Free Icon Design Guide

Everything you need to know about icon design to get started

Want to create your first icon set, but have no idea where to start? Or maybe you just want to earn some money on the side by selling stock icons? Or do you shoot for the stars and plan to kickstart your career as an icon designer specializing in custom icons? None of this is possible if you don’t know the basics. To help you out, I’ve created this icon design guide that will answer all the questions you might have.

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The book is divided into three chapters

Each chapter providing you with lots of valuable information about icon design, enriching your knowledge, and giving the helpful insights on how to create icons with ease.

Chapter 1:

The history of Icon Design
and its purpose

Would you agree that to create awesome icons you first need to know where iconography is coming from? You will be introduced to the brief history of icon design, read about the importance of icon design in the modern world, and find out how it can become even more so in the future!

This Chapter Includes:

  • What are Icons?
  • Icon History
  • Why Icons matters?

Chapter 2:

Basic knowledge base about icon design.

You can’t move any further if you haven’t mastered the icon design fundamentals. This chapter will guide you through every technical detail you need to know before setting out to create your own icons.
Learn about the types of icons, the variety of styles, differences in sizes, find out about the usage of grids and the cohesiveness of icon sets.

This Chapter Includes:

  • Understanding the types of icons
  • Knowing icon styles
  • Icon sizes and proportions
  • Usage of grids
  • Creating cohesive icons

Chapter 3:

Every bit of information you’ll need to make your first icon set

Wondering where to start? This chapter will answer all your questions!


It is covering everything from choosing the right theme to finishing your very first icon set. The topics in this chapter include but are not limited to: Selecting the best icon ideas, finding proper metaphors and deciding what style to use; skething, choosing the right grid size, discovering the simplest form of the icon, picking colors, and many more!

The ultimate goal is to make sure you will be able to create your very own killer icon set after reading this guide.

This chapter’s key blocks:

  • How to choose the right theme
  • Which icons to draw
  • How to find the best metaphor
  • The importance of sketching
  • How to know what style to use
  • The ideal grid size
  • Which software you should be using
  • How to come up with the simplest icon form
  • The perfect aligning of all the elements in your icons
  • Choosing perfect colors and coloring techniques
  • Being unique
  • Final touches to complete your icon set


Start Creating Awesome Icons!

No more wondering “Where to start?”! This ebook will answer all possible questions about icon design. And you will start creating intimidatingly good looking icons! Sign up to get it straight to your inbox!

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