When you need clipart for commercial use in your work you must ensure that you have a commercial license for it which allows you to sell your work which uses that clip art. You can’t and mustn’t just google images you like and copy them as this is illegal and very frowned upon in arty communities.
Over the years I have compiled a list of some of my favourite places to purchase clipart for commercial use from which include a commercial license – though you must check each license individually as they can all vary from artist to artist and site to site.
I’m also going to include some of my favourite free sites below however proceed with caution with these – I personally would not use these in work I intend to sell because at times the origins can be dubious (i.e. sometimes files get uploaded to these sites by people that don’t actually have the permission of the original artist to publish these – I have seen this happen in Facebook groups a few times!)
So here is a list of some of my favourite paid for clipart resources :
I love Design Bundles because they have a massive array of different products – from individual design products, to fonts, to bundles and also weekly freebies (with commercial licenses!!) It’s probably my favourite go to site when it comes to finding clipart for commercial use.
I always check out etsy when I need some graphics and I have my favourite artists that I buy from again and again . You can also get some fab graphics/mockups/presets/themes/svg’s – there are many many talented artists that sell on here. A word of caution though – check out the license for the product you are interested in – some of them have quite strict license agreements e.g. you have to buy an additional commercial license to use the graphic or one license allows you 500 sales.
I also love this site – it is very similar to Design Bundles though I think their offering is slightly smaller and the search isn’t quite up to scratch yet in my opinion. However they have a massive selection of $1 deals (which are a bargain!) and a weekly freebie which comes in very handy 🙂
This site is massive and you can get graphics, photos, web themes and fonts (and many other resources!). They have a weekly freebie but these don’t always include a commercial license so proceed with caution here. It’s a great site though if you are looking for some very particular graphics or bundles.
I love this site but it is not cheap – at time of writing it is £19.99 per month for 10 assets which makes each asset roughly £2 – so per asset it’s great value but I don’t find I need that many assets a month so for me it is still quite pricey;
Again not the cheapest option – you can buy 3 credits for £20 (at time of writing); But if you are doing a lot of design work then it’s worth considering.
Free Clipart sites (proceed with caution!)
Pixabay – an array of free images/photos and graphics
Pexels – an array of free photos
I regularly share any fab free fonts or graphics I find on my facebook page so to keep up to date with these why not give it a like : How To Sell Prints Online Facebook Page
Any sites you like that I haven’t included? Please share them here and I can update this post 🙂