Designers make their mark by staying one step ahead of the pack. Itís your job to be design-savvy, so don’t let clients catch you using last year’s tools and
templates. Thankfully, there are plenty of successful (and generous) designers out there willing to throw you a bone. The following 10 design freebies were
released this month so you can stay competitive without breaking the bank.
1. Simple Icon Set by Joshua Andrew Davies
When it comes to design, the devil’s in the details. These eye-catching icons will instantly give your work a fresh, modern feel. Clean. Simple. Free.
2. Leo Restro Joomla Template by LeoTheme
This template is the ultimate time-saver. The themes adapt to smartphones, tablets, and desktop screens, reaching a broader audience with your portfolios,
blogs and project sites.
3. Insect Photoshop Brushes by Lileya Brogu
These 42 realistic insect brushes will make your skin crawl. The detail in these illustrations really stand out, down to the veins in a fly’s wings.
4. Hand Drawn Speech Bubble Photoshop Brushes by Kerby Rosanes
Get 30 unique speech bubble shapes in one download. Use these brushes when you want a hand-made, personalized design that still pops.
Whether it’s an advertisement, web site or comic, there’s a speech bubble to fit.
5. Free WordPress Theme: AyoShop by AyoThemes
WordPress is still the go-to platform for personal and professional sites. Unique, user-friendly themes are in high demand.
This one fits the bill without sacrificing quality, contemporary design.
6. Responsive Blog/Magazine Themes by Design Bolts
More WordPress themes! A handful of basic themes that can help you transition to responsive design. Think of them as one-size-fits-all templates for when you
need to get your client up and blogging fast.
7. Portfolio Layout Template by Bloom Web Design
Online portfolios aren’t just for designers. Artists and professionals of all kinds want to showcase their talents. This template is simple enough to be versatile, yet bold enough to make an impression.
8. Wispy Fire Brushes by Dustin Schmieding
These five abstract brushes will inspire you. Do you see wispy fire or squid ink?
9. Responsive HTML5 Template: TXT by n33
If you’re using HTML5 Up!, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better starting point than TXT. It’s fully responsive and works across mobile, tablet and desktop.
10. Gemicon Icon Set by Turqois
Dig into more than 600 fresh icons in one place. When you need an ultra-specific icon (Cassette tape? Chicken leg?) Gemicon saves you from scouring the
internet — a designer’s most dreaded time-suck.