My favourite design resources


I spend an enormous amount of time scouring the interwebs for great design freebies. And I’ve even been known to pay for them :)

I’m constantly fiddling with this blog and my dog’s blog Hi, I’m Sadie Shih Tzu. So while you might not see new posts from me here every week, you can be fairly confident I’m working away in the background on one of my blogs, experimenting with new plugins, fonts, colours, themes and more.

Over the past few months I’ve fallen in love with some fantastic design blogs. They either offer great design downloads, tutorials or both.

I think my favourite find is Pugly Pixel by Katrina Tan. I’ve used many of her super Photoshop video tutorials. I’ve bought a membership to her premium design downloads (one of the most affordable memberships ever) and I’ve poured over her design freebies. Katrina is a blogging chick who totally gets it.

I also adore Jo Kilma’s work. She runs The Darling Tree and August Empress. Her free downloads on August Empress are breathtaking. And every time I check out her design work on The Darling Tree I’m totally in awe.

StarSunFlower Studio is written by Susan Smith who does a brilliant round up of design freebies every week. Susan also has her own shop which sells many of her own fab designs.

I’m totally addicted to Pinterest and have found it a great way to discover designers. One of my favourite pinners is Noor Alqahtani who runs a blog called Little Pink Strawberries. Noor constantly pins links to great design stuff.

These are only a few of the many folks I follow closely and seek inspiration from.

What are you favourite design resources? I’d love to hear from you in the comments.


  1. Thanks for the recommendations! I’m totally with you on Pugly Pixel; I love that blog and read it faithfully. It’s basic enough for a newbie but then gets into some really interesting techniques.  ~Heidi

  2. Heidi you are totally right about Pugly Pixel! I’d never thought about why I like it so much but you hit the nail right on the head. Katrina has something for everyone. Thanks for stopping by.

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