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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Creating Icons for Charity and Making Dreams Come True


You love creating icons. At the same time you want to do some good in a world where there is always people in need. So what do you do? You team up with your friends to create and promote a set of 100 top quality icons. Then you make a deal with Iconfinder and other partners to ensure 100% of the money goes directly to help terminally ill children have their dreams fulfilled. This is the story of Dream Icons.

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