JRG Design Works

Icon Design

Application and File Icons

Design Challenge

OnDemand Software needed a new application icon for their flagship product that could easily be associated with the application in an international market. The new icon needed to have a contemporary appearance and effectively display in different screen resolutions and color profiles.

Design Solution

I created an icon that used OnDemand's most common graphic element, the instruction bubble. The icon for the Developer incorporates a pencil as an additional element to distinguish it from the Player icon, which uses only the bubble.

The table below shows the all of the icon profiles for the OnDemand Developer icon. Color profiles are defined by row and pixel size by column.

48 × 48 32 × 32 16 × 16
Millions OnDemand Developer application icon at 48 × 48 pixels, millions of colors OnDemand Developer application icon at 32 × 32 pixels, millions of colors OnDemand Developer application icon at 16 × 16 pixels, millions of colors
256 OnDemand Developer application icon at 48 ×48 pixels, 256 colors OnDemand Developer application icon at 32 × 32 pixels, 256 colors OnDemand Developer application icon at 16 × 16 pixels, 256 colors
16 OnDemand Developer application icon at 48 × 48 pixels, 16 colors OnDemand Developer application icon at 32 × 32 pixels, 16 colors OnDemand Developer application icon at 16 × 16 pixels, 16 colors

Design Challenge

OnDemand Software also needed a new file icon for an OnDemand topic file. The new icon needed to recognizable as an OnDemand content file without being confused with the icon for launching the main OnDemand application.

Design Solution

I created an icon that merged the OnDemand bubble with a page icon, commonly associated with the concept of a document.

48 × 48 32 × 32 16 × 16
Millions OnDemand Topic icon at 48 × 48 pixels, millions of colors OnDemand Topic icon at 32 × 32 pixels, millions of colors OnDemand Topic icon at 16 × 16 pixels, millions of colors
256 OnDemand Topic icon at 48 ×48 pixels, 256 colors OnDemand Topic icon at 32 × 32 pixels, 256 colors OnDemand Topic icon at 16 × 16 pixels, 256 colors
16 OnDemand Topic icon at 48 × 48 pixels, 16 colors OnDemand Topic icon at 32 × 32 pixels, 16 colors OnDemand Topic icon at 16 × 16 pixels, 16 colors