Resources for Designers

A list of useful tools, websites and resources for you as a designer - top learning platforms, YouTube channels to subscribe to, podcasts, etc. There is also a list of assets to use - fonts, free stock photos and other.

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Resources for Designers

A list of useful tools, websites and resources for you as a designer - top learning platforms, YouTube channels to subscribe to, podcasts, etc. There is also a list of assets to use - fonts, free stock photos and other.

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[Last updated: November 6 2020]

Resources

Below you can find a list of useful tools, websites and resources for you as a designer.

1. Learning Platforms

* Lynda.com

* SkillShare

* Udemy

* The Futur Academy

* Linkedin Learning

* Coursera

2. YouTube Channels

* The Futur - Online education for creative entrepreneurs

* The Futur Academy- Focusing more on fundamentals to become a better designer, creator & storyteller

* Dansky - Help creatives to develop their design skills through tutorials

* Gravid David Studio - Helps any designers at any level about graphic design

* Satori Graphics - Graphics design tutorials for beginners and seasoned graphic designer

* Michael Janda - Shares systems and strategies for creatives

* Will Paterson - Shares experience and educates creatives in the field of graphic design

* Roberto Blake - Empowering & educating creatives to take control of their lives

* Flux - Vlog of Ran Segall, sharing his journey as a designer and business owner

* AJ Smart - Sharing content about UX design, product design, design sprints

* Design Course - Tutorials on UI/UX, front/back dev, graphic design

3. Fictional Projects Brief

* Daily Logo Challenge

* Logo Core - Logo Challenge

* Daily UI Design Challenge

* Briefbox

4. Mockups

* Graphic Burger - Free

* Mr. Mockup - Free and premium

* Anthony Boyd Graphics - Mockups and textures

* Pixeden - Free and premium

* Placeit

* DesignCuts - Look out for their mockup bundles

* Graphicpear - You can find free and premium mockups

5. Books

Business:

* Creative Strategy and The Business of Design - By Douglas Davis

* Win Without Pitching - By Blair Enns

* Think! - By Tina Catling and Mark Davies

* Business Model Generation - By Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur

* Start With Why - By Simon Sinek

* Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion - By Robert B. Cialdini

Branding:

* Designing Brand Identity - By Aline Wheeler

* Identity Designed - By David Airey

* Bigger Than This - By Fabian Geyrhalter

* Brand Zag - By Marty Neumeier

* Building a StoryBrand - By Donald Miller

* Branding: In Five and a Half Steps - By Michael Johnson

* Hello My Name is Awesome - By Alexandra Watkins

Graphic Design:

* How to Use Graphic Design by Michael Beirut - By Michael Beirut

* Pretty Much Everything - By Aaron Draplin

* Logo: The Reference Guide to Symbols and Logotypes

Marketing:

* This Is Marketing - By Seth Godin

UX:

* Don’t Make Me Think - By Stevé Krug

* The Workshopper Playbook - By AjSmart

* Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems in Five Days - By Jake Knapp

Entrepreneurship:

* Show Your Work - By Austin Kleon

6. Podcasts

* Sean Wes

* The Creative Waffle

* The Futur Podcast

* The Fowler Hour

* The LogoGeek Podcast

* The Bless Show

7. Blogs

* Toptal - Branding section

* Design Shack - Graphic design section

* Creative Bloq - Graphic design section

8. Fonts

* Google Fonts - All free for personal and commercial use

* DaFonts - Free for commercial use

* Freetypography

* Fontface Ninja - Chrome extension to identity a website’s fonts

* Fontba - Free font management tool

* DesignCuts- Look out for their font bundles

* Typewolf - Get font recommendation, guides and resources

9. Free Stock Photos

* Unsplash

* Stocksnap

* Pexels

* Pixabay

10. UI/UX design related

* Figma - Collaborative tool for teams

* Adobe XD - Free to use

* Invision Studio - Design, prototype and animate (Free)

* Optimal Workshop - Online tool for cardsorting

* Balsamiq - Create low-fidelity wireframes

11. Useful Tools

* Trello - Project Management Tool - Project Management Tool

* WeTransfer - File transfer tool (max- 2gb for free)

* OBS Studio - Screen & video recording tool

* Toggl - Time Tracker tool - Time tracker tool

* Adobe Kuler - Explore and create color schemes

* Color Calculator - Find contrasting colors

* Pantone.com - Find or convert to pantone colors

* CompressJPG | CompressPNG | CompressPDF

* Online CamScanner

* Gomoodboard - Create moodboards quickly

* Design Principles - Collection of design principles & methods

* Admocks - Ad mockup generator

* Gridzzly - Create your own grid paper ready to print

* Typeform - Create forms & surveys to gather insights

* Si.gnatu - Create email signatures faster

12. Design Inspiration

* Dribbble - A good amount of awesome work

* Behance - You can find most of the branding work in there

* Pinterest - A great resource to find branding or design references

* Logo Design Love - Explore the wonders of logos

* Identity Designed - A beautiful collection of identity projects

* Awwwards.com - Best web design trends and inspiration

12. Games

* Kern Type - Game that helps you learn to kern type

* Pen Tool Game - Master the pen tool in a fun way

* Know Your Font - The typography adventure

Resources for Designers
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Published 09/04/2021, 15:25:46

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