Second major project for my Vector Illustration Class (ARTS 332) at Liberty University: Completely redesign 3 Mac app desktop icons. I could choose from the following: 1) System Preferences, 2) Finder, 3) Photo Booth, 4) Trash, & 5) Calendar. I decided to do all 5!
I first had to do lots of research into different icon styles and ways to simplify designs and make unique designs that are all cohesive. You can view my Pinterest board of ideas here: https://www.pinterest.com/brownsarahellen/icon-ideas/.
I then had to sketch at least 10 ideas for each of the 3 icons that I choose to do–but since I decided to do all 5, that meant sketching 50 ideas! I did get burnt out on the last idea, and only sketched 6 ideas for it.
Ideas for the System Preferences icon:
Ideas for the Finder icon:
Ideas for the Photo Booth icon:
Ideas for the Trash icon:
Ideas for the Calendar icon:
And here is the final, vectorized results: I am really happy with how it turned out! It is very unique, very simple, and yet very cohesive.