12 Free Flat Vector Avatars for Inkscape + Tutorial

Free vector avatars for Inkscape

Today I’ll be sharing a pack of 12 free flat style vector avatar faces that you can download and edit however you’d like. Check the video tutorial to learn how to create your own using Inkscape:

Flat Vector Avatars

Learning how to create these faces in Inkscape is just a matter of working with basic shapes like squares, circles, and polygons. You can then add colors and accent pieces of your choosing.

Here’s a breakdown of the steps taken to create a male face. As you can see, each shape is created individually and layered on top of each other.

Designing a face in Inkscape

In addition to the shape tools, you’ll also have to supplement with other tools like the Bezier Pen and the Nodes tool in order to have more granular control of the shapes of your objects. In the video tutorial at the top of the page I also used the new Corners path effect from Inkscape version 1.0.

Here’s another breakdown demonstrating how to design a female avatar…

Face made in Inkscape

Free Download

Below you can download a free pack of 12 vector avatars designed by yours truly. The designs are as follows…

Free vector faces

Once you’ve downloaded them you can mix and match different elements, colors, body parts, etc. however you’d like.

The vector avatars can be downloaded here: vector-avatars.zip

The format provided is a vector PDF document. To open it, open up Inkscape and then click and drag the PDF document onto your canvas to import it. Once imported, ungroup everything by pressing control + shift + g, and then the designs should be available for use.

Usage Rights

I’m releasing these designs into the public domain so feel free to use them however you’d like, including personal and commercial use. No attribution necessary. All I ask is that you please do not re-upload the vector files for these designs anywhere else, or list them for sale on a stock photo site or any other marketplace.

If you have any questions please leave a comment below. As always, thanks for watching!

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Nick Saporito

Hi, I'm Nick— a Philadelphia-based graphic designer with over 10 years of experience. Each year millions of users learn how to use design software to express their creativity using my tutorials here and on YouTube.

16 thoughts on “12 Free Flat Vector Avatars for Inkscape + Tutorial

  1. I like how he works so hard to make these templates and yet it is free I like that and I have used these in ppts, canva videos, posters, etc. they are simple yet look so nice and the colors are pleasant I like your colour selection.

  2. Your tutorials are great Nick. You are doing a fabulous service to the graphic artists community!

  3. This may not be the best place to ask this, but I was wondering if you minded if I give you a shout out in my upcoming video on the Remote Japan YouTube channel. Since finding your tutorials, I decided to do an entire video using only Inkscape illustrations. My channel is new and doesn’t have a big audience, but i’d still like to say thanks for your videos that can be seen by others who are not in the know.
    Regardless of your answer, big thanks for what you’ve shown myself and all your followers.

  4. Been gettin stuck into your videos. So easy to follow and pick up on what’s happening.
    One thing that I haven’t run across yet is making text 3D wrap around a globe, like the Daily Planet logo. I know Inkscape doesn’t do motion, I just want to get that effect where it looks like it is in mid orbit.

  5. Hi!
    Thanks a lot Nick!

    One question : I’ve followed the tuto but on the last step I cannot make a rounded extremity when I cut patch of the hair shadow effect. Any idea to resolve that?


  6. Great tutorial Nick,
    Thank you so much.

    Just to bring to you notice, I’m finding it hard to drop a message through the contact form, could you possible share you email address or please get in touch with me by my email sir.

    Thank you.

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