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10 websites that offer FREE illustrations for your startup website or app

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1. Scale

Free

Description: Bring your ideas to life with Scale. Can change multiple colors, add/remove mask, gender filters, etc.

File format(s): SVG, PNG

No attribution required

Link: 2.flexiple.com/scale/multi-co…
2. UnDraw

Free

Description: A constantly updated design project. Can change a single color.

File format(s): SVG, PNG

No attribution required

Link: undraw.co/illustrations
3. ManyPixels

Free

Description: 2500+ illustrations to power up your designs. Can tweak color and sort based on categories.

File format(s): Source files, SVG and PNG

No attribution required

Link: manypixels.co/gallery
4. Pixeltrue

Free packs

Description: 500+ Free Illustrations & animations.

File format(s): SVG, PNG

No attribution required

Link: pixeltrue.com/free-illustrat…
5. Iconscout

Free

Description: Crowdsourced royalty-free Illustrations for commercial use.

File format(s): PNG, SVG, EPS and AI

No attribution required

Link: iconscout.com/free-illustrat…
6. Blush Design

Free/ Paid

Description: Illustrations made by artists across the globe

File format(s): low-quality PNG for free, others are paid

No attribution required

Link: blush.design
7. Drawkit

Free/ Paid

Description: Hand-drawn vector illustration and icon resources, perfect for your next project.

File format(s): PNG, SVG and source files

No attribution required

Link: drawkit.com
8. Storyset

Free

Description: Customizable illustrations for your next project. Animated illustrations are also available.

File format(s): SVG, PNG

Attribution needed

Link: storyset.com
9. Open Peeps

Free to download as a pack

Description: Use any product design tool like Sketch, Figma, XD, or Studio to mix nested components.

File format(s): SVG, PNG

No attribution required

Link: openpeeps.com
10. Icons8

Free/ Paid

Description: Vector illustrations from top Dribbble artists to enhance your product.

File format(s): Low-quality PNG for free. Others paid

Attribution needed

Link: icons8.com/illustrations
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