All icons uploaded to Iconfinder are manually reviewed by our Content reviewers. They make sure that all icons that are included in our marketplace are carefully selected to match the approval criteria.
Before uploading icons, make sure to get familiar with our approval criteria:
1. Meeting the technical requirements
These are the technical specifications for the icon files and icon sets. We accept one icon per file, SVG format and minimum 10 icons per set. Check out the full list of Technical requirements.
2. Quality standards
We are continuously raising our standards of quality, as we expect designers' work to improve over time. We strongly value quality over quantity. To get an idea about what we consider as high quality icons, check out the Featured icon sets. Read more about Quality standards.
3. Aesthetic appeal
We expect icons to be beautiful and nice to look at. This means their composing elements - lines, shapes, colours etc. - should be in harmony with each other and fit well together. Learn more about Aesthetic appeal.
4. Business relevance
Icons sold on Iconfinder need to appeal to customers and meet a real demand. This means that, before creating the icons, it is good to think from the customer's perspective and consider the potential use cases for the icons. Find out more about Business relevance.
We cherish icon design that is original and is not overly inspired in or a copy of other people's work. We want to see new designs that are the fruit of your work, that have a personal style and stands out from the rest. Read more about Uniqueness.
Sets that contain the same icon repeated with small changes are not interesting from a search engine perspective and quickly become too repetitive. Learn more about Variety.
Making style variations for the same sets are also not ok when it comes to keeping the search engine relevant. Read more about Variations.
In order to form an icon set, all icons should follow the same design rules, so that it is visually clear that they belong in the same set. They should all have consistent line widths, colours, corner shapes, spacing, etc. Read more about Consistency.
We encourage icons to stay away from stereotypical ideas about people. It is important to not limit yourself to drawing white men in business jobs or women doing housework. Icons should be inclusive of all kinds of people doing all kinds of professions. Read our blog post on diversity to understand this matter.
The icon sets that do not meet all the above criteria risk being rejected.