Icon Design & Analysis

This purpose of this project is to show basic icon design skills, and to deliver a message to a specific group of audience. 

I’ve designed this 5 icons for a specific group of audience, which is people that do music recording. There are so many things I can do with the music recording industry, but these are some of the icons that I've designed for the things that I've done myself. 

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I've decided to use black and white for this project simply because it fits better in the music and music recording industry. While color can give a more fun feeling to the audience, but it's not necessary professional in that matter. Black and white give a good, solid and professional touch to the designs. 

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This icon represents "play," where music recorder can play what they've worked on so far. 


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This icon represents the "piano," where music recorder can click on this one, and start recording the music that is created with the piano. 


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This icon represents the "microphone," which can be a vocal, or anything music, beat, or sound effect that are created with the microphone. 


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This icon represents the "ear-bugs," which is an individual icon that music creator can listen to an individual track. It goes hand in hand with the "play" icon.  


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This icon represents the "harmonica," where music creator can record music that is created with the harmonica. Again, there are so many different icons I can create, including other instruments like violin, cello, drums, etc. 


Conclusion

This icon design project has helped me to pay attention to the details, but yet keep a design simple. An icon shouldn't be too complicated, and should be easy to identify. I also learned the importance of color and how there are colors that fits better with certain designs that are targeted for certain audience and industry. While I love colors, I found that black and white is more appropriate and better fit for my audience. Icons can make websites more fun and communicate better.