Free people icons are great when they’re truly free to use for commercial courses. And who doesn’t like them, especially now that Microsoft no longer offers free clip art?
Here’s a list of some free icons. I only link to the ones that are free for commercial use. That means you can use them for your work and not spend time looking at free icons that you can’t use.
Kameleon Free People Icons
Customizable Free People Icons
Large Boss Free People Icons
Good mix of characters. Also includes the elusive Satan avatar which is critical for totally serious feedback in compliance training. Free for commercial use; attribution required.
Flatflow Free People Icons
Vista Free People Icons
Good assortment of occupations. Free for commercial use, attribution required.
Creative Tail Free People Icons
Kids Set Free People Icons
These are informal, cartoony icons. Free for commercial use under GPL license.
Need ideas on how to use the free icons? Here’s an example from a presentation I did a few years ago where I used the Kids Set icons above.
As you can see, there are all sorts of ways to use the people icons. They can be used as avatars, buttons, or characters in your courses.
Some of the free icons do require attribution. If so, here’s a post that shows how to properly attribute the free people icons and give their creators proper recognition. Even if they don’t require attribution, it’s a good practice to still give them credit.
As you can see there are quite a few ways you can leverage the free people icons. Which icon set do you like best? Any ideas on how you’d use them?
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