7 best illustration resources to use in your next project

There’s tons of efforts and things that goes into good web design — from user experience, typography choices, to layout, and more. But did you know that the use of illustration is also an incredibly effective way to engage your visitors and add a human touch to their overall experience.

While stock photos might come in handy sometimes, there’s nothing quite like a custom illustration to add style and personality to your homepage, landing page, infographic, or any web page your visitors land on. As a web designer, you might not have the chops to create your own custom illustration work. But that doesn’t mean your website design has to lack in visual appeal.

If you look at the landscape of web design today, it’s evident that visual graphics elements are taking over. From simple icon fonts to dynamic shapes, to full-blown illustrations that strengthen the brand image. So, how come that illustrations have become such a distinct trend in web design?

  • For one, visual design elements provide a lot of versatility.
  • You can use an illustration to convey the entire purpose of your product or service without having to write ten paragraphs about it.

One of the excellent example of how to use illustrations and icons effectively is https://hashnode.com/ itself. They have very nicely blended the typography, layout, illustrations and icons to create one of the best user experience.

I’m sharing top resources to download free illustration which helps you to quickly add quality graphics in your Mockup, presentation, and UI.

1. humaaans

Mix-&-match illustrations of people with a design library.

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Link :- humaaans.com

2. unDraw

Open-source illustrations for any idea you can imagine and create. A constantly updated design project with beautiful SVG images that you can use completely free and without attribution.

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Link :- https://undraw.co/

3. DrawKit

Beautiful, free illustrations. Updated weekly. 100% free! Hand-drawn vector illustration and icon resources, perfect for your next project.

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Link :- https://www.drawkit.io/

4. OUCH

Free vector illustrations to class up your project. Ouch helps creators who don’t draw overcome the lack of quality graphics. Download the free PNG and SVG illustrations from top Dribble artists to class up your product.

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Link :- https://icons8.com/illustrations

5. Open Doodles

Open Doodles is a set of free illustrations that embraces the idea of Open Design. You can copy, edit, remix, share, or redraw these images for any purpose without restriction.

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Link :- https://www.opendoodles.com/

6. illlustrations.co

Open source illustrations kit. Designed 100 awesome illustrations during 100 days of illustration challenge (Now added more than 120+ illustrations). You can download all illustrations completely free and use these to design awesome - landing pages, mobile app or presentations.

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Link :- https://illlustrations.co/

7. absurd

Free vector illustrations to class up your project. Ouch helps creators who don’t draw overcome the lack of quality graphics. Download the free PNG and SVG illustrations from top Dribble artists to class up your product.

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Link :- https://absurd.design/

Notable Mentions(Extra)

8. iconscout

Free Illustrations. Download 1,243 Royalty Free Illustrations available for personal and commercial use.

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Link :- https://iconscout.com/free-illustrations

9. freepik

Graphic resources for everyone. Find Free Vectors, Stock Photos, PSD and Icons.

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Link :- https://www.freepik.com/

I hope you would find these resources helpful in your next projects. Comment any other resources that this article has missed.

Tapas Adhikary's photo

Ankit Kumar Sharma, Thanks for sharing! Useful and bookmarked.

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Hi Tapas Adhikary. I am glad that you liked it. I am huge fan of you and your articles.

A comment from you on my article made my day. Thanks a lot.

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Ankit Kumar Sharma, In fact, your comment made my day. Thanks, brother!

Chinmay's photo

Thanks a ton, Ankit. I have been looking for something like this for a while now.

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Thanks a lot Chinmay. I am glad you liked it. Each comment gets me more motivated.

Skay's photo

Great Resources.. Thanks for sharing!!

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Welcome Skay. I am glad you liked it.

Ana Vela's photo

Great collection! Thanks for putting this together. :)

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Welcome Ana Vela. Thanks for the appreciation.

Sabarish Rajamohan's photo

Great list of resources Ankit! Bookmarked it for future reference :)

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Thanks a lot Sabarish. I am glad you liked it.

Rafael Pereira's photo

Definetelly going to use one or two, thanks for sharing!

Ankit Kumar Sharma's photo

Thanks a lot Rafael Pereira. Thanks for the feedback. I am sure you would love using these illustrations.

Kings Amalaego's photo

A superb collections right there, will definitely check them out asap.

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Thanks a lot Kings Amalaego. Thanks for the feedback.