Need more icons and illustrations? One of the really unsettling things about being a designer is having to go to the same source for icons and illustrations. At some point, you will like to try something new… or go somewhere new. In this post, we will be looking at the 10 places to find free illustrations and Icons for your designs. I also added a little parting gift at the end of the article, so be sure to check it out.
Now, I know there are lots of places out there and you probably have some that are not on this list, so please feel free to share the ones that are not on this list. Thank you!
10 Places to Find Free Illustrations and Icons
Iconstore: I got my Instagram highlight Icons here. Iconstore contains free Icon packs by First-Class Designers and you can download the icons in, Sketch, PNG, SVG, and other formats. Nanoline, Star wars, Flatflow, Facebook Emojis, Emotion Icons and more can be found on Iconstore for free.
FeatherIcons: Has some of the most beautiful open source icons I’ve seen. The really awesome thing about feathered icons is that you can customize the size, stroke width and colours of the icons you want before you download them. There is also a “download all” option that lets you download all the icons on the website.
Ouch Illustrations: Now called Icons8. Icons 8 is one of the richest icons platforms on the web. You can find animated icons, editable vectors, icon fonts, photos, Music and more on Icons 8. You can also get the HTML code of an icon, find material design icons and many more on the platform. It’s very rich.
Many Pixels: Monochromatic, Isometric, Two Color, Flatline and more. Manypixels have some really work-related illustrations that you can download in either SVG or PNG formats. You can also opt to receive royalty-free illustrations to power up your projects every week. Use them in a commercial or non-commercial way for your landing pages, blog posts, email newsletters, social media graphics and more.
Squid Ink Icons: 5 different formats, 2000 Number Icons, 17 categories… Biggest Flat Icons Pack Ever. Each element was designed with vector shapes. Change colours or layer styles, move and re-size every single element in no-time.
Flaticons: The largest database of free icons available in PNG, SVG, EPS, PSD and BASE 64 formats.
Fresh Folk: An illustration library of people and objects. Each character comes with a range of poses, outfits and skin tones. This is one of my favourite places because I follow the creator on Instagram and she has not stopped creating. Leni Kauffman is a Japanese-American Illustrator.
Flat Icons: Not to be confused with Flaticons. Characters, Avatars, Cryptocurrency icons… Flat Icons contains Irresistible icons for your everyday needs.
Nordesource: Norde Source makes it easy to customize entire icon sets to fit your brand. It comes with amazing icons you can find using the search bar. You can change colour icons and resize them as well.
Blush: Blush makes it easy for anyone to add stunning illustrations to their work. With collections made by artists across the globe, there’s something for everyone and every project. All art is customizable—play with the variations to create something unique!
Control Illustrations: Bestseller of Craftwork! 108 illustrations in two styles that work for your startup. Compatible with Figma, Sketch, and Adobe Illustrator. Free version in PNG format. + 9 animations as a result of our collaboration with UI8.
A Parting gift
Anuj Adhiya has a FREE icon collection on Product Hunt that you should check out. It contains a list of more websites you can get free Icons from, for free. Click here to check out his collection.