Creating your own vector art can be a real pain, and so, so time-consuming. Luckily, the internet has a bounty of free vector images—and the collection of websites that offer free vector art is amazing. We rounded up the very best websites offering free vectors, so get your bookmarks ready for these art design portfolio inspirations. Here we go!
The Noun Project hosts an incredible collection of small, minimalist black-and-white icons that are bound to come in handy for a variety of creative projects. This website is your answer to every single second you’ve spent scavenging the web for the perfect little icon to tie your project together. For example, typing in a simple query like “arrow” into the Noun Project’s search bar reveals nearly 70,000 matches of free, high-quality icons.
hdicon has an extensive library of royalty-free images and themes, with a special focus on free vector logos. Pay close attention to the license when downloading, as some of them require attribution. However, staying true to its name, all of the images do appear to be of very high quality.
Flaticon offers a collection of icons in a variety of file formats. Flaticon also offers a variety of vibrant icons for projects that require an extra splash of color. Flaticon’s basic license mandates that photos are free to use as long as you include attribution.
Logotypes 101 has an extensive catalogue of company logos, ranging from the largest companies in the world to lesser-known entities. Again, though the photos are free to download, a download does not guarantee copyright permission. Plenty of great inspo for designing your own logo, however!
Despite being run by a single designer, iconmonstr has an amazingly vast library of free vector icons, with new designs added daily. You can also request an icon design through iconmonstr, which is good news for those who are looking for a very particular design.
Brands of the World prides itself on being the world’s largest collection of vector logos. It’s important to note, though, that, while these vectors are free, you may still need to make sure that using the logo does not constitute copyright violation.
The icon vectors found on DryIcons are artistic and versatile—chances are that they have something for your project. Most of the icons available on DryIcons come in complementary sets, which is handy. DryIcons is committed to supporting independent developers and designers: if you fall under one of those labels, you will be able to use any of their images for free!
Vexels stands out from the rest by offering an easy-to-use online editor tool that makes it simple to customize vector files in a way that works for your individual projects. Most vectors are free for personal use through attribution.
DeviantArt has made a name for itself over the years as one of the internet’s most popular websites for sharing original digital artwork. Although DeviantArt may be well-known for its large collection of fan art, the site also has a great database of free clip art, fonts, patterns, and more.
10. Retro Vectors
Retro Vectors is a unique resource that features free vector art, organized by era style. For example, the website includes art inspired by the Victorian era, the ‘40s, the ‘80s, and more. This is an especially useful tool for designers whose projects need a vibe specific to a certain time period.
11. Vector 4 Free
Vector 4 Free offers a large library of free vector graphics that is easily searchable via tags. The available materials range from backgrounds and artwork to infographics and vector illustrations. Many of the available vectors are suitable for both personal and commercial use, which makes this resource super-convenient.
Vecteezy is a comprehensive free vector image site that can be sorted by categories or keywords. A quick perusal of the website reveals high-quality vectors that are professional and vibrant.
13. Free Vecto
It’s right there in the name: Free Vector is a great resource for graphic designers and publishers, among others. Free Vector hosts a collection of images, with a particular emphasis on graphics. Like any website, be sure to read the licensing agreement before using an image. While many images are free to use for personal use (as long as attribution is given), many images require a premium membership if you are planning to use them commercially.
VectorPortal has been online for nearly 15 years, offering high-quality clipart and images. Its excellent collection of free vector patterns is complemented by their collection of small, sticker-like images, which may prove useful if you don’t have time to make your own emojis.
1001 Free Downloads features beautiful free vector patterns. Whether you’re looking for a floral, dotted or abstract pattern, you will find them all. There are many files and backgrounds available on 1001 Free Downloads that are exclusive to the site and cannot be found elsewhere.
WowPatterns has a vast and extensive collection of striking patterns made by their in-studio designers which are free to download and use with attribution.
Also, a great feature of theirs is that they offer custom pattern designs based on your personal and professional needs.
PixaBay offers up a selection of photographer-donated images that are of wonderful quality (some aren’t free, so just keep an eye out).
Pexels features high-quality photography, much of which is amazingly free. We especially love the fact that Pexels allows you to sort by popularity and by photographer.
Unsplash is one of the internet’s greatest free image websites. Though much of the content on Unsplash is photo-based, there are a number of more abstract images peppered throughout.
Photography giant Flickr is a surprisingly fruitful place to search for vector images. Though many photos on Flickr are copyrighted and therefore not free to use, there is a decent collection of photos that are in the public domain as well. It’s just a matter of searching.
StockSnap offers a well-organized photo library that includes a number of free vector images as well as beautiful original photography work. Although the library is smaller than some of the other sites on here, the images are of a very high quality and are among some of the best free stock images available on the internet.
Pikwizard makes it extremely easy for you to find the image you need. With a stunning library of over 1 million (mostly free) stock images and videos, their extensive tags and image categories allow you to easily navigate through the site for the perfect image. One of the best features of Pikwizard is that you can take each image and edit them directly on their graphic design software, Design Wizard, for free.
ForDesigner may look as if its website hasn’t been updated in quite some time, but don’t let its appearance turn you off—a treasure trove of free vector art awaits. ForDesigner allows you to organize images by file type, which is nice.
Okay, so we understand that it’s 2018, and clipart is beginning to seem like a thing of the past. We also understand, though, that you may be working on a retro project that requires free vector art of a cat holding knitting needles. Hey, we don’t judge—whatever it takes to get the job done.
According to their front page, Clker has a collection of more than one million free vector images and clipart. Many of the images on Clker are rather cartoony, but it’s still worth a look if that is the vibe of your project. The website allows you to search by tags, which helps you narrow results down to find the perfect free vector download.
All-Free-Download hosts a huge library of free fonts, patterns, designs, and photographs. New designs are published on the website daily, so there is a good chance that they may have what you’re looking for. Do note that, in order to qualify for free use, many of the images on All-Free-Download do require attribution and/or backlinking.
VectorStock hosts a library of millions of vector images. In fact, the site focuses on vector images, which means that proper file type is one less thing you have to worry about on your search for the ultimate free vector download.
Freepik has a very extensive vector library. While some of it is only available to premium users, there is a decent amount of graphics that are available for free use. A particularly good option for infographics and calendar templates, Freepik is updated with new images daily.
Stockio is another one of those websites for free vector images that just puts you at ease the second you land on its gorgeous homepage. Many delights in here!
FreeDesignFile offers thousands of vectors in 119 different categories for your perusal. What’s great about this site is the assortment of images available. There is sure to be something of use here, no matter how obscure the query.
Vectorportal boasts a collection of over 20,000 free vector images, many of which are created by designers working for the website itself. Many of the images available on Vectorportal are free for both personal and commercial use, though it is recommended to check with the vector artist before you use their work.
32. 123 Free Vectors
Though lesser-known, 123 Free Vectors has a great collection of abstract designs, clipart, and other types of vector images. The library is quite large and the website is organized into a number of descriptive categories, which makes tracking down the perfect vector easy.
Public Domain Vectors is a website that offers free vector downloads and royalty-free clipart. The site is extremely easy to use and many of its images are in the public domain, which makes for a worry-free experience.