Tag Archives: graphic design

Creative Market - cheap fonts, illustration, photography

Great photography, illustrations, and fonts for the budget-minded blogger or designer

I’ve previously written about 7 great sources for free or low-cost photography, but today I want to sing the praises of another source of great photography source that also offers tons of options in fonts, illustrations, mock-ups, templates, and more — all sold directly by the creators. (Kind of an Etsy for designers.) The creativity and the skill of execution is consistently high, and the prices are, by and large, extremely reasonable. You can find beautiful hand-drawn fonts, versatile backgrounds, and on-trend illustrations, all for $5 and up!

Here’s just a minuscule sampling of the wide variety of goodies you can find at Creative Market. (Click on any image to go right to its product page.)

Unique fonts:

Brilant font

Hello Beautiful font

(Yes; the above is a font you can buy!)

Airbag font

Versatile backgrounds, for use in print or online:

wood backgrounds

watercolor backgrounds

Business card and website templates:

business card template

website theme for Shopify

And a wide variety of design elements for print and web::

blog banners

design elements, blog kit

design elements - badges + monograms

design elements - icons

They also have a killer referral/affiliate program! Sign up, and they pay you for every purchase a referred customer makes! Earn 10% on all referred customers’ purchases for a full year.

(Which, by the way, I’m doing in this post. But I wouldn’t promote it if I didn’t really use, love, and highly recommend Creative Market!)

Creative Market - cheap fonts, illustration, photography

Post 31 multi-use event postcard

Post 31 is a Memphis-based interior design and retail furnishings store. They host numerous special events throughout November and December. My client asked for a postcard that could be printed once in color, then imprinted in-house with updated info every couple of weeks. I used an image on the mailing side to evoke the cachet of a old-fashioned invitation — but without the risk of the envelope getting tossed. On the back side, I left a blank space for customization: sized to fit an off-the-shelf printable label, with a light gray guide showing where to position it.


Graphic design: Oasis brochure (fundraising campaign)

This is the cover for a fundraising campaign brochure, for Starkey, a Wichita KS non-profit which promotes independence of people with intellectual disabilities. This campaign sought to raise funds to build an inviting, smoke-free green space with exercise and activity opportunities for Starkey’s special employees.

graphic design for non-profit fundraiser