The Big List: Design and prototyping resources for mobile, Photoshop, and Sketch
Updated 6/19/2018: We’ve added even more resources to this post. Enjoy!
Seeing your ideas come to life quickly is such a rewarding experience. Which is why prototyping can be so much fun.
But finding the right resources for your prototyping project can be a huge pain. Below is a list of some of our favorite icons, design kits, apps, and resources to put to use as you bring your prototypes to life.
InVision Studio combines design, prototyping, and collaboration into one harmonious workflow. It starts with a live design environment, which gives you the power to create intelligent layouts and interactions as part of your normal workflow.
A groundbreaking set of free plugins for Sketch and Photoshop to bring real data and lightning speed to your design workflow.
Free design kits
This comprehensive UI kit has over 52 complete design templates, 35 custom icons, and over 180 UI components.
Create an elegant chat app with InVision’s free cross-platform UI kit. With 60 design templates, 12 categories, and 80 UI components for web, tablet, and mobile, the creative possibilities are endless.
The most beautiful iOS design kit you’ve ever seen also just so happens to be free…
Create an amazing to-do app with InVision’s free cross-platform UI kit. With 130 screens, 10 themes, and 250+ UI components for web, tablet, and mobile, you’re well on your way to getting things done.
Build connections with the Relate UI kit. Free access to 45 templates, 15 categories, and 99+ UI elements, all optimized and retina–ready.
Meet MAIL—a beautiful cross-platform UI kit for building intuitive social app experiences. The free kit is tailor-made for desktop, mobile, tablet, and smartwatch formats, so your design looks its best on any device.
Meet Deck—a beautiful cross-platform UI kit for designing card-based interfaces and media websites.
Free icon sets
A must have in your toolkit. Chock full of thousands of glyph icons from different artists. Some icons are free and some are available for a fee.
A simple, crisp, minimal icon set that’s perfect for your next project.
Social brands, 4 shape types, in color and monochrome. Each icon is built with Photoshop vector shapes so you can easily edit color and resize it as you need.
Definitely one of the largest and most robust icon packs available—Streamline won’t leave you hunting for that one icon they forgot to include.
With SS Symbolicons, it’s easy to update size, styling, and colors on the fly. And since they’re a font, you don’t have to go hunting through other documents to grab the icon you’re looking for.
Free photo resources
A collection of beautiful high-res photos of women of color technologists doing what they do in their actual day-to-day: leading meetings, brainstorming, whiteboarding, and coding. Available for use under a Creative Commons Attribution license.
Free (do whatever you want) high-res photos. 10 new photos every 10 days.
A great collection of vintage photos from the public archives.
Great photos for commercial use, blog posts, social accounts, and mockups delivered right to your inbox. Free and pro options available.
New, 100% free photos every week. Everything you need for your creative projects—all public domain images.
Free device mockups
A diverse set of 4 MacBook mockups built from professional photographs.
This is a set of 4 high-res mockups on real photographs. Each mockup contains smart objects that you can use to add your own screenshots. PSD also includes 5 photo filters for the backgrounds.
Placeit is a free mockup and design comp producer. Give them an image and they’ll process your screenshot or URL and place it within their stages for a beautifully rendered final photo.
Two round-up posts full of great mockups for every iPhone from the 6 up to the recent iPhone X and iPhone 8/8+.
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