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Free Illustrations You Can Use In App Design

The internet can be a magical place when it comes to finding inspiration and new ideas. It’s also an absolute gold mine for freebies.

In our experience, elements such as the free illustrations below are a cost-efficient way to help businesses elevate their app designs. When it comes to creating an app, illustrations are a great way to introduce new features. More than that, they can help readers quickly understand complex ideas and attract their attention to important information.

We use free illustrations in our work all the time – they help us deliver projects quickly and efficiently and reduce the overall costs for our clients. Over the course of time, we’ve added lots of useful free resources to our bookmarks and the list keeps on growing as more amazing creators share their work online for free.

 

Our favourite free illustrations

Part one of our free illustration bookmarks is below and at your full disposal. We’ve only included resources that are free to use and don’t require attribution. This means that you can use them without providing credit to the creators, but we do recommend checking the specific licenses before you do.

DrawKit

License: Free, for commercial and non-commercial purposes

Attribution: Not required

DrawKit is a great platform that houses various types of illustration styles and topics. With a choice of hundreds of illustrations, it’s sure to have something for everyone. Their Classic Illustration Library has 100+ illustrations in the same style covering all sorts of scenarios. Moreover, the platform has a range of illustration packs for popular occasions and topics such as holidays and industry-specific themes.

UnDraw

License: Free, for commercial and non-commercial purposes

Attribution: Not required

Created by Katerina Limpitsouni, this illustration library offers hundreds of designs covering almost every imaginable scenario. UnDraw is easy to use and has a search bar, as well as a colour toggle that allows users to pick the accent colour of the illustrations they download. More than that, designers can download the full illustration library for Adobe XD and use it natively within the software.

Many Pixels

License: Free, for commercial and non-commercial purposes

Attribution: Not required

The designers behind ManyPixels created this versatile gallery of free illustrations to use in all kinds of projects. It offers multiple illustration styles and has an easy-to-use interface. You can search designs by style, industry, and key word, as well as customise the accent colour before you download them.

Blush

License: Free for commercial and non-commercial purposes

Attribution: Not required

The ultimate one-stop-shop for illustrations, Blush is a platform that features collections of designs by various artists. It can be used as a plugin for popular UI design software such as Figma and Sketch, or online through its website. Although Blush offers quite a few free options, its full power is held in the priced plans. Nevertheless, you can find some great illustrations for free and with no requirements for attribution.

Open Peeps

License: Free, for commercial and non-commercial purposes

Attribution: Not required

If you’re looking for peeps to fill design screens with, this is the place for you. This library centres around illustrations of people that you can mix and match as you please. To do so, you need to either download the library in a format that suits you or use Blush to customise your designs. The Open Peeps website also has some peeps designed and ready for you to download if you’re in a rush.

Humaans

License: Free, for commercial and non-commercial purposes

Attribution: Not required

Another great illustration gallery by Pablo Stanley (the design magician behind Open Peeps and Blush), Humaans offers illustrations of people that users can remix, recolour and use in projects for free. The files can be downloaded or remised online using Blush.

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