The concept of “flat” design is fairly prevalent at the moment and, although you should never stick with a trend just because it’s the “in thing”, there’s certainly some merit to stripping back unnecessary design flourishes and focusing on the basics.
Today we’re featuring seven freebie packs that can help to give you a useful starting point when designing something with a flat, minimal look and feel. From icons to complete web templates, there’s plenty to get your teeth into!
This set of 12 flat SEO icons is perfect for adding a light-hearted and playful tone to sites. The flat aesthetic is set off beautifully by the modern color palette and the addition of the long shadow technique is a sophisticated touch.
Playful and approachable, the icons are useful for a number of different industries: the support services life-preserver applies to any help system; the mobile marketing icon could apply to any mobile device; and the analytics, events & targeting icons are equally flexible.
Modus Versus is a free multi-purpose PSD template, designed on the 1170 grid system. Excellent for use with responsive frameworks like the popular Twitter Bootstrap, it could form the basis of a good corporate site.
12 PSD files are included, fully layered and organized into folders. It would be an ideal choice for a marketing or professional services company, or you could pick it apart and use elements of it in other projects.
Flat design — which is more of a rejection of 3D artifice than it is a style — fits so perfectly into the contemporary landscape that it’s already hard to envisage a time when it wasn’t de rigueur.
To help you take the leap into flat design we’ve put together this great freebie: A free flat UI kit designed by Freepik. See the full preview below and subscribe below to download the file. You can use the file for personal and commercial uses. Enjoy and share this with your friends!
Icons are provided as transparent PNG files and are free for use in personal and commercial projects, with no attribution required. This set of 50 minimalist icons is designed by Patrik Larsoon from SimplyPixels, a self taught web designer from Sweden with a passion for creativity and design.
The awesome folks at DesignDeck have designed a cool set of 24 social icons which we’re calling “Simplito”. The icons are provided as JPGs, PNGs and a master PSD file for easy editing. You are free to use the icons for personal and commercial projects as per the licensing terms attached in the file.
The set includes a whopping 500 vectors icons, provided as both individual PNG files as well as a master Illustrator file for quick resizing. See the full preview and download the file now!
Designed to embrace flat design without surrendering to it completely, the set is a great way to iron out your current design. There are 90 different services represented, optimized to 15 different sizes.
Each icon has a subtle gradient and border, lifting it off the page, without losing the underlying flat aesthetic.