One of the questions I am asked most often is: “How did you create those blog or social media images?” There are tons of ways to spice up your digital marketing images. Stock photos, paid or free, are a popular option. In fact, most blogs you see today use stock photographs in some form, either standalone or incorporated into a larger design. What you may not realize is that you can find a wide array of other types of visuals for use in your images such as illustrations, icons, textures, vectors, patterns and fonts.
Creative Market is by far one of the best-known names for high quality design assets. I’ve been following their designs for years and have picked up a few bundles. A wide selection of graphic artists set up pages here to showcase their offerings. You can find practically any type of asset you need at Creative Market, from fonts to photo filters. Each month, you can purchase a highly-discounted bundle of assets, as well. This is a great way to grow your library. Sign up for their mailing list, and you can even get free design goodies each Monday.
Pixeden is a fantastic free option for graphics like patterns, templates and icons. To get access to a larger selection of assets at a price that’s more affordable than purchasing individual items elsewhere, you can choose one of their paid membership options.
Font Squirrel is the place to go if you’re looking for quality free fonts. There are many unique choices here from well-known type foundries. Do take care to read the terms for each one, though. Some are only for use in personal projects.
While there are hundreds of other places online to find blog design assets, these are three of my trusted sources. Even on a limited budget, you’ll have no problem finding fantastic graphics, fonts, patterns, photo actions and other elements to make your blog stand out.