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32 Free And Friendly Office Icons

A free icon set created by the creative folks at Vexels. 32 office motifs, four formats (AI, EPS, SVG, and TIFF).

The web has changed the way we work. Startups rethought what offices look like, and with a laptop in your bag, you can get work done from anywhere anyways — no matter if it’s your desk at home or the cozy coffee shop around the corner. Over are the times of dark and stuffy cubicles — in many companies, at least.

To remove the dust from the term “office” and give the visuals revolving around it a fresh and friendly face, too, the creative minds at Vexels designed a set of 32 office-themed icons. And, well, it includes all the essentials that help us get work done: from the headphones you put on when you need to focus, to your favorite mug that gives you that extra caffeine shot on a long day, and the paper airplane you might fold in a lengthy meeting. The icons come in AI, EPS, SVG, and TIFF formats and can be downloaded for free.

Office Icons
Vexels gives the office theme a fresh and friendly face. (Full preview)

Please note that this icon set is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 license. This means that you may modify the size, color, and shape of the icons. Attribution is required, so if you would like to use the icons, please do remember to credit the designers and to link to this article if you want to spread the word in blog posts or anywhere else.

A Closer Look At Some Of The Icons

Office Icons showing camera, envelope, files and phone
With their rounded shapes and grainy texture, the office icons get a modern and playful touch.
Office Icons showing search, calendar, clock, and lamp
Besides classical office motifs, the set also comes with a few nice surprises that you can use beyond the office context.

Full Preview Of The Icon Set

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Insights From The Designers

“Our goal was designing office icons that were clear and friendly. The challenge then became keeping them both fresh and useful. We did a quick research for inspiration and to check out different design styles to find the ones that work best for this theme. We’re happy with the results and really hope they’re useful to the community!”

Download The Icon Set For Free

A big thank you to the folks at Vexels for designing this fantastic icon set — we sincerely appreciate your time and efforts! Keep up the great work!