Effective iOS & Android App Icon Design
What you'll learn
- Design & Deploy Effective App Launcher Icons
- Design Android App Launchers
- Design iOS App Launchers
- Present App Launchers on 3D Phones
- Understand Official iOS & Android App Launcher Specifications
- Use Adobe Photoshop to Design App Launchers
- Use Adobe Illustrator to Design App Launchers
- Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator
Design Beautiful iOS & Android App Launcher Icons
Learn how to design effective app launcher icons for both iOS and Android. App launchers are the little icons that smartphone users click on to access an app. It's absolutely important that you understand how to design these icons effectively so that they're conceptually relevant, unique and stand out.
Follow along as expert designer & course instructor Gary Simon takes you through two full app launcher design projects.
The first project is an iOS app launcher for a fictional GPS app. You will use Adobe Illustrator to complete this project.
In the second project, create a highly graphical Android app launcher for a fictional surveillance app. Adobe Photoshop will be used this time to create this project.
You will also learn how to impose the app launcher graphics onto phones, which is great for presenting the icons to clients or showcasing on your portfolio!
Who is this course for?
Anyone who wants to take on the challenge of designing app launchers for either iOS and Android. Gary Simon teaches in such a way that a beginner can understand.
Why Photoshop and Illustrator?
You can use Photoshop or Illustrator to design app icons. Gary Simon has decided to include app launchers in both applications for those who might have access to only one application.
Who this course is for:
- Beginner to Intermediate
Gary Simon is a professional freelance graphics and web designer with well over a decade of experience. Having served over a thousand clients, Gary understands many facets of the design industry.
He has also been a course instructor for several of the top online education websites, teaching a wide range of topics including:
- Web Design
- Graphic Design
- Mobile / GUI Design
- Motion Graphics
Gary began designing websites in 2000, and just a few years later started focusing on identity design. From that point on, Gary grew a large clientele that allowed him to fully develop skills that extend beyond design alone.
The following is a list of web technologies in which Gary is proficient:
- HTML & CSS (Responsive)
He is also an expert with the following software:
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe After Effects
Gary began teaching his skills to others after releasing a single logo design tutorial, which has since garnered over a million views. In 7 years, Gary has released over 200 video tutorials and 20+ video courses. On his Youtube channel alone, his videos receive a half million views monthly. He enjoys connecting with students and helping them develop their skills on an on-going and frequent basis.