I recently discovered the Creative Market. It is a marketplace for independent creative professionals with products ranging from graphics to themes to handcrafted fonts. Unlike other services where you commission original designs, Creative Market is a place where you can pick up pre-designed graphics at a great value. The editors curate some of the best designed to be featured and search/filter/ranking features help you hone down to what you need.
The shopping experience is the second most important aspect aside from having great content. Instead of going to each artist’s site and navigate their own ecommerce system, Creative Market houses the payment system. Once my credit card info is saved, it’s a matter of clicking buy for future purchases. Once that’s processed, click download and the zipped file is saved to your machine. Now, all my purchases are centralized in one marketplace with a record of all my purchase history.
Finally, each week, they feature free graphics, fonts, and templates that you can download. This is a great way to get hooked and try out the system. These are straight up high quality products that I would have paid for that’s given away.
Some of my favorite graphic sets:
These graphics come in handy when putting together a custom slide deck. Look for graphic sets that come with .jpg or .png files or you’ll have to export the vector files.