Find the perfect (free) image

Working with non-profits or small businesses on a budget means that I almost always have to get creative with images. There's not usually enough of a budget to purchase an image, and not enough time for me to create an image from scratch.  

But before I head to Flickr or Google to search through an uncurated, never-ending scroll of Creative Commons images, I head to these sites first: 

Icons

The Noun Project http://thenounproject.com/  (some free with attribution, some paid) 

Typicons http://typicons.com/

Icon Finder https://www.iconfinder.com/
(some free, some paid)

 

Illustrations

Vintage Printable http://vintageprintable.com/

The Graphics Fairy http://thegraphicsfairy.com/

The Vintage Moth
http://thevintagemoth.blogspot.com/

 

Photographs

New Old Stock http://nos.twnsnd.co/

Pexels http://www.pexels.com/

Little Visuals http://littlevisuals.co/

 

What are some of your favorites? Post a comment below. 

Note: some of these images are only for personal use, some can be modified and used commercially - please check each image for rights and usage.