Web design is shifting towards new trends of an illustrated design concept and it should be because of its minimal and attractive designs. It is true that a picture is worth of thousand words and vector illustrated designs fit best in this. Convinced for this design method? Hold on, it is a little bit difficult to find free vector illustration images for commercial use on any website or software that suits your need.
I have collected a list of best websites from where you can find free vector illustration images for commercial use. All of them are free to use but few of them require attribution to the original content.
Attribution can be painful in some cases if you are building commercial sites and want to look professional. That’s why I have prioritized websites in our list that requires no attribution for using their vector illustrations and are completely free.
All the websites mentioned here are the best ones that I have used personally. Check them all and find what best suits your need.Open Image
This is my favourite website to get free vector illustration images for commercial use. Bookmark it now because you will get almost all types of images here.
The best part is that the images don’t require any attribution and are completely free to use.
It has a color selector feature which allows you to change the color of vector images right from the website before downloading them.
I assume that you must have heard about this popular website for downloading free images.
Pixabay has a very large collection of images available for free download without any attribution.
Pixabay is not only limited to simple images but also contains a huge collection of free vector illustration images for commercial use without attribution.
If you are a web developer and you frequently require different types of images for your projects then you must bookmark this site.Open Image
You must visit this website when you are out for vector image hunt. The contains a decent number of vector illustration images.
The images are CC0 license, which means you can use and modify images as per your need and share it also.
They contain example site also which you can use as an inspiration of how to use vector images.
It has also a vector image generator web app, which you can use to modify available vector icons in the way you need them.
One more awesome website for downloading free vector illustration images for your project.
There are a good number of vector images available under the MIT License, which means completely free to use, modify and share as per your need.
There may be a situation when you may not find the image of your need on this website as it is currently growing and contains fewer vector images than others in the list.
You may have encountered this website while researching for free vector icons. They have a good number of vector illustration images.
They require attribution to the item for personal or commercial use, which means it is free to use but you have put a link back to them on that page.
This seems no problem at all but may impact your SEO if you are linking to every site that requires attribution for their resources use.
It is similar to freepic but offers more customizations and download formats.
It also requires attribution to the original content for using their free vector illustration images.
They have an advantage that icons are arranged in the form of packs, which means you can down all similar icons at once. It comes handy when you need a large number of icons for any project.
Ouch By icons8 contains beautiful vector illustration images. They are not completely free as you have to buy their pro subscription to download images in different formats other than PNG.
You can download PNG for free but attribution is required if you use it on any website.
Another freemium source to download vector illustration images. They have paid as well as free vector images.
However, you have to put an attribution link to the original URL from where you downloaded the icon.
This is the list of websites which I have used personally on my projects. They are really good ones especially the top 4 websites if you don’t need to put attribution.
If you cannot find the right vector illustration images for your project then try to search with similar types of keywords. Sometimes the image that you are trying to find is tagged with different keyword.
At last, I want to say that using vector images in the right way requires some inspiration and practice. Do not use them right away because others are using them. I have seen several websites which look worst when vector images are not used wisely.
If you know any other awesome website than mention them in the comments, I will update the list after a review.
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