Where to Find Six Sigma Clipart
The search for Six Sigma clipart may not yield a ton of sources, but there are some great places that offer both free and paid images.
Clipart for Purchase
istockphoto.com: This site currently boasts over seven million royalty-free stock photos, illustrations, audios and videos. Individual illustrations and photos cost between $1 and $24. You have to buy a minimum number of credits, or you can buy a subscription and get images for as low as 30 cents each.
While a search for "six sigma" unfortunately turns up zero results, you can be creative and search for terms like "project", "meeting", "chart", "data" or similar and browse the results for images that meet your needs. For example, a search for "project" turned up this image of someone drawing a process map. And if you don't like that one you can choose this more abstract version. Sadly searching for "process map" yields no results, hence the need to think creatively to find images that suit your needs.
fotosearch.com:This site offers three images that depict the DMAIC or DMADV lifecycles. The prices are fairly steep, ranging from $15-$99 depending on image size and resolution. The site does list over 300,000 images tagged as "business" so some creative searching might pay off here as well.
clipartof.com: Five different clipart images depicting the DMAIC lifecycle are available on this site in different styles and color schemes. Prices range from $10-$20 for the JPG/PNG versions or $30 for an editable vector graphic. (You'll need a program like Adobe Illustrator or CorelDRAW to edit one of those. There are also several free vector graphic software applications that you can download and use.)
Be aware that the sixth image, which shows different versions of graphics for the five DMAIC phases, is not licensed for you to use individual parts of it separately. For that type of individual image you should be able to easily create something in Powerpoint itself.
shutterstock.com: Shutterstock offers some of the images available on other sites as well as a few additional illustrations including "6σ" logos. Downloading images requires purchasing credits, which start at about $4 per image when you buy 12 small- and medium-image credits for $49. Subscriptions are also available.
As with istockphoto.com, free stock image sites may offer some real Six Sigma clipart treasures, but it may take some digging and creativity to find them. Sites such as flickr.com and stock.xchng offer many user-contributed images, but since a search for "six sigma" on either site turns up empty, you'll need to hunt for more specific types of images or look in general categories such as business or management.
If you're seeking Six Sigma clipart simply for amusement, check out this article on Six Sigma clothing, which has links to some user-created images available for purchase on items such as t-shirts, hats, notebooks, mousepads and more. Or peruse the comic strips on dilbert.com and see if you can find one that perfectly expresses the sentiment you want to convey in your presentation or to your coworkers. You can license the comics for use starting at $19.99 for up to 200 print copies or 200 monthly views.
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