Here at Complex Creative, we love to keep on trend with what’s new in the world of design and ensure our clients’ brands are always looking modern. Therefore, we are continuously browsing sites like Pinterest and Behance to see what people are designing and what is now popular and effective.

Whilst we create most of our graphics from scratch, sometimes we find some pre-designed templates that help us save a ton of time! One of the sites we use for this kind of stuff is Creative Market.

You can get anything from fonts, presentation templates, mockups, Instagram templates or even illustrations. Several independent creatives submit their work to Creative Market to be sold, so you can utilise their work as a base and look like a super talented graphic designer!

How to get free graphic design templates

One of the best things about Creative Market is that they give away freebies every week! They have 6 graphical assets to download for free announced every Monday, and then they add another 3 if you make a purchase over $15.

For example, this week, they have a couple of cool fonts – one handwritten and one more old fashioned, but still a script. They have a logo set of 20 logos, a banner to use on Instagram for promotion and a Keynote presentation template. They even have 8bit characters to download! All for free!

Check out their free goods here:

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How to get stunning stock photos

Creative Market also sells photographs by talented photographers that come with a license that allows you to use it on your marketing material without needing to credit the author.

You can buy these photos individually, meaning that you do not need to subscribe to a service like iStock or Shutterstock where you have to buy in bulk.

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We love Creative Market as a source of graphic design templates, but also as a site for design inspiration. Their blog is also a good resource for what the latest trends are, but it also provides some great insight for the aspiring designer.