The big list: design and prototyping resources for your next UX design project

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Andy Orsow
  •  Jun 19, 2018
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Updated 6/19/2018: We’ve added even more resources to this post. Enjoy!

Seeing your ideas come to life quickly is such a rewarding experience. Which is why prototyping can be so much fun.

But finding the right resources for your prototyping project can be a huge pain. Below is a list of some of our favorite icons, design kits, apps, and resources to put to use as you bring your prototypes to life.

InVision Studio

InVision Studio combines design, prototyping, and collaboration into one harmonious workflow. It starts with a live design environment, which gives you the power to create intelligent layouts and interactions as part of your normal workflow.

Free plugins

Craft by InVision LABS

A groundbreaking set of free plugins for Sketch and Photoshop to bring real data and lightning speed to your design workflow.

Free design kits

NOW UI kit by InVision

This comprehensive UI kit has over 52 complete design templates, 35 custom icons, and over 180 UI components.

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CHAT UI kit by InVision

Create an elegant chat app with InVision’s free cross-platform UI kit. With 60 design templates, 12 categories, and 80 UI components for web, tablet, and mobile, the creative possibilities are endless.

TETHR UI kit by InVision

The most beautiful iOS design kit you’ve ever seen also just so happens to be free…

DO UI kit by InVision

Create an amazing to-do app with InVision’s free cross-platform UI kit. With 130 screens, 10 themes, and 250+ UI components for web, tablet, and mobile, you’re well on your way to getting things done.

RELATE UI kit by InVision

Build connections with the Relate UI kit. Free access to 45 templates, 15 categories, and 99+ UI elements, all optimized and retina–ready.

MAIL UI kit by InVision

Meet MAIL—a beautiful cross-platform UI kit for building intuitive social app experiences. The free kit is tailor-made for desktop, mobile, tablet, and smartwatch formats, so your design looks its best on any device.

DECK UI kit by InVision

Meet Deck—a beautiful cross-platform UI kit for designing card-based interfaces and media websites.

Free icon sets

The Noun Project

A must-have in your toolkit. Chock full of thousands of glyph icons from different artists. Some icons are free and some are available for a fee.

80 mini icons

A simple, crisp, minimal icon set that’s perfect for your next project.

144 social icons

Social brands, 4 shape types, in color and monochrome. Each icon is built with Photoshop vector shapes so you can easily edit color and resize it as you need.

50 free UX/UI icons that’ll save you time on your next project

Download 104 free science-themed icons for your next design project

24 free icons for your next mobile app design project

Free icon set—Download 192 transport and household icons

Get 96 custom travel icons—FREE!

Download 21 tasty food icons for free

40 city icons for your next travel app—free!

Download 40 festive, flat-color winter holiday icons—free

Download 36 flat graphic design icons—free!

Download 38 flat-line ecommerce icons—free!

Download 57 interface icons for free

36 free flat icons for your next productivity app

Download 36 icons perfect for finance design—for free!

Download 168 custom interface icons—free!

Download 500 icons for free

Download 36 wireless technology icons—free!

Download 36 money icons—free!

Premium icons

Symbolicons: Icon Font

With SS Symbolicons, it’s easy to update size, styling, and colors on the fly. And since they’re a font, you don’t have to go hunting through other documents to grab the icon you’re looking for.

Free photo resources

Photo by WOCinTech Chat.

WOCinTech Stock Images

A collection of beautiful high-res photos of women of color technologists doing what they do in their actual day-to-day: leading meetings, brainstorming, whiteboarding, and coding. Available for use under a Creative Commons Attribution license.


Free (do whatever you want) high-res photos. 10 new photos every 10 days.

New Old Stock

A great collection of vintage photos from the public archives.

Death to the Stock Photo: Free and premium options

Great photos for commercial use, blog posts, social accounts, and mockups delivered right to your inbox. Free and pro options available.

Public Domain Archive

New, 100% free photos every week. Everything you need for your creative projects—all public domain images.

Even more great photo resources over at @Dustin’s Medium post: Stock Photos that Don’t Suck.

Free device mockups

Photorealistic Macbook mockups

A diverse set of 4 MacBook mockups built from professional photographs.

Free iPhone and iPad mockups

This is a set of 4 high-res mockups on real photographs. Each mockup contains smart objects that you can use to add your own screenshots. PSD also includes 5 photo filters for the backgrounds.

Placeit is a free mockup and design comp producer. Give them an image and they’ll process your screenshot or URL and place it within their stages for a beautifully rendered final photo.

20 Free iPhone X Mockups & 36 Free iPhone Mockups

Two round-up posts full of great mockups for every iPhone from the 6 up to the recent iPhone X and iPhone 8/8+.

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