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I thought that I would do a little resource round-up of my favorite tools and resources. Let me know if you have any to add!

Typography: Check out typewolf. My favorite site to browse type combinations, find free alternatives to pricey fonts, and just get inspired.

Icons: The Noun Project is one of my favorite resources, they truly have icons for everything, super useful!

Free stock photography: Unsplash and Pexels. Pexels also has stock video! Shutterstock is another great option for low cost royalty free images.

Mockups: Mockups are wonderful for helping your clients visualize your designs in context. Creative market, placeit (web based for non designers), creatoom, The Mock Shop.

Mailing lists: I am obsessed with Flodesk. They have beautiful templates that are highly customizable. You can even import your own fonts and use them. Tip! Make sure your font is a .woff file ( a web font). Use my link for 15% off!

Canva: Canva as a design tool is the perfect way for non designers to get free access to tons of online templates, content and tools to design social media posts, presentations, etc. I recommend taking advantage of their brand kit feature where you can upload your brand assets, fonts, and colors to maintain consistency in your posts.

Figma: Figma is an online platform to create, share, and test designs for websites, mobile apps, and other digital products. It’s free and great for collaboration.

Squarespace: Squarespace is an all-in-one content management system, or CMS. The design features are a bit limiting in some ways, but I love how it’s an all in one solution, and easy for clients to edit once the site is designed. There is e-commerce capability as well.

Showit: I designed by website in Showit and I love the design flexibility. It’s a drag and drop CMS which means you can move anything anywhere! There are also plenty of templates to get started with. It is infinitely customizable and you can add your own fonts easily. Use this link for one month free!

Tonic: Tonic is a template shop that works with Showit. Tonic has premium templates that are extremely well designed, professional, and easy to use. They are designed with a user focus and marketing knowledge, so that the thought process of leading the user through your site is already done for you. Highly recommend for creatives who are ready to invest a premium site. Use my link for 15% off.

Shopify: For a robust e-commerce site, Shopify is the way to go!

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