Creative Resources

Apps for your enhancing your craft

Help a Reporter

Provides journalists with a robust database of sources for upcoming stories and daily opportunities ...

Webflow

What’s neat about Web Flow is that it bypasses the conventional design to development workflow. Usin...

Unsplash

Popular site originating in Montreal, with beautiful images; subscribers receive 10 new photos every...

Design

Magdeleine

A free stock-photo website that allows you to filter your image search by category and colour

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Writing

Grammarly

Grammarly  is a free site that goes well beyond spell-check and ensures that everything you type 
is easy to read, effective, and mistake-free.

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Writing

Help a Reporter

Provides journalists with a robust database of sources for upcoming stories and daily opportunities for sources to secure valuable media coverage.

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Writing

Muck Rack

Digest of journalism and online trends sent directly to your email.

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Writing

Werdsmith

App for syncing your writing projects across devices.

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Writing

Get Prompts

Creative writing prompts app.

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Web Development

Google Design

Allows developers to test responsiveness of websites in browser.

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Web Development

Code Pen

Browser-based sandbox for front-end developers.

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Design

Type Form

Tool for building dynamic, engaging online forms. 

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Design

Frontify

Free brand and design style guide app.

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Design

Pexels

Free stock photo aggregator.

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Design

Coolors

Colour palette generator.

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Design

LOL Colors

Curated colour palettes for designers.

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Design

Lingo App

Centralized library for storing visual assets.

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Web Development

Webflow

What’s neat about Web Flow is that it bypasses the conventional design to development workflow. Using Web Flow, designers no longer have to translate a static Photoshop mockup into a responsive web layout – all of this work happens in a unified interface, while live in a web browser. This tool also serves as boilerplate or design framework for front-end developers looking to kick-start their next project. One disadvantage is that it is relatively expensive if you are planning to build a professional website with it.

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Web Development

Generator

Another tool targeted at designers, Generator is a free product created by the Design Modo team that enables you to create a prototype of your future website. While the tool is still in beta phase, what’s great about it is that you don’t need to sign up in order to get started. The drag-and-drop interface also makes it easy to learn – highly recommended if you are strapped for time and cash.

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Web Development

Froont

This tool is made for designers who know little code but want to test their designs in real environments like browsers and mobile devices. The service is reasonably priced, offering four plans with one free option. What we think is really great about Froont is that it allows users to paste in code from other websites, resulting in a more open-ended design process.

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Design

Unsplash

Popular site originating in Montreal, with beautiful images; subscribers receive 10 new photos every 10 days.

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Design

Behance

Behance is a business unit of Adobe and one of the leading online platforms to showcase creative work. You can post your work, which companies can explore and access talent on a global scale. Well worth checking out. They have a job board too – it mainly offers full-time work.

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Design

Canva

Drag-and-drop feature and professional layouts allows even non-designers to create beautiful designs + documents with great graphics.

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