Where to find good icon designers?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by Starfox, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I'm working on an app for submission to the Mac App Store and as I'm approaching the final stages I need a good icon designer - where do indies usually go for icon designs?
     
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    GorillaPaws

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    I've heard really good things about Icon Factory. Never used them myself though.
     
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    kainjow

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    I used them once about 7 years ago. Expensive, but good.

    I used to have a large number of designers bookmarked, but now you're probably just better off googling for a designer and check out their portfolio.
     
  4. macrumors 68000

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    I had this same question. I have find things on the web that are free but the main problem that I am finding is that I may find an icon of a phone but when I find an icon of a email that I like it is different then the phone. The app starts to look like it was pieced together instead of having a consistent look and feel.

    I thought I would first finish my app and then decided what I needed to do to give it a consistent look. by hiring a designer to create my custom items I need.
     
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    I can't seem to find decent designers using Google thanks to the amount of junk content - can anyone recommend a place to look for designers or any designers directly?
     
  6. macrumors 68040

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    You could look here. Find someone who's work you like and then see if they have a home page and are looking for work.
     
  7. macrumors 65816

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    use dribbble.com. generally the best of the best designers have an account there
     
  8. macrumors member

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    I actually just discovered odesk.com today and am pretty excited about looking through the talent there. I've seen a few very talented individuals on there and it seems like you can get them to work for you at a bargain. Plus, you have access to people from all over the world so there is plenty to choose from.
     
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  10. macrumors newbie

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    I like glyfx icons. Used them for many of my projects.
     

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