Top 9 FREE sites with vector graphic images to boost your creativity
Updated: May 12
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As a graphic designer or illustrator creating colorful vectors, illustrations, icons, and so on is fun but on the other hand, it can be quite time-consuming. Especially when you’re working on a deadline. This is why when you are in a pickle and don’t have enough time to create your own vector graphic images having a list of free resources at your disposal can be quite handy.
I believe that every graphic designer or artist, in general, should use these sites, and here’s why:
First, it saves you time in creating your own vector graphics.
Second, they are free to use.
Third these sites could serve as an inspiration when you are stuck with your own vector images.
Disclaimer: before you use the images on these websites make sure they are completely free to use commercially and without attribution. Before you can use some of the images listed on these sites below you need to know if the attribution of the author is needed or if they are only allowed for personal use. This means they are not completely free, and you can’t use them on a design you’re planning to make. You can buy the full licensing and avoid the hustle later on, but if you’re doing mostly private projects, you should be fine.
Here are the 9 platforms that offer FREE vector images:
Is a website with over 2.4 million high-quality stock images, videos, and music shared by talented creators. This includes photos, illustrations, vectors, videos, music, and sound effects. Pixabay shares copyright-free images, videos, and music. All contents are released under the Pixabay License, which makes them safe to use without asking for permission or giving credit to the artist – even for commercial purposes.
Free graphic resources for everyone. Free vectors, Stock Photos and PSD. They offer high-quality content of photos, illustrations, icons, mockups, and presentations templates. They offer over 4,5 million graphic resources.
Free pixel-perfect design resources and mockups for personal and commercial use. Mockups, UI kits, Icons, Templates, and much more.
Free vector art, stock photos, and stock videos. They have professional quality creative resources to get your projects done faster. Millions of free resources with simple licensing for personal or commercial use. Fresh content is added daily.
You can create your own graphic designs with their free templates, design types, have use of free photos and graphic elements, and also store your designs within your account. You can invite your team to work together on a particular design. Publish your designs after they are created.
They have over 176 million stock photos, editorial, illustrations, video, audio, and vector.
It is an open-source illustrations platform. The designs are constantly updated, and the images are in SVG format which makes them easy to change to match your design. You can use the illustrations in any project, commercial or personal use without attribution or any costs.
Vector art, images, graphics, and clipart. Over 28 million royalty-free vector images.
Get access to more than 6 million vector icons and stickers. Download free icons and stickers for your projects. Resources made by and for designers. Multiple formats are available.
These are just the top 9 websites that I use on a daily basis for inspiration or when I need a cool vector design element that will make my designs even better, but I don’t have the time to create it myself.