Kyle Tezak is a designer and illustrator based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His work varies in content , working on various projects from icons, branding, product design and illustration. I particularly am interested in his icon designs, for example he created a very illustrative icon set for a US banking mobile app.
His icons are beautifully constructed and notably achievable to recreate. I really like the use of varied shapes and lines which he has use, as they make the app design fun and enjoyable, removing the mathematical, potentially tedious nature of the content. It is also important to point out that his icons are consistent in colour and style and really tie together a specific style.
The Noun Project
The Noun project is a huge collection of visual communication through specifically icon designs, which have been created by designers all over the world. It offers a huge range of free icons and inspiration for many people particularly designers such as myself. Kyle Tezak is a contributor to the Noun Project himself, which lead me back to revisiting the site. Here are some examples of his contribution to the project. I like his range of styles, varying from very abstracted expressionist style icons to object orientated designs.
For example, i have selected a few icons from the Noun Project site which are centred around the theme of music, which comes in handy when trying to gather inspiration for my own app design.
Boot Coffee Campus
I loved Tezak’s illustrative approach for the Boot Coffee Campus. His colour choices are interesting, for example the background of the poster is a creamy colour, rather than a plain white, possibly to reflect the richness of the coffee. He has also used bright colours making the campus look exotic and tropical, while the busy nature of his illustration suggests that the the coffee campus has a hardworking, continuously moving environment. I like the way that he has made the text style plain and simple which really draws in on the quirky icon designs and illustration.