To give a bit of context to the insider tips below, I’ll let you know a bit about myself…
My name is Jacob Cass and I am a multi-disciplinary graphic designer, and I regularly share great deals and resources on my personal design blog Just Creative, which has approximately 23,000 subscribers. This blog and my social media accounts is where I promote Iconfinder.
Iconfinder reached out to me after seeing my quick success using their affiliate program, and asked if I would want to share my experiences, and tips. I happily obliged and here we are!
For any graphic tool, the scalability of graphical content and pixel perfection are essential. Ability to offer useful content elements that can be easily dragged & dropped, scaled without compromising quality, and exported to required formats, are among the factors bringing certain softwares ahead of competition.
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.