How RobbieHanson started their icon or button journey
Who are you known as?
What industry do you think your business is most related to?
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
Our product is an application called "Storm4". It's a cloud storage system. It's similar to Dropbox, except all the files are encrypted. That is, it's not possible for us (the cloud storage provider) to decrypt/read any of the files stored in our system. Only the customers hold the keys required to decrypt the files.
The "4" (in "4th-A Technologies" and "Storm4") is a reference to the United States 4th amendment, which prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures.
What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?
We are looking for an app icon for our software application. That is, the main product icon for our app.
We currently support 2 platforms: iOS & macOS (although we have plans on expanding in the future)
On iOS, the icon will be displayed alongside all other installed apps on the home screen.
On macOS, the icon will be displayed in the Finder. However, the app icon will not be displayed in the Dock when its running. The app runs in the status bar (upper right-hand corner next to the clock). This is important to note, because it means we'll need a very small version of the icon. No more than 19 pixels in height, traditionally only 16 pixels in height. This can either be a good-looking scaled down version of the primary icon, or something different. It's up to you.
We're open to all creative designs.
We've made a few decisions concerning the app name "Storm4" as it's displayed within the app. We're using the "Hoefler" font, because we liked the way the "4" dips below the letters.