Top 21 Websites for Freelance Designers

Digital Revolutions has compiled a list of the top 21 websites for freelance designers. Listed in no particular order, these sites will be of use no matter what you are designing.

Oh, did we mention that all of these sites are free?

21: SimplytheBest Free Fonts
Featuring a huge, categorized selection of fonts, SimplytheBest provides an invaluable resource to designers worldwide.

20: PS Brushes – Photoshop Brushes
With over 500 brushes, PS Brushes makes it easy to find great, free brushes for all your creations.

19: CSS Beauty
A very popular site showcasing some of the most exemplary css based websites.

18: Deviant Art
A huge collection of all types of artwork, a great sources of inspiration.

17: Web Creme
Clean and simple inspiration.

Design inspiration gallery featuring logos, business cards, and websites.

15: Pixel2Life
Huge database of design tutorials for many popular applications.

14: Brush Fed
Many, many brushes for photoshop.

13: WebAppers
The best free, open source applications for web designers.

12: WordPress
Sporting both single and multi-user versions, WordPress is one of the best and most user friendly blogging systems/CMS available.

11: Hotscripts
Perhaps the largest database of scripts on the net, Hotscripts is one of the best script resources available for webmasters.

10: Search Engine Channel
A large database of SEO oriented articles. Definitely a must-visit for those interested in search engine optimization.

Lots and lots of useful tutorials.

8: Urban Fonts
A large selection of free fonts.

7: Computer Arts
A leading UK mag with a myriad of tutorial, tips, and resources.

6: CSS Elite
Akin to CSS Beauty, CSS Elite features some great sources of inspiration.

5: Freelance Switch
Insightful articles, job listings, and resources for freelance designers.

4: Digital Arts
Another great design magazine.

3: 3D Total
Great website for CG artists.

2: stock.xchng
Over 250,000 free stock images that can be used for commercial purposes.

1: Web Design Library
Large selection of articles, tutorials, and some free icons/buttons to top it off.

Of course, this is by no means a complete list. The internet is full of useful websites, this is meant to be a resource for designers who are looking for the best, free resources sites fast. We hope you find this list useful, remember to check back often for great resources from Digital Revolutions.

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  1. April 19, 2008 at 11:40 pm | Permalink

    A great resource for us freelancers. Thanks much for the post!

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  3. April 23, 2008 at 11:07 am | Permalink

    A good list. This would be even better with the addition of little thumbnail images of the home pages.

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  5. April 29, 2008 at 9:03 am | Permalink

    Great post!

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  7. April 29, 2008 at 10:54 am | Permalink

    Really, DeviantArt should be number one. It has stock images, PSDs for learning, C4D renders of all categories you could possibly care to name, brushes, shapes, tutorials, textures, and so many more for such a wealth of programs that I won’t even bother to begin trying to list them, all in greater quantity and quality than on any other site.

    You’ve also left DaFont off there, a great site for fonts of any category.

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  9. April 29, 2008 at 1:07 pm | Permalink

    Euphorix: As the article states, the sites are listed in no particular order.

    As for DaFont, true, it is a great site. It will be included in any revisions of the article.

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  11. May 5, 2008 at 1:47 pm | Permalink

    http://www.nettuts.com and http://www.psdtuts.com are two other great ones that designers should be keeping up on.

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  13. May 10, 2008 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

    Great post. 2 other sites that are also great for freelance designers are All Freelance Directory and All Graphic Design


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  15. May 12, 2008 at 9:02 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the post. All of these websites are great and they really helped me in designing my site.

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  17. May 12, 2008 at 9:42 am | Permalink

    FREEres.info has loads of links to sites with free design resources – stock photos, vectors, brushes, fonts, etc.

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  19. May 24, 2008 at 8:22 pm | Permalink

    These are very nice sites that every freelance designer should know. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. ddd
    May 27, 2008 at 7:33 am | Permalink

    Where is alistapart.com ?

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  23. Haree
    June 13, 2008 at 8:01 pm | Permalink

    Your site is very very cool !! I love it 🙂 Respect !

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  25. Dominic
    June 13, 2008 at 8:06 pm | Permalink

    I think your site is very good and complete, but the information you have here

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  27. Junior
    June 13, 2008 at 11:06 pm | Permalink

    A good site, good short contents of the good work. Congratulations

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  29. Wxduosbe
    July 25, 2008 at 11:42 am | Permalink

    Good list.

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  31. JXL22
    October 22, 2009 at 8:50 pm | Permalink

    Both of these examples illustrate how librarians are not just adding new software but tweaking it to improve the experience for their users. ,

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  33. arnel555
    October 24, 2009 at 8:28 pm | Permalink

    best maya tutorials at http://www.cgwhat.com

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  37. Saad Ali
    April 7, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for sharing this stuff.

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  39. tegner
    April 28, 2012 at 2:18 am | Permalink

    Thanks for some other informative web site. The place else may just I am getting that type of info written in such an ideal way? I have a project that I’m just now working on, and I have been at the look out for such info.

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  41. Andy
    January 9, 2013 at 3:05 am | Permalink

    http://www.99hours.com are other great ones that designers should be keeping up on.

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