Category: Resources

Creative resources

Free font: Comfortaa

I love this font in all caps at smaller sizes—It’s so readable. Comfortaa comes in light, regular and bold, and is completely free for personal and commercial use.

Comfortaa

Free font: Fivo Sans

Fivo Sans font
Fivo Sans is an awesome sans-serif font, perfect for use in small body copy or giant headlines. I love a nice neutral looking sans serif font that still manages to have some personality to it.

You can download Fivo Sans here—absolutely free for personal and commercial use.

You’ll notice at the bottom of the page below the download link that the author of the font also offers Fivo Modern, a great variant of Fivo Sans, for free. Donations for both fonts are welcome.

Free magazine mockup PSD

High-quality magazine mockupFreePik has this really nice magazine PSD mockup, high-resolution and free to download. I like this one in particular because it’s straight-on, so you could use it to show off a 4-page newsletter just as easily as a 64-page magazine.

If you’ve never used Photoshop smart objects, just double-click the layer with the magazine art on it, drop your artwork into the resulting file and save it and boom… your magazine mockup is updated to show off you design.

15 Free infographic PowerPoint templates

Infographic templates
If you’re often tasked with creating infographics in PowerPoint/Keynote presentations, this collection of infographic PPT templates from HubSpot are worth downloading for future use.

The collection includes 15 PowerPoint template pages, plus 5 vector art infographics—all of which you can edit to suit your needs.

Free PSD Mockup: Magazine

PSD magazine mockup
I love PSD mockups—Photoshop files with smart objects that you simply drop your artwork into and have them automatically tweaked to look photo-realistic. This free magazine mockup is perfect for presenting cover and spread designs to your client.

Free distressed halftone pattern vectors

Distressed halftone vector patterns

This free set of distressed halftone patterns for Adobe Illustrator contains 10 seamless vector swatches that can be applied as fills to add retro comic book style print effects to your illustrations. There’s a range of dot pattern densities so you can effectively shade your designs by using the different pattern fills across your artwork. Unlike your typical halftone pattern with clean, perfectly formed circles, these patterns have a distressed style to give your designs that grungy rock poster vibe.

Thanks to SpoonGraphics for providing these awesome distressed halftone vector patterns.