This is a vetted list of design resources that I personally use. This resource list will continually be updated.
Welcome to the Design Resources Library. This resource library will be continually updated as I get more exposure and time with each resource. I only list services that I either personally pay or would pay. I'm putting an * over any service where I have an affiliate program in place. These links give me a small kickback, but I only use affiliates for programs where I have paid for services with my own funds currently or in the past.
There are industry-leading stock photography sites like Shutterstock or Adobe Stock. My favorite method is to shoot my own photos and keep a library of commonly used images. Given the number of high quality free sites, there's little reason to pay unless you have a very specific need.
When in doubt, throw in a couple of icons to add a bit of splash. Just be careful not to overdo it, or you'll go down the path of clip art. Are you using clip art? If you still are, please stop. See illustrations below.
Illustrations are the new clip art. A well-designed illustration can really add a big splash to your project. Custom illustrations are next level but take time and money. The services below are either collections of illustrations, or platforms that customize your illustrations.
You can also shop at marketplaces to get your design resources. There are many models out there ranging from buy per asset, or buy a subscription for unlimited downloads.
Do you have a resource that you like? Let me know so I can add it to this resource list.