15 Favorite Free Fonts
As a graphic designer, I spend much of my day working with fonts. We are all familiar with fonts but do you really understand what fonts do – beside the obvious of course. Using a cooking analogy, I like to think of fonts as the herbs, spices and condiments that add flavour to your meal; without these flavour combinations, meals would be somewhat boring and bland.
There are thousands of fonts available but as a designer I find I tend to go back to the many of the same fonts over and over because they work in so many scenarios. Of course, many of my standby fonts are commercial fonts that must be purchased before you can use them but luckily now there are many lovely fonts available for free too. I’ve selected some great fonts that can be downloaded for free (personal use only). Some free fonts offer an option to donate to the designer and as a fellow designer I often try to give them a small donation if I can afford to do so. Please keep that in mind if you have the means because it takes a long time and effort to develop and design a font package.
Download these beautiful fonts here:
Great Vibes | Abraham Lincoln | Aller | Young & Beautiful | Allura | Maven Pro | Habana | Impregnable | Raleway | Connie | BlackJack | Steelfish | Matchbook | SimpleSnails | Vevey
Free Hand Drawn Doodle Design Elements
By now you all know that I love to doodle, it’s a bit like therapy for me. Recently I created this cute little collection and thought it would be fun to share. These high quality hand drawn vector design elements can be used for stationery (tags, packaging, invites, cards, labels), digital or paper scrapbooking, embellishments, as photo elements, in web design, logos, and in lots of fun DIY projects. The sky’s the limit with these designs! Use them in whatever project you want.
This hand drawn vector doodle set comes in pdf, ai and png format.
Download your free hand drawn doodle clipart here.
Feel free to use the graphics for whatever you like….just please don’t use them for any type of digital download, free or otherwise and not for resale. Thank you!
Journaling cards – great for project life or scrapbooking.
Click here to download your free printable.
I have to admit that I’m pretty bad at recording all the events of our life. If it wasn’t for the fact that my camera automatically adds dates to my photo files I wouldn’t have a record of what was actually happening at the various stages of our lives. Scrapbooking… forget it – that’s way too much for me to take on. You’d think that scrapbooking would be a perfect outlet for my creative energy but no, I think that there’s just too many options and I find it overwhelming.
Recently one of my co-workers turned me onto Project Life – now this is way more my speed. Essentially, it’s a really quick and easy way to record the events and memories over your life. For more info check out the creator’s website: http://www.beckyhiggins.com/products/what-is-project-life.php. I just love the concept but honestly, even remembering to do something that probably takes about 30 minutes once a week is just too much of a commitment for me – I suck at routine (just ask my husband).
One thing that I really love about Project Life is that it is still meant to look pretty and I’m all about pretty. If you checkout the Becky Higgins website, you’ll see that she has some beautiful kits for creating your own Project Life: http://www.beckyhiggins.com/products/. Since I love design, I couldn’t help but try my hand at creating my own Project Life cards. Turns out it was pretty fun. Now maybe that I have some fun designs I have less reason to put off creating my own Project Life – I’ll let you know how (but more likely “if”) that turns out. In the meantime, you can download my free template designs for your own Project Life here. Have fun!
For the full 12 piece set of this design, you can purchase it from my Etsy site here.
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