Download these free icons from Noun Project that promote equality and the fair representation of women
“Visual language has the power to give form, reinforce and change our perceptions of the world,” says Sofya Polyakov, CEO and co-founder of Noun Project (@nounproject).
That is why her company launched a collection of more than 60 free-to-use icons that represent women in design, arts, technology and other professional fields.
Noun Project emerged in 2011 with the purpose of building a contemporary visual language. They currently have more than 3 million icons designed by creatives around the world, focusing on topics such as human rights, gender or innovation.
Her initiative to redefine women how women are seen proves that symbols can cross cultural and language barriers and that gender stereotypes can be fought by equitable visual representation.
In this collection, you will find icons that represent women working in fields typically associated with men like engineering, management, comedy or science. There are also icons that represent issues of equality, such as equal pay and collaboration.
These icons are the inspiration of a collective that involves more than 200 creatives. Illustrator and designer Elisabetta Calabritto was in charge of the final design.