Entry #164 - Button & icon design - by MikeKirby

Widefido LLC picked a winning design in their button or icon contest

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New Application Icon for Productivity Software


Silver Button or icon package

Purchased for $295

(including 99designs fees)

By widefido
  • Last feedback - Sun, 04 Mar 2012 19:17:23 +0000
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  • Qualifying
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  • Selected finalists
  • The contest holder selected 6 finalists


  • Final round
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  • Selected a winner
  • The contest holder awarded a winner


Congratulations to the winner, MikeKirby!

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Design brief

Organization name

Widefido LLC

Description of business

I build simple software.

Organization industry



I have a simple todo management application, TodoPaper (, which has been very successful. I am about to release version 2 of the application and would like to update the icon to a new look and feel. I want to focus on a new, clean icon. Would really like something clever and stylish.

The next version of the app do have some small design modifications. Basically a general simplification and clean up of the UI. You can see some screenshots and video on my blog:

The icon to be designed an application icon for the next version of TodoPaper. I need it designed in the appropriate pixel resolutions of 512x512, 64x64, and a 16x16 favicon. I would like the icons delivered in Photoshop or Illustrator format.

I am open to a number of possibilities of design approach. It can be semi-realistic or abstract or even completely textual. I would like to focus on green as a primary color, however, am open to your interpretation. Checkmarks are fine, but would prefer to move away from that as the primary mark in the icon. I do like a textual approach, using "T" as the mark. Feel free to explore all realms.

I really want to go for the modern application icon approach. Smooth lines, gradients, nice use of color. But overall, I would like it to be simple and reflect the overall feel of TodoPaper. With this, I have included the current icon, as well as a couple of icons that I like, that may help get you inspired.

Further requirements

None specified

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