Top Premium Icon Resources
While designing custom icons for every new project is the ideal scenario, there are plenty of times when a pre-made set of icons is more suitable and time-effective. There are innumerable free icon sets available online but we do urge you to consider premium icon files when working on projects for business clients. Of course, the associated cost can be seen as a drawback but the high quality product and comprehensive licensing is oftentimes worth the price.
Today we’re sharing a selection of our favourite icon repositories, with various price points, aesthetics and themes, making sure there is plenty to inspire you, whichever industry you operate in.
Creative Market is the first port of call for many designers. Compiled of everything from photos to templates, fonts and icons, it’s a fantastic resource for whatever imagery you require for your web design projects.
Their icon section is made up of more than 95,000 icons and prices start at an exceptionally reasonable $2.
Arguably the web’s most comprehensive icon repository, Iconfinder has a 3.5 million icon strong library, available for every conceivable web design project. Pricing covers both pre-paid credits to be used as and when required, or subscription plans that start at $9 per month.
Made up of both free and premium icon packs, Icons8’s icons are editable vectors for ease of use and feature single style consistency. Premium pricing features access to all icon packs and comes in at $19.90 per month.
Believing in the virtues of try before you buy, Streamline Icons offer interested users a free sample of 100 different icons in three different weights. If you like what you see then there are the Essential or Ultimate options, coming in at $97 for 4000 icons, or $137 for 10,500 icons, respectively.
Like Creative Market, Pixeden do more than just icons but they still boast an impressive library. Colour plays an important part here, so this is a good option for those who aren’t looking for the standard black and white icon sets. Subscription accounts are reasonably priced, starting at $10 per month.
The Noun Project
Featuring a whopping two million icons from designers in every corner of the globe, The Noun Project has been booming in popularity recently, and when you take a look at their library it’s easy to see why. Users can prepay for icons or opt for an annual $39.99 NounPro subscription.