Scott Lewis

Iconographer. Developer. Writer.

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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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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Interview with P.J. Onori


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

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