Below is an outline of the graphic design services and tools in the digital marketing tools index.

Click on the link below each section for a page with more detail.

Design-Contest Sites

99designs – many, many types of design contests.
DesignCrowd – design and writing contests in 48 categories.
crowdSPRING – design contests in 42 categories.
Hatchwise – design and naming contests.
LogoTournament – specializes in logo design contests.

Stock Photo Marketplaces

Shutterstock – one of the largest selections.
Fotolia – one of the largest selections.
iStockphoto – one of the largest selections.
Depositphotos – one of the largest selections.
PhotoDune – moderately priced, medium selection.
Stockfresh – moderately priced, medium selection.
Kozzi Images – lower priced, small-ish selection.
Dissolve –  high quality clips and photos, higher priced.
Pixabay – free images, small selection.
Death to the Stock Photo – subscription-only service.
Flickr (CC search) – search Flickr by Creative Commons licence.
Compfight – search engine to find images for blogs, comps, inspiration, and research.
Wikimedia Commons – database of 28,779,360 media files that may be freely usable.

Logo Design Services

Logoworks – logo design service, different packages for # of concepts, designers and revisions.
99designs – logo design contests, plus other graphic design contests
DesignCrowd – logo design contests, plus other graphic design contests.
crowdSPRING – logo design contests, plus other graphic design, naming and marketing contests.
Hatchwise – logo design contests, plus other graphic design and naming contests.
LogoTournament – specializes in logo design contests.
Envato Studio – listings of logo designers. – listings of logo designers.
DesignMantic – free logo design maker.
GraphicSprings – free logo design maker.
LogoGarden – free logo design maker.

DIY Graphic Design Tools

Canva – $ – amazingly popular online graphic design editor, can speed up workflow.
Youzign – $ – online editor focused on creating marketing graphics.
Pablo by Buffer – free, simple tool for quick social media quote-images. – $ – photo editor, available as web app, mobile, desktop software.
PicMonkey – $ – online photo editor with a fun vibe, free version is ad supported.

Infographic Creation

GraphicRiver: Infographic Templates – $ – templates for people who want to use software.
Venngage – $ – service that is all about creating infographics.
Visme – $ – create infographics, online presentations, animations and banners.
Piktochart – $ – create infographics, reports and presentations.
Infogram – $ – create infographics and charts. – $ – site does not contain many details.

Design Deals & Bundles

InkyDeals – a handful of bundle deals.
MyDesignDeals – a handful of bundle deals.
Design Cuts – large bundles of sometimes diverse resources.
MightyDeals – many deals of individual items and some small bundles.
BundleHunt – one big bundle at a time.


FontReach: Top Fonts – list of the most popular fonts (from top million sites).

Forums & Hangouts

/r/graphic_design/ – largest graphic design subreddit at Reddit.
Quora: Graphic Design – the main graphic design topic at this large Q&A site.


Design Matters – weekly, Debbie Millman interviews leading creatives.
Adventures in Design – daily, morning talk show for creatives.
The Deeply Graphic DesignCast – every other week, one topic each week.
On the Grid, by 5by5 – weekly, thinking out loud about design.
The Web Ahead, by 5by5 – every 1-4 weeks, interviews with experts.
Go Media – sporadic, interviews often in bunches around conferences.
Let’s Make Mistakes – archived, not your usual podcast.


AIGA’s Eye on Design – blog of the professional association for design.
Canva Design School Blog – design tips and resources.
Abduzeedo – design inspiration and tutorials.
Design You Trust – creativity from all kinds of sources.
David Airey – on design, art, and various other things.
Co.Design – business + design. – business tips for creatives.


Roberto Blake – covers a wide range of creative topics: graphic design, web design, video, more.