Design Tip Tuesday – Where to get free fonts, graphics, & other design assets

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It’s been forever and ever since I posted some design tips on the blog. I’ve learned so many little tips throughout the past year while taking classes that I really want to share and believe any blogger could benefit from!

If you don’t have the software or experience to design pretty graphics, fonts,themes, etc. look no further! Check out the Creative Market website. Creative Market is a website that offers thousands of design assets created by talented designers all over the world. Since most of the Designers are independent, they do charge a small fee to download their designs. Although, each week Creative Market offers a variety of amazing freebie downloads.

I’ve downloaded some freebies and paid for a few fonts and themes. Every Designer that I have dealt with was great and some even offered more of their designs for free after I purchased a set.

Take a look at some of the designs featured on the site:

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Bonjour! Typeface with Extras by Nicky Laatz

 

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 Watercolour Tribe&Flower DIY+Bonus by Graphic Box

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Marema Typeface by AF Studio – Free this week!

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Great Free Font Combinations

design_tips_fontsFont aka typography in graphic design, is just as important as the use of colors and images when creating a visually appealing design. From a professional design perspective, the most critical requirement when choosing a font is legibility. Choose the right font size, apply correct spacing, and make smart color choices. Also, the general rule is to limit the amount of fonts you are using on a project to 3 or 4. If it is a small project, such as a business card, I’d keep that number down to 2. However, if it is for a website or large project it is customary to use up to 4 different types.

Dafont.com is an amazing website that offers free font downloads! There are hundreds available and the site conveniently puts together similar font types and lists them under categories such as Handwritten, Holidays, Retro, etc.

Below are some of my favorite combinations from free fonts available online:

fontsJenna Sue Regular
Adele
Janda Cheerful
Lane Narrow
Futura
Jack Story
English Essay
Windsor
Sail
Wonderlust
Couture
Cafe & Brewery

Do you have any combo recommendations? Please share! Happy designing!

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