Sky icon library
As part of a wider design task to reform the Sky Design System, we highlighted several problems with the existing Sky icon library. There were no creation guidelines and each icon had been created using zero grids, causing inconsistencies throughout.
First I wanted to set-up a set of creation guidelines so that icons are kept consistent throughout. Then I wanted to re-create all existing icons in the Sky icon library to align them with the set of creation guidelines.
03. Success criteria
Having a set of creation guidelines will mean that any designer – junior or experienced – will be able to create new icons to add to the Sky icon library. In turn, this will save time, increase the repository icon number and make sure icons are consistent for users throughout their Sky journey
A keyline grid is a set of guides to help maintain optical balance (visual weight) between icons. It should be used as a starting point and for guidance. There are four basic shapes that represent common icon scale and placement.