All too often, I find myself searching for the perfect set of clean and unifying graphics to incorporate within my latest eLearning project. I tend to rely on Google Images, Iconfinder, Flaticon (recently blocked at work), The Noun Project, IconsDB or other sites devoted to providing quality visual representations for a confining theme. I tend to search for free items. And although there are a lot of great free graphics out there, the “free” filters can limit the awesomeness that results.
After seeing an eLearning Hero Challenge on creating an icon set, I thought this is my chance to “pay it forward” for all of the image mooching I have done on the Internet to date.
I started by doing some research on icon creation, searched icon design styles that caught my eyes, and I started to create my own set using Adobe Illustrator. I basically tried to recreate a lot of what I saw on many of icons that I liked from my search efforts. But, I tried to tie all of the icons together with the same color. Although I mixed rounded corners with some sharp angles, I was trying to employ some consistency and cohesion to the icons with that slight bit of color.
In the near future, I am going to look at creating a set on one of the icon sites listed above. For now, I am sharing them here for the fun of it. I have my icon set for free in .PNG and within a PowerPoint slide deck to meet the #ELHChallenge requirement. Let me know your thoughts below.
Make your own icon set and share it!