Design Resources For Fashion And E-Commerce Entrepreneurs
My picks for the best free and paid graphic design, stock photos and clip art resources for fashion designers and e-commerce entrepreneurs.
Graphic Design/Stock Photos/Vector Clip Art:
All-free-download.com– All-free-download.com is a meta search engine. We gather all other free resource into one. Make it easy to find and download. All of the resources are gathered by users and public sources on the internet.
Shutterstock– Subscriptions and Images On Demand for every budget. Over 50 Million Stock Photos, Vectors, Videos, and Music Tracks. Find everything you need for your creative projects. Download instantly.
Graphicstock– subscription-based resource for royalty-free graphics, images, icons, buttons, textures, backgrounds, and more. Simply create an account, and you get unlimited downloads to everything on the site
iStock– Incredible stock. Flexible pricing. Explore millions of royalty-free images, illustrations, videos, and music clips at ridiculously great prices.
FreeImages.com– the leading source of free stock photos! Whether you just want to browse our huge image gallery or want to share your own photos with others, this is the site for you!
Canva– Canva gives you everything you need to easily turn ideas into stunning designs. Create designs for Web or print: blog graphics, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers, posters, invitations and so much more.
Picmonkey– PicMonkey makes creative tools for photo editing and graphic design because we want you to rock the universe. We want your images to show your creativity, your style, your spot-on brilliance.
Dreamstime– Stock Photos & Video Footage for as low as $0.20USD / Download or Free. From the World’s Largest Community in Stock Photos.
Flickr/Creative Commons– Many Flickr users have chosen to offer their work under a Creative Commons license, and you can browse or search through content under each type of license.
Photopin– Free Photos for bloggers and creatives! Search millions of Creative Commons photos and add them to your blog posts easily.
Check back regularly as I will be adding more resources to this list. Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to recommend any more resources.
Facebook Pages– Bands, Businesses, Restaurants, Brands and Celebrities can create Pages in order to connect with their fans and customers.
Twitter– Connect with your friends — and other fascinating people. Get in-the-moment updates on the things that interest you.
Pinterest– Visual bookmarking site for good stuff you find anywhere around the web or right on Pinterest.
Instagram– Free, fast, beautiful and fun way to share your life with friends and family.
Tumblr– Stories, photos, GIFs, TV shows, links, quips, dumb jokes, smart jokes, Spotify tracks, mp3s, videos, fashion, art, deep stuff. 226 million different blogs, filled with literally whatever.
Google Plus– Share and discover in the Google products you use every day. Share publicly and build a following as people discover, +1 and re-share your posts with others around the world.
SoundCloud– The world’s leading social sound platform where anyone can create sounds and share them everywhere.
LinkedIn– The world’s largest professional network: 300 million strong. Discover professional opportunities, business deals, and new ventures.
Vine– Explore a world of beautiful, looping videos. Video app that let’s you create and share 6 second videos.
YouTube– Allows billions of people to discover, watch and share originally created videos. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, tell, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small.
Flickr– Join the world’s largest photography community, discover billions of beautiful photos and share your own.
Management & Analytics Tools
Hootsuite– Schedule and manage your social outreach. Engage with people across all your accounts on one dashboard.
Tailwind– Pinterest management, analytics and marketing. Schedule pins, check Pinterest, engage your community and measure results.
Social Oomph– Boost your social media productivity. Easily schedule updates, find quality people to follow, and watch social media activity!
Social Bookmarking Sites
StumbleUpon– Giant collection of the best pages on the Internet. You tell us your interests. We recommend great websites, photos and videos.
Digg– Delivers the most interesting and talked about stories on the Internet now. Digg does curation: building products that make life smoother, simpler, and smarter.
Delicious– Discover, share, and organize the hottest links online
AllTop– The purpose of Alltop is to help you answer the question, “What’s happening?” in “all the topics” that interest you.
Reddit– Online community forum where redditors vote on which stories and discussions are important. The hottest stories rise to the top, while cooler stories sink.
Check back regularly as I will be adding more resources to this list. Drop me a line at email@example.com if you would like to recommend any other resources.
Juan E. Romero is the Owner and Creative Director of 65MCMLXV. He has more than twenty years of Fashion and Design Trend experience. You can find him on Google+ and Twitter.