7 sources of free design inspiration from stock libraries

You’re trying to get inspired for your design project, but nothing’s giving you the spark you need. You’ve searched Google Images, flicked through Flickr, gone for a walk to clear your head… but still, nothing. 

Ever thought of seeking inspiration from a stock library? It might sound a bit weird, but with tens of millions of visuals at your fingertips, and sophisticated tools helping you hone down your search to perfection, it can really help. You don’t even have to buy anything – the inspiration comes for free.

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Tom May

Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity, published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, T3.com and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects.