On Mondays we get inspired!
We are very excited to start a new series of weekly design inspiration posts, containing icons, UI examples and some illustrations and animations to spice things up. Continue reading
Being part of Iconfinder is not just constant maintenance of the site and other daily routine tasks. There is much more that happens in the universe of our team, contributors, clients and community. The opportunity to see the excitement of all of these parties involved is the key driver and motivator that pushes us forward as a company. Continue reading
Starting as an icon designer can be challenging. Icon design requires so many capabilities ranging from technical and illustration skills to abilities to brand yourself and reach out to the potential customers. This leaves some of the beginners confused and insecure about the work they do. Continue reading
Valentine’s day is approaching, so we at Iconfinder decided to assemble a lovely icon collection for you, full of hearts, flowers and champagne. Enjoy these charming icon sets and don’t forget to fill you heart with love, no matter which day of the year it is!
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.
From time-to-time I need to create a circle with a dashed outline in my icon designs. The problem is that when I create the dashed line in Adobe Illustrator using the Stroke palette, the dashes do not work out evenly so I end up with partial dashes or overlapping dashes where the circle begins and terminates. In this short article I will show you how to calculate the dash and gap values to create perfect dashed lines every time.
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.
Are you about to design your first ever app icon? Have you designed a few already, but need some inspirational reboost? Or maybe you are a founder of a mobile startup, who wants to give a brief to your front-end developer? Congrats, you have all reached an article that will give you the greatest insights in this field.
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.