[design tip] Free to use high-quality photos = Unsplash

An uncomplicated site with gorgeous, downloadable high-res images… for free?

No strings attached, no attributions, no licensing credits — not even a shout out needed kind of free?

Indeed. Thanks to Creative Commons Zero and many talented artists, Unsplash has saved me in ordinate amounts of time hunting for affordable stock photos. On top of that, my nonprofit and artist clients are beyond appreciative of how far we can stretch their limited design budgets.

I’m all about artists getting their due and sensitive to the plight of folks expecting us (designers) to work for free, or “for the exposure”. So I’m simply awed at the sheer quality and range of these images– not to mention the generosity of these photographers’ contributions to public domain art.

Browse and enjoy > https://unsplash.com


From the Unsplash website:

Unsplash License

“All photos published on Unsplash are licensed under Creative Commons Zero which means you can copy, modify, distribute and use the photos for free, including commercial purposes, without asking permission from or providing attribution to the photographer or Unsplash.”