We're building a stock trading journal for traders using Mac OSX and are looking for a beautiful icon that will be shown in the app and on the user's dock. It's very, very important that this icon is eye catching. Do not enter a basic, flat, design please.
-- Be creative!
-- OSX Dock icons need to be sharp, crisp, eye-popping. Simply put, don't submit a flat design.
-- I prefer to not have a "journal" in the icon unless it's very minimal. For example: Something sitting on top a journal (journal laying flat, or angled backward) would work.
-- I want to emphasize trading well so, for example, avoid using a money symbol. Keeping your gains in a bank for example: http://david-mcgraw.com/mock/ui_icon.png
-- I would also like to stay away from a basic chart with an arrow moving upwards... If you're going to use an arrow, be different.
-- Color palette for the icon is up to you. There should be shade(s) of green somewhere.
-- This should be a vector design
-- Think about how your design would look as an iOS icon for iPad or iPhone if we decide to go down that road at a later date.
I want to see 3 things on the design sheet you submit.
1. The icon sitting on the dock
2. A larger view that is somewhere within 200x150. Include the text "YieldKeeper" underneath the icon. 'Yield' a shade of green. 'Keeper' another color, like #6f5A7E. The background will be dark. Specifically: #262C2F. Size of the text around 375x75.
3. A vector iOS Icon using the icon you design for Mac. Resolutions need to be met: iPhone (57x57), iPhone4(114,144), iPad (72x72). The icon you design should be the centerpiece, so this shouldn't require a lot.
Have fun & love what you do! It'll show!