Why We’re Here

Are you looking for royalty free images that you can use for your artwork, embroidery, collage work or other artistic endeavors? Do you want to get creative and make all sorts of things for friends, family, or to sell to others? It can be hard to find reasonably priced high-quality pictures to use in your greeting cards, t-shirts, ATCs or any other imaginative project. Design Image Source was created to help solve this problem.

The Terms of Use are easy to understand and follow. No more wondering if it’s okay to use an image in your altered book or poster.

Karen from Design Image Source

Who I Am

My name is Karen Hatzigeorgiou. For my real job, I teach English to middle school students. But for fun, I collect old books, make art, and create web sites. My addiction to old books and illustrations lead me to create the Public Domain Images part of my first web site at Karen’s Whimsy way back in 2004.

A lot of my books contained decorative elements and ornamentation that I could use in my own artwork. Then I started to realize that if those illustrations would be useful to me, that there would be other people who could find them of value as well.

The Nuts and Bolts

All the images on this site are available for free with minimal restrictions. Please see my Terms of Use for more details. Basically, you can use the images royalty-free, without copyright restrictions, for items you want for personal use or to sell. I only ask that you don’t redistribute the images themselves in any way. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me, and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

I hope the amazing images here will inspire your creativity!

Karen Hatzigeorgiou
Design Image Source
219 Dundee Way
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 208-7516