Every designer/freelancer must have their own list of work resources. It’s for reference as well to help to make the work easier. Nowadays you can just find anything on the internet. Just googled it! But, it will be much easier if you have your own list which you can just refer whenever you in hurry. Today I want to share some of the app/sites that useful for me and maybe can help you too. Some resources you may have to spend some money into it. Some you can use it freely.
If you are looking for any ISBN generator, I suggest using Adazing.com. It is easy and its free. Just key in the ISBN, book title, your name, and your email address. It will be sent to your email and you can easily paste it your book cover design. If you are looking to place your book in the local stores, you need to get the ISBN from Perpustakaan Negara Malaysia. For eBooks, there is no need to apply for it. Make sure to have a white background for the ISBN numbers so it will be easy to be scan later.
Adazing.com also provides tools, software, and tips to help with book/novels publishing especially for a self/small publisher.
This a platform where creative is shared and review. Only members of Behance can showcase their portfolios and we can give our feedbacks or appreciation but need to be a member too. You can find all types of design here such as graphic design, logo design, web design, fashion, illustration, animation and more. This is a good place to come for ideas or just to browse and see other peoples works. Some also give freebies. Really worth your time to check out Behance.
Creative Market provides tons of ready to use graphics, templates, WordPress themes, fonts, illustration and many more than can speed up your work. All here needs to be purchased. I know for some freelancer like me, we can’t afford to spend much money (because some clients are cheapskate so we need to be one too lol). BUT just sign in and come check it every week. There are 6 free goodies you can download every week. Even you don’t need to use it, just download and keep it. You might need it one day.
This is the place for you to get all kind of templates for a price. What I like about Placeit are the mockups they provide. T-shirt mockup, iPhone mockup, name card mockup, book mockup and many more. All kinds of graphic design needed mockup can be found here. No more struggling hours to do your own mockup using photoshop.
If you have extra budget, take the unlimited downloads for $29 per month. And make sure you have a lot of jobs to cover that back XD. Anyway, you can use it for free. Only to download the image you need to be a member and paid for subscription. I just use for free to see how my design turns out on the actual product such as a T-shirt. Really save my time!
These websites I used regularly right now to speed up my works. Really easy to use, hassle free, and again save my times a lot.
Till next time ~