In this case study we will showcase how new, custom-made icons were created to refresh the UI of Adept, an engineering document management product by Synergis Software. Adept helps to find, manage, and secure access to enterprise engineering and related documentation.
Iconfinder has always relied on prototyping when building our own platform. We also believe that the icons we provide help many web and app designers to become quicker and more efficient in creating mockups and prototypes.
Hooray! Today we hit a big milestone. We finally reached one million icons. We have spent 8 years getting to 500,000 icons in 2015. But in a year we have now doubled in size. Currently, around 50,000 new icons are added to Iconfinder per month.
Seeing the number 1,000,000 is almost unreal. Having worked on Iconfinder alone in a one-bedroom apartment into a growing marketplace with a passionate community and a great team is a surreal experience. To me it doesn’t feel like a long time, but looking back there have been many interesting steps in the process.
In a world defined by rapid change, the creation of valuable solutions has become more complex. That is where collaboration becomes key. The value of any given service could be drastically boosted by joining forces with another existing and mature service to shape a product together, rather than spending time and tremendous resources trying to innovate in isolation.
Starting this month, we are introducing a new service available on iconfinder.com, allowing you to order customized icons tailor-made by some of the most skilful icon designers in our network. All the custom icon designers have been handpicked by us and you can choose who to create your next icon design with.