1001FreeDownloads: Free Design Elements in Abundance

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It’s not that free resources would be underrepresented in the web. During the past years more and more designers have decided to offer at least some of their work for free. Research is often cumbersome, and especially when you need a fast solution, services consolidating as many good design elements as possible come in handy. One of those is 1001FreeDownloads.com. All resources are offered for free, hence the name 1001FreeDownloads. The portfolio includes vectors, images, fonts, icons, clipart, and so on. Here you’ll get comprehensive resources from only one website. Thanks to the wide range of resources, you’re most likely to find what you are searching for. In addition, it offers a lot of exclusive content, particularly among the more than 11,000 vectors.

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1001FreeDownloads – One Website for Everything

It’s obvious, visiting only one website to get all design resources you need for your project saves you a lot of time. Especially, as soon as chances are high that you’ll be successful. Surely, you won’t always find a solution for all of your projects on 1001FreeDownloads. But you already benefit notably when you can accomplish most of your resource research successfully on 1001FreeDownloads. Next time you search for resources, try out 1001FreeDownloads as one of the first places to visit. The website offers a huge variety of files from all important categories, including vectors, photos, fonts, icons, wallpaper, brushes, styles, patterns, textures, and clipart.

This article covers vectors and textures as exemplary for the service as a whole .

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Exclusive Content for Designers

It’s an interesting fact that 1001FreeDownloads lists not only external resources, but also develops its own, exclusive graphics. The previews of the exclusively available graphics on the website carry a watermark. The downloaded graphics do not, however. The exclusiveness of numerous graphics is a vital reason to visit 1011FreeDownloads when searching resources.

License Types

Basically all resources can be used for free for personal and commercial purposes. When using resources developed by 1001FreeDownloads (the ones with the watermark), placing a backlink is mandatory. The field “License” to the right of the graphic indicates whether a backlink is required or not. It’s up to you where to put the backlink, so you can even put it in the legal notice. Just make sure that it has the correct form and that visitors can see where to find it. A link in the footer won’t hurt in any case.

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Here you can find the license and information about the backlink:

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If you see a link in the highlighted field, you’ll have to set a backlink. Simply click the link and copy-paste the HTML into your website. Put the backlink either below the resource or, for example, into the legal notice > subitem “Image credits”. If there’s no link, you can go ahead without thinking about backlinks.

A Selection: 15 Beautiful Vectors

1001FreeDownloads currently lists more than 11,000 vectors. So, you’re likely to find the graphic you’re searching for. All resources can be searched by category and tags. You can select the file type (vectors, photos, etc.) in the website’s search function and should quickly get one step closer to your desired graphic. In the following, I’ll present you some examples of vectors that are exclusively available on 1001FreeDownloads.com:

1. Easter pattern with eggs and typography

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2. Vector Information Set – infographic

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  • Designer: 1001FreeDownloads.com
  • Purpose: Infographic
  • License: Free for personal and commercial use, backlink required.
  • Download: Vector Information Set

3. Flat design vector illustration concept icons set of business working elements for office

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4. Abstract vector logo template for branding and design

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5. Landscape illustration

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  • Designer: 1001FreeDownloads.com
  • Purpose: Background
  • License: Free for personal and commercial use, backlink required.
  • Download: Landscape illustration

6. Vector card with some text for design

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7. Year 2015 space ribbon background

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  • Designer: 1001FreeDownloads.com
  • Purpose: Background, design element
  • License: Free for personal and commercial use, backlink required.
  • Download: Year 2015 space ribbon background

8. Vertical Business Card

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  • Designer: 1001FreeDownloads.com
  • Purpose: Business card
  • License: Free for personal and commercial use, backlink required.
  • Download: Vertical Business Card

9. Logging User Interface on a smartphone

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10. Infographics elements

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  • Designer: 1001FreeDownloads.com
  • Purpose: Elements for creating an infographic
  • License: Free for personal and commercial use, backlink required.
  • Download: Infographics elements

11. Watercolor illustration with trees

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12. Seamless pattern with retro vintage badges

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13. Vector Flyer Layout Design Template

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14. Music illustration with bird

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  • Designer: 1001FreeDownloads.com
  • Purpose: Background
  • License: Free for personal and commercial use, backlink required.
  • Download: Music illustration with bird

15. Weather Icons

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  • Designer: 1001FreeDownloads.com
  • Purpose: Icons, design elements
  • License: Free for personal and commercial use, backlink required.
  • Download: Weather Icons

Background Textures

Also textures can be very useful. It doesn’t hurt to be able to  choose from hundreds of textures for any purpose. In the following, I’ll show you a couple of the textures listed on 1001FreeDownloads.

1. Concrete distressed texture

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  • Designer: 1001FreeDownloads.com
  • Purpose: Background
  • License: Free for personal and commercial use, backlink required.
  • Download: Concrete distressed texture

2. Blue stone texture

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  • Designer: 1001FreeDownloads.com
  • Purpose: Background
  • License: Free for personal and commercial use, backlink required.
  • Download: Blue stone texture

3. Coffee stained paper

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  • Designer: 1001FreeDownloads.com
  • Purpose: Background
  • License: Free for personal and commercial use, backlink required.
  • Download: Coffee stained paper

4. Bubble abstract background

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  • Designer: 1001FreeDownloads.com
  • Purpose: Background
  • License: Free for personal and commercial use, backlink required.
  • Download: Bubble abstract background

5. Bubble abstract background #4

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  • Designer: 1001FreeDownloads.com
  • Purpose: Background
  • License: Free for personal and commercial use, backlink required.
  • Download: Bubble abstract background #4

Web Usability

The most comprehensive website with lots of useful resources is worthless if the usability leaves much to be desired. Let’s have a look at the most important usability questions and see how 1001FreeDownloads copes with them.

Do you need to register in order to download a file?

No, all files can be downloaded for free without having to create an account.

How many clicks does it take to download a file?

Clicking on the download button immediately starts the download.

Clicking on the download button immediately starts the download.

Two. The first click opens the graphic’s page. The second click immediately starts the download. That’s what I call exemplary.

Which search options do visitors have?

Free text search in the header or on the home page

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Here you can search the categories like photos, vectors, etc. or all categories. Unfortunately, the results of the free text search aren’t always precise. This should be improved.

Search by Categories and Tags

You can search by categories or tags on the home page.

You can search by categories or tags on the home page.

You can search by categories or tags on the homepage or the file category pages. Searching by categories or tags delivers way better results than the free text search. Hence, my recommendation is searching by categories and tags.

Can you leave comments or interact with other users?

No. You can’t leave comments or interact with other users. 1001FreeDownloads.com is a download site only.

Do registered users have any advantages?

Creating a free account allows you to save favorites and get an overview of all downloads.

Do they offer a newsletter?

Yes. You can subscribe to the newsletter on each page to get news with the latest freebies. You can find the newsletter registration form above the website’s footer section.

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Are there any social media accounts you can follow?

Yes. You can follow 1001FreeDownloads on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Dribble. Facebook and Twitter in particular inform you quickly about new freebies, so it’s definitely worth following 1001FreeDownloads there.

And the quality of the downloaded files?

Good in every respect. Most photos are provided in high resolution, fonts can be downloaded directly from the overview page and are provided in common formats (TTF). Icon sets come in five different sizes as PNG files, and so forth…

Conclusion

1001FreeDownloads.com is a user-friendly website with lots of design-relevant files that leave not much to be desired. The fly in the ointment is the backlink requirement for files offered exclusively on this website. But what you get for this small backlink is a really good file quality. A wide range of resources and a good search function allow you fast access to the desired element you are in dire need of for project with the fast-approaching deadline.

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