16 Places to Find Free Illustrations for Websites

Using illustrations has emerged as a popular trend in modern web design. Well-crafted illustrations help build stories that people connect with. Not only are they an incredible way to engage visitors of your website, they also add a human touch to their experience.

In this post, we bring to you a list of websites where you can find high quality free illustrations to use in your commercial web design projects. You can select from these beautiful illustrations that fit your product or service and create better looking web and mobile interfaces. Most of the sites listed below offer images in SVG vector format that you can edit in free vector editors like Inkscape and Figma.

1. Open Doodles

open doodles free sketchy illustrations

Open Doodles by Pablo Stanley offers free sketchy illustrations ideal for those looking to add hand-drawn elements on their web pages. Free for commercial use under CC0 license, these doodles are available in SVG, PNG and animated GIF formats.

You have an option to change the color theme of the illustrations before downloading. You can even download pre-made compositions or take inspiration from the landing page example on their site.

2. unDraw

undraw free svg illustrations

Created by Katerina Limpitsouni, unDraw has a collection of stylish vector illustrations that you can use on your websites, apps or any other design completely free without attribution. Focused on people and technology, the illustrations are perfect for modern web design. You can use the color picker at the top of the page (seen in above image) to customize the main color to match your brand.

Download includes both SVG and PNG files. If you’re an Adobe XD user, you can also get the unDraw plugin that brings all these SVGs into XD so you can customize them and animate them.

3. Stories by Freepik

stories by freepik free illustrations

Stories by Freepik is a collection of free illustrated concepts that you can customize, and even animate directly in the browser. The illustrations can be downloaded for free in SVG and PNG formats. And you can export the animated illustration you’ve put together as code, GIF image, or video. Perfect to give a fresh touch to your landing pages, social media posts, presentations or any other graphic element.

These images picture all sorts of useful concepts and situations related to business, data, education, internet, and people. Available in four illustration styles including isometric, flat, flat with hand-drawn details, and linear with retro touch, these illustrations are free to use in commercial projects with attribution.

4. Ouch by Icons8

icons8 ouch free vector illustrations

Ouch by Icons8 provides catchy illustrations in 20 different art styles – from flat and geometric illustrations to textured graphics and cartoonish vectors. Illustrations are sorted by different categories including Technologies, E-commerce, Finance, and Medicine as well as popular UX states such as Success, Message Sent, Sign up, Subscribed etc.

Free download includes PNG images for use in your mobile and web interfaces with attribution. Purchasing their subscription gives you access to vector SVG files, and you won’t need to link back.

5. ManyPixels Illustration Gallery

manypixels royalty free illustrations

ManyPixels has over hundreds of flat style royalty-free illustrations for your landing pages, blog posts, email newsletters, and social media. You can keyword search these illustrations spanning across different categories including Startup, Weather, Sports, People, and World. You can also customize the color before downloading SVG and PNG files.

6. Freepik

freepik free landing page illustrations

Many of you would already be familiar with Freepik. You can do keyword search, for example for landing page illustrations as seen in above image and download the vector graphic that suits your requirement from their site.

7. Drawkit

drawkit mit licensed illustrations

DrawKit has a collection of free SVG illustrations drawn in a clean style perfect for modern UI design. There are illustrations covering various categories – abstract, education, business & finance, health and medical, design, art and many more. Each of the vectors is available in two versions – Bright Color and Monochrome. Free download includes SVG and PNG files in different sizes.

8. Streamline Illustrations

streamline illustrations vector

The free pack comes with 50 cartoony illustrations in 3 styles – Multicolor, Duotone and Line Art. Illustrations are available in SVG, PNG, PDF, Sketch and AI file formats. You can also download their 240 LGBT illustrations for free.

9. Absurd Design

absurd design surrealist illustrations

This surreal illustration style reminds us of MailChimp’s new design. Free download includes 11 black and white illustrations in PNG formats that you can use with credit, you can also pay to get the colored version and full set of vectors.

10. Paper Illustrations

iconscout free paper illustrations

Handcrafted using paper cut-outs, Paper Illustrations by IconScout are free for both personal and commercial use. It includes 20 illustrations that you can use in landing pages, for user on-boarding or in mobile apps. You’ll also find demo images with these illustrations to show how you can blend them with your designs. Download includes PNG and EPS files.

11. Humaaans

humaans free illustrations library sketch

For Sketch and Invision Studio users, Humaaans is an awesome free library to mix and match illustrations of people and background scenes to create your own graphic. Free for use in personal as well as commercial designs. There is also an unofficial Figma plugin available.

12. Illlustrations.co

illlustrations.co open source illustrations

Illlustrations.co by Vijay Verma is an open source library of 100 free illustrations that you can use in designing your landing pages, mobile app interfaces, blog images or presentations. Download includes illustrations in AI, SVG, EPS and PNG formats that you can edit and remix for your design projects.

13. Smash Illustrations

smash illustrations

Smash Illustration is a mix and match illustration constructor available for both Sketch and Figma. The free pack comes with 45 unique characters, 200 background objects, and 20 ready-to-use scenes from IT World. All illustrations are fully vector and customizable, you can create a unique story mixing these characters, scenes, ​and objects.

14. Isometric

isometric free illustrations

Isometric by Sergei Tikhonov is a collection of MIT licensed isometric illustrations available to download in both SVG and PNG formats. You can use these free illustrations on your website, app or any other commercial project.

15. Pixel True

pixeltrue free mit licensed vector illustrations

Pixel True by Andy Dao offers 70 beautiful free SVG vector illustrations, some of which are also available to download as Lottie animations. All these illustrations are designed in two styles – Color and Monochrome and come with free commercial use MIT license.

16. Illustratious


Illustratious is a library of modern flat style colorful illustrations that you can use in your projects for free by giving attribution to the creator. Available to download in PNG format (2000×2000 px), included are illustrated concepts for online learning, delivery services, stay at home, contact us and many more.

Bonus: Free Vector Illustrations

Below you’ll find free vector illustrations for landing pages and 404 error page designs that are available to download from our site and allowed for use in commercial design projects.

Landing Page Illustrations

landing page illustrations freebie

This is a set of 10 flat style landing page illustrations perfect for use on your websites, both on desktop and mobile. The illustrations are 100% editable vectors and available for download in AI, EPS and JPG formats.

Creative 404 Error Page Designs

404 error freebie cover

These modern 404-page templates will give your error pages a fun and amusing touch. Download includes AI, EPS and JPG files.

404 Screen Templates

404ErrorScreens featured

A free set of 10 vector templates for 404 screens, each with a whimsical and comical character and an attractive color palette.

With these resource sites and freebies, you can find illustrations in a variety of styles for free and use them to add modern and trendy touch to your web design projects. If you know of websites that offer free illustrations for commercial use, kindly share it with us and our readers in the comments below.

Do not forget to check out our section of free resources for designers and developers that has free icons, fonts, and backgrounds that can come in handy in your web design projects.

Monika Ratan

Monika loves graphic design & other forms of creative art. When not found tinkering with her favorite graphic design tools, she is mostly reading or writing on wide array of topics. Follow her on Twitter @monikaratan

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