Image from Pixabay

Vector graphics are highly scalable and easy to edit. It doesn’t lose resolution or quality when you blow it up or shrink it down from their original size. They’re ideal for use on web and print. While I do create my own vector graphics, I do use a lot of free vector graphics online that I can integrate into my artworks and projects. It truly saves me a lot of time and effort.

While I’m aware there are probably hundreds of websites out there offering free vectors, not all of them are of high quality and properly curated. I would like to share with you the selected few websites that offer high-quality vector graphics that you can download for free to be used in your personal projects or business. I believe these websites are sufficient to meet your needs without you having to spend hours browsing for graphics.

Before you download, please read their terms of use. Some may require attributes to the creators. Some also offer premium files at a certain fee, mostly in the form of a monthly or annual subscription. If you can afford to, do support the creators who are putting out their amazing work for free by donating to them.

1. Freepik

Freepik is one of the largest free graphic websites out there and most likely the most used by freelancers and small businesses. It was founded in 2010 with the idea to create a platform where designers could find free graphic resources. They have an extensive library of graphics you can download for both personal and commercial use. Attribution is required when you use their graphics. They also provide premium membership where you get access to an even larger library.

2. Pixabay

Pixabay is well known for their public domain photos that you can use for your websites, blogs and social media postings. Most of the photos I use on this website came from Pixabay. But they also have a huge collection of free vector graphics as well. Pixabay is, as far as I know, is entirely free. I’m not sure if they will introduce any forms of a premium membership in the future but as of now, you can download their images freely. Having said that, I strongly encourage you to donate to the creator of the images you download if you could. Support the creative community!

3. Vecteezy

Vecteezy has a huge collection of vector graphics that are beautifully designed. Most of the graphics are free to download but they also have pro membership available if you wish to subscribe.

4. Pixeden

Pixeden’s graphics typically emphasize on business and corporate-related design. If you’re working on business cards, corporate logos, labels, packaging design, or e-commerce websites, this platform is ideal. They operate more like a one-stop centre for graphic designers. They have a membership available for you to unlock more premium resources.

5. Retro Vectors

If you’re into retro design, this is the best website for you to get premium quality vintage vector graphics dated all the way back to the Victorian era. It’s stated on their website that their original courses have fallen out of copyrights. The graphics were scanned in the highest resolution possible and edited to make them ready for use.

6. Stockio

Stockio is a great platform to look for high-quality vector graphics, photos, icons and videos as well. They’re entirely free. If you have an account, you can keep track of your downloaded files and favourite items.