If you've got a CMS and are gearing up to put your company on the map you're going to need a flurry of go-to design tools to stand out and look amazing. Fortunately, there are a bunch of awesome free tools out there that we've compiled to help you out. Here are our 2019 top picks of free design tools to run your content marketing strategy.
A great place to start. Get inspired by browsing through the work of talented designers. Our personal favorite is Dribbble, but behance has some great stuff too.
Icons and Illustrations:
A cohesive set of icons and illustrations can make a world of difference between standing out and being just another marketing site. We've curated some of the best free resources out there, with Icons8 being our top pick.
There is a lot of great free photography out there to get started, including sites dedicated to specific types of photography like food and design. In this category we recommend Unsplash as a starting place.
- Icons8 (Photography)
- Icons8 (Custom photo generator)
- Burst by Shopify
- Foodies Feed
- MMT Stock
Product Design and Editing Tools:
- Invision - For creating clickable prototypes
- Screely - Create amazing product screenshots for your website
- Figma - Design, prototype, and gather feedback all in one place
- Pixapal - Create videos, graphics and documents online
Video is a must have component of your content marketing strategy, but creating great video can have a learning curve and be time consuming. One resource we found that impressed us is Lumen5. It allows you to convert your blog posts into beautiful highlight videos. There is a free trial, so it's worth giving it a shot.
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