Hi! Can you make a new icon for our Chrome Web Store app?
The icon should convey the idea "Stopwatch" as unambiguously as possible to
users across the world.
I made this a "blind" contest so you don't have to worry about other people
ganking your work.
The style and theme of the icon (funny/serious, color theme, bubbly/straight
edges, etc) doesn't matter very much so long as it is original and quickly
recognizable as a stopwatch. You can be creative here but mind the general tips
for Chrome Web Store icons listed at the bottom.
A vector format is required (we prefer inkscape-compatible SVG or EPS). If you
want to provide a different vector format, please provide a hi-res transparent
PNG render of the vectors (in case we can't open your vector file with
Target display size: roughly 100x100px
This icon may considered a trademark by applicable law which means your design
should be original work.
There should be no text in the icon (it has a multilingual audience). Numbers
The icon will usually be on a white background, so design for that.
Ideally it should look good on dark or colored backgrounds, too (adding a
transparent white outer glow which would be hidden on a white background is one
easy way which has worked well for me, but certainly not required).
Our app's page is here (with our crappy icon yours will replace):
Generic Chrome Web Store Icon Tips (from http://goo.gl/OeKN1):
- Use SATURATED colors if possible; they tend to work well.
- AVOID using a lot of white and light gray.
- Make sure the EDGES ARE WELL-DEFINED.
- AVOID large drop shadows. It's OK to use small shadows for contrast.
- Make the icon FACE THE VIEWER, rather than having built-in perspective.
- If the icon is square with rounded corners, use a 12-pixel corner radius.
Let me know if there's anything that's unclear, and thanks very much for taking
a look at this project :)