Design tools are widely known as being expensive ad only for professionals but I’m here to tell you otherwise! There are some GREAT free online tools that you can use no matter your skill level!
- Coolors – coolors.co
Coolors is absolutely one of my favourite design tools. It’s a simple colour palette generator which I always use when in the initial stages of a branding project. If you’re stuck for inspiration, there is an “explore” button where you can see what other users have created. It’s super intuitive and easy to use and is great way to get your project rolling.
- Pexels – pexels.com
If you’re after high quality stock images for free, this site is for you! from the Pexels website: “All photos are hand-picked from photos uploaded by our users or sourced from free image websites. We make sure all published pictures are high-quality and licensed under CC0.”
- Canva – canva.com
This tool is great for both beginners, DIY-ers and professionals. It has an easy to use interface, millions of different pictures and fonts to choose from and also pre designed layouts which you can use as is or customise.
- Font Squirrel – fontsquirrel.com
Font Squirrel is a website full of free fonts which you can download and use on your computer or generate for web use. There are SO many options to choose from so pick a category and get exploring. They also have a handy test drive tool where you can type in custom text and see what it looks like. They even have a section where you can download fonts from Google Fonts (fonts.google.com)
Maya Virdee – Creative Director