15 Free eLearning and Graphic Design Resources

If you are looking to learn something for free, right now is probably the best time to be alive, because the internet is full of fantastic resources which allow you to expand your knowledge in any category. However, the problem is there are so many resources, it’s getting harder to separate the useful ones from all the noise. One of the most popular skills among eLearners is graphic design. With that mind, we have compiled a list of 15 free eLearning and graphic design resources you can use. Keep on reading.

 

eLearning and Graphic Design Resources

The reason why graphic design is so popular is because it is used basically anywhere. We are talking anything from web design, mobile development, arts, to business, digital marketing, and entertainment. The only thing that rivals it in terms of popularity is eLearning. Thanks to modern technology, knowledge has become cheaper and more accessible than ever. Courses, webinars, presentations, books, you name it. Another reason why it’s so huge is because there are plenty of online jobs which don’t require a degree, and where only specific knowledge is needed. Let’s get on with the list, shall we?

 

1. Pixabay

While you will find plenty of generic “people in the office looking at meaningless charts” photos, there are plenty of hidden gems as well, especially when it comes to niches like nature or digital marketing. You can also browse images by author, which is very convenient.

 

2. Unsplash

If you are looking for free high-quality photographs which could easily find their place at any exhibition, look no further than Unsplash. They will bring some style to your blog or website. The only problem is that you can only download a limited number of images for free over a certain period of time.

 

3. EssayGeeks

This is one of the best platforms online if you are looking to improve your writing skills. But, it can also be used as a design resource, because their staff also features professional designers. On top of that, they can help you produce some stunning content.

 

4. Canva

No previous design experience? Don’t sweat it, because Canva comes with a wide selection of different templates, design elements, fonts, and filters, which allows you to create some eye-catching posters, blog post images, as well as cover images for your social media profiles.

 

5. Piktochart

Infographics are still as popular as ever, and with Piktochart, you will be able to create them in no time. Apart from infographics, you will be able to create visual reports, presentations, and so on.

 

6. Gratisography

Featuring the work of only one photographer, this resource has a lot of images which are stunning and weird equal measure. It’s hard to fit them into any category.

 

7. Coursera

Coursera offers free courses created by some of the most prestigious universities in the world, such as Yale and Stanford. If you are looking to expand your knowledge of business and technical sciences, you’re going to want to check it out.

 

8. Khan Academy

Offering plenty of their own courses, as well as curating top courses by others, Khan Academy is one of the premiere destination for online learners from all over the world, and the variety of subjects is staggering.

 

9. Alison

In addition to offering courses like the previous sources, Alison also offers online learners the option of receiving certification. Plenty of courses available in tech, business, health, and languages.

 

10. Lynda

Lynda offers thousands of video courses on anything from software and business, to visual arts, such as graphic design and photography. The quality of their courses is top-notch.

 

11. Creative Market

Although primarily designed as a store for design resources, Creative Market also offers free goods every week, such as design templates, themes, fonts, Photoshop actions, and so on.

 

12. Siteinspire

If you are looking for some amazing examples of web design that will inspire you to create one of your own, Siteinspire certainly lives up to its name. The list is constantly updated with new examples.

 

13. Google Fonts

In the past few years, fonts have become an important design element, which is why we recommend that you check out Google Fonts, where you will surely find a few that will complement your designs nicely.

 

14. The League of Movable Type

If you are looking for fonts that will stand out on your infographics, posters, or presentations, this resource offers a ton of attractive free ones.

 

15. iTunesU

iTunesU looks and feels like iTunes, but instead of offering music and videos, it offers its users podcasts and courses on various subjects. A lot of stuff can be found for free. The only downside is that it doesn’t on Android or Windows.

 

Conclusion

As you can see, there are plenty of online resources which can help you learn new things, free of charge. With a little bit of time and effort, you will be able to master new skills such as design, writing, photography, or coding in no time. Good luck!

 

 

Chris Richardson

Chris Richardson is a journalist, editor, and a blogger. He loves to write, learn new things, and meet new outgoing people. Chris is also fond of traveling, sports, and playing the guitar. Follow him on Facebook and Google+.

 
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