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Distinctive icon needed for iPhone App

ssilver needed a new button or icon design and created a contest on 99designs.

A winner was selected from 130 designs submitted by 37 freelance designers.

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How ssilver started their button or icon journey

Company name

TBA

Overview

We’re part-time app developers, aiming to make this a full-time business, using the App Store as a delivery vehicle for the services we normally deliver in person.

We've created a great, unique app for the iPhone but unfortunately don’t have the design skills needed to create the icon. We need help! (And quickly, I'm afraid!)

Is it possible to let us have this within 2 days? Please let us know.

Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach

The iPhone app market is global and growing, so the design should communicate across cultures, across languages. And the themes of our service are universal.

The market is the market of the iPhone, but we wish to extend to other mobile platforms later. Users can be any age, but most will be well educated.

The icon should be distinctive, using colours that go with other iPhone colours, perhaps based on one of the colours in the bottom row of the iPhone (i.e. icons for phone, mail, iPod, safari)…? It should also stand out among the many other apps available!

We don’t have the final name for the app yet, so can’t put that in the icon. Therefore, it must represent graphically the purpose of the app:

It's all about people fulfilling their desires and living the life they want. It's about personal growth and development and we want the icon to communicate an upbeat / positive / inspiring message. We are open to ideas and have no fixed ideas of what it will look like.

It does however need to look professional without being too serious; colourful but tasteful. One idea we had was of a winding road leading to a sunrise; something that conveys a series of steps leading to a goal fulfilled, a project reaching fruition.

Requirements

We have no pre-conceived ideas, but for an idea of our tastes, here’s a list of some of the icons we’ve seen that we like:

1. Designer icons from 99 Designs: scribe, carlhuber, jooseddesign, joerizs
2. Other iPhone apps: Evernote, reQall, Facebook, Skype, Gratitude Journal

You’ll see that our preference is of something simple, clean and uncluttered.

Our specific needs are for images that meet the following criteria. It would be great to have the file delivered in Photoshop format:

• An app icon for the screen of the iPhone. This should be 57 x 57 pixels, and we will need to submit it in PNG format.
• Also a version of the icon at 512 x 512 pixels, - the same thing but in a size suitable to go on the App Store or wherever else it’s needed.

If you need any other info, such as sizes, formats, any of Apple’s guidelines for creating good icons … just let us know ASAP.

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