Iconfinder has high quality requirements and we expect higher quality works from our contributors each time.
Iconfinder's quality standards
At Iconfinder, we appreciate uniqueness and personal style. Icons that are very basic and generic-looking might very often be rejected. This is because they don't have a recognisable style to make them unique or desirable to a customer. Good designers usually have a recognisable, signature style. Icon marketplaces are very competitive and are saturated with a lot of high-quality content as well as a lot of options for every conceivable icon. So, it is difficult to create something that stands out but that is really what it takes to be successful.
Here is a list of resources to help you improve the quality of your designs:
Five easy steps for better icon design
Google material design guidelines
Downloadable Icon & UI templates
Icons for user interfaces
Icons, symbols & pictograms - technical information
Free icon design guide
Drawing an icon set
Apart from high quality, we have other criteria for approving icons to our marketplace. Read more about the Approval criteria.