Stockio: the best site for free design assets

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Design assets are the lifeblood of any creative process. Images inspire, typefaces communicate, icons clarify. Whatever the scope of your project, assets are the building blocks of your design.

Any fresh source of stock assets is a boon to the design community, and the latest treasure trove of resources is with photos, videos, vectors, icons, and even fonts, designed to inspire and stock the toolboxes of the web design industry.

Stockio resources are absolutely free to download, and can be used for both personal and commercial projects. Sourced from some of the most popular asset producers, Stockio’s assets have been handpicked to be useful to designers.

Stockio has the great search options you need to take advantage of a resource this vast. When browsing images, similar photos are displayed on the download page; some of the best discoveries come by simply clicking on the next thumbnail and seeing where it takes you.

You can even search by color and quickly locate photos or vectors containing the color you need. It’s perfect when you’re working with a brand-specific palette and need assets to match.

Stockio includes enough assets to pack your toolbox until next year. There are over 4,500 icons and the collection is growing. When it comes to free fonts, you’re spoiled for choice. There are over 11,000 free fonts on Stockio, more than you can use in a lifetime of design. And they aren’t the usual low quality fonts you often find for free, whether you’re looking for a typeface for a logo, or something readable for body text, there are some real gems here.

Go check it out and start designing!