Hi, folks!

Welcome to another article. It’s pretty obvious that the power of the designer is beyond his creativity, no doubt. But the important part of the designer’s work is to express ideas correctly. For this, we use all possible tools and services we can find. Today, we are going to reveal some secrets of our designers 🤫 and tell you about the resources they use to make their workflow faster and easier. Let’s get started!

Icons

The topic of icons for designers is very wide. There are over thousands of packs, website, and plugins where you can access your favorite ones. Here are the websites that our designers in Craftwork use the most.

Feather Icons – an open-source project with 250+ vector icons with adjustable size, color, stroke width, and free SVG download.

https://feathericons.com/

Flaticon is a huge database of 3,366,000 vector icons available in PNG, SVG, EPS, PSD, and BASE 64 formats.

https://www.flaticon.com/

Tetrisly Icons – set of 266 pixel-perfect icons in 3 sizes (16/20/24 px) available for Sketch, Figma, and in SVG source files.

https://tetrisly.com/freebies/#icons

We know that there are plenty of other packs and websites, but these ones are the choice of designers in Craftwork.

Mockups

Mockupworld is the biggest library of free high-quality mockups. Here you can find a lot of mobile and desktop devices in realistic and creative design, posters, vehicles, and even paintings.

https://www.mockupworld.co/

Images

When we need the best quality images, we always refer to the following websites with an uncountable amount of images on any topic available for free: Unsplash, Pexels, or Pixabay.

https://www.pexels.com/
https://pixabay.com/
https://unsplash.com/

Let us know if there are other good places where designers can good high-quality stock images for free.

Colors

It’s also hard to pick a certain website, where you can get all color palette trends and inspiration. So we chose these 3 where you can find ready-to-use color palettes or create your own.

Color Hunt is a free and open platform for color inspiration with thousands of trendy hand-picked color palettes.

https://colorhunt.co/


Coolors – fast color schemes generator. Create your perfect palette or find inspiration among thousands of ready color schemes.

https://coolors.co/

Eva Color Generator helps you to create semantic colors for your project based on the main brand color.

https://colors.eva.design/


Glyphs

Glyphy is a simple online tool that allows you to copy special characters & symbols (also known as glyphs) to your clipboard and paste them to any design app you want.

https://glyphy.io/

Inspiration

Last, but not least, every designer often needs a dose of inspiration. Inspiration will help you to keep your creativity alive and bring new ideas to your mind. Besides the basic platforms, such as Dribbble, Behance, or Pinterest, check out Muzli by Invision or search for font inspiration in TypeWolf.

https://muz.li/

https://www.typewolf.com/

That’s what we use almost every day to make our workflow brighter and easier and bring creativity to what we design. We hope you found something useful for you. Also, feel free to share the tools that you use for your design work. Piece!