Our Illustration Guide

Parade's guide to finding illustrations for your project.

Illustrations are a great way to bring some oomph to your design assets.

Startups often opt to address the need for imagery with illustrations. Luckily, emerging platforms have made it easy to access quality designs from illustrators all over the world.

The platforms below offer exceptionally designed illustrations that will complement any brand at any price point.

Undraw

Price: Free
Website:
undraw.co/illustrations
About:
unDraw is one of the few open source SVG libraries out there. Input your primary hex code to recolor any of the illustrations in their frequently updated library. Check out their handmade section for some spunky options.
License:
 Open source. You can use the illustrations in any project, commercial or personal without attribution or any costs.

ManyPixels

Price: Free
Website:
manypixels.co/gallery
About:
ManyPixels lets you input your brand’s main hex color and re-colors the illustrations for you so they look on-brand.
License: Open source. If you are working on something and want to use their illustrations, modified or not, without the need for attribution or cost, you are good to go.

LottieFiles

Price: Free with paid options
Website:
lottiefiles.com/
About:
This one is a bit different than the rest. Instead of static illustrations, LottieFiles offers animations that use Airbnb’s Lottie toolkit. You can find both free and paid options on LottieFiles.
License: Free options are available with a Creative Commons license, so they have pretty flexible licensing. Some assets do require attribution and paid options vary.

Humaans

Price: Free. Donations for the designer who created the pack are encouraged though!
Website:
humaaans.com
About:
This library offers an exciting array of mix + match options for illustrated humans. Swap out clothing, skin color, hair styles, and scenery to create human centered designs to fit any project. Interested in skipping the manual edits - try their integration with blush (paid) instead.
License: Creative Commons licensing. This means it's Free for Commercial and Personal Use: no need to credit, license, or anything.

Blush

Price: $12/$15/ $20 / mo. depending on yearly/quarterly/monthly plan.
Website:
blush.design
About:
With sketch and Figma integrations, Blush makes accessing high-quality illustrations from artists all over the world and customizing them a breeze. Choose your illustration style, apply styles (entire color swatches), and download high quality SVG’s (or PNG’s).
License: You do not need to ask permission from or provide credit to the illustrator or Blush, although it is appreciated when possible. Their license allows users to download, copy, modify, and use illustrations for free.


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