Learn how to use Noun Project to create your own illustrations and add a more personalized, expressive touch to your brand.
Building a global visual language that unites us.
Pride Iconathon – Celebrating the LGBTQ+ Community
Join Noun Project, Canva, Out & Equal, and Human Rights Campaign for a community design workshop to create new icons for the public domain.
Check Out These Design Freebies for Your Next Project
From Public Domain icon and photo collections to free editable templates, here are our top graphic design freebies to ring in the summer of 2023.
Design Icons: Timothy Goodman
In this series, we’re sharing conversations about work, life, and the future with some of today’s most influential designers and artists.
How to Create a Design System in Figma
Save time by tracking and organizing your most common design assets and making them components in Figma.
How to Create a Brand Style Guide
Learn how to store and organize your assets with clear usage rules – and how Lingo can make brand management a breeze.
Canva x Noun Project: Create with Icons for Everything
Canva users now have access to a curated selection of icons from Noun Project to add to their creations.
How to Design a Typeform Survey with Noun Project Icons
Learn how to design better surveys, quizzes and forms with Typeform using our Icon API.
Easily Create Trendy Designs with Adobe Express and Noun Project Icons
Web-based design platform Adobe Express offers a streamlined way to make design accessible to everyone.
Collaborate Visually with Mural and Noun Project Icons
Learn how the visual collaboration platform Mural uses our Icon API to help teams unlock their creative power.
Craft and Hobby Inspiration: DIY Design Beyond the Screen
January is National Hobby Month, and we’ve been rounding up our favorite examples of creators stepping beyond the screen and getting crafty with icons.
Free 2023 Marketing and Social Media Content Calendar
Use Noun Project’s 2023 Content Calendar to plan all your marketing and social media content needs.
Happy Holidays! Top 10 Design Freebies
Ring in the holidays and celebrate the spirit of giving by scoping out these freebies from Noun Project!
DIY Holiday Gift Boxes
All you need is a printer, glue, and a precision knife to make these delightfully minimal paper gift boxes.
Holiday Icon and Photo Collections
Celebrate winter holidays and ring in the New Year with festive icons and photos.
Easy, Customizable Holiday Gift Ideas
Check out these quick and simple ways to create your own gifts and crafts with Noun Project icons.
How to Make Custom Designs on Zazzle with Noun Project Icons
Add a more personalized flare to your holiday shopping this year by customizing gifts on Zazzle with icons!
Create Your Own Stencil for Pumpkin Carving With These 5 Easy Steps
Use Noun Project icons to DIY your way to the best Halloween pumpkin yet 🎃
Halloween Icon and Photo Collections
Ring in the season with creepy, kooky, mysterious, and spooky icons and photos deep from the Noun Project vaults.
How to Use Icons in Design: UX and UI Best Practices
Here are the do’s and don’ts of using icons effectively in your user interface designs.
Design Made Simple with Canva and Noun Project
Canva is a free, beginner-friendly web-based design tool that allows you to quickly create amazing graphic designs with icons and other elements.
43 Symbols and Meanings in Graphic Design
Learn some of the most common symbols and their meanings, and see how you can successfully implement universal symbols into your graphic design.
48 Graphic Design Quotes for Encouragement
Need some inspiration for your next project — or a laugh? These graphic design quotes are perfect to get your creative juices flowing or to send to your client.
How to use Auto Layout in Figma with Icons
Learn how to use Figma’s Auto Layout tool to quickly add padding and alignment rules to standardize your design elements.
EPS File Definition + How To Open One
If you’re looking to get something printed professionally, you may be considering an EPS file format. Here’s what you need to know.
RGB vs. CMYK: Understanding the Differences
When it comes to RGB vs. CMYK, what’s the difference? These color modes are best for different design formats — RGB for digital work and CMYK for print.
How to Create Minimalist Geometric Designs with Tim Boelaars
The Amsterdam-based designer and illustrator shares his tips for making clean, consistent, minimal geometric designs using grid systems in Illustrator.
What are Marketing Materials? + 15 Effective Examples
What are marketing materials? This guide covers the basics of marketing materials and practical examples of what they can look like.
Art of the Menu: 21 Menu Design Ideas That Are Dine-amite
These creative menu design ideas are effective and will look great in your restaurant or cafe. You don’t need to be a designer to create a menu that stands out.
What Are Royalty-Free Images? + How to Use Them
What are royalty-free images? This guide will help you understand royalty licensing and how to properly use royalty-free images in your next blog post.
41 Good Color Combinations + How to Create Your Own
Good color combinations are used in a variety of contexts, from web design to branding. Understand the basics and see examples to inspire your own color choices.
10 Types of Graphic Design in 2022
Graphic design is an important field that shapes the visual environment of our world. Learn about 10 types of graphic design and how to make it your career.
Representing Disability with Jake Hytken of Snap Inc.
Jake “JP” Hytken, DEI & ERG Engagement Manager for Snap Inc., helped Snap introduce the first wheelchair Bitmojis – and shares his tips on how people can better represent disability in design.
17 Graphic Design Styles: A Visual Guide
This is a visual guide on different graphic design styles and their characteristics, along with beautiful illustration examples to inspire your next design.
What Is a Vector Graphic? + How To Use One
Vector graphics are composed of lines, curves and dots that are based on mathematical formulas created through design software.
Top Infographic Examples + How To Create an Infographic in 5 Steps
Need some infographic inspiration? Learn how to create interesting visuals with our favorite infographic examples and an easy five-step process.
An Introduction to Sketchnoting with Jen Giffen
Learn how to create visual notes for deeper learning and retention.
Raster vs. Vector: Understanding File Formats for Design
Raster and vector graphic file formats both offer advantages and disadvantages. Learn about the differences between raster vs. vector and how to use them effectively.
Microinteractions in UI Design: How to Animate Icons in Figma
Animate your user interface design with Noun Project in Figma using these tips.
How to Make Free DIY Valentines with Adobe Express and Noun Project Icons
Design your own creative (and free) Valentine using Adobe Express with Noun Project icons.
Creator Spotlight: Denis Sazhin
The illustrator, designer, and “Cat Artist” shares his tips on making design more personal and expressive.
The Golden Rules of Presentation Design
Read our tips about how to make your presentation designs more visually powerful, using PowerPoint, Google Slides and more
Creator Spotlight: Michael A. Salter
Corporate logos of the absurd: Artist Michael A. Salter reacts to visual culture through his uniquely surreal icon designs.
How to Create Icon Effects in Figma
Step beyond flat design and add dimension to your icons with neumorphic effects in Figma.
The Best Advice from Today’s Top Designers and Illustrators
Just starting out in the world of design? Check out these helpful tips from some of the top designers and illustrators shaping the future of the industry.
Nature & Outdoor Photo and Icon Collections
Celebrate nature and outdoor recreation with stunning photo and icon collections on Noun Project.
Master the Basics of Icon Design with Adrien Coquet
Learn icon design basics in Adobe Illustrator from French Graphic Designer Adrien Coquet.
Creator Spotlight: John Caserta
John Caserta is a Graphic Design professor at RISD and the founder of a design-centered coworking space. Learn about John’s creative path and advice for budding designers.
Types of Illustration Techniques
Learn about the history of illustration and different analog or digital illustration techniques.
SVG Icons Now Available in Apps and Plugins
Drag and drop SVG files directly into your workspace from the Noun Project Mac App and our Plugins...
Spotlight: Women Creators of Noun Project
Celebrate Women’s History Month and use one-of-a-kind visuals year-round with these icon collections and photographs from outstanding members of our Creator Community.
Using the Rule of Thirds in Graphic Design
Learn how to use the rule of thirds in design as a simple way to bring a greater sense of visual balance into the frame, while consciously directing the viewer’s attention to key elements.
How to Make a Pattern in Photoshop
Discover how to make a repeating pattern in Photoshop with icons, gradient fills, and other Photoshop effects.
Using Icons for Education in Book Creator
Book Creator is a simple tool for creating awesome digital books for any subject and grade level. We spoke with Book Creator’s Dan Kemp about how students can combine text, images, Noun Project icons and more to make engaging digital books that demonstrate their learning.
Creator Spotlight: Luis Prado
Luis elevates the familiar pictogram style to dazzlingly witty, socially incisive new heights.
A Guide to Using Images and Photos For Powerpoint
Learn some of the best tips for using images and photos in PowerPoint to make better presentations.
Redefining Women: Gender Equality in Iconography
Noun Project’s Redefining Women Iconathon series will bring creative communities together to design new public domain icons that more accurately represent the women (and men) of today.
Free Resources for Teachers
Use these free templates to create engaging, highly visual educational materials with Noun Project icons.
Educational Icon Collections
Create visual lessons and augment student learning with these classroom-friendly icons.
How to Design an Effective Infographic with Icons
You don’t have to be a professional designer to create engaging, educational infographics with attention-grabbing icons.
Projector + Noun Project
Bring your creative vision to life with millions of icons now available in Projector. Projector is...
Technical Guidelines for Creating Icons
Refer to these technical guidelines when creating icons to submit to Noun Project. Anyone can...
Remote Work and Collaboration: Get Visual with MURAL and Noun Project
Make the most of your meetings by using MURAL and Noun Project to visually collaborate.
Summer Icon Collections
Celebrate the sunny season with our favorite summer icon collections.
How to Make a Repeating Pattern with Icons in Illustrator
Make an eye-catching repeating icon pattern using Adobe Illustrator.
Explore Digital Coloring
Want to make your icons pop off the screen? Use Adobe Illustrator to add your own custom color palettes and add multiple hues to a single icon with this method.
Icons for Everything: Noun Project’s Updated Content Moderation Policy
Noun Project was founded in 2011 with a mission to build a global visual language to unite the...
Tutorial: Make a DIY Mandala Coloring Book
Choose from over 3,000 mandala icons to print out and color at home. Adult coloring books have...
API Spotlight: Typeform
Noun Project icons are now available in Typeform to help you create easy, fun surveys for everyone.
Visual Communication Resources: Coronavirus
Icons to help communicate important hygiene, health and wellness information. During an emergency,...
Winter and Holiday Icons
Celebrate the season with these festive icon collections. Winter and Christmas icon collection by...
Visualizing Artificial Intelligence
From robots to brains and lightning bolts, representing concepts related to Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be complicated. Noun Project recently teamed up with Essence, a data science and measurement-driven agency, for an Iconathon to create a new collection of icons that better represent key concepts in AI.
Visible Women: Gender in Iconography
Tips for designing icons that depict gender from Noun Project’s lead content curator Erika Kim.
The Redefining Women Icon Collection
Noun Project launches a new collection of 60+ icons representing women in design, technology and leadership positions, available for free as Public Domain.
New Integration with Google Docs & Slides
Here at Noun Project we’ve been working with Google to bring over 1 million icons directly into...
Tutorial: How to Create an Animated GIF Using Icons
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to animate your icons using Adobe Photoshop. Skill Level:...
Redefining Women: Creating New Icons in New York
On Saturday, April 20, participants gathered to create more equal and accurate representations of women in design and creative leadership positions.
Redefining Women: Creating New Icons in Los Angeles
On Saturday, March 23 we hosted our second Redefining Women Iconathon at The Riveter in West Los Angeles. 50 participants gathered to create more equal and accurate representations of women in leadership positions.
Redefining Women: San Francisco
Over 50 participants gathered at General Assembly’s SF campus for an Iconathon design workshop to create new icons for more equal and accurate representation of women in business and entrepreneurship.
Curating Icons for Everything with Content Manager Erika Kim
Our curation team is responsible for reviewing every icon that’s submitted to Noun Project for consideration. Lead curator Erika Kim shares how we evaluate and curate content so our users have access to the most diverse collection of icons ever.
Customize Your Noun Project Icons
Butterfly icon by Jacqueline Fernandes With advanced editing features, you now have more control...
Identifying Australian Spiders with Icons
Deanna Henderson of Minibeast Wildlife shares how their latest app puts spider identification in...
Custom Slack Emoji with Noun Project
Add some flair to your Slack workspace with millions of Noun Project icons.
Depicting Race in Iconography
One of the earliest formal depictions of race was the International System of Typographic Picture...
With the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office How do you protect your ideas and inventions? A...
Spotlight: Interview with Cezary Lopacinski
Noun Project Creator Spotlight
Icons In Motion
We interviewed Salih Abdul-Karim, Airbnb’s design lead and animator, to learn how he turned Noun Project’s icons into moving animations with a new tool called Lottie.
Iconathon with Cree, Inc.