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.
In our ongoing series of interviews we are happy to introduce you to full-time icon designer Ion (pronounced “Yon”) Popa. Ion, better known in icon design circles as Popcic, is from Chișinău, Moldova. We caught up with Ion via Skype to chat about life, Chișinău, and icon design.
This week on the Iconfinder Blog we introduce you to our new intern, Silviu Tantos. Silviu comes from Târgu Mures which is located in the region of Transylvania in Romania, he is an ICT Engineering student at VIA University in Horsens and has been with us since September.
Lawyer, top-selling icon designer and with a dream of becoming a venture capitalist. Gašper Vidovič is definitely not your traditional icon designer. Read about how he got started with icon design, his opinion about the new iOS 7 icons and what he is up to now.
Who ever thought icons could be a Kickstarter project? And while everybody is talking about SVG and JS, here’s a guy actually creating smart icons. In this interview we talk to P. J. Onori, a design technologist with an impressive C.V. He has worked at Adaptive Path, Method, and Current TV. His clients include the United Nations, Adobe, and TED.com.
Tom Nulens aka SodaFish is one of the worlds leading icon designers. His work is used both online on web sites and apps, but also offline in important public places like airports. Recently We had a talk with Tom about the process of designing, focusing on being good at one thing and of course icons.
Vincent is a very busy man. He is the engine behind Agiledesigners, Minicons and Fontastic. He went from freelancing to creating one of the most popular icon sets online, the Minicons. Now he’s working on several interesting tool for designers – all with the same goal; to increase productivity.
If you follow icon design at all, you are, no doubt, familiar with the designs of Hemmo de Jonge, also known as Dutch Icon. He is one of the top designers in this niche field of ours. In this week’s interview, I am talking to Hemmo about his background, his design philosophy, and how he goes about creating his unique style of icons.
We mentioned the new Iconfinder interviews in a previous blog post. Our goal is to take you behind the scenes, into the minds of some of the designers you know and love and quiz these guys and girls about what makes them tick. Continue reading →