I’ve already shared my thoughts and experience with various design subscriptions I tried and used to regularly complete my toolbox with resources of professional quality. Today I’m gonna touch the problem of providing oneself with particular assets from another end. Yep, I’ll show you 5 my favourite stores to get one of my most popular items — mockups which are irreplaceable if you want to make a good presentation of your graphic project. And yet it’s a TOP-5, I am not going to point a leader, as each store has it’s unique style, and I don’t dare to compare one with another.
The name of the store speaks for itself, and if you search for scenes of supreme quality, Custom Scene will deliver that. The team keep to vibrant, sophisticated aesthtics, and their packs are always overfull with engaging objects like flowers, beautiful stationary, decor items and so much more. Once I get to him, I feel like a girl in a she shop, really.
In their shop these guys define three main categories they create products for: UI/UX tools (will speak up about it next time), device mockups and scene creators, and I honestly can’t say which is their strongest side, as all items are just ‘wow’. Their delicious-looking scenes come for various purposes — from printed production to anything business-related. And their device mockups section features smartphones, laptops, desktops and more extraordinary items brought in their unique style (just have a look and you’ll see what I mean).
I perfectly remember the first item I purchase from this talented creative team from Istanbul. It was Coffee, and I fell desperately in love with their style once I involved these superb mockups into my workflow. Mockup Zone releazed quite huge bundles, which is conveninet, as you get tons of customizable items and have what to choose from. Besides, their mockups are a perfect fit for branding projects, so it’s you specialisation, I recommend you to subscribe to their newsletter.
Creatsy includes not one but 4 stores full of mockups crafted to meet any requirements, tastes and expectations. From t-shirts and notebooks to absolutely incredible items like nail, baby clothing or interior mockups, which I haven’t seen anywhere before. Outstanding design, friendly & rapid custom support, professional quality — and choice you no one else will be able to provide.
While the stores I’ve already written about try to focus on a few types of mockups, these cover all of them, I guess. And they masterly do it, let’s admit it. A lovely scene creator? Nice apparel mockups? Stationery branding? There are all features, and you must be amazed by their designs as well as the versatility of solutions. Personally I have already been.
I try not to buy items I don’t feel confident about, and believe it’s a good professional habit — so I always search for some free items to play with first. Mockup Cloud, Lstore, Mockup Zone & Custom Scene have freebie sections on their sites which are updated regularly. Just check them from time to time. As for Creatsy, there’re lot of their great free mockups on Pixelbuddha blog, try them there!