I am three days late with my report, I know. The reason for my delay is that I wanted to end my internship with a finished set. For the last weeks I have been designing icons for Inkscape. About 300 icons for Inkscape are now symbolic (I always get lost when trying to count them).
Here is a small part of the set:
The whole set is currently residing in gnome design team repository on GitHub.
I have to admit that some icons have metaphors that are difficult to recognize. Esp. the snapping toolbar needs more prominent icons and (together with Jakub) I will try to figure something out and re-design them in order to make them more easily comprehend-able.
Summary of OPW:
During my internship I’ve designed icons for GNOME symbolic base-plate such as status icons, action icons, categories icons, emblem icons and emotes, symbolic icons for applications, the whole new symbolic set for Art Libre and the whole set for Inkscape. Must be way over 500 icons in total, not that quantity matters (well it matters if you’re an ant). Main goal was pixel perfection, which lead me to learn a lot about aligning to the grid, space restriction and shapes in general.
Recently, I was participating in a Google Hangout session led by Jakub Steiner and Garrett LeSage. You can find the video on Gnome 3 Design You Tube channel. (As you can see I was a “suprematistic” version of myself as my camera was not feeling cooperative). In the session Jakub demonstrated how to design a full-collor Tango icon which will be my next endeavor. Jakub makes it look damn easy, which means that of course it is not.
As you can see, I plan to stay in touch and contribute to this wonderful community. Thanks for letting me in, a huge thank you to Jakub for leading the way. And Lapo, eh! Many thanks also to Marina, who helped me out with everything that wasn’t pure designing.