Look, we get it: mockups have invaded the design world and not always for the better. That said, when it comes time to doing quick concept work, nobody wants to spend an additional hour in Photoshop creating the perfect iPhone XR to drop in a quick UI concept. Time, especially for freelancers, actually is money.
While we always believe in creating your own assets for the sake of originality, we also know that’s not always possible. So we’ve rounded up ten of the best mockup resources for when time is limited and starting from scratch just really isn’t an option.
Are we missing anything from this list? If so, please let us know.
Use this thorough collection of perfectly-crafted responsive browser window mockups in a range of modern devices for your next design presentation. Available file formats include Photoshop, Sketch, Adobe XD, and Figma.
Use this collection of 12 high-quality Instagram Story templates to add additional value to client work orders or to easily frame and promote your own work. These templates are easy to use and customize in Sketch and Photoshop.
Power is a modern and professional free PowerPoint template from Dublin Design. It has a variety of useful features including creative photo layouts, overlays, diagrams, maps, mockups and more. Use to quickly present a UI concept for a client or as inspiration to liven up an existing deck.
A creative, modern, stylish, presentation template design created in a lookbook style. This free template Includes 90 creative slides with a stunning, stylish modern layout. Easy to change colors, modify shapes, text. All editable. Ready in 5 color scheme. Use as inspiration for your next client pitch deck.
Use the Golden Ratio Grid to design layouts with beautiful proportions and rhythm. Useful for web, print, or any type of graphic design. Just grab the grid layer group and adapt it to the size of your graphical piece, and voila!
A fast and easy way to achieve a consistent look across social media. Upload your cover and profile photo and Figma will do the rest. Use it for your own social media presence to update projects regularly, or share inside the team. Automated cover images include Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Dribbble, Instagram, Behance, Awwwards, Pinterest, and Tumblr. No Myspace, sorry.
Mix-&-match illustrations of people with this free, open-source design library. From head(s) to toe(s), create a fully-customizable illustration quickly and easily for your design mockups. Then, rotate and position the elements in your humaaans however you like. They’re like legos made out of flesh… and vectors.
Nothing beats working on a custom type style for a project, but for short and simple projects, a custom type treatment likely isn’t in the budget. Use this resource as an excellent selection of free typography to use in or as inspiration for your projects handpicked by the discerning designers over at Awwwards.
Short on time but need to add a bit of texture to a background? Subtle Patterns provides hundreds—if not thousands—of free-to-use patterns created by their network of designers. Downloadable in PNG format, patterns can be easily tweaked and colorized to meet your project needs on-the-fly.
HueSnap allows you to grab colors from your uploaded images and create beautiful palettes to share with creatives like you. Like some colors from an existing palette but want to tweak it? HueSnap makes it easy to modify and save over existing palettes without affecting the original palette submitted by someone else.