Translating ideas into presentations is not as easy as it might seem, which I’m sure you know by now. How many hours have you spent searching the web for resources for presentation design, preferably free ones?
Sometimes opening a new presentation is a bit frightening. Organizing your thoughts in this beautifully designed document is a real challenge especially if you’re pressed for time or are juggling multiple tasks.
Here, at Visual Hackers, we want to help your creative juices flow faster so we’re going to share some of our favorite websites that offer free presentation design resources such as templates, icons, images, vectors, fonts and more.
All inclusive (images, vectors, icons, etc.)
1. Creative Market
Creative Market is a platform for handcrafted, mousemade design content from independent creatives around the world. This is truly a design heaven. You can purchase any type of photos, graphics, templates, themes and fonts at a great price. But they also have a section of free goods, to get you to become a Creative Market believer.
You can find anything you need here, from icons, illustrations, photos, fonts and templates to add-ons and textures.
2. Free Design Resources
Free Design Resources is a site dedicated to help you find the high quality design resources for free. You can use the resources listed here for any number of personal and commercial projects for yourself or on behalf of a client. You may modify the resources to fit in the requirements of your projects.
No link or attribution required, but they do appreciate if you want to give one. Some item may have a different license, in which case it’s best to read additional notes in the description of the item’s page.
3. Creative Tail
CreativeTail.com is a fresh new design community. The website collects the best open source files from a variety of top quality, handpicked designers. When ready, the files are published as open source, free to use for private and commercial use. All their free product on this site are under Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.
Browse their icons, images and backgrounds to create memorable slides in your presentation!
4. Inscribe Mag
Inscribe Mag is an online publication dedicated to provide the best quality resources and articles for designers and developers. They provide fresh articles for topics like web design & development, wordpress, UX design, photoshop, coding, graphic design and more.
Here you can find free resources including fonts, icons, web templates, mock-ups, PSD design resources, UI kits, backgrounds, tutorials and much more. Check out their freebies section.
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CSS Author is a design and development related blog for web designers and developers. They offer free PSD design resources, daily design inspirations, articles,roundups, tutorials and the latest web trends and techniques.
Most resources are provided under Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.
6. Free Goodies for Designers
Created by a small group of designers and art directors, Free Goodies for Designers offers free icons, textures, mockups and everything else you could need.
You can choose to donate if you find the resource useful and if you want to support the website.
7. Graphic Burger
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.
You are permitted to use the resources in any number of personal and commercial projects for yourself or a client. No attribution or link back to this site is required, however any credit is appreciated.
8. Smashing Magazine
Smashing Media is a well-respected international online publication for professional web designers and developers. If you haven’t heard of it yet, you’re in for a real treat!
The famous publication also has a freebies section. Every resource presented here has a detailed section about how you can use it and what license applies.
Pixabay is a community of creatives, sharing copyright free images and videos. All contents are released under Creative Commons CC0, which makes them safe to use without asking for permission or giving credit to the artist - even for commercial purposes.
You can copy, modify, distribute, and use the images, even for commercial purposes, all without asking for permission or giving credits to the artist. However, depicted content may still be protected by trademarks, publicity or privacy rights so make sure you read their list of exceptions.
If you’re sick of stock photos this website will lift your spirits instantly. All photos on Pexels are licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. This means the pictures are completely free to be used for any legal purpose - the pictures are free for personal and even for commercial use, you can modify, copy and distribute the photos without asking for permission or setting a link to the source. So, attribution is not required.
The only restriction is that identifiable people may not appear in a bad light or in a way that they may find offensive, unless they give their consent. You should also make sure the depicted content (people, logos, private property, etc.) is suitable for your application and doesn't infringe any rights.
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Another favorite of ours, Unsplash offers over 200,000 free high-resolution photos, courtesy of the world’s most generous community of photographers. All photos published on Unsplash can be used for free. You can use them for commercial and noncommercial purposes.
You do not need to ask permission from or provide credit to the photographer or Unsplash, although it is appreciated when possible. A credit can be as simple as adding their name with a link to their profile or photo.
Similar to Unsplash, Stocksnap offers beautiful free stock photos, curated nothing from a pool of submissions.
All photos uploaded on StockSnap are released for free under Creative Commons - CC0 and do not require attribution.
Freeimages is another alternative for expensive stock photography. The idea was to create a site where creative people could exchange their photos for inspiration or work. The site has evolved into the massive community you see today — there are over 2,500,000 registered users and around 400,000 photos online.
All of the licensed content is owned by either FreeImages.com or the artists who supply the content. You do not need to include a photo credit for commercial use, but if you are using content for editorial purposes, you must include the following credit adjacent to the content or in audio/visual production credits: “FreeImages.com/Artist’s Member Name.”
Viktor Hanacek, a 22-year-old photographer and online entrepreneur created Picjumbo in 2013 as a website that offered free pictures. He was also the first person ever to sell a package of photos on Creative Market. Generally, Picjumbo users are from the ranks of bloggers, theme developers, marketers, web designers, app designers or even whole design agencies from all around the world.
As a web designer I know every designer needs high quality photos in full resolution. That’s why I created Picjumbo.
15. Font Squirrel
These guys worked really hard to find fonts that are free for commercial use licenses. The fonts available here have free desktop licenses, meaning they can be used in commercial graphics and images free of charge. Make sure to read the license for more information on what you’re allowed to do with the fonts.
Each font has an row of symbols indicating what typical uses we think it allows for free. Please read the license though on any font you plan to use just to make sure. They also have an amazing tool called Font Identifier.
16. Google Fonts
One of the best directories of open source designer web fonts. All the fonts in their catalog are free and open source, making beautiful type accessible to anyone for any project. Google Fonts takes care of all the licensing and hosting, ensuring that the latest and greatest version of any font is available to everyone.
The open source fonts in the Google Fonts catalog are published under licenses that allow you to use them on any website, whether it’s commercial or personal. Search queries may surface results from external foundries, who may or may not use open source licenses.
Freepik offers users, high quality graphic designs, most of which are free to use. They offer illustrations and graphic resources that can be used in both personal and commercial projects.
However, you have to give attribution to the designers that created the resources. Around 1% of the content that they offer comes from third parties. In these particular cases, although they are not frequent, you should check their licenses. If you download Freepik's resources for free you must include the attribution line "Designed by Freepik" on the products you are willing to sell.
This vector graphics community makes it easy to explore thousands of graphics created by vector artists from all over the globe.
Most of the files are free to download and, depending on the license, free to use in your projects. Almost all licenses will require attribution, so be sure to include credit every time if it does.
The same people who brought you Vecteezy also created Brusheezy, a place to find free Photoshop brushes and other Photoshop-related resources. Here you can explore and discuss the creations of other artists from around the world, or just find that perfect little freebie for your next Photoshop project.
Brusheezy makes it easy to explore thousands of resources created by artists from all over the globe. All the resources are free to download and, depending on the license, free to use in your projects.
You guessed it, the same team also made a website for video resources called Videezy. Discover free HD stock videos, b-roll, backgrounds, and other cool free video footage.
The same rule applies - all the videos are free to download and, depending on the license, free to use in your projects.
Last one in the series, Themezy is a directory for free website templates. Make sure to abide by the license on each file you download–they are often not the same, so read each license carefully and if there is a README file attached to the download.
To quickly view the license for each video, click on the artist's username next to "copyright" on the same page as the preview image.
22. Squid Ink
Squid.ink offers thousands of handcrafted, consistent and pixel perfect icons ready to use. Their icons have been specially built to match the current design trends and to help you expand on your projects.
You can find flat icons, line icons and solid icons for every presentation. Their free sample includes 50 free icons for unlimited personal and commercial projects. If you need more than that, you can buy a 2000 icons pack for $45.
One of the largest search engines of free icons, Flaticon offers users, high quality graphic designs. Their free pack contains 511,000+ icons (39,500+ every month). They also have Premium content for Premium Users.
That’s it for our list of freebies and inspiration websites. What did we miss? Let us know in the comments below!