Case study: Custom icon design project for Synergis Software

Besides creating ownĀ icon collections, I’mĀ 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.Ā A perfect case toĀ use the foundationĀ of theĀ Picons Thin collectionĀ and extend it with color.

Synergis Custom icons Examples

So the first steps, after studying the brief, were to define the grid (Iā€™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.

Custom icons - Style guideline

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 isĀ fun as those design elements get repeated throughout the set to tie all icons together as a whole.

Synergis Custom icons Samples

Our friends at Iconfinder also wrote a blog post about this custom icon project.