20+ Design Blogs that Release Quality Freebies

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, Β 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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  1. February 14, 2010

    Nice stuff

  2. February 14, 2010

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

  3. February 15, 2010

    Excellent list, thanks for sharing!

  4. February 15, 2010

    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!

  5. February 15, 2010

    good design blogs

  6. February 15, 2010

    Nice list.

    The best “freebies” givers out there

  7. February 15, 2010

    Some great resources here, thanks.

  8. February 15, 2010

    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!

  9. February 15, 2010

    nice collection….

  10. February 15, 2010

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

  11. February 15, 2010

    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.

  12. February 15, 2010

    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.

  13. February 15, 2010

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

  14. February 15, 2010

    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.

  15. February 15, 2010

    Thanks a lot for including Circlebox Blog in the list, Steven πŸ˜€ Great post!

  16. February 15, 2010

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

  17. February 15, 2010

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

  18. February 15, 2010

    Airopia.org isn’t that bad =)

  19. February 16, 2010

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

  20. February 16, 2010

    Thanks for the include. It’s an honor to be mentioned among such great sites. πŸ™‚

  21. February 16, 2010

    Nice collection….well done!

  22. February 16, 2010

    Always on the look out for base elements, thanks.

  23. robert
    February 16, 2010

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

  24. February 16, 2010

    Great list. Thanks for shared

  25. February 16, 2010

    great list to keep tabs on for freebies!

  26. February 16, 2010

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

  27. March 6, 2010

    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 πŸ™‚

  28. July 14, 2010

    really good web desain

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

  29. July 29, 2010

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

  30. July 29, 2010

    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.

  31. July 29, 2010

    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.

  32. August 9, 2010

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

  33. August 9, 2010

    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 πŸ™‚

  34. August 9, 2010

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

  35. October 22, 2010

    Love the Fudge Graphics! Such a cool creation.

  36. November 17, 2010

    Amazing List Thank a lot

  37. December 3, 2010

    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.

  38. December 30, 2010

    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.

  39. December 31, 2010

    Nice collection
    Excellent list, thanks for sharing!

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  41. March 24, 2011

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

  42. March 27, 2011

    thanks for this useful roundup really nice collection of freebies πŸ™‚

  43. April 10, 2011

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

    Nice collection, a definite bookmark!

  44. May 10, 2011

    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.

  45. June 7, 2011

    Wow. Excellent list

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