15 Free Resources For Designers Part 1

Who doesn’t love something free? In this post, I’ll be pointing you in the direction of over 15 FREE resources for all the aspiring designers out there. The beauty of these resources (besides being free of course!) is that they are both great time savers for those that have to create quick mock ups day in and day out, as well as a good way to learn if you are a novice.
Without further ado, here’s my handpicked list of free design resources, in no particular order!

960px Photoshop Grid Template
This is an invaluable resource for checking to make sure that your designs are grid-based for ease of use/visual clarity.

Browser Screens and Website Elements
Really cool vector pack that’s full of browser elements, as well as form elements (drop-down boxes, text fields, etc.). Useful if you are mocking up a form or web-application.

Web Form Elements
A cool collection of form elements to spice up the browser defaults on your site.

iPhone GUI PSD 3.0
Lucky enough to be mocking up/creating an iPhone app? Well this PSD should make your life a little easier!

130 icons for iPhone applications
Speaking of iPhone application design?how about a GIANT collection of totally free icons to use in your app? Seriously, this resource is amazing.

Free iPhone Toolbar Icons
What was that? You want MORE free iPhone icons? Well here you go! The coolest thing about these is that it’s free for commercial use.

Stationery Vector Pack
Creating a business card, stationery, or cd cover? Totally lost on the dimensions you should be using? Well here are some free vector files to get you started.

38 FREE XHTML/CSS Website Templates
That’s right, almost 40 totally free website templates to use as you wish. And they aren’t terribly designed either. That’s a plus!

Deluxive Creative Pack
A huge collection of seemingly random but useful PSD files.

T-Shirt PSD
Have a really cool idea for a t-shirt, but not sure how to make it a reality? Here’s an awesome t-shirt PSD to get you started.

Social Media Icons
Anybody who’s anybody online is on one or more of the major social networking sites. Now you can link them on your website using these beautiful social media icons (free for commercial use!).

Brands of the World
Looking for a particular company logo but you can’t find one that’s usable? Here you go! At Brands of the World, you can find pretty much any company logo in a hi-res vector format.

jQuery/PHP Based Free Live Chat Script
Want an easy way to speak instantly with potential customers that stumble onto your site? This free live chat script makes that possible.

Free High Resolution Textures
Simply the best resource on the web for finding any type of texture you may need.

50 Excellent Image Galleries
A huge list of image galleries that are both free and easy to implement.

There you have it, 15 great (free) resources for all you designers out there. Keep checking back because I’ll be posting a part 2 soon enough with even more freebies. Have your own favorites bookmarked? Share them in the comments below!
Until next time…