Obsess over customers: when given the choice between obsessing over competitors or customers, always obsess over customers. Start with customers and work backward. – Jeff Bezos
If you want to create effective icon designs, then you should take a holistic approach to issues such as audience, size, simplicity, lighting, perspective, and style. - Principles of Effective Icon Design
Icon design is the process of designing a graphic symbol that represents some real, fantasy or abstract motive, entity or action. In the context of software applications, an icon often represents a program, a function, data or a collection of data on a computer system. Icon designs can be simple, with flat two-dimensional drawing or a black silhouette, or complex, presenting a combination of graphic design elements such as one or more linear and radial color gradients, projected shadows, contour shades, and three-dimensional perspective effects. - Icon design
Before approaching icon design, there are some guidelines and principles that are worth studying:
- Approach Icon Design Holistically
- Consider Your Audience
- Design for the Size the Icon will be Used At
- Keep Icons Simple and Iconic
- Cast Consistent Lighting, Reflections, and Shadows
- Utilize a Limited Perspective
- Create Consistent Icon Set Styles
These icons are suitable for use on the web and print materials. They are also 100% vector and completely scalable to any size.
Created by Tibor Brink.
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