If you happen to be short on funds, there are many free design resources that can help you out to create the perfect podcast artwork. For your website, your podcast feed, and social media posts.
I am talking about free fonts, templates, stock photography, icons and even videos. Essential assets you may need to complete your podcast projects. All free. And freebies don’t mean you have to compromise quality.
Free Stock Images
Discover your perfect landing page image.
A growing collection of beautiful, free images for your landing page.
Want a photo for your site or podcast artwork that no one else has? Photo Creator from Icons8 allows Choose from thousands of models, objects, and backgrounds to perfectly tell any story.
Combine objects, people, backgrounds and even images of your own using a browser-based drag-and-drop interface that’s very quick and easy to use.
Unsplash is now a part of the Getty Images family (4/2021). They will continue to operate as a standalone brand and division of Getty Images. The main difference now is Unsplash have access to the resources and experience of Getty Images to help accelerate their plans to create the world’s most useful visual asset library. In the last year (2021), Unsplash passed two billion image downloads (and just passed three billion), Unsplash for Brands tripled in size, and they launched Unsplash Hire.
Courtesy of Icons8, Icons gives you a whole library of free icons in PNG and SVG.
Animated GIFs have excellent browser support because they work like images. They are small in file size and play automatically. Just download the images and you’re ready to go!
Google is offering an intuitive and robust collection of open source designer web fonts. By using their extensive catalog, you can share and integrate typography into any design project seamlessly. All created to the high standards you’d expect from a web giant like Google.
Dafont is an enormous archive of freely downloadable fonts. Browse by alphabetical listing, by style, by author or by popularity.
Free Stock Videos
Free HD stock footage and 4K videos courtesy of Videezy. Its collection is provided by its members – most are free to download and use.
Free videos that you can use to create infinite loops, and they’re all available to download for both personal and commercial use.
Find a ton of free stock videos which can be used free of charge, in both personal and commercial productions. Keep in mind, video clips that carry the Creative Commons 3.0 license must be attributed to the original author.
Free Graphic Design Tools
Claiming to be the “easiest online design tool to create animations and graphics for social and web,” Crello is one of Circle270Media Podcast Consultants’ favorite websites for podcast artwork projects. You don’t even need design skills to get started. You can find more than 4,000 pre-designed animated layouts alone.
Simple to use in the browser, with no downloads required, Canva is a surprisingly powerful and flexible graphic design tool. Use Canva’s drag-and-drop feature and professional layouts to design consistently stunning graphics.
Free Image Editing Tools
Need to remove the background from a photo? Remove backgrounds 100% automatically in 5 seconds with one click.
It’s a photo editor where you can crop, rotate, fine-tune, color, resize or add effects to any image, with no application to download – it’s all within your browser window. You can also create photo collages.
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Brett Johnson is the owner and lead consultant at Circle270Media Podcast Consultants. With over 35+ years of experience in Marketing, Content Creation, Audio Production/Recording and Broadcasting, the podcast consultants at Circle270Media strategically bring these strengths together for their business Podcast clients.
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