When it comes to graphics and design, sometimes we find ourselves in need of something that we can’t make or we need it fast, so we can’t spend the time needed to make it ourselves. If the design needs to be printed or scaled to fit different sizes, then there’s nothing better than vectors.
I’m sure you all know the definition already, but in case you don’t, the quick version is they are graphics that do not lose quality whether you scale them up or down. They are perfect for any design that requires printing or resizing.
Here I’ve made a list of the top sites I found that offer vectors for free. Most of them offer some kind of premium choices or subscriptions, but you can find many good options absolutely free. Some require attribution, some don’t. Have a look and find yourself some nice vectors for your next project.
This is a very well presented and designed website, with loads of vector files to choose from. It offers plenty of free vectors with attribution required. They have both “pro” and free files. If you want to remove the need for attribution, you can get a yearly of monthly subscription to access all the pro files, but there are enough free ones if you’re just looking for something in a hurry.
This is a very popular site with loads of great quality vector assets for you to choose from. They have the free/premium model in which you can use the free files with attribution, or you can access the whole library with a monthly or yearly subscription.
Pixabay is a well-known free assets repository, and they offer more than free 86000 vectors. Best of all, with their Pixabay license, you can use what you download for free for personal and commercial use with no attribution required. That’s amazing. You can’t beat that.
This one’s a keeper: they offer a huge vector collection (almost a million files!) for free, with attribution required. But they also have many different options in case you want to access the entire library of more than 27 million vectors. In any case, they are all great quality and with this many you’ll definitely find something great to fit your needs.
There are many more websites that offer free vectors, but I wanted to pick the ones I thought were the most useful when it comes to searching something you need now, instead of just collecting from a blog or small website, which is great, but it’s not for times you need something specific.
I hope you find them useful!
Barbara Din is a visual artist, graphic designer, painter, interior designer, crafter, musician and writer living in Argentina.