While I’m not much of an illustrator, icon design has been an interest of mine for a long time. It’s a precise yet flexible form of communication, and I enjoy the iterative process that comes with it. A selection of icons that I’ve created are shown below, as well as on each project’s page.
Mochila was an app for university students that I co-created and designed. I created a wide variety of icons for the app, website, and marketing in the three years that we worked on it. A few of my favorites are featured below.
UpNext is a new app I worked on for 88 Oak, offering a simple yet attractive way to countdown to future dates and times. The app icon for UpNext needed to look great in any color, since one of the perks of the Power Pack upgrade is an array of color themes and matching icons. UpNext is available now on the App Store
Suncaster is a new podcast app, featuring an opinionated take on podcast listening. With its unified timeline, it provides a great way to stay current on serialized podcasts where new episodes continuing the story of the season are released on a regular basis. Plus it provides a great way to catch up on shows you missed, with a unique icon system denoting status of each episode. I had the great chance to design the app icon after meeting the app's creator at Layers in San Jose, and beta testing the app over the summer. Combining the iconic image of a sunrise with the all-too-common image of podcast waves, this icon stands out while (I feel) conveying that it's a podcast app. You can find Suncaster on the App Store.
I drew these headphones for the branding for the 2019 Little Elm Blue Angels Spring Show, where my girlfriend is director. They were the central part of the promotion for the show, and the cover of the show program. They’re modeled after Grado’s iconic and legendary headphones, and I created an open variant as well to allow text to be placed inside the two sides. This version shown here is the regular “closed” version.
What started as a little easter egg of an icon in a client project turned into an exercise in recreating the iconic profile of the Model S. Since it started as a small interface icon, it lacked details such as door handles and windows. In practice though, I really like how it reflects the design of the car’s key.
For Muse’s editing interface, I created an assortment of icons for varying tasks such as alignining, adding, and removing elements. In addition, we needed icons for each drawer in the interface. Working with the client, we had some fun with these being multi-color icons with gradients and even blur effects where it made sense.
This film was one of my favorites from 2016, and it inspired me to take a stab at drawing an icon of the scene depicted in the poster. It turned out really well, and it was great to practice drawing with the Apple Pencil and Astropad.
Social media offers a ton of opportunities to businesses. Observer lets you put those social media posts up for others to see, wherever you choose. You can use the iPad's built-in display, or with With HDTV-Out, your iPad becomes a control panel for a beautiful, custom-designed, adaptive-format gallery of photos and tweets. I designed the user interface, icon set, and app icon. Observer is no longer available.
A different sort of Twitter client, which lets you secretly follow anyone without them knowing. The user interface and experience design was a collaboration between myself and our engineer on the project.
In early 2016 I worked on a proof of concept for a white label iOS shopping app. The app focused on having a simple way to browse and search the store’s inventory, as well as ordering for pickup at a local store. I designed the app’s interface, as well as an on-boarding experience.
Discrete video recording with an iPhone is possible with Incognito Vid, which looks like a simple Messages conversation screen. I designed the app icon, onboarding, and app preview. You can learn more at 88 Oak.