Where to find beautiful and useful free icons

Where to find beautiful and useful free icons

Are you looking for high-quality, free icons for your web graphics? Well, you’ve come to the right place.

We’ve scoured the web to find 41 of the best sites for free icons. Definitely bookmark this resource, because it’s sure to become your go-to fave when finding free icons for website design, web applications, infographics, and desktops.

But the uses don’t stop there.

You can also use icons found on these sites to spice up your social media images, to illustrate the information on your presentations, to enhance your business cards and stationery, to brighten up your menus, or to make your flyer pop. And that’s not even an exhaustive list.

Did I mention that all of these icons are free to use? That said, be mindful that some sites may require attribution or a link back in exchange for using their graphic assets. Double check the terms of usage with each download because terms can change at any time.

If a site does require attribution, you can add a link back in your footer or on your About me page.

Without further preamble, here’s a list of where to find free icons to download for all your graphic design projects:

01. Canva free icons

From common signage to popular symbols, Canva's library is packed with icons you can add to your designs to wordlessly get your point across. Use these free icons(opens in a new tab or window) to level up any design and amplify your visual language.

02. Icons8

Icons8(opens in a new tab or window) is your one-stop destination for free icons, photos, UX illustrations, and music for your videos. With handy icon packs you can easily stay on theme for any of your designs (and look chic while doing it).

03. Smashing magazine

Smashing Magazine

Smashing Magazine(opens in a new tab or window) is one of best resources for finding high quality, exclusive and free icons. Icon sets come in a variety of different formats, including SVG, PSD, and PNG. You’ll also find a range of attribution requirements, but most sets don’t require a link back.

04. Freepik


Freepik(opens in a new tab or window) is a huge resource with a lot more than just free icons. You’ll certainly find plenty of beautiful icons here and, as the name suggests. Freepik does require attribution for each resource.

05. Flat icon

Flat Icon

Boosting the largest database of free vector icons, Flat Icon(opens in a new tab or window) is brought to you by the same people who created Freepik. What makes Flat Icon unique is that you can convert icons into a downloadable font. Choosing and saving icons to your library is super easy. Attribution is required.

06. Behance


If you’re looking for designer quality icons by professionals, you’ll definitely want to stop by Behance. The icons you’ll find here are second to none, and there’s plenty to see. You’ll have to do some fancy searching to find exactly what you’re looking for, because Behance(opens in a new tab or window) isn’t as search-friendly as other sites on this list. But, it’s well worth it to find the beautiful icons you have here.

07. Captain icon

Captain Icon

Beautiful, free, and vector-based, the icons of Captain Icon(opens in a new tab or window) are available in EPS, PSD, PNG, SVG, and Web Font. You can customize everything from color to size. Attribution is required, and you can use these icons on personal and commercial projects.

08. Good stuff no nonsense

Good Stuff No Nonsense

As the name suggests, you’ll find quality icons here without wading through rubbish. The icons here are hand-drawn and absolutely free to use, no need to link back.

09. DeviantArt


DeviantArt is a vibrant community of artists with almost 200,000 free icons available for download. Attribution requirements range, so be sure to check it before downloading. Some artists also require that you are a member of the DeviantArt community.

10. Dribbble


Dribbble(opens in a new tab or window) is a designer’s playground, with lots of well-crafted icon sets for your personal and commercial use. Not everyone tags their icons properly on Dribbble, so you’ll want to take your time to find the perfect asset.

11. Iconfinder


Searching for icons is easy on Iconfinder(opens in a new tab or window). You have access to half a million free and premium icons. Downloads are available in multiple sizes and file formats.

12. GraphicBurger


If you’re in the market for super cute icons you can’t find elsewhere, be sure to check out GraphicBurger(opens in a new tab or window). This site includes direct download, multiple file formats, and icon dimensions.

13. Designbeep


Instead of searching for graphics on multiple sites, head over to Designbeep where you’ll find icon sets from Freepik to Behance and everywhere in between.

14. Oxygenna


Perfection in the form of a freebie. In Oxygenna, you’ll find unique icons sets in PNG, PSD, and AI formats.

15. Dafont


That’s right. Along with fonts, you’ll find over 50 icon fonts that are easy to use when you download and install on your computer. Be sure to check the usage rights.

16. Free goodies for designers

Free Goodies for Designers


Delightfully organized, Free Goodies for Designers(opens in a new tab or window) offers PSD, SVG, and Vector icon sets for all your web uses.

17. Freebiesbug


Offering the latest in free graphic resources, you’ll find all the icons you could ever need on Freebiesbug(opens in a new tab or window).

18. Vecteezy


With almost 60 pages of vector-based icons at your disposal, Vecteezy is a must-see resource for finding the perfect asset for your project.

19. PixelsMarket


You’ll find resources for all over the web on PixelsMarket(opens in a new tab or window), including lesser known sites.

20. GraphicsFuel


Offering free and premium resources, GraphicsFuel(opens in a new tab or window) offers lots of colorful collections from across the web.

21. Fribly


Updated nearly daily, Fribly(opens in a new tab or window) offers free icon sets from multiple designers.

22. Icojam


Looking for quality icons from a single design team? Check out Icojam(opens in a new tab or window) for incredibly cute and incredibly free icons.

23. Icon shock


With the tagline “freebies that don’t suck,” Icon Shock(opens in a new tab or window) offers thousands of icons that are free for personal use. If you see an icon you’d like to use on a commercial project, you’ll pay a one-time fee.

24. CSS author

CSS Author

CSS Author(opens in a new tab or window) offers up a weekly round up of the best free icons on the web.

25. Creative tail

Creative Tail

Looking for fresh icons? Creative Tail(opens in a new tab or window) curates sets that you may not see anywhere else.

26. All-free-download


Vector, PSD, PNG, and more, All-Free-Download(opens in a new tab or window) offers easy search and direct downloads.

27. Ego icons

Ego Icons

Ego Icons(opens in a new tab or window) offers over 1500 premium icons, with a freebie of 100 vector-based icons for your projects. Be sure to check out their sister sites on the top navigation bar for even more free icons.

28. AlienValley


More than just icons, AlienValley(opens in a new tab or window) offers a wide assortment of graphic assets. You’ll find high quality icon sets you can’t find anywhere else, for the payment of your email address.

29. Dreamstale


Free icon sets for the price of attribution, Dreamstale(opens in a new tab or window) offers premium quality icons.

30. 1001 free downloads

1001 Free Downloads

Specializing in flat icons, you’ll find plenty of lovely and whimsical graphics on 1001 Free Downloads(opens in a new tab or window).

31. Pixeden


Looking for free icons in multiple sizes? Pixeden(opens in a new tab or window) offers a range from 16 x 16 to 512 x 512. Icons come in PNG format.

32. NounProject


Amazing search functionality, easy to download, and high quality icons. What more could you ask for? In exchange for free, you’ll have to give credit to the creator. You can also get unlimited royalty free icons for a monthly membership. Check out NounProject.

33. Iconmonstr


Simple design and available in multiple sizes, icons found on Iconmonstr(opens in a new tab or window) are free to use with absolutely no attribution required.

34. Dryicons


Dryicons have beautiful icons in various file formats and multiple sizes. For commercial use, you have the option to pay for a regular or extended license.

35. Glyphicons


Looking for minimalist, monochromatic icons and symbols? Check out Glyphicons(opens in a new tab or window) for hundreds of free icons in PNG format.

36. MrIcons


MrIcons offers a large catalog of over 100 thousand icons from web interface to social media.

37. Entypo


With 400+ picograms, Entypo(opens in a new tab or window) offers all of the icons you could possibly need for your graphic design. Icons are free for personal and commercial use, with an attribution requirement.

38. Endless icons

Endless Icons

Simple and elegantly crafted, icons on Endless Icons(opens in a new tab or window) are available for download in PNG and SVG file format.

39. IcoMoon app


A beautiful and easy to use icon library, IcoMoon(opens in a new tab or window) features 4000+ custom designed vector icons. Find icons that are scalable and flexible.

40. Fontello


Simply pick and click the icons you’d like to download as a webfont. Fontello(opens in a new tab or window) is incredibly user-friendly. Be sure to check individual creators for attribution requirements.

41. IconArchive


Searching IconArchive(opens in a new tab or window) offers lightning fast search and well-designed icons, many of which are public domain.

42. Squid ink

Squid Ink

Squid ink gives you two thousand vector based icons that are scalable, colorful, and creative. For free, you’ll have access to 50 icons for use in unlimited personal and commercial projects.

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