17 Really Good Sources For Free Vector Images For Commercial Use

By Sandra Boicheva

5 days ago

It happens often when we search for free resources and once we find the perfect one it’s for personal use only. Fortunately, there are a lot of popular or not so widely known sources around the web that offer graphics free for commercial use as well. With this in mind, today we’ve gathered 20 really good sources where you can find and download free vector images for commercial use. And the best part, no freemiums allowed.

Since each website has different rules when it comes to using its resources, such as attribution or merchandizing limitations, we’ll make sure to include the specific licenses about each.

So let’s see which sources are the safest to download and use free vector images from.

1. Vector Characters

Starting with Vector Characters,  you can find free vector graphics of cartoon characters, mascots, robots, animals, and other characters for your designs. In addition, no registration is required.

All graphics are free for both personal and commercial use, available for modification without attribution. You only need to give a backlink if you share the vector files on your website or blog.

  • Commercial Use: Yes
  • Use in Physical Products: Yes
  • Use in Digital Products: No
  • Attribution: Not required
  • Redistribution: Allowed, with a backlink

2. Vexels

On the surface, Vexels is a freemium website that offers all its graphics royalty-free for the right subscription. However, you can still find free for personal and commercial use vector graphics that you can download without the need to register or subscribe. Unlike with Vecteezy and Freepik, you can’t narrow your search to only free license files in the advanced search panel, but you can type the keyword “free” next to your other keywords in the search bar to find them. 

Below is the license for these specific free vector images for commercial use:

  • Commercial Use: Yes
  • Use in Physical Products: No
  • Use in Digital Products: No
  • Attribution: Required
  • Redistribution: Not Allowed

3. Vecteezy

A huge percentage of the vector graphics available on Vecteezy consists of images free for commercial use. No limitation applies to how many files you can download per day. However, registered users can download files much faster than non-registered users. Let’s see the benefits of Vecteezy’s free license resources:

  • Commercial Use: Yes (except files with “Editorial Use Only”license)
  • Use in Physical Products: Yes (except for files with “Editorial Use Only” and ” Vecteezy Community Licensing” licenses)
  • Use in Digital Products: Yes (except for files with “Editorial Use Only” and ” Vecteezy Community Licensing” licenses)
  • Attribution: Required
  • Redistribution: Not allowed

4. Freepik

Similar to Vecteezy, Freepik has a huge range of free vector images for commercial use and easy access to these files in the advanced search menu. In terms of the number of downloads for free users, you can download 5 free files without registration and 30 with a registered account. Aside from vectors, Freepik also offers PSD Files, Icons, and Stock Photos. 

To sum up the perks of this website’s free license files:

  • Commercial Use: Yes 
  • Use in Physical Products: No
  • Use in Digital Products: No
  • Attribution: Required
  • Redistribution: Not allowed

5. Pixabay

Pixabay empowers creators with copyright-free vector images, stock photos, music, and videos under the Pixabay License. This means it’s safe to use and modify without asking for permission or giving credit to the artist – even for commercial purposes.

  • Commercial Use: Yes 
  • Use in Physical Products: Yes
  • Use in Digital Products: Yes
  • Attribution: Not required
  • Redistribution: Not allowed

6. Pixeden

Pixeden offers quality web resources from vector graphics to mockups and design templates. A lot of them are free for commercial use and don’t require attribution.

  • Commercial Use: Yes 
  • Use in Physical Products: Yes
  • Use in Digital Products: No
  • Attribution: Not required
  • Redistribution: Not allowed

7. Stockio

Stockio offers photos, vectors, videos, fonts, and icons free for personal and commercial use. It requires attribution to Stockio.com.

  • Commercial Use: Yes 
  • Use in Physical Products: No
  • Use in Digital Products: No
  • Attribution: Required
  • Redistribution: Not allowed

8. Vector Portal

This creative website offers free vectors that designers can use in commercial projects. It works as a community as artists and designers can also showcase their work and offer the files to visitors. Vector Portal has its files under two free licenses: CC-BY (free for personal and commercial use with attribution) and CCO (public domain files with no attribution requirements)

  • Commercial Use: Yes 
  • Use in Physical Products: Yes
  • Use in Digital Products: Yes (as long as you don’t sell the graphics on stock image websites)
  • Attribution: Required for editorial use/ Not required for commercial use
  • Redistribution: Not allowed

9. Free Vectors

A fun little community for vector lovers to share their free vector images for commercial use. All images on the websites are available commercially. Please note that some images might have individual licenses, so it’s recommended to read them in case there are any limitations for using the respective graphic. 

  • Commercial Use: Mostly Yes / Depends on the individual license
  • Use in Physical Products: Mostly Yes/ Depends on the individual license
  • Use in Digital Products: Mostly Yes/ Depends on the individual license
  • Attribution: Depends on the individual license
  • Redistribution: Not allowed

10. VectorStock

Similar to Freepik and Vecteezy, Vector Stock offers both premium and free vector images for commercial use. You can use their free graphics for any purpose, however, you need to clearly attribute the author.

  • Commercial Use: Yes 
  • Use in Physical Products: No
  • Use in Digital Products: No
  • Attribution: Required
  • Redistribution: Not allowed

11. PimpMyDrawing

Pimp My Drawing is an online library that provides free and high-quality vector models made by three recently graduated architecture students. You can download each file as AI or DWG and use the images for your projects but never redistribute or upload the vector files. 

  • Commercial Use: Yes 
  • Use in Physical Products: No
  • Use in Digital Products: No
  • Attribution: Not required
  • Redistribution: Not allowed

12. Public Domain Vectors

As the name suggests, the authors have waived all copyright to their vector images on this site. You are free to edit, distribute and use the images for unlimited commercial purposes. Files are available in SVG, AI, and EPS.

  • Commercial Use: Yes 
  • Use in Physical Products: Yes
  • Use in Digital Products: Yes
  • Attribution: Not required
  • Redistribution: Allowed with a backlink

13. Vector Me

Vector.me features an extensive database of free vector graphics. Using a vector image for personal or commercial projects depends on the license set by the authors inside the .zip archive for said file. If license information is not available, you can check the author’s website for more information.

  • Commercial Use: Yes 
  • Use in Physical Products: No
  • Use in Digital Products: No
  • Attribution: Required
  • Redistribution: Not allowed

14. UnDraw Co

You can use the vector illustrations to improve its appearance, modified or not, without the need for attribution or cost. unDraw gives you a nonexclusive, worldwide copyright license to download, copy, modify, and use the assets for free for commercial purposes, without permission from or attributing the creator. However, these images cannot be the main focus, meaning to sell or re-distribute them, add them in an app, etc.

  • Commercial Use: Yes 
  • Use in Physical Products: Yes
  • Use in Digital Products: No
  • Attribution: Not required
  • Redistribution: Not allowed

15. Open Clipart

Open Clipart is an open-source library for SVG vector images free for unlimited commercial use. That means you may use the clipart commercially, for education, for church, for school, for your job, or even to manufacture products globally.

  • Commercial Use: Yes 
  • Use in Physical Products: Yes
  • Use in Digital Products: Yes
  • Attribution: Not required
  • Redistribution: Allowed with a backlink

16. 123 Vectors

This is another great source for free vector images for commercial use. The only thing you need to look out for is to make sure the author of the graphic you choose is 123vectors. In this case, you are allowed to use the vector as you like. In all other cases, you need to ask the author for permission or check the license they have provided on each individual product page.

  • Commercial Use: Yes (for files by 123vectors)
  • Use in Physical Products: Yes (for files by 123vectors)
  • Use in Digital Products: Yes (for files by 123vectors)
  • Attribution: Not required (for files by 123vectors)
  • Redistribution: Not allowed

17. Free Design File

All images are free for personal use and most of them you can also use commercially. However, you should check the individual licenses as some files aren’t available for commercial use.

  • Commercial Use: Mostly Yes / Depends on the individual license
  • Use in Physical Products: Mostly Yes/ Depends on the individual license
  • Use in Digital Products: Mostly Yes/ Depends on the individual license
  • Attribution: Depends on the individual license
  • Redistribution: Not allowed

That’s it!

These 17 sources for free vector images for commercial use offer different levels of permissions depending on what you need. We really hope this classification was helpful and you will find the perfect vector graphics for your next project.

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