18 Great Places To Get FREE Vector Images

Vectors are great and oh so versatile.

They can be used in your user interface, to give it more pizzazz. You can use them on a landing page to give it a breath of fresh air. They’re easy to put on products and merchandise.

We’ve come up with a useful list of 18 of our favorite free vector image websites. Here you’ll find a little of everything so you no longer have to spend hours scouring the internet for the vector image you want. Let’s start!

1. unDraw
Katerina Limpitsouni has created a library of amazing and customizable MIT-licenced illustrations. They’re free and there’s no need for attribution either. Her whimsical and fun illustrations are also SVG – scalable at any size without losing any of the quality.

These free vector images touch on every topic imaginable, from SVGs representing online payments and private data, to soccer and heavy lifting. Eclectic to say the least!
You can even avail of the color image generator she provides on the site. You can literally switch up the main color scheme to match your brand identity.

2. Freepik
Freepik boasts over 800,000 free illustration vectors. There’s everything to choose from. Whatever you’ll need, you’ll probably find it on Freepik.

You can download the files in a variety of formats: AI, SVG or EPS. The best thing about Freepik’s free vector images? You don’t need to provide any attribution. You just need to create an account, then start downloading illustrations and icons, saving your favorites to your account.

3. Pixabay
Pixabay is another image search engine with a ton of free vectors up for grabs. Pixabay also aggregates images from other free websites, making their collection even bigger.
You’ll find a great variety of free vector images, ranging from cartoon images to object illustrations and icons for website button design.

All of these are available thanks to a community of creatives who regularly contribute their vector designs, all of which are copyright free – even for commercial use.

4. VectorStock
Vector Stock is home to over 200,000 free vector images. You can sort them by latest uploads or by trending vectors. As with the other sites, the formats include: AI, EPS, PDF and JPG. All free, all yours. However, the vectors are for personal use only, which is a bit of a limitation for freelance designers. However, you’ll need to provide attribution if you’re going to use any of the free vector images you find on this site.

Each vector is on display on the homepage, and you can click “view similar” to see more like that one. You can see a vampire and then instantly search more under the theme of halloween, for example.

5. Flaticon
If you want access to over a million vector icons then Flaticon’s your best bet. It has collections grouped into packs, for easy browsing, or you can opt to see the best packs of the month.

There’s the whole gamut of icons: strategy and management, friendship, ecommerce, marketing and SEO. Everything you need is at your fingertips. In fact, it even claims to be the web’s largest database of free icons!

6. Openclipart
Openclipart styles itself as the largest community of artists making the best free original clipart for you to use for absolutely any reason. Not bad. Plus, all the goodies on Openclipart are in the public domain. On top of that, they add new free vectors to their collection regularly, keeping the library fresh and ensuring you always have access to the latest designs.

This is definitely the place to come if you’re more in the market for drawings and sketches for a website background or to place within texts, as opposed to icons.

7. Vector4Free
Vector4Free is the little brother of free vector image websites. It doesn’t have the biggest collection on the internet, but it has got useful icons. Some are grouped into collections. You can search using the tags or the search bar to get what you’re looking for.

Their free vector images are added by artists from all over the world and range from comical cartoons to neutral icons and illustrations for business and technology. The best part is that there’s zero attribution required because they’re distributed under Vector4free’s licence.

8. The Noun Project
The Noun Project is an awesome repository of more than a million free vector icons. It’s got tons that are customizable and easy to download. You can also slip the icons into Google Suite software, meaning you’ll give the swankiest design presentations in the office. And if you’re really feeling techy, there’s a Noun Project API available. Perfect for all your crazy creative ideas.

And to make it even better, each free vector image is royalty free, meaning you can download them for personal, or even commercial use!

9. Vecteezy
Vecteezy has over 100,000 free vector images and claims to be the largest vector graphics community worldwide. It’s got a good selection of vectors and you’ll find what you’re looking for there. You can also comment on vectors and give design critique – perfect for vector designers who want free feedback, or for storied designers who want to practice a bit of digital mentorship.

Many of the free vectors you’ll find on this site are perfect for backgrounds, header or hero images. It’s also a great place to come for if you’re looking for login buttons and other UI elements. However, that’s not all – their range expands to include food, drink, plants business and many more!

10. Brands of the World
If you need to quickly grab a brand logo to throw onto a landing page, sponsors to go on the back of a t-shirt or need one for a testimonial then head on to Brands of the World. It’s got the largest collection of free downloadable vector logos of the world’s companies and brands.

Find any company from Sketch to Kuro Sumi tattoo studio! What’s more, you can see comments and critiques for each one, making it a great place to come and learn or practice a bit of mentorship!

11. Iconmonstr
Iconmonstr is cool because they let you ask for missing icons, as well as casting a vote for new ones.

Here you can download all the usual format suspects including PSD. When downloading their free vector images, you can choose between bold fill, heavyweight vector icons, or thin, lightweight ones with a straightforward, minimalist design.

12. Pixeden
Pixeden came about when a couple of designers and developers needed a one-stop place for all the tools of the modern designer. The site has a great selection of graphic materials to choose from, including vectors. There are mockup files, vector packs, icon sets and infographic elements too.

Pixeden is brilliant for its practical free vectors that are handy for web UI design. Their vector range even extends to 3D polygon shapes!

13. Vector.me
Vector.me has a lot of free vectors. Simply enter your keywords, hit search and browse until you find what you’re looking for. You can search through vectors, logos and icons and there’s more than 280,000 to choose from all in AI, EPS, SVG and CDR formats.

You can find every free vector you could need for UI design, graphic design for posters, T-shirts or whatever it is you’re after.

14. Pimpmydrawing.com

Pimpmydrawing.com is a free library of people and silhouettes available in AI and DWG formats. What’s fun about Pimpmydrawing.com is the description of the images. It’s hilarious and definitely worth the time taken to go through their entire free library. If you’re after free vector outlines of humans, this is definitely the place to come!

15. Freevector.com
Freevector.com has it all. Logos, vectors icon sets and categories to make searching easier. There are over 16,000 graphics to choose from and you can easily sign up with Facebook in just a click.

If you’re looking for free vector images that are colorful and fun, this is the site to come to. You’ll find both flat, 3D, bold and cartoon-style vectors here.

16. Streamline Icons
If you’re looking for free vector icons and emojis, Streamline Icons boasts over 780 free vector emoji on its website. You can either download all of them at once or browse to find whatever you’re looking for. These could look great on an onboarding page to provide a little personality.

Streamline also has a collection of 3,000 vector illustrations that you can use on websites, apps, marketing and print materials too. These free vector images include everything from bold glyphs, to minimalist, geometric designs. You can download each vector illustration in three different weights: light, regular and bold.

17. Shutterstock
It’s hard to go wrong with over 50 million free vector images that are royalty free!
Shutterstock offers you a wide range of free vector images to suit all purposes. Whether you’re after vector backgrounds, clip art, icons or illustrations, you’ll find it here!

In fact, you have everything to hand for complete UI designs, with logos, wallpapers, patterns and even frames available! We also think it’s a nice touch that they include a basic tutorial answering some of the most common questions about SVGs and how to get started with them.

18. 123FreeVectors
Hosted by Squarespace, 123FreeVectors boasts over 100,000 free vector images, principally for backgrounds. If you’re in the market for a great free hero image or background for your blog or landing page, this site is definitely worth a visit.

You’ll find every type of background vector image you could need with designs ranging from colored patterns to geometric styles. And on top of that, they span every theme imaginable from Adobe Illustrator Brushes to medical backgrounds! When it comes to giving credit, you’ll have to check the original source for each one. Thankfully they provide a link for this below each vector.

Conclusion
With so many vectors available online, you’ll never struggle to find what you’re looking for. The 18 listed above will give you plenty of material to use no matter what you’re designing.

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