Entry #119 - Icon or button design - by John X.
By John X.

Instanote picked a winning design in their icon or button contest

For just $295, they received 126 designs from 38 designers.

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Instanote - a Stylish and Captivating Icon Wanted


Silver Icon or button package

Purchased for $295

(including 99designs fees)

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  • Last feedback - Mon, 26 Mar 2012 10:08:33 +0000
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  • Qualifying
  • The contest was open to all designers


  • Selected finalists
  • The contest holder selected 1 finalist


  • Final round
  • Finalists continued to submit designs


  • Selected a winner
  • The contest holder awarded a winner


Congratulations to the winner, John X.!

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Design brief

Organization name


Description of business

We are building Instanote , a cross-platform short note taking application that syncs flawlessly and is ubiquitous to capture short messages. It could be a line of lyric, poem, sparkling idea, or just some random thought you want to capture before they are gone.

Instanote will be available to download for most major platforms, iOS, Android, Chrome, Mac and Windows etc..

there are a few key words for Instanote,
1, instant, fast
2, simple
3, ubiquitous

Organization industry



We are looking for an elegant, simple and creative icon that we can use for iOS app, Chrome Extension, Mac and Windows App, etc.. This icon should embody the spirit of the application - light, fast, ubiquitous ( always being around ) and also the mission of the application - to capture the ideas before they are gone. it would be a plus if this icon could be attractive and memorable.

We are open to varieties of designs, so please feel free to be creative but please keep it stylish and simple.

However, PLEASE DO NOT limit yourself to this. We DON NOT want to limit your imagination and creativity. a designer's original and creative idea is more desired and welcome !

## Requirements ##
our only two requirements are listed below.

#Category: Productivity
#Style: Elegant, Stylish, Clean, Fresh,

we are waiting for some designs to amaze us.

Further requirements

Behaviour: our targeted users should be those who are very creative, yet anxious. They are anxious, because they hate waiting for the loading time of a application that is too large and built with too many unnecessary functions.

Applications like Evernote is too bloated and clumsy for them. They just want a elegantly designed plain text note that is simple, fast and always be around.

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