I do a lot of web development and love exploring different frameworks. Today, a lot of these frameworks provide custom icons to give your websites a very slick look and feel.

Jeffrey A. Shaffer made Font Awesome icons available for you all to use; Font Awesome really is awesome and is one of my favourite libraries. Check it out here: https://www.dataplusscience.com/FontAwesomeIcons.html

To give you a few more options, here are 5 additional open-source icon libraries that I have processed and now made available for you to all use.

If you are new to Custom Shapes (Icons) check out our Tableau Quick Tip on Creating Custom Shapes: https://tableau.toanhoang.com/tableau-qt-custom-shapes

Material Design Icons

Material Design is a design language that Google developed in 2014. Expanding on the “card” motifs that debuted in Google Now, Material Design uses more grid-based layouts, responsive animations and transitions, padding, and depth effects such as lighting and shadows.

You can read more about Material Design Icons here: https://material.io/resources/icons

I have created a Zip file with 1,040 different icons, organised into 16 folders, that can be downloaded Here

Note: You can download my material design Color Scheme Here


Ionicons are premium designed icons for use in web, iOS, Android, and desktop apps. Support for SVG and web font. Completely open-source, MIT licensed and built by the Ionic Framework team.

You can read more about Ionicons here: https://ionicons.com

I have created a Zip file with 772 icons that can be downloaded Here


Typicons are free-to-use vector icons embedded in a Webfont for easy use in any UI, whether it be on the web or in a native app.

You can read more about Typicons here: https://www.s-ings.com/typicons

I have created a Zip file with 308 icons that can be downloaded Here

Captain Icons

Captain Icon has worked hard to bring you a fully customizable free icon set so you can change everything you want, from size to colour through shapes, nodes and much more. Because Captain Icon knows exactly how you work, he has created everything you need for graphic or vector design applications.

You can read more about Captain Icons here: https://mariodelvalle.github.io/CaptainIconWeb

I have created a Zip file with 375 icons that can be downloaded Here


Devicon is a set of icons representing programming languages, designing & development tools. If you are looking for programming language icons, check this out.

You can read more about Devicons here: https://konpa.github.io/devicon

I have created a Zip file with 192 icons that can be downloaded Here


I have to admit, this did take a little time to generate as most of these libraries exist as Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) which are not currently supported by Tableau.

However, I do hope you find the 2,000+ icons that are now available for and that you enjoy using these in your Tableau Dashboards; this will hopefully be the start, and I will keep on adding more and more icons over time.

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