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Creating a visual identity with Icons

Icons play a crucial role

Icons play a crucial role in creating a visual identity for websites and mobile applications. Whether it’s a simple shopping cart icon or a complex illustration, icons can help bring your design to life and make it more engaging and user-friendly. In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the best places to find free and chargeable icons, as well as how to make sure your icons are consistent in style.

Free Icons:

Icon Libraries

There are many free icon libraries available on the internet, such as Font Awesome, Material Design Icons, and Ionicons. 
These libraries offer a wide range of icons, from simple shapes to more complex illustrations, that can be used in your designs. They are usually easy to use, and you can quickly find the icons you need by searching for specific keywords or browsing through categories.

Open Source Design Projects

Open-source design projects are a great place to find free icons, as they are often contributed to by designers from all over the world. For example, the Noun Project is a platform where designers can share their icons with the community, 
and users can search for and download icons for free

Chargeable Icons:

Icon Sets

Icon sets are collections of icons that are sold as a single
package. These icons are usually of a high quality, and are often
designed by professional graphic designers. Icon sets can be purchased on platforms such as Envato Market, IconFinder, and Creative Market.

Custom Icons

If you have specific icon needs that cannot be met by existing icon libraries or sets, you can commission a designer to create custom icons for you. Custom icons are usually of a high quality, and can be tailored to match your brand’s visual identity

Selecting Icons

When selecting icons, it’s important to make sure that they are consistent in style. Mixing different design styles can make your website or app look disjointed and unprofessional. To ensure consistency, consider the following.

Choose an Icon Style

When selecting icons, choose an icon style that aligns with your brand’s visual identity. For example, if your website has a modern and minimalist design, consider using flat icons

Use a Consistent Color Palette

Make sure that your icons use a consistent color palette that matches your brand’s color scheme. 
This will help create a cohesive look and feel for your design.