Icon Design: Create a Cohesive Icon Set

Adam Whitcroft, Designer, Iconographer

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25 Videos (1h 58m)
    • Trailer

      0:58
    • Introduction: Overview

      0:48
    • Introduction: Adam Whitcroft

      7:06
    • Illustrator Basics: Setup

      2:04
    • Illustrator Basics: Functions

      5:29
    • Concepting: The List

      3:17
    • Initial: Tent

      5:08
    • Initial: Lantern

      4:23
    • Initial: Backpack

      5:29
    • Iteration: Tent

      4:16
    • Iteration: Lantern

      5:02
    • Iteration: Backpack

      9:34
    • Presentation: Roughs

      3:36
    • Photoshop Basics: Icon Workflow

      0:47
    • Photoshop Basics: Functions

      3:57
    • Remaking: Tent

      8:59
    • Remaking: Lantern

      7:31
    • Remaking: Backpack

      9:35
    • Expanding: Compass

      9:01
    • Expanding: Sleeping Bag

      3:53
    • Expanding: Coffee Press

      9:45
    • Presentation: In-Progress Set

      1:16
    • Final Touches: Details

      1:30
    • Final Touches: Path Cleanup

      3:54
    • Conclusion: Final Set

      1:05

About This Class

Create a custom set of icons that complements the needs and feel of any project. In this short class, designer Adam Whitcroft provides a behind-the-scenes look at creating a cohesive set of outdoor-themed icons. Using Illustrator and Photoshop, he shows how to develop a theme, iterate on initial sketches, and polish a complete icon set that's perfect for clients, colleagues, or personal work. Whether you're a designer or an illustrator, this class is great for strengthening skills in observation, design, abstraction, building an aesthetic, and designing icons that match your creative vision.

276 of 289 students recommendSee All

Very detailed ...easy to follow and very informative. I would highly recommend this class.
Christopher Hemming

Graphic Designer

This is a great class! However, it is mostly watching him create icons and not explaining theory or how he goes comes up with the icons. And I'm not sure why he recreates them in photoshop? But it's great if you're not a beginner!
Carolina Kowalczyk

3D and Motion Artist

Great course, full of helpful tips.

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Adam Whitcroft

Designer, Iconographer

Adam Whitcroft is UK-based, South African-born iconographer and designer well known for his website, icon, and app design. Before transitioning into a full design career, he studied at the London International School of Fashion.

Online, you can follow his work on Twitter, Dribbble, and Instagram. You can also explore a number of his side projects: Batch, Climacons, City Icons for Offscreen Magazine, Wirekit, Apaxy and Proto.

In a 2013 interview with The Industry, Adam offered ad...

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