A Consistent Theme
The initial designs lacked consistency. They were fun but the lack of a theme added extra challenges in the choice of elements like style and colour.
I decided upon stationary as a loose theme. I’m a bit of a stationary fiend so I was playing to my strengths!
The theme consisted of a few basic consistencies:
I chose to use the Odes and Ink brand colours: green, orange and purple. I had good reason to chose these colours, as I thought I may end up using a few on the website. Having an icon set for the Odes and Ink website would enhance the brand identity, win win!
I wanted a simple icon illustration, so I chose a circle as the theme shape. An object would then subtract a shape from the circle.
I also wanted a consistent size. The initial icons were quite sporadic in size. I chose a circle and kept that the same for each new design.
Here is the full set of designs:
The Daily Icon ritual goes on. I’ve moved on to elements and seasonal icon design ideas now. The habit has been formed.
The benefits of taking on a daily project are numerous. The icons represent a consistent creative output for me. So when I have a day of admin to do, I know that 30 minutes will be dedicated to something I enjoy. This puts my mind at ease and I feel more productive.
Another benefit has been the appreciation and comments from followers, friends and clients. The Daily Icons have gotten me work, they have helped my work and they increase the changes of new people finding the Odes and Ink website.
Have You Thought About How Bespoke Icon Design Can Help Define Your Brand?
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