Icons, which are sometimes called pictograms, are those little symbols you (un)consciously interact with every day. They are those somewhat recognisable signs that you click on when working on your computer, your smart phone, your car, your television or any other home appliance — even your toaster!
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Besides creating own icon collections, I’m also offering custom icon design. And I’m one of the few designers doing custom icons at Iconfinder.
The custom icon project for Synergis Software was complex, as the client asked for a coherent set of 150+ icons to redesign their window-based application (an engineering document management product). The requested style of the icons was black outlines with a little color. A perfect case to use the foundation of the Picons Thin collection and extend it with color.
So the first steps, after studying the brief, were to define the grid (I’ve choose 24px), corner rounds, stroke weights and color palette, as the basic elements that will define the visual language of the complete icon set.
Larger icon collections require not only to follow a grid but also strict style guidelines that will define the character of a collection. When this fundament is built, creating a large icon set is fun as those design elements get repeated throughout the set to tie all icons together as a whole.
Our friends at Iconfinder also wrote a blog post about this custom icon project.
We are starting a series of great Picons use cases with an app we are very proud of. Ulysses is a macOS and iOS app that just received the Apple Design Award 2016.
No, Ulysses is not just a text editor. It is a writing environment, with a super slick and intuitive interface, where our icons play an essential role for the navigation and organization of writings.
Used icons: Picons Thin collection
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Iconjar is a Mac OS X app that helps you organize, search and use icons the easy way.
It is available for
All our Picons icon collections already work with Iconjar. All you need to do is to import your Picons SVG files into Iconjar and then you can search for the icons based on keywords.
But Iconjar is not only a tool to easily search through all your icons, it also allows you to drag & drop any icon into the app you are working with.
For our biggest vector icon collection Picons Thin and BasiColor, we also added an .iconjar archive, with icons organized by categories, to even easily find your desired icon.