30 High Quality Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

Well-designed icons can make a website more attractive and easier to use. While there are a lot of quality free icons available and stock icons that can be purchased, there may be situations where you want or need to design your own. In this post we’ll feature 30 tutorials that show you how to create beautiful icons in Adobe Illustrator.

How to Create a Vector Sketchbook

How to Create a Vector Sketchbook

Drawing a Pencil Icon

Drawing a Pencil Icon

Designing a Sleek Pencil Icon

Designing a Sleek Pencil Icon

Design Float Circle Icon

Design Float Circle Icon

Designing a New Icon in Illustrator

Designing a New Icon in Illustrator

How to Make a Calendar Icon

How to Make a Calendar Icon

How to Create a Juicy RSS Feed Icon

How to Create a Juicy RSS Feed Icon

Create a Vintage TV Set Icon in Illustrator

Create a Vintage TV Set Icon in Illustrator

Make 3D Yet Flat Looking Shopping Basket Icons

Make 3D Yet Flat Looking Shopping Basket Icons

3D Isometric Vector Icon Tutorial

3D Isometric Vector Icon Tutorial

How to Design a Set of Multicolored Buddy Icons

How to Design a Set of Multicolored Buddy Icons

Create a Stylized First Aid Kit Icon in Illustrator

Create a Stylized First Aid Kit Icon in Illustrator

How to Create a Recycling Paper Bag Icon

How to Create a Recycling Paper Bag Icon

Creating a Money Roll Icon

Creating a Money Roll Icon

How to Create an Hourglass Icon in About an Hour

How to Create an Hourglass Icon in About an Hour

Create a Briefcase Icon

Create a Briefcase Icon

Illustrating a Business Briefcase in Windows 7 Style

Illustrating a Business Briefcase in Windows 7 Style

Create a Stylized GPS Icon

Create a Stylized GPS Icon

Create a Diagram Icon

Create a Diagram Icon

How to Create an Icon in Illustrator

How to Create an Icon in Illustrator

Beginner Illustrator Tutorial – Create a Vector RSS Icon

Beginner Illustrator Tutorial - Create a Vector RSS Icon

Translucent IM Style Icon Tutorial

Translucent IM Style Icon Tutorial

Create a Vector Art Twitter Bird Character Icon

Create a Vector Art Twitter Bird Character Icon

How to Create a Television Icon

How to Create a Television Icon

Create an Envelope Icon with a Satin Feel

Create an Envelope Icon with a Satin Feel

Eye-Catching 3D Pie Graph

Eye-Catching 3D Pie Graph

Administrator Icon Using Illustrator

Administrator Icon Using Illustrator

How to Draw a Realistic Vector Lightbulb from Scratch

How to Draw a Realistic Vector Lightbulb from Scratch

How to Create a Vector Safari Compass in Illustrator

How to Create a Vector Safari Compass in Illustrator

Make a Handy 3D Vector Calendar Icon

Make a Handy 3D Vector Calendar Icon<

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Stephen Snell is the owner and editor of Vandelay Design, a popular design blog.
  1. April 4, 2010

    nice….and good job. Thanks

  2. April 4, 2010

    These are so helpful.
    Thank You so much.

  3. April 5, 2010

    Very nice collection… Great effort made…

  4. April 5, 2010

    great tutorials. very handy and useful. thanks for share

  5. April 5, 2010

    Hey, great to see some of our tutorials here 🙂 more free tutorials in our blog here: http://iconlibrary.iconshock.com/ all created by us !!

  6. April 5, 2010

    I like these icons. Some are passe but never the less… clean.

  7. April 6, 2010

    Nice collection of tutorials. I’m sure I could find a use for some of these tutorials. Thanks for sharing.

  8. April 6, 2010

    very nice icons

  9. April 9, 2010

    Some really good design tips, illustrations and tutorials, this is great for people like me who don’t know to use Adobe Illustrator.

  10. April 11, 2010

    why i can not leave a message on this page?

  11. April 11, 2010

    Very nice collection. One wish: a tutorial for pdf/ebook design, please?

  12. April 12, 2010

    these icons are so cute

  13. August 11, 2010

    You are very professional…nice icons

  14. Karthik
    August 29, 2010

    I like it this v-much to all icons i want more for this please help me to create. thank you, vvvmuch.

  15. August 30, 2010

    Nice icons.By the way there could be more colorful.

  16. September 21, 2010

    these icons are very good

  17. October 2, 2010

    That is alot of great social media icons. cheers

  18. March 28, 2011

    Thanks………..its useful………….

  19. May 19, 2011

    Very good icons, thanks for sharing

  20. July 8, 2011

    Nice page, very informative

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