(did I mention, free?) UPDATED: April 2021
*Disclaimer: these are mostly places I have either used or recommended. If your not happy with the services provided, do not hold me responsible.
It has been way, way too long since my last blog post. My intention is always there to write, but then life happens. No excuses, I hope to write more often and although I will make no promises, I feel this post will be a constant work in process. Mainly because I love lists, along with updating them.
Here is a little library, (if you will), of resources. Particularly for (Canadian freelance designers) that I like to keep handy. Mainly for myself and others can follow along if they like.
Keep in mind a lot of printers usually require a minimum if a higher quality print or package.
- High End/Quality
- Screen Printing
- Industry / product Specific
- Printing (See Printing>Packaging)
- NFT Label Requirements
- Creative bag ( ribbons packaging etc)
- Custom Boxes
LEGAL / GOVERNMENT
- OneClub – Digital Design
- Red Dot – Product Design
- Muse Awards
- Wallpaper -Product Interior etc
- Applied Arts
- If World Design Guide
- Webby Awards – websites
- Hermes Award
- IDA awards – Interior Product Fashion Graphic
- A Design Awards
- Social Good Design Awards
- Restaurant and Bar Design Awards
- Red Dot
WEBSITE DESIGN & RESOURCES
- A Nerds World – company that helps you produce /edit your website
(plus a lot of other creative stuff like logos which I shouldn’t be giving you this info cause they are competition technically, but hey, share the love.)
- Compressing files (video) for web
- Envato Elements (creative shop)
- GIFS: Giffy Capture / Screentogif
- Google App
PAPER & ENVELOPES
BOOK & EDITORIAL DESIGN
- Self / independent Publication
- Digital Publication
MENTORS and GUIDANCE
JOBS SEARCH (for design freelancers particularly)
HEADHUNTERS / RECRUITERS
DESIGNERS (I admire)
- Tutorials / Courses
LARGE FILE TRANSFER
YOUTUBE CHANELS (for funsies)
If you want tutorials, look under learning
ONLINE STORE PLATFORMS
TYPE & FONT RESOURCES/WEBSITES
- Theme forest / Envato (Graphics Library)
- Code interactive
- DesignCuts (Fonts Graphics Templates)
- Smashing Magazine
BEAUTIFUL WEBSITES (no particular order)
RINO & PELLE
Otherwise check this list here.
This is a work in progress I will be updating as regularly as I can.
If you do want to be featured or placed at the top of this post I do accept sponsors – I will only take people who are within the design industry and are suitable for this post. Please get in touch through my form on the contact page. Thank you!