The design world moves at a fast pace, and it’s much easier to download icon files than it is to hire graphic designers to create custom designs.
That’s why many sites offer entire marketplaces filled with free and premium icons. Some even offer hundreds of thousands of icons.
Here’s a list of 17 of the best places you can find free and premium icon files at.
Freepik is a free graphic resource for designers. The site offers over 67,800 free icons and has accumulated over 766 million downloads, as of May 2016. Icon files are available in PNG, SVG and EPS formats.
Social media and other tech-related categories make up the bulk of this site’s icon library, but it offers a variety of additional categories as well. All of its icons are in black and white, and they come in 2D, 3D, line and vector styles.
02. Creative Market
Creative Market is an online marketplace for graphic designers and web developers alike. It’s not a dedicated platform for icons, but it does offer over 16,000 icon packs from unknown and well-known authors alike. File types and dimensions vary by designer, but every designer typically offers the standard PNG, SVG and EPS formats.
Price: Icon packs available from $2/pack. Freebies available on occasion, but this is a premium shop for the most part.
Iconfinder is one of the most popular icon resources on the net. It offers over 925,000 icons and over 18,000 icon packs, as of May 2016. The way you use and pay for this site’s icons varies. Individual icons are available for free or a small fee, usually $1. You can also sign up for the shop’s premium plans.
Icon files are available in SVG, PNG, ICO, ICNS and Adobe Illustrator formats, and dimensions range between 16×16 to 512×512. You can also work with some of the site’s best designers if you can’t find something you like or simply want custom icons designed especially for you and your brand.
Price: Individual icons available for as low as free. Premium plans available from $9/month.
04. The Noun Project
The Noun Project offers one of the largest icon libraries available on the web. Most of this site’s icons are available in SVG and PNG formats, and most of the icons available on this site are in black and white styles.
The site’s library is made up of icon files designed by a variety of independent designers. It’s a place where creators and creative professionals alike can collaborate to sell their designs and find a seemingly endless library of premium icons.
Price: Free and premium plans (from $9.99/month) available.
GraphicBurger is a free market ran by Romanian designer Raul Taciu. The site has over 22.5 million downloads to date. The site offers a new icon set a few times a month, some of which may feature hundreds of different icon files. However, it’s important to note that it does go a few weeks to months without uploading anything from time to time.
While it’s difficult to find specific icons on this site, the amount of free icon packs available gives you access to a variety of different handy resources.
Pixeden is ran by a team of designers. The team offers a variety of different resources for graphic designers and developers alike, and among those resources are pages and pages of free icon packs.
Icon files are available in PNG format, though some packs may include additional formats. Dimensions are typically available between 16×16 and 512×512.
Price: Freebies are available with a free account, but a premium plan is needed to download most packs. Premium plans start at $10/month, but they’re lower if you pay for a year upfront.
Flaticon is a subsidiary of Freepik. Its icon library contains over 128,000 free vector icon files, as of May 2016. It also has a premium service where it offers over 4,000 new icons every month. The free plan requires you to give attribution to the authors of the icons you use while the premium version does not.
Icons come in PNG, SVG, EPS, PSD and BASE 64 formats. There are over 1,800 icon packs available for a variety of different purposes. It even comes with an Adobe extension you can use in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects.
Price: Limited free plan & premium plans from $9.99/month.
Icons8 offers a collection of over 25,500 icons. All of these icons are available for free, but you’ll need to pay extra if you want premium features. Premium features include lifetime access to all 25,500+ icon files and not having to provide links back to the icons’ authors.
Free icon files come in PNG formats and are available in dimensions up to 100×100. Premium icons are available in any format and size. You can also pay per icon if you don’t wish to pay for a premium account.
Price: Free with limited features. Per icon cost is $5, and the lifetime membership is $249, as of May 2016.
IcoMoon is an icon app with a limited number of icon packs. Every pack is offered by a different designer, and each one is available at a different price. Some are free while others cost are available for different fees, though those fees typically come with more premium features.
Some icon packs may lead to different websites, but most are available through IcoMoon.
Price: Free and premium icon packs available.
iconmonstr offers over 3,400 simple, black-and-white icons. Every icon on this site is available for free, and icon files come in such formats as SVG, AI, PSD and PNG. The files can be used for free and commercial purposes.
If you don’t want to browse through all 3,400+ icons available on the site, use the site’s search feature or browse its 246+ collections.
Price: Every icon is available for free.
ZillionDesigns is a service with a powerhouse team of over 100,000 designers from over 200 countries and territories around the world. While you may have to pay to get your own designs, you can find freebies in the service’s blog from time to time.
This includes a page filled with a number of different free icon packs. These icons are available in a variety of different styles and colors, but they’re typically in PNG format.
12. Premium Pixels
Premium Pixels is ran by UK-based designer Orman Clark. The site offers a collection of free resources for designers, resources that include free icon packs. Most icons are available in PSD format, making them ideal for Photoshop designers.
Minicons offers one of the most complete icon sets available on the web, which they have named the Ultimate Vector Icon Pack. This pack features over 1,500 vector icons, all of which are readily available to use in the industry’s most popular design applications, such as Photoshop and Keynote.
The Ultimate Pack is available for a one-time fee, but the site also offers a free pack with 210 vector icons. Feel free to test drive this site’s quality with its free pack before upgrading to the full pack.
Price: $59 for the Ultimate Pack
14. Icon Deposit
Icon Deposit offers a limited collection of free icon packs from designers all over the web, including designers on this very list. Most of the styles you’ll find here are flat icons, but you’ll find plenty of line styles as well.
Most icon files in this collection are available in PNG format, but it depends on which file types the designers that “deposit” the packs use.
Icojam features a variety of different icon packs. The best ones are offered at premium prices. Many of these icon packs are available in SVG, PNG, PSD and AI formats. Some have fewer formats while others include additional formats.
You’ll find free icon sets in the site’s blog, and the premium icon packs are available for as low as $5 per pack, as of May 2016.
Price: Free and premium icon files available.
Material Icons are icon sets Google’s Material Design team has created by following its own Material Design guidelines. These icons are lightweight, and they’re designed in a way that promotes a more beautiful UI experience no matter what type of application or design you use them in.
The icons are open source and available to be used as is or edited. Dozens of icon files are available, and new ones are added on a regular basis. Available file formats include SVG and PNG, though you can also use icon font scripts.
Glyphish offers a variety of different icon packs, all created by Joseph Wain. All of the site’s icon packs have at least 200 icon files, and its ultimate icon collection has 1,600. Every pack comes in a variety of different formats, including PNG, SVG, PSD and AI.
Every normal icon pack is available for $25 while the ultimate one is available at a regular price of $125, as of May 2016. You can test drive this site’s icons by downloading its free icon pack, which features 50 free icons.
Price: Free icon pack available. Premium packs start at $25 each.
If you’re a passionate graphic designer, you’d probably love spending hours designing your own icons, but it just isn’t possible with the workload you’re facing. If you’re a site owner, you probably wouldn’t even know where to start when it comes to designing your own icons.
That’s the beauty of icon libraries. They connect talented graphic designers to fellow designers and site owners in need with hundreds of thousands of icons, all ready to be downloaded a moment’s notice.
We hope this list has made your life a little easier by giving you plenty of new places to find icons. You may also want to see our on 10 Best Sites to Find PSD Designs and Elements.