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Freebies Of The Week: Disney’s Drawing Lessons, Patterns, Open-Source Logos…
By Izza Sofia, 24 Mar 2020
Image via The Pattern Library
Designing can be challenging in today’s world. From creative thinking to meeting client’s demands and always staying ahead of the game, one needs design resources at their disposal.
To help you with this, DesignTAXI has created a list that can help ease the strain. Take a look at this roundup that has everything from a résumé template, UI kits, pattern designs to logo designs.
Keen for more? Head here to check out last week’s goodies.
Disney’s drawing tutorials
The official Walt Disney Parks blog has released a complete series of drawing tutorials teaching you how to recreate Mickey Mouse’s character designs through the years.
The blog post also shares a selection of online classes from Disney illustrators that show you how to draw other animated characters like Frozen‘s Anna, The Nightmare Before Christmas’ Sally, and Pluto. View all the tutorials here.
The Pattern Library
Image via The Pattern Library
Whether you need a wallpaper for your desktop, a texture for your fabric design, or an attractive tile for a wrapping paper, the Pattern Library has it all.
Created by Tim Holman and Claudio Guglieri, the collection of whimsical and quirky patterns features contributions by web designers.
Find your next pattern here.
Comida: Food Delivery App Design
Image via Comida
People’s eating habits have changed substantially and one of the reasons is technology. To adapt to the eating habits of society without designing an app from scratch or spending money on hiring a designer, this Foody Free UI Kit might just be the answer.
Introducing Comida, a free food delivery app UI kit, perfect for those who wish to start their online food delivery business. The template, which is compatible with Sketch and Figma, comes with light and dark skins. It also uses Google Fonts and comes with well-organized layers and symbols.
Free Résumé Template by Mats-Peter Fors
Image via Behance
To impress potential employers with a clean and presentable résumé, here is a free template created by Mats-Peter Fors.
Available for MS Word, AI and PSD, it features editable fields in a cover letter template, reference areas, social media contacts, work experience, as well as the education portion. Free for personal and commercial use, the template can be downloaded here.
Image via Logo Dust
Logo Dust is an open source library full of minimalist logos. These logos can be downloaded and used for free, but you will have to purchase them for exclusive rights to them.
Image via Krisp
With the coronavirus pandemic spreading globally, offices have requested their employers to work from the comfort of their own homes to practice social distancing.
This means people would have to carry out digital meetings for work, and might struggle to communicate online due to the background noise. To overcome this, Krisp have launched a noise and echo-canceling app for meeting rooms of any size.
Using AI, the app removes any noise in real-time and works with all popular room systems software, leaving only the voices of the participants.
CSS Color Gradient Generator
Image via My Brand New Logo
My Brand New Logo has created a CSS color gradient generator for creative inspiration.
All you need to do is to pick a single color, and the tool will generate a nice-looking gradient based on that. The generator recommends gradients from light to rainbow styles, depending on what you desire for your project.
Once you have decided on a palette, you can adjust the gradient by dragging the sliders. If you’re happy with the gradient, you can grab the CSS code right away.
Coronavirus Awareness Icons
Image via Iconfinder
Iconfinder is giving away over 200 free vector icons to help creatives spread awareness about the novel coronavirus.
The icons can be incorporated in hand-washing instructions, hygiene leaflets or any other initiative to help to fight the virus. Download all icons here.
Sort Gmail Inbox by CloudHQ
Image via CloudHQ
Gmail users might find that their inboxes are cluttered and messy, and that sorting them takes time and energy.
cloudHQ has created a handy new tool for Gmail that allows you to clarify, search and manage your inbox easily. Meet Sort Gmail Inbox, a no-frills method for organization. It allows you to sort your emails into different categories with a clear set of labels and sub-labels. Your emails can be organized by size, date received, unread emails, sender and company domain.
You can install the extension here.
Image via Social SnapLook
Wonder if that shirt matches that skirt?
SnapLook is a browser extension that allows you to build outfits before purchasing them. Shoppers can use it as a virtual fitting room—just mix and match garments from any online store to form an image collage. This allows you to see the whole look together before you make the purchase.
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