Love at first tap

We judge books by their covers and apps by their icons. Your icon is the only thing standing between you and a new user. Make sure you look great! Our designers are masters of the latest digital trends, and will create professional icons that make people click, tap and touch exactly where you want them to.

Get all this with your new icon design:

Multiple designers (who find you)

Our entire global design community will have access to your contest and will send you all sorts of creative design ideas, unique to your app.
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Ready-to-go files and total freedom

Your new icons come with production-ready files that you can hand off to a developer. Plus, the copyright is all yours.
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Satisfaction, guaranteed

We’ve got your back every step of the way. Don’t like your icon options? You get 100% of your money back. It’s that simple.
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How app icon design contests work

1. Tell us what you want

Our interactive creative brief makes it simple to describe your design challenge and set your budget.

2. Get dozens of icon designs

Our global community of professional app icon designers present their ideas. You provide feedback.

3. Pick your favorite

Seven days later, choose your winning app icon design. It's like picking your favorite child.

From shopping to social, we’ve got an icon for that

US$999
MyNetDiary provides mobile diet apps for weight loss and a companion website www.mynetdiary.com. The majority of our...
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Screaming Brands is a marketing company. We are marketing a new App for a company called Memory Share LLC. The App is na
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We have a web based software product that runs all aspects of an aesthetic business. The software provides schedulin...
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I am a new consultant for law firms as to any aspect of the firm, from staff training, intake training, medical manageme
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We are an App company...
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Mobile games
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Ullr is an app for freestyle ski and snowboard terrain park reports. Condition reports are created through crowdsourced
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Diets Suck is a mobile app that helps people lose weight by building healthy eating habits, one habit at a time. ...
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Video for Digital Media...
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App for sharing and storing data...
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We are an Internet company with a mission to ensure the Internet is a global public resource, open and accessible to all
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Valence Staffing Group is a niche recruiting organizations that recruits and places talent for the built and manufacturi
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Professional icons, no matter your budget.

Got a great new game? We’ve got an icon. A cool photo app? We’ve got one for that, too. Whatever you need, we’ll get you ready to go with fast, quality custom app icons from the pros.

Bronze US$199

  • Expect ~30 designs
  • Money back guarantee

Silver US$299

  • Expect ~40 designs
  • Money back guarantee
  • Larger designer prize

Gold US$599

  • Expect ~50 designs
  • Money back guarantee
  • Larger designer prize
  • Mid and Top Level designers only

Platinum US$999

  • Expect ~40 premium designs
  • Money back guarantee
  • Larger designer prize
  • Top Level designers only
  • Prioritized support
  • Dedicated manager

Your burning app icon design FAQs, answered.

What will I get with my icon design?
Everything you need to move to development. Your app icon design will be uploaded in the correct file formats based on your stated needs. Typically this means a layered RGB Adobe Photoshop or Fireworks PNG file that’s ready to be uploaded.

Since not everyone has the correct design programs to open these files (your developer will), you will also get web preview files in PNG or JPEG file formats.

Plus, you’ll get the full legal copyright, so the design will be all yours.
What do I need to prepare for my app icon design contest?
Lots of ideas! If you’re looking for inspiration, explore 99designs for fantastic examples of icons created by our design community. 

Bring as many specifics as you can, too. Include platform(s), designs you like, brand details, images and any other specifications that would affect your design.

The more you give the designers, the better they can design an app icon for you!
Can I use my own images in my design?
Yes. If you have any specific images (like a logo) that need to be included in your icon design, please submit them to designers with your brief.
What if I need additional app icon sizes/types?
Your custom app icon design contest includes one winning icon. If you need a second icon for a different app, you have a few options: you can award multiple winners, run a second contest, or you can start a 1-to-1 Project with your winning designer to create the additional assets.
Can I work with my designer once my contest ends?
Absolutely (and we love it when that happens)! When your app icon design contest has finished, you can start a 1-to-1 Project with your winning designer.
Who owns what copyright and when?
On 99designs, designers agree to upload only original artwork, so each designer owns the rights to their design submissions until you choose your contest’s winner. During the design handover stage, the designer agrees to transfer the rights, and you become the owner of the copyright of your winning app icon design.
Which package should I choose for my app icon design contest?
We guarantee that you’ll get a great app icon at any pricing level, but our higher-priced packages give you more design options and better support.

Here’s how it works: When you pay more, the prize for the winning designer is bigger, too. More experienced designers participate in your contest, so you get more high-quality designs to choose from. More options means additional time that's needed to review your designs. That’s why our Gold and Platinum packages offer dedicated managers to help streamline that process by writing creative briefs and giving your designers feedback.

When selecting your app icon contest package, think about how much time you’ll have and what experience you have writing briefs and working with designers. If you're still unsure, contact us for a design consultation.
How can I protect my design contest with an NDA?
Choose “Make your contest private” from the Contest options section before you launch your app icon design contest. This will prohibit designers from using their designs elsewhere, and your contest will be unsearchable on the web.

This will automatically attach a standard NDA template to your contest. If you prefer, you can also upload your own NDA.
Is there really a 100% money back guarantee?
We offer a 100% money-back guarantee within 60 days of payment on all App Icon Design Contests, except those with a guaranteed prize and those that have entered the Final Round. You can also call us anytime to help you rewrite your brief, reopen your project to ensure you get a good result and help you pick a winning design. Remember, if we refund your contest, you aren’t legally entitled to use any of the designs submitted to your contest.

Let’s talk!

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