th_studio I've been thinking about creating my own style so people can recognize my style whenever they look at my icons. Any suggestion for building own style?
Such a great question! I am glad you opened this thread, @th_studio !
I am not a designer myself, but I have seen many icons at Iconfinder and learned about the differences between them. Some icons carry a signature style (and with these, I am not referring to the design styles outline, glyph style etc., but to adding a personal touch when creating icons). I think this requires to master icon design. As I understand it, you need to master the broad design style (glyph, outline) and only then you can play around with it and make it more personal.
megaphar600 First, you do something, there are some differences from others. Then you can notice these differences, understand them, and try to use them in all your work.
Eminem loved rap, and that's why he records it. I do not think that Eminem decided to become a musician without having preferences and just decided, why not become a rapper.
This is really well said, @megaphar600!
It seems like a personal style can be developed by playing with the boundaries of an established design style. Here are some examples of sets with a personal touch:
Flat style, but looks unique: https://www.iconfinder.com/iconsets/creative-10
Filled outline style, also looking distinctive: https://www.iconfinder.com/iconsets/transports-color
Glyph style, but with outline elements. The result is a great personal style: https://www.iconfinder.com/iconsets/dessert-7
This is flat style, but drawn with personal style: https://www.iconfinder.com/iconsets/pirate-flat
There is a lot you can do by exploring and pushing the boundaries. At least that is my opinion as a non-designer. 😁