Icon Designers Jory Raphael and Noah Jacobus Discuss the History and Future of Font Awesome Icons
In this episode of Podcast Awesome, Matt Johnson interviews icon designers Jory Raphael and Noah Jacobus. They explore the history of Font Awesome and its development over the years. Jory shares how he came to hire Noah, someone he has admired and followed digitally for years (in the biz, it’s called a “designer crush.”) They also discuss their design process and talk a bit about the process of developing the Sharp family of styles.
[00:00:39 ] Designer Crushes.
00:05:57 Font Awesome acquires Symbolset.
[00:08:19 ] Creating a video for Kickstarter.
[00:11:20 ] Designing niche icons.
00:12:10 Design icons to convey meaning.
[00:13:40 ] The power of icons.
[00:17:02 ] Icons as a continuation of art.
00:18:12 Creativity thrives with constraints.
[00:23:36 ] Font Awesome 6 redesign.
[00:24:45 ] Icon design tips.
[00:28:49 ] Developing artistic taste.
00:30:29 Practice makes perfect.
[00:33:00 ] Constantly improving design quality.
- The Font Awesome theme song was composed by Ronnie Martin
- Audio mastering by Chris Enns at Lemon Productions
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