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.
Today Iconfinder is proud to announce that our new & improved sales analytics tool has been released. We have the world’s largest database of unique icons, but what does that matter if we don’t have what people are looking for? So we decided to help the contributors figure out what people want.
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.
You might already be familiar with Scott from this blog or great icons on Iconfinder. Scott has been an active part of the icon designer community for many years now and has been working freelance for Iconfinder for one and half years. Now we are happy to announce that he will be joining Iconfinder full-time.
Prices of digital products are declining in many markets, but in the design space they seem to be going up along with quality. In this posts I’ll outline some observations I’ve made since 2007 when Iconfinder was launched.