Gridium got their new icon or button by running a design contest:
Line icons for issue-tracking system
Check out Gridium's Icon or button contest…
We sell web-based software to commercial real estate managers. Our users include commercial tenants, building engineers, and property managers.
What's your vision?
We are building a suite of software that allows commercial tenants to submit problems and requests -- think of it like a bug tracking system, but for buildings instead of for software. Issues can have types, such as "air conditioning too cold" or "light bulb needs to be replaced". For each issue type, we would like a custom icon that allows the issues to be distinguished visually. The icons should be simple and should scale well down to about 22 x 22 pixels and up to about 40 x 40 pixels. We think line drawings would be best for a clean look, but we are open to alternative suggestions. See the attached examples from Airbnb that give a good indication of the style we are looking for. The icons should look clean and professional.
For the first phase of the contest, please provide five icons. For the second phase of the contest, provide the rest of the icons. I've attached a document that contains a list of example issues in the first column. The second column contains some possible ideas for what the icon should show, although you shouldn't feel restricted to just those ideas. The third, fourth, and fifth columns are links to images related to the icon concept. These are just meant for inspiration -- you shouldn't feel limited to using these literal images. I have also attached some screenshots of icons from Airbnb that have the look that we are hoping to achieve.
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Icon or button starts at $199.
Full copyright with production-ready files for digital and/or print.
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their icon or button.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
Gridium collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
When design entries come in, you can rate them so designers know what you’re looking for in your logo design.
99designs has great collaboration tools so you can pinpoint and capture your ideas
And then… they selected a winner!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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