• Resources For Creative Entrepreneurs

  • Stock Photo Resources

    If you have a website, then you need stock photos and videos to engage your viewers with a visual representation of your business and help promote your products and services. The great news is that there are a ton of resources available online, so you can search the internet to find just the image you need for your project. Here is a list of websites where you can find quality stock photos. It is very important that you review the licensing terms for every digital asset you download. The terms will state exactly how you can and cannot legally use the assets.

     

    This website uses affiliate links for some of our recommended resources. If you click through a referral link and make a purchase, we receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Affiliate links in text format are noted by an asterisk (*) next to the link. For more information about how we are compensated for products we recommend, please read our Disclosure Policy. Thank you!

    UNSPLASH

    A fabulous selection of stock photos for your blog or website. You'll find a huge assortment of photographs for background images here as well.

    PIKWIZARD

    Search over 100,000 completely free images on the site. With over 20,000 exclusive stock photos, you are sure to find great photos not available anywhere else.

    PIXABAY

    One of the more popular free stock photo websites, Pixabay has a lot of nice stock photos. If you use Photoshop a lot, this $5 plug-in works awesome! With just a few clicks, you can search stock photos right in Photoshop and add them straight into your project.

     

    THE MET

    The Metropolitan Museum website has over 200,000 art photographs of available under public domain. Be sure to check the box "Public Domain Artworks" to view the collection.

     

    GRATISOGRAPHY

    Looking for something a little bit different? You'll find quite the assortment of stock photos here that are free for use for both personal and commercial projects. 

     

    STOCKSNAP

    All stock photos on StockSnap are licensed under Creative Commons Zero (CC0). Sign up for their Weekly Free Photo Bundle emailed to you every Monday.

     

    PEXELS

    Free stock photos for your blog, all licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0).

     

    BURST

    Free high-resolution stock photos, all licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license.

     

    RIGHT LIGHT

    If you run a blog or e-commerce store, there are a ton of fabulous free stock photos for personal or commercial use.

     

    NASA

    The NASA Image & Video Library offers a variety of photos from their personal collection to the general public. Their Media Usage Guidelines, specifies how you may use the images.

     

    FOCUS FITNESS

    If you're searching for health, nutrition & fitness stock photography FocusFitness.net has stock photos worth checking out! Free for commercial use. No attribution required.

     

    DEATH TO STOCK PHOTO

    If you sign up for their newsletter, Death to Stock Photo will send you an email each week with new stock photos.

     

     

    SKUAWK

    A nice variety of free stock photos can be found here. Need a unique sports-related photo? Check these out. And a nice selection of business photos here. Architecture, space, landscapes and more.

     

    ADOBE STOCK

    Adobe offers a stock photo subscription service. There is a limit as to how many photos you can download a month (unused credits roll-over into the next month). Adobe Stock integrates with Adobe Creative Cloud, which makes it super simple to search for stock photos, test comps, and purchase images. All in a few clicks. Adobe Stock has a wide selection of video clips (additional cost) and vector art in addition to stock photos.

    DEPOSIT PHOTOS

    Download stock photos from Deposit Photos with a monthly plan or pre-purchase with their On Demand package.

    Stockvault

    Free and premium stock photos, textures and more. Updated daily. Revenue share opportunities for photographers.

    IM Free

    Free templates, photos and more for your website.

    PhotoAC

    Quality free stock photos for your personal or commercial project.

    Splitshire

    Find unique, free stock photos for commercial use.

    Life of Pix

    Download high resolution photography for commercial use.

    EveryStockPhoto

    Use this search engine to find stock photos. Licenses vary, so always check before using.

  • Vector & Raster Graphics

    Most graphic design resource websites have a freebies section worth checking often (some update on a regular basis). These graphics are perfect for t-shirt designers and those who design products to sell print-on-demand. Keep in mind, most commercial-use licenses require you to alter the images slightly or use with other graphics to make it uniquely yours. Always check the license agreement that should download with your files to ensure you are following their terms for commercial use.

     

    This website uses affiliate links for some of our recommended resources. If you click through a referral link and make a purchase, we receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Affiliate links in text format are noted by an asterisk (*) next to the link. For more information about how we are compensated for products we recommend, please read our Disclosure Policy. Thank you!

    Blue Penguin Graphics

    Find inexpensive graphics perfect for print-on-demand t-shirts. They have illustrations, silhouettes, backgrounds and more that are royalty-free for commercial and personal use.

    Design Bundles

    Along with graphics and fonts available for purchase, Design Bundles also has a freebies section worth checking out. They have everything from SVGs, illustrations, royalty free images, and more.

    Design Cuts

    Design Cuts offers everything from vector graphics, high resolution background images, fonts and so much more. Their freebies section typically includes graphics from their current bundle and a design project with a tutorial.

    Mighty Deals

    Check out Might Deals for great deals on graphics, fonts, icons, templates, courses and much more.

     

    The bundles and packages are reasonably priced, and they have a freebies* page that is updated frequently.

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  • Video & Animation Resources

    COVERR

    Add a video to your website! All videos are licensed as Public Domain and free for commercial use. You'll need to download the video and host it on your own in order to use this one.

    BITEABLE

    Free video maker & animation maker to help you create your next viral video. Create infographics, ads, intros and more! For a small monthly charge, Biteable has paid subscription, which includes access to over $85,000 stock footage clips.

  • FONT RESOURCES

    Where to Find Fonts

    This list includes both free fonts and fonts for purchase. Many websites that offer free fonts also offer some pretty amazing fonts you can buy as well. It is always great to have an assortment of free and paid fonts in your arsenal.

    FUTURE FONTS

    Future Fonts is where you can get early bird discounts on fresh new fonts that are still in progress. Sort of a Kickstarter for font designers, your purchase helps to fund current and font projects.

     

    GOOGLE FONTS

    All fonts on fonts.google.com are released under open source licenses. Be sure to read through their terms.

    CREATIVE FABRICA

    An assortment of free fonts available for commercial use. They also have a monthly subscription available.

    FONT BUNDLES

    In addition to their font packages for purchase, FontBundles offers free fonts with commercial use permitted.

     

     

    DEAL JUMBO

    They have a variety of fonts, graphic design elements, mockups, fonts, etc. Be sure to check out their Freebies section for updates.

    FONTSQUIRREL

    For fonts licensed for commercial use, FontSquirrel.com has a variety of free fonts for your next project.

  • Courses & Tutorials

    As technology improves and trends change, the tools we use to create our digital media projects evolve and expand. Set aside some time each week, or each day if you can, to learn something new to improve your on your trade. By keeping your business skills up to date, you will be able to keep up with the needs of your clients well into the future.

     

    This website uses affiliate links for some of our recommended resources. If you click through a referral link and make a purchase, we receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Affiliate links in text format are noted by an asterisk (*) next to the link. For more information about how we are compensated for products we recommend, please read our Disclosure Policy. Thank you!

    EDX

    Founded by Harvard and MIT in 2012, edX offers classes taught by colleges from around the world. They offer classes in areas such as computer science, psychology, writing, electronics, biology, and more.

    UDEMY

    While most of their courses are fee-based, if you are savvy at navigating their website, you'll find a ton of free courses are available as well.

    LYNDA.COM

    This website has been around for a long time, and many of the courses are taught by certified instructors.

    SKILLSHARE

     

    With a Skillshare account, you will have access to over 18,000 (and growing!) courses. Find a new hobby, improve your design skills, learn a new language, and many more!

     

    Give Skillshare a try. Receive a two month free trial with the affiliate link below.

     

    CREATIVELIVE

    Live online classes aimed toward the art & design industry. Find beginner to advanced lessons in areas like photography, design, music, health & wellness, and more. Click the affiliate link below for $15 towards your first class.

     

     

    TREEHOUSE

     

    If you are interested in learning web design or coding, you may want to check out Treehouse.

  • ABOUT Us

    We provide digital media artists and businesses with the resources for the busy creative entrepreneur.

    We are dedicated in helping professionals, designers, and students turn wasted hours into productive ones.

     

    Kris Digital Media was founded in 2016 by Kris Stepney. Kris is a graphic designer and entrepreneur, with over 13 years experience assisting clients with their design projects. Kris also enjoys designing prints and graphics for apparel, accessories, and home goods. Kris Digital Media is located in Connecticut, USA.

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This Terms & Conditions Policy (“Policy”) was last updated on May 26, 2018. This policy applies to all currently operating divisions, affiliates, branches, and subsidiaries of Kris Digital Media ("us", "we", or "our"), as well as any additional division, affiliate, branch or subsidiary we form in the future. By continuing to use KrisDigitalMedia.com, you acknowledge and agree to our most current Policy.

Our goal at Kris Digital Media is to provide artists and entrepreneurs with resources, tools and tutorials to help build a profitable online business. We cover topics such as where to find quality stock photos, resources for building websites, productivity tools, and more. The information and resources we provide on this website is free to our readers & subscribers.  

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Your privacy is important to us. It is Kris Digital Media's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect from you across our website, http://www.krisdigitalmedia.com, and other sites we own and operate.

This Policy is intended to meet requirements globally, including those in North America, Europe, and other jurisdictions. This policy applies to all currently operating divisions, affiliates, branches, and subsidiaries of Kris Digital Media ("us", "we", or "our"), as well as any additional division, affiliate, branch or subsidiary we form in the future. By continuing to use KrisDigitalMedia.com, you acknowledge and agree to our most current Policy.

Kris Digital Media reserve the right to modify or update this privacy policy at any time, without prior notice. Changes will take effect immediately upon posting. Please read our Policy regularly to ensure you understand how and why we are using your data.

Please contact us with your questions regarding the contents of this Policy.

1. Introduction
Your data privacy and security are important to us. This document explains your privacy rights, how you are protected, and how we use your data when you visit our website, purchase our goods or services, and interact with us. This policy explains our practices regarding how we use, store, and dispose of any personal information we may collect, and how we intend to use and disclose information that we receive when you use our services. We only ask for personal information when we truly need it to provide a service to you. We collect it by fair and lawful means, with your knowledge and consent. We also let you know why we’re collecting it and how it will be used.

2. Using Our Services
You are using our products and services (collectively “Services”) when you visit websites (“Site” or “Sites”) we own and maintain including krisdigitalmedia.com, wetuacademy.com, stepneybooks.com, any other websites that we may later own or operate. Your continued use of our website will be regarded as acceptance of our practices around privacy and personal information. If you have any questions about how we handle user data and personal information, feel free to contact us.

3. Who is Kris Digital Media
Kris Digital Media is owned and maintained by Kris Stepney. We have relationships with Strikingly, LLC and with social networks, such as Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram. Kris Digital Media is the data control responsible for KrisDigitalMedia.com. Other platforms we have relationships with, such as Strikingly, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram are responsible for data carried through their associated platform.

4. Our Intended Audience
Kris Digital Media is a website intended for entrepreneurs and business professionals. None of the resources, posts, or links provided by Kris Digital Media are intended for children. This website is not directed towards audiences younger than 18. We do not knowingly collect, use, or distribute personal information from children under the age of 13.

5. The Personal Data We Collect
Our primary purpose for collecting information is to provide you with quality Services and improve our Site for easier usability. We collect a variety of information about our customers and visitors to KrisDigitalMedia.com. The types of personal data, or personal information we may collect (directly from you or from Third-Party sources) and our privacy practices does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).

We may collect the following personal data from you:

Title, first name, last name, business name, social media name, email address, billing and delivery address, telephone number, your communication and marketing preferences, feedback and survey responses, any profile data which we have added (for example, using analytics and profiling), as well as any personal data directly supply to us via email correspondence or through our website.

The technical data we may collect can include: 

Internet protocol (IP) address, time zone setting and location, browser type and version, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform, any other technology on the devices you use to access this website, how often you visit our website, as well as how much time was spent on a particular page within our website. 

6. Special Categories of Personal Data - Not Collected
We do not collect Special Categories of Personal Data about you. Special Categories of Personal Data refers to details about your race or ethnicity, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, criminal convictions and offenses, health and genetic and biometric data. 

7. How We Collect Data From You
We may collect the data you provide us with your identity and contact information by corresponding with us through email, post mail, social media, online chat room, or by filling out forms and requests on our Sites. This includes personal data you provide when you sign up for email newsletters, leave reviews or comments on our website, order our Services, contact our customer service, engage with us on social media, or make enquiries and requests for information. 

8. Cookies
To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most big websites do this too.

What are cookies? A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another. 

Although some browsers automatically accept cookies, you can adjust your browser settings to prompt you before accepting cookies or to stop automatically accepting cookies. Enabling cookies is not necessary for the website to work, but it may provide you with a better browsing experience. Some features of the website may not work as intended with cookies blocked or disabled. For more information about cookies, as well as how to disable them, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

9. Google Analytics
We use the analytics services Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the Site, which gathers non-sensitive information from your IP address such as location demographics and time of visit. This information helps us to provide you with resources that would most interest you. We use analytics to collect only non-personal data, and this information will only be used for analytics intentions. You can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

10. How We Use Your Personal Data
We will only use your personal data so as to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation. We may use your data to send you communications through email updates about our Services, personalize your experience on your website and in emails, process financial transactions to enable you to purchase our Services, reply to enquiries and questions, ask you to complete surveys, deliver relevant website content to you, keep record of orders placed, or when we carry out fraud screening as part of the check-out process.

We may use your name and email address to carry out direct marketing via email or newsletter blasts, which you agree to receive when you sign up for our newsletter. Under the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations, we may only send you email communications if you agree to receive such communication, if you have asked for information from us, or by having purchased our Services.

You are free to refuse our request for your personal information, with the understanding that we may be unable to provide you with some of your desired services. You may opt out, at any time, from receiving our emails by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the communication. We have unsubscribe links on the bottom of the emails we send out. We work with Strikingly.com to send our email newsletters. We strongly suggest that you review their data protection policy. 

11. Personal Data Disclosures
We will only use your personal data so as to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights. We will not disclose or share any of your personal data with third parties except government, regulators and law enforcement. Requests for this data data be accepted when requested through written documents. We will first notify you prior to disclosing Personal Data, and allow you the choice (opt out) of such disclosure

12. Advertising
We may use your Personal Information to provide you with marketing communications or targeted advertisements we believe may be of interest to you.

Visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) educational page for more information about how targeted advertising works http://www.networkadvertising.org/understanding-online-advertising/how-does-it-work

Ways you can opt out of targeted advertising are listed below:

Google: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/anonymous-
Bing: https://advertise.bingads.microsoft.com/en-us/resources/policies/personalized-ads
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=ads-

You can also opt out of some of these services by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out portal at: http://optout.aboutads.info/.

13. Do Not Track
We do not alter our Site’s data collection and use practices when we see a Do Not Track signal from your browser.

14. Payment Information
Kris Digital Media uses the third party payment processor PayPal to process payments for Services. Payment transactions will be conducted in accordance with Payment Card Industry (PCI) data security standards. Please refer to PayPal’s most current policies regarding payment processes and encryption. We do not have access to your credit card information. Your transactions are processed through PayPal and they will have that information.

15. European Residents
European Residents have the right to access personal information we hold about you, and to have your personal information be updated, corrected, or deleted. You may exercise this right at any time by contacting us. Our contact information is listed below. We agree to reply to all requests within 30 days of receipt of request. You may be asked to provide information to confirm your identity in order to exercise your rights. 

We process your information in order to fulfill contracts we might have with you, or to pursue our legitimate business interests stated in this Policy.

16. Data Transfer
We reside in the United States, therefore please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe to the United States. We do not transfer our data to third parties outside of the United States.

17. Data Retention
We only keep your personal data for as long as necessary, under its intended use, for the purposes of reporting, legal, or accounting requirements. What data we store, we’ll protect within commercially acceptable means to prevent loss and theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification. When you order from our website, we retain the data for our records, and will delete it upon your request to do so.

18. Links to Other Websites
Our website may link to external sites that are not operated by us. Please be aware that we have no control over the content and practices of these sites, and cannot accept responsibility or liability for their respective privacy policies.

19. Policy Changes
We reserve the right to update or modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it often. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon posting to the website.

20. Contact
If you have questions or would like more information, please contact us by email at kris@krisdigitalmedia.com or by mail using the following address:

Kris Digital Media
Attn: Data Protection Officer
PO Box 714
Dayville, CT 06241
United States

This policy is effective as of 25 November 2018.