We're a Black-Owned Business

Our mission is simple: to create beautiful, Black illustrations for use in digital projects around the world.


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Universities, business owners and creatives around the world utilize our images in their digital content to add diversity and beauty in the form of illustrations.

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John D. Saunders - Founder & Designer

I built this platform because, as a web designer, I had MASSIVE trouble finding SOLID images of black people for use in my website illustrations. Now, don't get me wrong, there are BEAUTIFUL illustrations out there for use on digital projects.

However, there just wasn't enough diversity.

If I did find images, it was just folks with a darker hue. They lacked the hair styles, body types and correct skin tones of black people. So, we decided to do it ourselves.

I employed the community to help me come up with concepts and we designed beautiful illustrations for use with your digital projects. With more than 40,000 downloads in a few weeks, we've been on an amazing journey to level the playing field with amazing images for personal and commercial use.

I hope you get value from our work and join us on this amazing venture.


- John

Over 1,000 downloads around the world

Just a few of the messages we get from our amazing worldwide community

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"High quality resources."

By creating this you not only give something actionable to others to use but you’re drawing attention to a broader conversation.

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“Representation is here.”

Black Illustrations has created new, custom illustrations to fulfill a much needed demographic with quality digital content.

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Find an incredible set of illustrations for your next UI design project from Black Illustrations. A curated list of free illustration websites.


"Too good to be free."

Love the creative options and representation. This is dope work and way too good to be free. Love the creative!

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"Best thing I've seen..."

This is the best thing I've seen on the internet in a long time. Black illustrations: Free illustrations of people of color.

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"Representation matters."

Wow, love the graphics in the free pack that just dropped. Thanks for giving businesses ways to inclode POC in marketing.

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"...at the right time."

I had a chat with, John the Founder. John hit an under served market with exactly the right product, at the right time, in the right ways.

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"High quality resources."

People of color are often underrepresented in illustrations, which is why John created a series of digital designs of Black people for your next online project.

"Black lives matter."

Speaking of diverse illustrations, how about getting straight to it with Black Illustrations. Illustrations that are both excellent and feature Black people.