20+ Design Blogs that Release Quality Freebies

by Steven Snell

February 14, 2010 in Resources

Web and graphic designers have the privilege of being able to download quality, free resources that can be used in their work. Commonly-found resources include textures, Photoshop brushes, vectors, icons, patterns, and more. In today’s post I’d like to feature 20 design blogs that give back to the community by frequently releasing freebies to their readers. If you’re always on the lookout for quality resources, consider subscribing to these blogs. You may also be interested in our own Freebies category.

Lost and Taken
Caleb Kimbrough releases high quality texture packs through his blog Lost and Taken.

Lost and  Taken

Bittbox
Bittbox is well-known for its high quality brushes and vectors, but most of the recent freebies are high res texture packs from Caleb Kimbrough through the Texture Tuesday series.

Bittbox

Fudge Graphics
Fudge Graphics, the blog of Franz Jeitz, releases brushes, textures, vectors and wallpapers.

Fudge  Graphics

Colorburned
Grant Friedman of Colorburned designs high-quality brushes for Photoshop and Illustrator, as well as some vectors and patterns.

Colorburned

Think Design
Think Design gives away sets of textures, brushes, and vectors.

Think  Design

WeGraphics
WeGraphics provides some high quality brushes, textures, and vectors.

WeGraphics

Blog.SpoonGraphics
Chris Spooner of SpoonGraphics designs excellent vectors, brushes, and icons.

Blog.SpoonGraphics

Six Revisions
Six Revisions releases icons, textures, brushes, and WordPress themes from a variety of designers.

Six Revisions

Media Militia
Media Militia releases huge packs of quality textures, brushes, and vectors.

Media Militia

Arbenting
Arbenting provides a variety of freebies including textures, brushes, icons, vectors, wallpapers and more.

Arbenting

Web Treats Etc.
Web Treats releases a large amount of freebies including brushes, patterns, shapes, icons, textures, and more.

Web Treats Etc.

Dawghouse Design Studio
Jan Cavan of Dawghouse Design Studio designs brushes, icons,  and textures.

Dawghouse Design Studio

Tutorial9
Most of the freebies from Tutorial9 are icon packs, but they do have some other items as well.

Tutorial9

Circlebox Blog
Callum Chapman provides some vectors and textures through the Circlebox Blog.

Circlebox Blog

Pattern Head
Pattern Head provides quality patterns for Photoshop and Illustrator.

Pattern Head

Room122
Room122 has released some very popular sets of Photoshop brushes, but they also provide vectors, textures and other freebies.

Room122

Tuts King
Tuts King releases a lot of vectors and Photoshop brushes.

Tuts King

Texturezine
Texturezine is an excellent source for high-quality free textures.

Texturezine

Desizn Tech
Desizn Tech releases mostly texture packs, but also some icons and other free resources.

Desizn Tech

PSDFan
PSDFan releases a free texture pack each Thursday through the Texture Thursday series.

PSDFan

Pink Moustache
Pink Moustache releases vectors, icons, and wallpapers.

Pink Moustache

What Did We Miss?

What are your favorite blogs for free design resources?

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About Steven Snell

Stephen Snell is the owner and editor of Vandelay Design.Connect with Stephen on google+

  • Eko

    Feb 14th

    Thanks for share, We hope someday our blog can be a reference for the others.
    Keep working hard and working smart too :)

  • Alex Flueras

    Feb 15th

    Excellent list, thanks for sharing!

  • Adam

    Feb 15th

    I thought I had a pretty good base of freebie resources but you have just added about another 10 to my RSS reader. Thanks for sharing!

  • BigM75

    Feb 15th

    good design blogs

  • Marco Barbosa

    Feb 15th

    Nice list.

    The best “freebies” givers out there

  • Alan

    Feb 15th

    Some great resources here, thanks.

  • Federica Sibella

    Feb 15th

    Some good resources (especially PS brushes) can be found on DeviantArt sometimes (it’s not a blog but it’s useful). We also have a freebies page, take a look!

  • Selvam

    Feb 15th

    nice collection….

  • CMS for Flash

    Feb 15th

    Thanks for the useful roundup. Some of these resources are new to me.

  • Oliver Cardiff

    Feb 15th

    Great list of resources. I’ve used a few of these site before and always been able to find what I wanted. I will have to check out the rest of them and see what I can find. Thanks for sharing.

  • Mathew Carpenter

    Feb 15th

    Some quality choices – everyone seems to react positively to a good freebie. Hopefully my design blog will be up there when we launch. Fingers crossed. Great article, Steven.

  • Jan Cavan

    Feb 15th

    Great resource and big thanks for including Dawghouse Design Studio to this list!

  • Anna Green

    Feb 15th

    Im not sure how useful these brushes will be day to day, but im sure the day will come where they put the finishing touches to a design ill be very proud of. Ill just be book marking these ones for now.

  • Callum Chapman

    Feb 15th

    Thanks a lot for including Circlebox Blog in the list, Steven :D Great post!

  • New York Web Designer

    Feb 15th

    nice collection of freebies resource . Most i’ve seen a few new ones that I must check out.

  • Helen Gizi

    Feb 15th

    Great post. Thanks so much for including Pink Moustache in this list!

  • Tom - Airopia

    Feb 15th

    Airopia.org isn’t that bad =)

  • Mario Dabrowski

    Feb 16th

    You should check out http://idesignnetwork.com they offer daily freebies as well.

  • Tuts King

    Feb 16th

    Thanks for the include. It’s an honor to be mentioned among such great sites. :)

  • I-kandy

    Feb 16th

    Nice collection….well done!

  • Graphic Designer

    Feb 16th

    Always on the look out for base elements, thanks.

  • robert

    Feb 16th

    http://grungetime.com is a cool new site with quality freebies also

  • SM

    Feb 16th

    Great list. Thanks for shared

  • jared thompson

    Feb 16th

    great list to keep tabs on for freebies!

  • searchtified

    Feb 16th

    Very nice list, just submitted to a sbs. Thanks for sharing.

  • Marilyn Tycer

    Mar 6th

    Thanks for sharing this list! I think you named all of my favorite design blogs with freebies: Blogspoon, Lost+Taken, Bittbox. I’m excited to add the others :)

  • eko mobile shared

    Jul 14th

    really good web desain

    make and give me more inspiration to learning more about web desain

  • Aidan

    Jul 29th

    It’s always good to give something back to the community.

  • Digital Yard Sale

    Jul 29th

    Great list! I also release high-quality freebies on my new blog http://thedigitalyardsale.com

    Constantly adding new content including Textures, Tutorials, Brushes, Vectors and Icons.

  • Brian

    Jul 29th

    Nice, but do you recommend any blogs that have great web news type content? I follow Boadworld (down for a few months) and CSS Tricks.

  • kashtanov

    Aug 9th

    It’s very cool! Thinks #DesignMag. We like a good few templates http://www.tumblr.com/theme/2807

  • lv bags

    Aug 9th

    Thanks for sharing this list! I think you named all of my favorite design blogs with freebies: Blogspoon, Lost+Taken, Bittbox. I’m excited to add the others :)

  • Web 3.0 Textures

    Aug 9th

    oh nice! I have only heard of a few of these, definitely going to check them out!

  • Icci

    Oct 22nd

    Love the Fudge Graphics! Such a cool creation.

  • choo

    Nov 17th

    Amazing List Thank a lot

  • Prakash

    Dec 3rd

    Fantastic designs which are very inspirational & helpful for the professional designing people to improve their creativity. Well designed webpages & i really love the design works made with.

    http://www.freecssshowcase.com/

    Take this above link to refer more inspirational webpage designs & for the free templates.

  • Ram

    Dec 30th

    Great resource for inspiration on design blogs that releases quality freebies. Love this work & your effort on sharing this wonderful listing.

    Thank you very much for share this awesome collection. Keep sharing such inspiring posts ever like this.

  • Michael

    Dec 31st

    Nice collection
    Excellent list, thanks for sharing!

  • web designing course delhi

    Mar 2nd

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  • Brugge Restaurant

    Mar 24th

    this is very nice! I have only heard of a few of these, definitely going to check them out!

  • Ahmad

    Mar 27th

    thanks for this useful roundup really nice collection of freebies :-)

  • Szaboka

    Apr 10th

    Hey, chack my website http://blog.szaboka.hu for some more resources and step-by-step Photoshop tutorials! :)

    Nice collection, a definite bookmark!

  • freebie

    May 10th

    Thanks for sharing this list! I have only heard of a few of these, definitely going to check them out! Fantastic designs which are very inspirational & helpful. This is cool. Thanks again.

  • Nahid

    Jun 7th

    Wow. Excellent list

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