Ever had to submit a design to the client, with the clock ticking away too fast? What do you do? Will you sit down and start a tedious design process that you know you won’t be able to deliver on time? Or will you use a huge array of online design resources to cut down the time in half? My guess is you’d do the latter.
Keeping that in mind, here’s a list of four free design resources that may come in handy during a time crunch.
From PSDs to free stock photos, Freebiesbug has it all. You can even find icon packs, so you don’t have to create all those tiny detailed icons from scratch. Freebiesbug is a great place for resources, which have been hand-picked especially for designers.
Looking for inspirational UI elements or backgrounds that will make your designs pop? Psddd has a great collection of wireframes, UI elements, icons and even whole design kits, which you can modify to fit your client’s needs.
Fribble has resources which are curated by the founder of Dev7studios.com, Gilbert Pellegrom. These resources are made by Dribbblers, so you know you’re getting the best. Access free PSD downloads of icon packs, iPhone mock-ups or even a landing page for your client’s website.
To beat a time crunch, try out the Velositey extension in Photoshop. This helps you design a website in no time and has several templates and modules that you can choose from. It also comes with a pre-generated 1170 grid system that’ll, no doubt, make your developers fall in love with you. However, Velositey does come with a price. You can download Velositey by paying with a tweet or a share on Facebook.
The next time you need to submit designs quickly, use any of the above libraries for free mock-ups, icon packs or even a whole kit. These websites can truly save the day and even provide you with a ton of inspiration for your own designs. If you have a website, that you think beats any of the above, let us know and we’ll be happy to add it to the list.
Now get, set, design!