10 Great Free Design Learning Resources – Creative Business No.2

Published Nov 18, 2019

Here’s a great collection of free design resources focusing on design principles and improving your understanding of the business of design.

Principles of UX Design – a free e-course | InVision

The people at Invision know a thing or two about UX, so if you’re keen to learn the essential principles of UX Design, make sure you check out their free e-course.

Free UX eBooks

UXPin provides an avalanche of awesome free content on mobile & web prototyping, wireframing, mockups, usability testing, project management, design process & more. Start downloading!

Animation Handbook

From the DesignBetter blog, grab the free ebook written by Ryan McLeod on the use animation to communicate abstract concepts, and put more emotion and usability into digital experiences.

The Principles of Product Design

Is your startup designing it’s own product? Aarron Walter has extensively researched best practices from some of the world’s best design teams. Read on and nail the fundamentals of designing great products.

Everything I Learned in Design School

Degreeless.design is an amazing resource put together by Tregg Frank, who recognizes that a lot of people aren’t as fortunate as he was in being able to get a design degree. So he’s collated a list of resources of the most important things he learnt at design school (as well as recent resources he highly values). Embrace this great resource.

Design Gal: Practical advice for your design career

Design Gal is a YouTube series by Christine Maggi, who since July of 2017 posts weekly videos on the business of design to offer real-time advice to students or others who are coming into design as a career. Be sure to also check out the Resources on her website.

High Resolution: A video-series on design

Hosted by Bobby Ghoshal & Jared Erondu, High Resolution is a YouTube video series that brings clarity to how the best companies approach, communicate, and deploy design. We’re talking Google, Ideo, Airbnb, Uber, Slack, Spotify and more! You can follow the channel here.

Digital Psychology

Digital Psychology is a free library written by Daniel Stefanovic that focuses on “psychological principles and examples for inspiration to enhance the customer experience and connect with users.” Yep, it’s pretty deep, but also very cool. Check it out!

Grid System Library

If you’re designing for screens, it’s essential to use grids. The KK UI Store has a free library of grid systems for iOS, Android and Bootstrap. It’s a fantastic resource and easy way to start digital design projects. Grab it here.


99u is an amazing creative career resource from Adobe that has a focus on helping creatives build incredible careers, supercharge their work, and make their ideas happen.

A wealth of invaluable information for all creatives regardless of discipline. Go check it out now.


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