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5 Pro and Free Icon Sets

by Margaret Penney | June 22, 2016

Icons are an integral element of website, app and gaming design. Icon design is an art unto itself. A quality icon set is immediately decipherable and also has a distinct visual personality. The wrong icon set can ruin a design and make a project appear unprofessional and amateur. We’ve rounded up some high-quality pro and free icon sets from the world wide web—add these to your toolkit and hit the ground running on your next gig.

60 Vicons by Victor Erixon
Erixon has created a slick minimalist icon set with slightly rounded edges. The Vicons have a stroke of style and and would work well in many projects. Download the AI and PSD file from his Dribbble page.

100 Creative Free Icons
For an icon set that is more classic, basic and utilitarian, download this solid set of 100 free icons.



IcoJam has created a set of 1037 icons in a flat and colorful style. Vectory icons are large and have a cute and friendly visual style. IcoJam are icon design experts, to see more of their work check out their Dribbble page.


Responsive Line Icons

Responsive Line Icons
Responsive Line Icons come in three sizes for utmost versatility. The icons have a contemporary and clean visual style.  Thanks to Zlatko Najdenovski for this high quality icon set, visit his Creative Market page for more design resources.



I wouldn’t normally describe an icon set as gorgeous but the Blunicons are most definitely so. The soft, subtle shading and 45 degree angles make these a stand out on-trend set. Download them in AI, SVG, PNG and Sketch.


Margaret Penney is the Managing Editor of Notes on Design. Margaret is a teacher, designer, writer and new media artist and founder of Hello Creative Co.


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