High quality on small scale
There are quite a few rules to consider when designing icons. The visuals have to work on very small scale, which means that every pixel has to be well placed. A well designed icon is a symbol that works without description when used within a graphic interface.
It’s also important to take note of existing standard sizes for icons used in operating systems or interfaces before you start working. This collection of icon design tutorials, however, is more about the techniques, styles, tips and tricks for creating convincing symbolic visuals. The workshops may also serve as a great source of inspiration for your work.