FAQ

What are Iconathons?

Iconathons are public design workshops facilitated by The Noun Project.  They’re similar to hackathons but for design.  The goal of Iconathon is to add to the public domain symbols that are frequently needed in civic design.

Previous Iconathons have created symbols for concepts such as food bank, gluten free, fair trade, protest, human rights, and many others. They have been hosted in Boston, Chicago, Durham, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Seattle, at venues such as the School of Visual Arts, Art Institute of Seattle, the Code for America headquarters, and the MIT Media Lab.

 

Where can I see symbols created during previous Iconathons?

The Iconathon symbol suite can be found at The Noun Project at thenounproject.com/collections/iconathon.

 

Can anyone use the Iconathon symbols?

Yes, since they are in the public domain anyone can use them for any purpose.

 

Do I have to be a designer to participate in the event?

No, the events are specifically created so that anyone can participate and be helpful in the process.  Check out the “But I Can’t Draw” blog post for more inspiration and words of wisdom.

 

What should I bring to an Iconathon?

All supplies are provided at the event. However, you may find helpful having your laptop to look through images, and anything else that helps you be creative!

 

Where can I see pictures from previous Iconathons?

To see pictures from all the events please visit our Flickr page.  You can also go to “Previous Events” to see pictures from each event separately.

 

How can I get in touch with someone about Iconathon?

The best way to reach us is on Twitter at @nounproject.  If you have a more in-depth question, please email us at iconathon@thenounproject.com.

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