Free concept map maker

If you’ve got a business, an ad campaign, or an event coming up, start working on the concept with the VistaCreate concept map maker. Conceptual diagrams are perfect for visualizing your thoughts and organizing the creative flow. Create concept maps with our free templates in a few easy steps: select a design you like, make a few adjustments to it, and get a custom concept map for your project.
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Why do you need an online concept map?

Since Joseph Novak introduced concept mapping in the 1970s, it became widely used in science, education, and business. Use our concept map maker for: Planning, whether you need to develop a marketing strategy or create a content plan. Saving and structuring key concepts during brainstorming sessions. Organizing information from research, interviews, or questionnaires.
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Tools and features for online concept maps

With the VistaCreate concept map creator, you can get a well-structured diagram in a few minutes. Use this set of tools and features to speed up your creative process:

53,000 design objects

Simplify complex concepts in your design with the help of objects, emojis, and stickers. They can help you illustrate complex ideas without words.
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Masks to highlight ideas

To make your concept map more structured, apply masks to your design. You can use different shapes to highlight key concepts in your design.
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Backgrounds for your design

Make the central idea of your online concept map the focal point of your design. Avoid anything that distracts from it. Simple monochrome or gradient backgrounds are perfect for this purpose.
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Royalty-free vectors

Create a concept map with our collection of 70 million professional photos, videos, and vectors. For concepts maps, we recommend using simple illustrations to not overload your design.
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680 fonts

Use your brand’s typography to keep all your designs in line with a style. You can find the fonts you need in our concept map creator or upload your own.
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One-click Background Remover

If you’re using an image in your concept map, remove the background to keep your design simple and clear. With our concept map maker, it will take you one click to do so.
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How to make concept maps in VistaCreate

  • Step 1

    Select a template

    Create a digital or printable concept map with ready-made templates.

    1. Sign up or log in to VistaCreate. This way, you’ll have all your projects and edits saved.

    2. Pick the right format. Type “concept map/mind map” into the search bar on the VistaCreate homepage to find the format faster.

    3. Select a design. Browse through our concept map templates to find one that suits your project. VistaCreate has templates on any topic and theme.

  • Step 2

    Edit your concept map

    Adjust the template to create a concept map that perfectly visualizes your idea.

    1. Change text. Use the concept map to structure your creative, work, or education process. Add as many steps and sections as needed. Customize each of them.

    2. Use objects. Arrows, illustrations, emojis, and other objects can help you make your concept map more detailed without using too much text.

    3. Adjust colors. If you’re creating a concept map for a team, style it to match your company colors.

    4. Collaborate. Need help from your colleagues? Create a team account and invite up to 10 members to collaborate on your concept map.

  • Step 3

    Download, share, or print

    Print your concept map and use it as a daily reminder of your goal.

    1. Download the concept map. Once you finish your design, download it in JPG, PNG, PDF, or PDF Print — whatever you prefer.

    2. Get it printed. Print your concept map to interact with it physically: write something on it or cross things out.

    3. Share your design. You can share your concept map via social media or email right from the VistaCreate design platform.

Convenient tools and features
Whether you need to create concept maps, posts for socials, or brochures for print, VistaCreate’s got you covered. With our features, you can design anything you need in no time.
Creative assets collection
Use our collection of 70 million royalty-free photos, videos, and vectors in your designs. You can also add free music to your videos and animated projects.
Short video tutorials
No experience in design? Not a problem! Watch our short tutorials on how to use editing tools, customize templates, or work with different formats.
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  • Access thousands of premium templates for your projects

  • Design using files from a library of 150M+ photos, videos, vectors

  • Remove backgrounds from your images with a single click

  • Unlock infinite Brand Kits, unlimited storage, and version history

  • Collaborate with up to 10 members in your Team Account

  • Make your own stickers, quickly resize designs, and more


  • What is a concept map?

    A concept map is the method of visualizing the relationships between different concepts and ideas. With our concept map creator, you can illustrate everything from a marketing strategy to your brainstorming sessions. This tool is perfect for business, education, website development, or even your personal goals, as it helps visually structure any information.
  • Is there any difference between a concept map and a mind map?

    Both types of maps are used to visualize ideas and structure information. But a mind map usually has one central topic, while a concept map can represent multiple ideas and more complex relationships between related concepts. You can use our concept map maker to design any of these maps.
  • Can I collaborate with my team on creating a concept map design?

    Yes! With VistaCreate Pro, you can create a team account and invite up to 10 people to collaborate on your designs. This is a great way to have different perspectives on your project and agree on the final outcome together.
  • Can I design a concept map on my phone?

    You can use our concept map maker on different gadgets. Just download the VistaCreate app for iOS or Android and make visuals right in your phone.
  • Can I create a concept map for free?

    Sure! Using the VistaCreate concept map maker, you can bring any idea to life, even with a limited budget. We have huge libraries of free images, templates, fonts, design objects, and many editing tools. Make a unique concept map design at no cost.

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