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.
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.
9. Design Bundles
As the name says it you can find here a bundle of free elements to use, graphics, mockups, icons, templates, backgrounds & textures. Their team provides top selections of free designs, but also premium resources they practice a reduced price.
Illustrations are in high demand, they are in top design trends for a few years now, this is where Humaaans comes with resources. They are a design library of mix-&-match illustrations of people with templates for every occasion. Pablo Stanely made free his creations for commercial and personal use.
Ouch.pics is a project of Icons8 dedicated to free vector illustrations for user interface. They would give a clean, trendy look to your designs. Find there a variety of vector subjects and styles and don’t forget to appreciate them giving the credits for their work.
Drawkit offers hand-drawn vector illustration resources for your next project, Get their free illustrations or go premium to get customisable illustration to suit your needs.
13. Undraw Illustrations
A very easy way to get the illustrations you need is to search them on Undraw. They have an on-the-fly color image generation to match your brand identity.
Videos are the content that everyone is looking at right now, they get your attention and deliver the brand’s message in a few seconds. Coverr appeared as a project built in order to provide entrepreneurs with Free beautiful looking videos, for the products they were building.
15. Motion Place
Motion Places is a curated collection of beautiful footage you can use for your projects. They provide creatives with free stock footage from around the world.Their clips in HD are for free or for $99 the 4k clips.
Videvo offers free stock videos and motion graphics for use in any project. You may use these video clips free of charge, in both personal and commercial productions. Choose from their variety of categories the video that you need.
The same team of Vecteezy and Brusheezy ( we will talk about them a bit later ), 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.
Distill offers for creatives curated videos for personal and commercial use. You can get 10 free HD videos every 10 days, but also by joining their community you can submit your own videos.
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.
Similar to Stocksnap, Pikwizard is also a great stock photography website, with a lower cost licensing model.
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.”
25. Startup Stock Photos
A platform addressed to startups, bloggers, publishers, websites, designers, developers, creators, but also to everyone else. Startup Stock Photos was started as an outlet for photos taken on a regular basis, and now offers free photos to organisations all over the world.
26. 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.
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27. 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.
DaFont offers a huge archive of freely downloadable fonts, categorised by style, theme. Typography is an essential part of your presentation, choose a font that represents your brand.
The fonts are free, but if you want to support the author of the font there is the possibility to donate.
Free fonts for creatives with beautiful script type, professional sans serif font and more. Befonts is a high quality resource that can be used for personal and commercial use.
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.
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.
In presentations are used a lot of time patterns as backgrounds. As you could already tell, Paaatterns comes with a free collection of patterns. They come in all vector formats so are easy to customise and edit.
Infographics are a big part of presentations, but it’s not always simple to make a good-looking one. Venngage is the tool you need to tell your stories and present your data with infographics.
There are 3 steps in creating your free of charge infographics, first choose a template, then add charts and visuals and finally customise your design by changing colors, shapes, fonts.
36. 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.
Boxicons is a simple vector icons set carefully crafted for designers and developers to use in their next project. You can play there with the categories, they also have different styles of icons and the section of logos.
39. Feather Icons
Feather is a collection of simply beautiful open source icons. Each icon is designed on a 24×24 grid with an emphasis on simplicity, consistency, and flexibility.
At its core, Feather is a collection of SVG files. This means that you can use Feather icons in all the same ways you can use SVGs (e.g. img, background-image, inline, object, embed, iframe).
40. The Noun Project
The Noun Project has free icons for everything, over 2 million curated icons created by a global community. New icons are added daily by the creator community.
Bring your presentation to life with some free mockups from Dunnnk. They generate mockups of Android and Apple devices where you can add visuals and customise them for your needs.
42. Mockup Free
Mockup Free is a website with a huge collection of Free PSD mockups for business and entertainment. They create a lot of different themed mockups that can be easily customised and used for both private and commercial projects.
All the mockups on there website are fully layered and very qualitative and all of them have a clear design structure.
Mihai, our founder recommends Mockup World. Mockup World is a collaboration of high quality best free mockups including Apple Devices, Branding, Logos, Print, Digital Art, Fashion, Apparel & More.
Generate color schemes to play with in your presentation. Coolors is a tool that gives you access to more than 700K color palettes designed by its users. It also lets you create your color palette and export it in a couple of clicks.
There is a free trial of 3 months where you can create the color scheme for your brand.
45. Adobe Color
Adobe also made available a color wheel that helps you create a color scheme. You have 10 types of color schemes from where you can choose, analogous, monochromatic, triad, complementary, shades and more.
Discover there current color trends in different industries from the creative communities on Behance and Adobe Stock.
46. CSS Gradient
CSS Gradient is a happy little website and free tool that lets you create a gradient background for websites. Besides being a css gradient generator, the site is also chock-full of colorful content about gradients from technical articles to real life gradient examples like Stripe and Instagram.
This is a name that all designers know. Behance is a platform for creative professionals around the world to showcase their own work and to discover the creative work of others.
Their community has a lot of members so you will see a lot of projects from different areas, from different perspectives, with different styles. So it’s an excellent source of inspiration.
On Dribbble you will discover top creatives and designers that are showing their work to the world. It is a fantastic place to get inspiration for your graphic design project, also has a vast archive of various free design elements.
99Deigns is a global creative platform that makes it easy for designers and clients to work together to create designs they love. They connect more than one million talented freelance designers with creative people, genius entrepreneurs, savvy businesses… anyone who needs great work.
Their Discover page is a great resource for browsing logos, brand identity packs, icons, illustrations and more created by professional designers from all over the world.
Are you interested in what’s trending in Type? Go to Typewolf for more than just fonts, they have also recommendations, a collection of lookbooks, blog posts, guidelines. If you are looking for inspiration you find it there.
That’s it for our list of freebies and inspiration websites. What did we miss? Let us know in the comments below!
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