Designing App Icons: Combining Simple Shapes In Sketch To Re-Create Instagram's New Logo

Martin Sitar, Product Designer at Shopify

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5 Videos (22m)
    • Class Intro

    • Creating the Base Layers

    • Combining & Subtracting Shapes

    • Creative Icon Backgrounds

    • Exporting Your Icon


About This Class

In this quick class I'm going to show you how to use basic shapes in Sketch 3 to create an app-icon just like Instagram. You'll learn the basics of Sketch and you'll be able to apply what you learn to create your own custom shapes, icons and logos. This easy to follow class is perfect for anyone who's interested in learning Sketch, and turning their ideas and concepts into beautiful designs. 

If you're looking for some icon inspiration or want to start with a ready made icon you can download my free icon pack here, feel free to use it however you like. 

These are the colours I used in for my app background:

  • Yellow: #FCC658
  • Orange: #F46B26
  • Blue: #485BD2
  • Purple: #B129AE
  • Pink: #DB2471

10 of 10 students recommendSee All

It's a very useful and clear tutorial, finally found exactly what I wanted to know about creating icons using Sketch as a beginner. Thank you, Martin, and I wish you lots of interesting design projects!
Awesome class for those who are just starting with Sketch or even people who already did some work in it - it has a lot of useful information.
Great tutorial if you want to learn how to use Sketch!





Martin Sitar

Product Designer at Shopify

Hi, my name is Martin Sitar and I'm a designer based in Toronto, Canada. My passion is building products that enrich people's lives in a meaningful way. Over the past few years, I've been lucky enough to work on a product that has changed the way people work on a global scale. In my spare time I love designing and building apps, sharing with the design community, and I always love picking up new skills.

Check out my portfolio, and follow me on Dribbble.

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