The 10 Best Graphics Tools & Resources For Startups
Brand aesthetics are imperative. They help you define your brand personality. You may be an all-rounder entrepreneur, a freelancer, or a professional graphics designer. If you found this design tools list on a search engine there’s a probability that you’ve heard about a lot of them but are not sure about what all design resources are actually worth trying?
Well, fret not. Here’s a complete list of best graphics and design tools and resources to help you with your venture.
Creative Market is the one-stop-solution for almost all your design needs. This platform is a marketplace for ready-to-use design assets like –
- Stock Photos
- Graphics ( icons, illustrations, textures, etc.)
- Templates (UI kits, mockups, presentation templates, etc.)
- Web Themes (Wordpress, Magento, etc.)
- 3D designs
- Fonts, and a lot more
While almost all of the visuals on Creative Market are premium, it also hosts weekly giveaways where you can download up to 3 free goods per week.
Envato is the ultimate creative assets platform. Envato market is a marketplace for digital assets like website themes, fonts, logos, icons, audio, video footages, video intros, and 3D elements. And Envato Elements is a subscription based platform where you get unlimited downloads of videos, audio, presentation templates, photos, fonts, etc.
The company has also released a design tool - Placeit, which lets people of all skill sets to create beautiful looking designs, logos, mockups, and videos in no time. Placeit comes with thousands of templates to help you create the design of your taste.
Canva lets you design your brand identity (logo, infographics, posters, banners, etc.) online using an easy drag and drop interface. It's a perfect online design tool for not-so-geeky designers or someone who doesn't know designing much.
This free tool has over million photographs, graphics, fonts, and templates to help you create logos, posters, business cards, social media posts, infographics, graphs, and other marketing materials.
Looka is an AI-powered logo maker which helps you make your professional logo in minutes. The platform asks you to input your brand name, industry, colour and shape preferences and the machine learning tech uses it to generate most relevant logo for you. You even get an option to edit the suggested logos according to your requirements and taste.
Either you can use the generated logo for reference ($20) or buy it from the company at a cost of just $65. Looka also provides a $90 enterprise solution where it provides the brand guidelines, social media kit, and business card designs, along with full ownership of your designed logo.
Picmonkey is well-equipped photo editor and design maker which comes with abundant artist-made effects and templates. It’s a one-stop-resource to –
- Edit photos (even if you’re a beginner)
- Design business cards, invites, posters, postcards, etc.
- Touch up existing portraits, and a lot more.
Picmonkey is an subscription-based SAAS whose monthly subscription starts at $7.77.
Animoto is a perfect tool if you’re looking for the best video maker for startups. It is a cloud based video editor which lets you use your footages, get stock photos and videos from gettyimages, add effects, transitions, music, and voiceovers, and create a perfect explainer video, advertisement, or sales video for your startup.
Animoto starts at a price of $5 per month but if you want an access to Gettyimages library, you need to subscribe to the professional plan which comes at the price of $33 per month.
Piktochart is an easy drag-and-drop design maker which lets you create infographics, presentations, reports, flyers, and posters. The platform comes with thousands of templates which you can use and edit to create your own designs. You can even upload your own images to add to the existing templates.
Piktochart is a premium SAAS which comes at a cost of $24.17 per month. However, the company provides discounts to students and not for profit organisations.
Be it stock photos, vectors, icons, or PSDs, Freepik provides you with thousands of good quality resources for free. Even we at Feedough use Freepik resources to create our cover pictures and infographics.
Since most of the resources on Freepik are free, the downside of using them is that you’re not alone. The platform, however, has a solution for this as well – Premium membership. There are high-quality premium graphics which are only available to the subscribers.
The subscription price starts at €7.50 per month.
If you’re looking for a perfect design tool to help you with your social media posts, look no further than Crello. Crello comes with dozens of templates to help you create good looking social media posts (Facebook posts, cover pictures and stories, Instagram posts and stories, animated posts, and 40 other size templates).
It is a freemium design tool which provides you over 6000+ design templates and over 4000 free photos in the free version. If you want more premium templates and want to use custom fonts, you can go for the paid versions which start at $6.67 per month.
Shutterstock is among the biggest royalty-free images, stock footage clips, and music tracks marketplace on the internet. The platform currently hosts more than 270 million graphics resources as of writing this review.
Unlike other stock photos platforms, Shutterstock operates on a subscription-based model where you get limited downloads per month or pay a minimal price ($2 per resource) to download the resources.
You can also go for prepaid packs which lets you download the specified number of resources within a year.
Pexels hosts thousands of royalty free stock photos which you can use for personal and commercial purpose. You don’t need to attribute the website or the photographer. Just find the best suited photo and use it as you want.
99Designs is the #1 marketplace for all your branding needs. From logo designing to developing a full-fledged brand identity pack, 99Design is a perfect place to hire professional graphics designers for your branding projects.
You can either hire a specific designer to collaborate closely or start a contest to get many options for your creative brief.