This post was written by littleBIG’s youngest creative gun, Joel Langford. With an ever-growing list of design tools under his belt, he lets us in on some of his latest learnings… 

Design and imagery have always gone hand in hand. The combination of great photography and epic design will always create beautiful artwork. However, this imagery needs to be the correct match for the design work. Hence why it is vital to have a strong free stock image library, providing high quality images to pair with high quality design.

The following are my top five sites for free stock images, that have helped me improve my design work…

Unsplash is the most valued free stock image website in my library.
Its collection of stunning photography and user friendly interface makes it a clear first on the list.

Lifeofpix showcases some exceptional free photography, providing images with an excellent range of applications.

Kaboompics provides a large spread of images, useful for a broad range of design work.

Negativespace boasts a broad range of high quality free stock images, useful to any designer.

Lastly, Pixabay contains an array of excellent photography, a perfect tool for any design work.