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Wednesday
Sep052007

Ecto 3 Icon Design

In the flurry of activity here, I've not had a chance to mention the release of the new ecto 3 application icon I've designed for Adriaan at Infinite Sushi:

;Ecto

Working on this one was quite fun, going through the sketch process, until we came to this solution of a box with items you might use for blogging inside. It was a different approach for a blogging app icon, but that's just what Adriaan liked best.

Fireworks & Upscaling
I designed the original icon as a standard 128x128px icon, then later in the process, Adriaan needed a 256x256px version for other uses. I took the opportunity to refine the details, like adding actual lines of text to the documents.

Because I used Fireworks' vector tools to build this icon, it was relatively easy to upscale the 256px icon from the original 128px icon. The initial up-scaled icon wasn't perfect, but good enough to save a god chunk time rebuilding the icon from scratch if it were a 128px bitmap icon.

Thanks Adriaan for working with me on this fun project! :-)

Reader Comments (6)

Beautiful work as always Mike!
September 6, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterEvan Agee
Thanks dude! :-)
September 6, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMike Rohde
This is some great icon work. I too prefer Fireworks for icon design.
September 6, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterbeth
That looks amazing, Mike.
September 6, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterCarlos
Nice, very nice.
September 7, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterGregor
Thanks for the kind words Beth, Carlos & Gregor! :-)
September 7, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMike Rohde

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