applicious has picked a winning icons and buttons design

For $215 they received 18 design concepts from 11 designers!

  • Award 1
    Non eye version by armany

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Starts:15-Aug-11 12:55 a.m. GMT

Ends:27-Aug-11 11:59 p.m. GMT


Award 1: $215, was awarded to armany


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Creative brief

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Business Name


What do you do?

We put beautiful live images from around the world put them as your desktop wallpaper. These images update every couple of minutes.

With FreshDesk you can watch the sun rise in America, the lights across NewYork turn on and surfers catching waves in Australia.

FreshDesk is nearing the end of it's development and should be available within 1 month.

Do you have specific size requirements for the icons or buttons?

Main OSX App Icon (512x512):

This is the main application icon. I have attached a number of examples of nice application icons to this job.

This icon should also look good at 128x128 and 16x16. You *can* provide different versions for different sizes if needed. Some people do this to provide more detail at larger sizes and less detail at smaller sizes.

Mac applications can have different icons for the following sizes if required:

Status Bar Icon (18x18):

This is the icon that will sit in the StatusBar at the top of your mac and can be used to access a menu to control FreshDesk and manage it's preferences.
It also has a 'hover state'. Examples are attached.

Both icons can have transparency.

How many different icons and/or buttons do you need designed?


What is your industry?

Daily computer users - Which is most people nowadays!

Describe the target audience for your icon or button design

No specific demographic audience

What 3 things would you like to communicate to your audience through your icon or button design?

Fresh: We bring fresh live images to peoples desktop. A breath of fresh air when your in front of a computer all day.

Live/Real: The images we serve are live. Those people you see surfing the waves in Australia are real people, right now. The lights on those buildings in New York at dusk are real people getting ready for supper.

Earth: FreshDesk should be a reminder that we live in a big and beautiful world. When your stuck in an office day in, day out it's easy to forget that.

What icon or button design styles do you like?

I have attached some beautiful examples of application icons to this post - I love them whether they are simple or detailed. Do not use them as a reference as they all represent very different products.

What colors do you want to see in your icon or button design?

FreshDesk images will include skyscrapers at night, sunny days, sandy beaches, gorgeous sunsets and lush green mountains. This is not a colour scheme, I don't have any specific colours.

What colors do you NOT want to see in your icon or button design?

No specific requirement.

What adjectives should best describe your icon or button design?

Colourful, Modern, Sharp

What content must be included in the icon or button design?

No specific requirement.

Do you have additional requirements or links you'd like to share?

No specific requirement.

Brief updates

By applicious on 17-Aug-11 10:03 p.m. GMT
Hi all,

Thankyou so much for your participation so far, there's been some fantastic entries.

We've worked on our concept based on the submissions and would like to share what we've come up with. More images have been attached to the brief, please check them out...

We want the icon to be fresh, modern and colourful. We have tried combining a webcam with a globe to give a good idea of what the application is about.

Currently the webcam is a character with legs and arms, we had the shiny white OSX Automator application icon in mind when we came up with the idea for the webcam [A screenshot of this has been uploaded].

Also, the webcams are all high resolution.. we want to break away from the "low res, grainy image" that people have in their mind when they see webcams. The cameras we are using are actually hi resolution standard digital cameras and the output is larger and higher quality than standard webcams.

The concepts supplied include an eye with a globe in it, a globe with a webcam on/over it and a few more random sketches.

For the globe we wanted to show 'landmarks' or features, skyscrapers at night, mountains, beaches, castles, etc. etc. obviously we don't want to over complicate things but these are just ideas.

We would really like a globe with landmarks/features standing out of it and some kind of representation of a webcam.

Here are some URLs that loosely convey the globe concept (we'd like the quality of the icon to be much higher than these!):
By applicious on 20-Aug-11 12:08 p.m. GMT
We're very close with the concept - just need some more time to refine.

Kind regards,