Better Icon Design in 6 Easy Steps


When I review icons submitted to Iconfinder, I have a responsibility to our designers and to our customers to make sure all premium icons on the site are the highest possible quality. But the difference between “not quite good enough” and “premium quality” is often very small and usually involves minimal changes. In this article I have distilled my design guidelines into Six Easy Steps to Better Icon Design. The steps follow the basics of sound icon design and should be seen as a guide, not a dogmatic rule book. The savvy designer knows when he or she can break the rules for the greatest benefit.

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Flashback to Icon Salon 2015


October 15th marks a happy day, when the first ever design conference exclusively for icon designers was held by Iconfinder. The event took place at The Old Rubber Factory in Amsterdam and gathered designers from around Europe and The United States in order to celebrate icon design, network, and learn from some of the most experienced pros in the industry.

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10 new spooky icon sets for Halloween


Halloween is just around the corner and 170 million people in North America are celebrating this annual holiday. It’s a good opportunity to send out a newsletter, blog posts and campaign with a spooky Halloween theme. We have collected 10 amazing icon sets with hundreds of high quality vector icons that you can use.

As a special treat, we are giving you 50% discount on the first month of your new Iconfinder Pro subscription. Just put in “halloween” as the promotional code when you sign up.

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How to Overcome Creative Block in Icon Design


Iconfinder is happy to re-post this excellent article about overcoming creative block in icon design with the permission of Justas Galaburda of

Today I woke up feeling tired and unmotivated. I know I have to prepare and upload a new shot to my dribbble profile everyday, but I just don’t feel like it. Maybe it’s the rain outside my bedroom window, or maybe that’s just the autumn blues. Days are becoming shorter, and I swear it gets darker every morning when I wake up.

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Do VectorScribe and InkScribe really improve Adobe Illustrator?


VectorScribe and InkScribe are popular plugins for Adobe Illustrator created by Astute Graphics, a United Kingdom-based software company that creates plugins with the goal of helping vector designers work more efficiently and creatively. We will take a look at the problems VectorScribe and InkScribe set out to remedy, and how Astute Graphics’ solutions line up with the needs and work habits of icon designers.

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