The field of web design is loaded with talented designers, many of whom release their work for free online. Icons are one of the most sought after resources because not all designers know how to create icons. A free iconset will add quality accents into any layout design.
This post includes some of the best icons for web designers working on any type of project. In the past, we’ve covered social media icons but these are only useful for social links. The following iconsets cover a broad multi-purpose spectrum and they’re all completely free.
Sometimes you’ll want to purchase a set of icons, too, usually due to more lenient licensing. For that, I recommend browsing through what Graphic River has to offer.
Designed with construction in mind, these blueprint icons are perfect for any website following a similar theme. This set includes over 50 icons which shine on a dark blue background.
With over 100 unique icons to choose from, Stylistica is a great choice for any site. Each icon uses the flat design style fixed within a circular container.
The incredible Shine iconset includes over 500 detailed icons for various uses. This detailed style may not work for every site, but it can provide a breath of fresh air when incorporated properly.
Christmas icons blend nicely with a website bringing some holiday cheer. This Christmas Magic iconset is sure to prove valuable in a Christmas-themed project.
Terse, dark, and right to the point. Symbolize is a 100+ piece iconset using dark gradients and simple shapes to get the point across.
Graphics are a big part of advertising when it comes to entertainment like mobile apps & games. These basic game element icons are completely free and guaranteed to spruce up any website or banner design.
This freebie includes a lot of random stuff as the name suggests.
Flattastic plays the role of flat icon design in the best way possible. This set is completely free and includes 100 icons in EPS, PNG and SVG formats.
While not the traditional line style, this line iconset is perfect for almost any website. The icons are created with outlines and use a bit of grey in the BG to add color into each icon.
Google’s latest material design craze has spurred a number of related iconsets. This particular freebie includes all the default material icons made specifically for Sketch users.
These 12 vector icons are tilted sideways for dramatic effect and use bright colors to capture attention.
This iconset can prove valuable whether you use Photoshop, Illustrator, or Sketch. These line icons are made to be thin yet crisp from a distance.
Here is yet another thin line iconset dedicated to Sketch users. This is actually a recreation of an older free iconset that was made for Adobe users.
Creative, unique, and perfect for any portfolio website. The Designer’s Everyday iconset relies on bright colors and circular shapes to build captivating icon styles.
Vintage styles are still popular when used in the right setting. This vintage iconset includes devices ranging from a television set to an old-timey radio.
Dark yet palatable, these office icons can apply to any style corporate or creative.
A very colorful set of circular icons with flat glyphs relevant to Internet users. This set runs the gamut which makes it super easy to apply into almost any project.
User experience icons can be difficult to build from scratch. These free vector screen size icons are perfect for any UI, and they’re easy to customize with different colors as well.
Everything from books to certificates and push pins, this document iconset is made for graphical effects directed at digital documents.
While the name is rather bland, the icons are far from it. This icons set follows a web 2.0 design with shiny gradients and glossy FX.
These icons are designed to be super flat and super material. If you’re a fan of Google’s material design then you’ll certainly enjoy these creative material web icons.
Every eCommerce site can use a set of detailed credit card icons. This pack from EpicPxls should fit any occasion with 4 vector card icons for Mastercard, Visa, Discover, and PayPal.
What I like most about this style is the use of 2 repeating colors. The multicons are just simple line icons, but they jump off the screen by combining a dark grey and light blue in each icon design.
Clear design and razor thin lines are the cornerstone of line icons. This line iconset is great for any project including 20 unique icon styles.
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