Free Vector Illustration Libraries
Vector Illustrations plays an important role in the modern web and mobile applications. They can add unique tone and branding elements to the product. Illustrations offer a range of creative components which not only improves the branding but also helps in effective visual communication.
I agree, customized illustrations are the BEST for your brands and projects. But there are times where you don’t have resources or time to create your own illustrations. There comes these free illustrations libraries for rescue.
P.S: The list is of no particular order. Each of these libraries has some unique features and illustrations that can be used as per the project requirements
Not only illustrations but Icons also play a huge role in User Interface Designing. There are lots of Icon Libraries that you can use it for FREE in your projects.
Open Peeps is a unique illustration library with hand-drawn Illustrations. It was created by Pablo Stanley, who is a product designer at Lyft and previously Invision Studio. The library works like building blocks made of vector arms, legs, and emotions. You can mix these elements to create different Peeps. Open Peeps comes with two variants – Multicolor and Monochromatic. You can use Open Peeps in product illustration, marketing imagery, comics, product states, user flows, personas, storyboarding, invitations, or anything else not on this list. Also, you can use Open Peeps directly with Sketch, Figma, Adobe Xd, and Invision Studio or you can download all the illustrations as Flat assets. Open Peeps is free for personal and commercial use.
🛒 License: CC0 License
🔗 For more details visit https://www.openpeeps.com/
Freepik is the largest and most widely used illustration marketplace. You can get both free and premium illustrations in Freepik. You can access most of the illustrations for free by adding proper credits to the creator. Apart from illustrations, Freepik also provides Stock photos and mockups. As an unregistered user, you’ll be able to download only 3 free resources per day, A registered user will be able to download 10 free resources per day, and users with a premium license will be able to download up to 100 resources (Free+Premium) per day. If you’re a designer or illustrator you can also become a contributor at Freepik.
🛒 License: Free for personal and commercial purposes with attribution.
🔗 For more details visit https://www.freepik.com/
Other tools from Freepik:
Flaticon – Free customizable icon library
Slidesgo – Free presentation templates
Stories – Free editable and animatable illustrations
Undraw is an open-source illustration library. It is a constantly updated design project that you can use completely free and without attribution. Undraw was created by Katerina Limpitsouni, an illustrator from Greece. Undraw provides rich search capabilities to search illustrations and also provides option to customize the illustration colors to match with our brand identity all with a single button click. Undraw provides options to download illustrations as SVG and PNG.
🛒 License: Open Source
🔗 For more details visit https://undraw.co/
humaaans is another interesting illustration library from Pablo Stanley. It is a design library to mix-&-match illustrations of people. This is fully customizable where you can rotate and position the elements, change the hairdos, tops, and pants. humaaans are great for landing pages, onboarding screens, empty/error/success states. This library can be used directly with Sketch, Figma, Adobe Xd, and Invision Studio or you can download it as flat assets. humaaans library is free for personal and commercial.
🛒 License: CC Attribution 4.0
🔗 For more details visit https://www.humaaans.com/
DarwKit is a free illustration library from designstripe. DrawKit also has a wide range of icons and animated hand-drawn illustrations. DrawKit illustrations are offered in packs as AI, EPS, and SVG file formats. DrawKit is free, for commercial and non-commercial purposes.
🛒 License: Open Source
🔗 For more details visit https://www.drawkit.io/
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Blush is a tool that brings illustrations to everyone from artists around the world. With blush, you can customize every piece of an illustration to create your own compositions. Blush is currently available as a web app and plugin for Figma. The blush team mentioned that the plugin for Sketch and Adobe XD is coming soon and it is also working on a chrome extension. Blush offers free and paid plans. With a free plan you can download all the illustrations as PNG which means it is possible to customize the illustrations. With a paid plan, all the illustrations are offered as SVG by which you can customize the illustrations as per the requirements.
🛒 License: Free and Paid
🔗 For more details visit https://blush.design/
Craftwork is a constantly growing library for illustrations. Craftwork targets on startups and individual designers. Apart from illustrations, Craftwork also offers UI toolkits, templates, and mockups. Craftwork offers both free and premium license. The illustrations are offered as Ai, Sketch, Adobe XD, and Figma
🛒 License: Royalty-Free
🔗 For more details visit https://craftwork.design/
Storytale offers limited but unique and high-quality illustrations. Storytale is a part of Craftwork designs. Storytale offers monthly and annual plans to download illustrations. The free illustration library is shared from the Craftwork.
🛒 License: Personal and Commercial
🔗 For more details visit https://storytale.io/
Streamline is popularly known for its icon library. Streamline UX is the growing library for vector illustrations. These illustrations are offered in three variants – Multicolor, Duotone, and Line. There are currently 45+ categories which include 3000+ illustrations. Streamline limits 50 selected illustrations for free. It offers a premium plan to pay and download any single category or you can opt to buy all the categories.
🛒 License: Standard and Extended
🔗 For more details visit https://www.streamlineicons.com/ux/
Manypixels is a design service provider. They also has an illustration library were you can download customizable illustrations as SVG and PNG for free. Manypixels helps startups and other businesses that don’t have an in-house designer to work on branding and graphical stuffs. With their pricing model they anyone can hire a dedicated designer on a monthly basis.
🔗 For more details visit https://www.manypixels.co/
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