What responsive icons are?

Responsive icons have been around for quite some time now… Since responsive websites have become the norm, it became clear that using a single icon across different screen sizes and screen densities was becoming more of an issue… That Font Awesome Calendar Icon looks fine at 24px but at 96px it looks meh!

The solution to this problem was and is responsive icons, icons that would respond to different changes in screen size by adding or removing the detail from the icon a sit grow or shrinks.

I recently launched my new website albarrydesigns.com to focus on the more creative side of my work… Illustration

Reasons why?

The number 1 reason why is to get my work out there under its own name/banner/brand, I’ve been doing this kind of work for a while now and even though I had my work up on Dribbble, Instagram and Behance I felt that I need an anchor point ;) an area that was just me and under my name albarrydesigns

The second reason was if you google my name and are lucky enough to find my website (best way to find it…

The Age-old Question

How to start? Where to start? This is the most common question I received since writing my last article Year 1: My First Year in Illustration and to be honest I’m probably not the best person to answer this question… but it won’t stop me trying anyway :)

Way Back When

Between 5 and 7 years ago I was working in large company in the e-commerce department working as a be all designer (did a bit of everything). The company had multiple design teams in multiple regions, this had its benefits and its drawbacks one of which is getting assets like icons, images…

In The Beginning

In 2016 I was working as UX/UI designer who was responsible for all of the research being done in my company at the time, I had some UI responsibilities but nothing that was too challenging. The work was mundane and lacked any real creative flare… Don’t get me wrong I do love UX, UI, style guides and I’m a real stickler for consistency but I just needed an outlet for the hippy art student inside of me.

During that time I met a friend Al Power, Al started at the company as the Lead UI design he already had a…

Al Barry

Product Designer and Illustrator | http://albarrydesigns.com

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