20 of the Best Design Blogs for Freebies

Web and graphic designers are in the fortunate position of having a lot of quality free resources at their disposal. The huge number of blogs and websites in the industry and the massive audience of designers has led to a number of websites and blogs that distribute valuable resources for free.

Designers can often get things like textures, Photoshop brushes, icons, vectors, and even website templates for free. The difficult part can be finding the freebies and finding the right blogs to follow in order to know when new freebies are released. To save some of your time I have compiled a list of the best blogs to follow if you want to get your hands on these free resources.

Valleys in the Vinyl

One of the best sources for a wide variety of high res textures.

Design Blogs for Freebies


Chris Spooner gives away quality resources like vectors, brushes, and patterns.

Design Blogs for Freebies

Lost and Taken

This is another excellent source for free textures.

Design Blogs for Freebies

Webdesigner Depot

They frequently offer free resources that you can download if you subscribe to their mailing list.

Design Blogs for Freebies

Vandelay Design

Here at this blog you can get free resources like textures, icons, and vectors, as well as a number of free WordPress themes.

Design Blogs for Freebies

Design Modo

I bookmarked this address because they offer a variety of very interesting  freebies, from free software licenses to sets of icons or buttons. Much more, they have something new to offer frequently, so once again visit it in order not to miss some very good opportunities.

Design Blogs for Freebies


It is a top web design blog and has enough quality and quantity of the information provided for the readers, but they also offer very interesting and consistent free resources and giveaways. At the end of the year, Instant Shift used to offer amazing gifts for the readers consisting in buttons, licenses, web hosting, Word Press themes and even a new iPad.

Design Blogs for Freebies


It is a well-known blog and one that offers a number of quality freebies.

Design Blogs for Freebies


Naldz Graphics is a wonderful blog and the freebies from here are really satisfying any standards of the users, therefore visit the blog to save some money for your next project.

Design Blogs for Freebies


Graphisutra is offering quality freebies and surely you should visit the blog and stay updated to the latest news in the field and follow some interesting tutorials.

Design Blogs for Freebies


This is a huge blog and of course, here are some amazing freebies ready to be downloaded by you.

Design Blogs for Freebies

Creative Overflow

I appreciate this blog because the freebies offered are respecting the trends,like PSD files useful to create iPhone apps, but also more “traditional” files.

Design Blogs for Freebies


Surely, it can’t be missed from your list. Here the free resources are even grouped to save your time: “Free fonts”, “Free icons”, “Free templates”, “Free wallpapers” and “Photoshop freebies”.

Design Blogs for Freebies

The Design Work

The Design Work comes with an original solution, the most important freebies grouped in a monthly post. This doesn’t mean that other freebies aren’t posted.

Design Blogs for Freebies

Other Blogs for Freebies:

Web and Designers

Design Blogs for Freebies

Our Tuts

Design Blogs for Freebies


Design Blogs for Freebies

Design Your Way

Design Blogs for Freebies


Design Blogs for Freebies


Design Blogs for Freebies

Smashing Hub

Smashing Hub

I hope to enjoy these and finally, please let me know which one is your favorite.

About the Author:

Daniel Pintilie works for online sales optimization company Invesp and enjoys writing on ecommerce page optimization and landing page testing.

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  • André, August 22, 2012

    You should add premiumpixels.com, designmoo.com, 356psd.com and also dirbbble.com

    anyway, a very good collection

  • Daniel, August 22, 2012

    Hi Andre, thanks a lot for reading my post. Regarding your comment, yeah the sources mentioned by you are really cool and useful. My idea was to present blogs that offer freebies. I emphasize the term “blogs”…these are websites that aren’t targeted mostly to offer freebies, a blog offer information. The limits between these two ideas is very fine and none may say-”Nope, I am right!”. Anyway, I hope you get my point!

  • utku korkmaz, August 22, 2012

    i love blog.spoongraphic.co.uk,Chris is a king of designers

  • Dustin Schmieding, August 22, 2012

    Hi Daniel, I’m very humbled and honored to have my site (Valleys In The Vinyl) listed in this article. Thank you for the recognition, it means a lot!

  • Arun David, August 23, 2012

    Nice collection of websites… Really useful. Thnx

  • Arshad, August 23, 2012

    We also have tons of free collection :)


    Thanks for list Daniel

  • aditia, August 24, 2012

    thank you, they are really great blogs with great resources

  • Arshad, August 28, 2012

    Awesome collection for resources :)

  • Alex, August 31, 2012

    Very nice list – I’m obviously a big fan of Vandelay Design. These are all great resources though – thank you!


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  • Sam, September 3, 2012

    Hey Daniel great list, I also want to share Machoarts with great resources http://machoarts.com/category/resources

  • Ricardo Nunes, September 3, 2012

    Very nice post! This blog and design modo are great! you could also have listed resourceswebdesign.com

    Keep the good work!

  • Anil Kumar Panigrahi, September 3, 2012

    Nice collection of information … Thanks for sharing …

  • Andrea, September 19, 2012

    Thank you for compiling that list, I found lots of useful stuff already and I’m not even half way through yet.

  • zavera, January 5, 2013

    Thanks for the resources, these are all great blog designs, amazing slodive and smahinghub websites!

  • Andrea T.H.W., March 7, 2013

    Great list with many beautiful themes, I have to check Lost and Taken which seems great.

    Vandelay Design is always a great resource. Thanks.