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Bookmarks.design - A curated list of resources in one place to help designers

Design Resources - A curated list of tools in one place to help designers

Design Resources Center - Remote Jobs Center, tools, and resources

Design Things - Design checklists, resources, tips and tricks, interview prep

Evernote Design Bookmarks - directory of design resources, tips, inspiration, etc

MockupPlus - Recommended Top 25 User Flow Tools

Poster prompts to avoid Design-isms - Explains alternative words/ descriptions to use to communicate with non-designers about who you are and what you're doing. For the tldr; poster version, check out this Twitter Post

Rainbow Spreadsheet - Super helpful to track what you’re doing while user testing

Research Tools Map - Best user research tools to find gaps and overlaps in your stack

UI/UX Glossary - List of UIUX terms, you can also check out this site's Terms to Know

UX Hunting Kit - directory for 100% free, tried, and true design job-getting tools

UX Library - UX Articles, Books, Resources, & More

Open Source Illustrations

Bolded resources are free for personal/ commercial use without needing attribution


Abstrakt Illustrations - Attribution or link to abstrakt.design needed. Has a β€œPro” upgrade

Avataaars - Use with SketchApp. Free for personal and commercial use

Black Illustrations - Diverse illustrations featuring Black folks

Blush - Free for personal/commercial use, no attribute needed

Bottts - Robot illustrations, free for personal/commercial use. Compatible with sketch

Clak! - Clean and free graphical illustrations, but must link back to is.graphics when using

Charko - Free set of 16 illustrations good for web apps

Composable - Isometric design builder. Free as .png, but $5 for SVG

Delesign - Free and fully customizable illustrations

Drawkit - Free vector SVGs, no attribute required

Fresh Folk - Free for personal/commercial use, requires attribution. Organic people forms

GetIllustrations - updated weekly. Free and paid options. Attribution required for paid options

Glaze - Free for personal/commercial use, requires attribution

Google AutoDraw - Suggests free icons from your rough scribbles. Downloadable as .png files. Must attribute

Humaaans - Highly popular Mix/match of people. Free for personal/commercial use, requires attribution

Icon Scout - high-quality Icons, Illustrations and Stock photos

Illustrations.co - large set of free and open source images, no attribution needed

IRA Designs - Illustrations free but require attribution

Isometric - Free isometric SVGs for personal/commercial use. MIT License, no attribute needed

Kapwing 404 - Great 404 page illustrations, editable and watermark removable

Lapa Ninja - Very useful and extensive list of open-source illustrations

Lukaszadams Illustrations - Free vector SVGs, no attribute required

Manypixels - Free for personal/commercial use, no attribute needed

Mega Doodles Pack - Can share, change, and use illustrations but needs attribution

Noun Project - Easily find relevant icons, and can be copied/downloaded as .png, .svg, or .pdf. Also has Desktop app. Attribution required

Open Doodles - Free for personal/commercial use, no attribute needed. Line and single-color people-illustrations

Open Peeps - Free for personal/commercial use, no attribute needed

Phonies - Set of 8 BW illustrations. Can’t be used within commercial logos, but can alter illustrations. No attribution required

Pixeltrue - SVGs and animations, Free for personal/commercial use, no attribute needed

Sketchvalley - Free for personal/commercial use, no attribute needed

Streamline Lab - Free for personal/commercial use, but requires attribution

Stubborn.fun - Free for personal/commercial use, no attribute needed

Scribbles - 100+ vector illustrations, free for personal/commercial use

UI Store Design - Free hand-picked UI Design resources. Varying attribution requirements

Undraw.co - Free for personal/commercial use, no attribute needed. Also available as an Adobe XD plugin

Vectorcreator - Free for personal/commercial use, requires attribution and link to Icons8

Vector Illustrations - Free for personal/commercial use, requires attribution and link to Icons8

Open Source Photos

Unsplash - Beautiful, free images and photos that you can download and use for any project.

Pexels - Has lots of ads

Google Images - Search for a term β†’ Tools (under search icon in searchbar) β†’ Usage Rights β†’ Labeled for Reuse

Mockups

Is.graphics - Includes open source graphics, mockups, and photos

MockupWorld - Can mock up your designs in open-source pre-made 3D

PlaceIt - Needs subscription

SceneLab - Good for high-quality physical, photorealistic mockups and cloud-hosted. Free templates can be exported without watermarks if under 800px. You don’t have to login to make mockups but you do have to login if you want to upload images

UI Store Design - Mockups

Diagram Makers

Cacoo - for teams, paid after 14 day free trial. Really good for flowcharts and easily exportable

FlowMapp - Free up to 3 boards, 100 MB space, and 50 pages

GlooMaps - Free without needing to login. Different layout styles (tree/map view, outline view). Very easy to use and free to export. Each project is available for 14 days, and every link visit re-resets the 14-days

Miro - Free up to 3 boards. Good for customer journey maps

Mural - Free trial for 30 days, then $12/mos

Octopus.do - Sitemap builder, with easy to add blocks and well-organized interface

XTensio - Free up to 1 board. Good for making User Personas.

For Better Organization (with Automation)

Notion - Collaborative, has to-do-lists, IOS and android apps available, desktop apps available. Free personal plan using .edu email

Monday - Work Operating System (Work OS) that powers teams to run projects and workflows

Trello - project organization, automation, and management

Color Palettes

Adobe Colors - Color wheel, also able to extract palettes from image. Can be linked to Adobe account

Coolors - Color palette generator, can tweak and save palettes. Very easy to use