16 Clean and Sleek Icon Designs by Romualdo Faura

16 Clean and Sleek Icon Designs by Romualdo Faura

16 Clean and Sleek Icon Designs by Romualdo Faura

When and how did you train for graphic design?

At university, where I learned design theory and composition. It was my great honor to have brilliant and dedicated professors in both areas, who guided me throughout my career. When I worked for a design studio, I learned things such as project management and administration, dealing with clients and how to do a professional and sophisticated presentation. However, the most important technique that I have learned about design is from looking at other designs, learning from other designers and artists, from magazines, books and the internet. The more input I receive, the better output I can produce. This is the way I improve my artistic conceptions.

What inspires you to create?

I can't say that there is a specific thing or object which has inspired me, but throughout the whole process, there have been a lot of things that I have found inspiring, from being in a positive mood to a nice picture. Inspiration can come from everywhere unexpectedly. So I listen to everything, watch everything, and read everything for as long as I can. When starting a new project, the first and foremost thing that I will do is think of the right, correct and appropriate style that my intuition suggests for that particular project. I don't really believe in complicated methodologies, I always trust my own intuition and personally, I think it is the best tool.

What tools/apps do you usually use in creating your projects?

My principal tools are pencil and a black ball point pen from Muji (A Japanese brand). Firstly, I start doing a quick sketch on a paper, in order to achieve the perfect composition that I like most. Then I digitalize my idea from paper to my computer (Mac), if it is vector work then I will use Freehand. I will use InDesign for laying out publications. For retouching, editing, adjusting photos then I will use Photoshop.

Your style consists of simple lines, shapes and colors. Why do you explore such aesthetics?

I believe a good design should be always simple, precise, clean and straight to the point. I don't really like designs with exaggerated details and ornaments, which usually abound. Simplicity is the best. I was always interested in the ethical side of design. Personally, using a few basic, simple shapes and colours is the best way to reach your audience and convey the right message - because you are trying to tell something without artifice or special effects. A design should be an appetiser, not a buffet. I would like to dedicate my profession solely to design icons for signaling. From my point of view, it is the work that consists of everything in design: synthesis, illustration and social function. Imagine, you can tell a full story, the functionality, and the concept behind it through a small icon.

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4 comments on “16 Clean and Sleek Icon Designs by Romualdo Faura”

  1. I enjoyed reading this interview. "Simplicity is the best." I totally agree. I like my work simple and clean but modern.

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