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.
The Apple Watch is coming and with an estimated 2,000,000 pre-orders, so are the users. We have been wearing the watch and have prepared this in depth guide to how to make your icons look great on the tiny but crisp retina display.
In our ongoing series of interviews we are happy to introduce you to full-time icon designer Ion (pronounced “Yon”) Popa. Ion, better known in icon design circles as Popcic, is from Chișinău, Moldova. We caught up with Ion via Skype to chat about life, Chișinău, and icon design.
Should you stick to the tried and true or give one of the newcomers a shot? In this article we will take a look at how well two contenders, Affinity Designer and Sketch stand up from an icon designer’s perspective. Is Adobe Illustrator finally ready for retirement?
Responsive Icons is the result of responsive design combined with vectorized icons. Recently we have seen some interesting demos, but as with all new things we should consider the drawbacks and benefits of this new technique.
Who ever thought icons could be a Kickstarter project? And while everybody is talking about SVG and JS, here’s a guy actually creating smart icons. In this interview we talk to P. J. Onori, a design technologist with an impressive C.V. He has worked at Adaptive Path, Method, and Current TV. His clients include the United Nations, Adobe, and TED.com.
Tom Nulens aka SodaFish is one of the worlds leading icon designers. His work is used both online on web sites and apps, but also offline in important public places like airports. Recently We had a talk with Tom about the process of designing, focusing on being good at one thing and of course icons.
Vincent is a very busy man. He is the engine behind Agiledesigners, Minicons and Fontastic. He went from freelancing to creating one of the most popular icon sets online, the Minicons. Now he’s working on several interesting tool for designers – all with the same goal; to increase productivity.