT based on Bootstrap
Free UI KIT based on Bootstrap

Fashion UI Kit for Sketch
Fashion UI Kit for Sketch

Jefferson: A Free UI Kit
Jefferson: A Free UI Kit

Icons

Icons are a necessity for any web designer who knows what he’s doing. Creating them, however, takes a lot of time and there’s no need to reinvent the wheel. You can use already made icons in your projects. Take a look at these free icon sets here.

IKONS
IKONS

60 Vicons – Free Icon Set
60 Vicons – Free Icon Set

Pixelvicon Icon Set (80 Icons)
Pixelvicon Icon Set (80 Icons)

Art Icons
Art Icons

72 icons set
72 icons set

Boldo – Free Icon Set
Boldo - Free Icon Set

Themify Icons
Themify Icons

77 Essential Icons
77 Essential Icons

Modern Flat Icons
Modern Flat Icons

3px Icons Set
3px Icons Set

Material icons
Material icons

Web Design Icons Free
Web Design Icons Free

Random Stuff Iconset Vol 2
Random Stuff Iconset Vol 2

231 Micons
231 Micons

The Nice and Serious UI Icon Set
The Nice and Serious UI Icon Set

40 eCommerce Vector Icons
40 eCommerce Vector Icons

Fonts

There were a lot of free fonts before on the internet, but since @font-face was introduced to us, I noticed an increase in demand and, implicitly, in the supply of unique fonts. It’s a good time to be a designer, if you are designing fonts or simply using them in your projects. If you fall in the latter category, check out these following free fonts.

Smidwater font
Smidwater font

Densia Sans Typeface
Densia Sans Typeface

Hallo Sans Free font
Hallo Sans Free font

Genome – Open Source Typeface
Genome — Open Source Typeface

Break Free Font
Break Free Font

Big John / Slim Joe
Big John / Slim Joe

Gidole
Gidole

JAAPOKKI
JAAPOKKI

Moderne Sans
Moderne Sans

Balu Grotesk Typeface
Balu Grotesk Typeface

Coco Gothic Type Family
Coco Gothic Type Family

Noto Font Family
Noto Font Family

Fonesia Free Font
Fonesia Free Font

Canaro font
Canaro font

GRAVO Family Font
GRAVO Family Font

Graviola Regular
Graviola Regular

MANIFESTO free font
MANIFESTO free font

PSD Templates

The first time I downloaded a PSD template, I realized that I had been designing certain elements the wrong way. PSD templates helped me a lot over the years to understand how other designers were doing things and I changed my workflow almost completely. Here are some PSD template to help you in your learning process or to design quicker projects with the elements inside them.

37 free .psd blocks for landing page for restaurant
37 free .psd blocks for landing page for restaurant

Smart Admin Dashboard
Smart Admin Dashboard

Mail Client – Free .psd
Mail Client - Free .psd

Monica Web UI Kit Freebie
Monica Web UI Kit Freebie

Ket Single Page PSD Template
Ket Single Page PSD Template

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