We’re excited to announce our biggest news since launching The Noun Project. Starting today, designers from around the world can add their own symbols to The Noun Project collection - furthering the mission of sharing, celebrating and enhancing the world’s visual language. Our goal is to grow the collection substantially over the next few years while maintaining the highest quality of design and keeping The Noun Project free, simple, and fun to use. It will be fascinating to see what similarities and differences in symbols exist between designers from different parts of the world.
In order to ensure that the collection remains of the highest design quality, all submissions will go through a curation process before being approved for the database. We’ve created a set of Technical and Design Guidelines to ensure that the symbols on this site remain consistent in style and quality. After a symbol goes through curation and is either accepted or denied, an email will be sent to the designer who submitted it.
You can now set up your own user account which enables you to upload and manage your symbols, as well as have your own Noun Project profile to showcase your designs. If you are a translator for The Noun Project, this is also where you can find how many nouns are up for translation in your language.
In order to continue our mission of sharing, celebrating, and enhancing the world’s visual language, we only accept and provide Free Content works, which allow for the most freedom of use. Therefore, we can only accept symbols that are either designed or otherwise owned by you, or works that are in the public domain. Any design you submit can be used by anyone, anytime, and for any purpose, as long as they are in compliance with the license you selected. The Noun Project does not hold any exclusive rights to any design you submit.
Creative Commons Licenses & Tools
You can choose a Creative Commons license or tool to apply to your work during the upload process. CC BY 3.0 allows you to let others download, use, copy, share, modify, and build upon your work, as long as they follow the proper attribution information you provide. CC0 - No Rights Reserved is a public domain dedication tool which allows the designer or owner of a symbol to declare the work free of copyright. This allows for maximum dissemination and use of the work. The Public Domain Mark is a tool that allows you to identify a work that is already in the public domain and is therefore free of known copyright restrictions. An example of this would be an original work of the US Government (for example the DOT transportation suite), or works that have already been released into the public domain (such as the Iconathon suite).
We look forward to seeing your designs and growing the collection.