Resources

Content Creation

Assets

Free Stock Photography

Most of these websites offer free photos with Creative Commons 0 (Public domain/no attribution) licenses, meaning you can practically use them anyway you want for free. Be sure to check each image’s license. I also recommend attribution wherever possible, since some of the photographers benefit from publicity (i.e., people will go to them to pay for work).

Free Stock Video

  • Bottled Video: Free footage for the masses
  • Distill: Curated HD Video Free For Your Personal and Commercial Use
  • Pexels: Completely free stock videos
  • Pond5: The world’s largest royalty-free footage collection
  • Stock Video
  • Videvo: Completely free HD stock footage and motion graphics for any project
  • Videezy: Free HD Stock Footage & 4K Videos
  • Vidsplay: Totally free stock footage

Icons

  • Simple Icons: SVG icons for popular brands, maintained by Dan Leech.
  • Vector Emoji: Common Emojis recreated in vector (Adobe Photoshop).

Tools and Software

Adobe InDesign

If you use Adobe InDesign for designing pages, books, newsletters, or anything else, here’s some resources that I’ve gathered. I’ll post more as I find them.

InDesign Blogs and forums

InDesign videos and courses

InDesign Scripting

*So that career change I mentioned involved shifting from web development involving HTML and JavaScript to graphic design. Turns out you can program InDesign using JavaScript to reduce time spent on redundant tasks.

Note: Use these scripts at your own risk, since you’re programming InDesign (and perhaps other applications) to do things automatically.

Content Management

WordPress

WordPress Themes

Gazette Theme (the one I’m currently using)

Productivity

Project & Task Management

  • Trello: Trello’s boards, lists, and cards enable you to organize and prioritize your projects in a fun, flexible and rewarding way.

Music/Sound Cancellation

Graphic Design

Typography

Font Providers

Typography Tools

Learning about Typography

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