bellissimo got their new button or icon by running a design contest:
Stylish iPhone/iPad icon required for new app
Check out bellissimo's Button or icon contest…
Accounting & Financial
We produce high quality Finance iPhone/iPad apps, with a primary focus on saving people money. Our apps are designed to be slick and professional with a simple intuitive interface.
What's your vision?
We are about to release a new app called 'Debt Manager' which aims to help guide people out of debt. As such we require a high quality, clear and beautifully designed icon, which stands out from the crowd, and defines the app. Ideas we have had so far ================= * The word 'Debt' on fire * The word 'Debt' exploding into fragments * A credit card being cut in half, or destroyed in some way However any design ideas are welcome and all will be considered. In fact I am sure you can come up with better than that :) The important thing is that the concept of the app clearly comes across in the icon and the design quality is of a high standard. Some examples of finance icons that we like ============================= http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/moneybook-finance-with-flair/id337954399?mt=8 http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id468993411?mt=8 http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/checkbook/id293962200?mt=8 http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/icurrency-pad-the-currency/id352941215?mt=8 The files we will require are ================== * .png at 512x512, 114x114, 72x72 and 57x57 * Layered .psd (RGB) The ones at 57, 72 and 114 are the most important, and the icon MUST work well at these smaller resolutions. Please do not use any stock images or clip art in the icon, and bear in mind the Apple guidelines for icons http://developer.apple.com/library/ios/#documentation/userexperience/conceptual/mobilehig/IconsImages/IconsImages.html What we don't want ============== No transparency please, this is not allowed by Apple in an app icon There is no need to apply the iPhone icon 'gloss' to your designs No currency symbols please, the icon should not be specific to a region
We expect the target audience to be people in their 20s/30s/40s who may have got into financial trouble, and are looking for a way to get out of debt. The icon must make it clear that the app provides such a service. The contest will be guaranteed once enough entries are in, and if the winning design is of high enough quality, we would be very interested in forming a (direct) working relationship in the future.
$295 Silver package
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets.
Full copyright with production-ready files for digital and/or print.
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their button or icon.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
bellissimo collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
When design entries come in, you can rate them so designers know what you’re looking for in your logo design.
99designs has great collaboration tools so you can pinpoint and capture your ideas
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
We think contests are a super fun way to get design.
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Provide online personal financial management, budgeting and debt elimination tools
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