With the launch of Apple Watch, designers are busy creating apps and icons for the new smartwatch.
Even if you’re not a techie, you’ve probably heard about the new Apple “smart watch” launched in April this year. With a fancy new app-supported gadget out in the market, developers must already be in a frenzy to start building new apps for the wearable. Many designers have already started creating their own versions of app designs, UI design kits, mockups, templates, concepts, icons, and other resources.
A brand new list of resources for the brand new Apple Watch is just what a developer would need at this time of the year for inspiration. If you’re not looking for development, then perhaps you’re just an Apple watch owner who wants to check out a few cools tools to add to your new gadget.
Here’s a selection of some of the best FREE Apple watch design resources you can find!
Apple Watch UI Wireframe Kit
The Design Blog offers this spectacular UI kit for free. This is a flat design kit that available as Adobe Illustrator file. The default color is red, but you can change it to any color you like. The kit is comprised of 4 different views (plain strap, custom strap, side view, and angled view). This is a vector-based, fully customizable design.
Apple Watch Wireframe Kit
Designed by Dribbble user Jessie Farris for IBM Innovation lab, this wireframe kit is one of the best and latest resources for the Apple watch. Updated on June 18, 2015 the kit includes over 20 minimal watch screens, size guidelines, and app components along with a watch image. This is in .AI format, hence easily customizable and free!
Apple Watch GUI PSD
If you’re more interested in PSD supported GUI files, here’s one you should take a look at. Offered by impekable at Dribbble, this is a fabulous resource design to help designers “get off the ground” when it comes to creating Apple watch apps.
Radio Animation + Freebie
The radio watch animation is perfect for radio lovers to tune into and add to the watch. This is offered by Pierre Bravozat at Dribbble. An AE mockup is attached for free. The concept is really nice and you’ll love how it interacts!
Nine Free Apple Watch Mockups
Samuel Medvedowsky shares his own version of Apple watch mockups in high quality for free. The mockups are smart objects which you can easily copy, past, and replace on your UI designs. The intent of your design does not matter since it is free for any purpose. The development team is also looking forward to hearing back from downloaders with regards to whether or not the mockups do well with their designs.
Apple Watch Mockup
Updated only last month, Tech&All has done a fabulous job of designing cool, creative, and retina-ready mockups. This mockup will allow you to add your own screen shots and showcase your A.W. apps. The file comprises of 3 separate PSD images. The images are all high quality with 5000×3000 dpi resolution. All elements are smart objects so you can easily edit and customize them if you like.
Apple Watch – Free PSD Mockup
With the help of vector shapes and layer styles in Photoshop, the designer of this mockup created it without supplementary resources. For this reason, this is a fully customizable mockup with two PSDs layered with smart objects. After the last update, more sizes were added including both the 38 mm and 42 mm sizes. Also more shapes and bands were added including colors gold, aluminum, space gray, and rose gold. This is a free resource licensed for both personal and commercial use.
Apple Watch Home Screen Icons
Apple Watch vectors icons are not as easy to find as mockups and UI kits. For this reason Arno Richter decided to create his own complete set of homescreen app icons. This is an Illustrator CC file, available in a Dropbox link. And yes, it’s free to use for any purpose!
Watch Icons Template 1.0
This is the “ultimate tool” for Apple Watch icon creation. These are free PSD files that can easily be created and exported to your desktop with perfect @2x.png icons. The icons are ready to use for both sizes (38mm and 42 mm) and a great way to get started on your Apple Watch app icon designing.
Watch Apps Concept GUI 2.0
This is a large collection of freebies that includes 6 icons, 20 elements, 41 templates all offered for both 38mm and 42mm sizes each. All of the freebies are available in PSD as well as Sketch formats. This is a free resource for both personal and commercial use.
Apple Watch App Concept
This was designed by developer RizaSaydam as a potential Yelp app design concept. This is an unofficial design. However, it’s definitely worth taking a look at. This is available for download in Sketch format.
Apple Watch PSD HI-Res
This is a high resolution PSD image of size 2412×2250 px. Since it is consist of smart objects, it is easy to edit individual elements and even the whole screen. Perfect for mockup designs!
Apple Watch Menu Icon UI Kit – Sketch Resource
This is a Sketch resource designed by Brian Gilham. It contains a wide array of vector menu icon designs. A Sketch 3.2 or above will be required if you want to use or customize the vectors. Since this is a vector graphic you can easily resize the icons.
Apple Watch Line Template
If you are looking for Apple Watch’s line designs, there’s a great list of freebies for you on menodesign. The resource offers free and open-source Photoshop templates arranged and organized in layers and vector shapes. The designs are all clean and sharp.
Disclaimer: Apple Watch and its logo are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.
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