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5 Awesome Ideas on Using Designs from the ManyPixels Icon Library

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How to create an icon library that can meet the requirements of your business? The answer might be easier than you think! ManyPixels has an extensive icon library with designs that are customizable and free to use. Here are some of our ideas on how to incorporate these icons into your graphics.

Icons are simple, graphic design images that serve as universally recognizable symbols. They’re used across the marketing board, from web design to flyers.

The best thing about icons is their versatility and adaptability. Since they’re meant to be universally recognizable symbols, they can easily fit any design, purpose, or style. They’re equally useful for an accounting website, as well as a hair salon business card!

Need a great icons library? We’ve got you covered

So, icons are definitely something you should have in your brand’s visual assets. But how to create an icon library of your own? You could, of course, hire a graphic designer and pay to have completely customized icons. But truthfully, this is hardly an investment you have to make.

There are many great ones out there, but we believe our free icon library is one of the best places to get awesome icon designs for your business. There are thousands of designs, with new ones added regularly. Your icons can be downloaded in ready-to-use PNG format or an editable SVG format in case you want to make changes.

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This is how to add icons to PowerPoint library to use later on. However, if you want something truly custom, you may want to browse our free SVG icon library and grab editable formats that you can customize to fit your needs perfectly. It will add that special touch to your slide deck and make your presentation more professional and engaging!

If you’re using PowerPoint, you may wonder how to add icons to PowerPoint library. It’s simpler than it may sound! All you need to do is go to Insert > Get add-ins and choose one of the available icon add-ins (such as the Noun Project).

5 Ideas on how to use designs from the ManyPixels free icon library

Ok, so there’s an excellent icons library at your fingertips. How about a few ideas on incorporating these stellar free assets into your designs? Here are some ideas!

Website design

A gorgeous icon library can be a tremendous asset for your web design. People are used to seeing these symbols in the digital space. So, having recognizable icons on your website dramatically improves the user experience. They provide instant queues and guide users toward the required action.

For example, everyone knows that the house icon is used for homepages, telephone icons for contact, while chat options are almost exclusively represented with a speech bubble icon. This is also a way to make your website user-friendly, in case you have an international business and don’t rely on all of your customers speaking the same language.

Here’s an example that we’ve created with the help of our illustration and icon libraries. The design is quite simple and timeless. Still, the icon designs, no matter how small, give it a more exciting and polished look to avoid it seeming like a ready-made template.

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Icons such as these are particularly useful for mobile website design. Since over 62% of the world’s Internet traffic comes from mobile devices, there’s no way you can get away with a poorly optimized mobile site. Use some of our free icons to make navigation seamless, and ensure your layouts look spot-on on different displays.

PowerPoint presentations

When you create slide decks, chances are that you usually spend more time on content rather than design. However, the importance of professional design in presentations is evident. A convincing 91% of presenters feel more confident with a well-designed slide deck.

Moreover, 100% of respondents in a survey conducted by Dectoplus agree that presentations should include visuals, and most think the text should only comprise up to one-fourth of the slide.

Although design is vital for effective presentations, most presenters prefer to take the DIY route and claim to spend over 8 hours designing a slide deck. Sourcing images is a common challenge that takes up a lot of time.

So, icons are one way to quickly and easily improve your slide deck design. Instead of spending hours crafting complex infographics or looking for the right stock photos, use our ready-made icons to illustrate processes or highlight a point.

Just look at how these vibrant icons from our free icons library enhance even the simplest slide with a plain, white background!

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Social media posts

Social media is used by over 91% of marketers, and an overwhelming majority consider it an effective marketing channel. The numbers of people using social media are ever-growing, so there’s no doubt you’d be able to reach your target audience there.

Still, remember that you’re competing with thousands of similar brands that all use the same refined targeting tactics that social media is designed for. So, you really need to step up your game with visuals.

Of course, suppose you don’t have a team of designers on hand or are perhaps creating DIY graphics. In that case, it can be challenging to come up with original graphics regularly.

A superb tip to help you boost your social media presence and build a powerful brand image is to use our icon library. Simply changing the color and placing the icons against a background that fits your brand identity will create a professional, consistent look for your channels.

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Infographics

With an online attention span of around 8 seconds, there’s little hope your audience can absorb heaps of written information. So, infographics are one of the most effective ways to break down complex processes, highlight key points, and convey information quickly.

Deciding on a practical layout for your infographic is tricky enough. This can leave little time to come up with elaborate illustrations or graphics to accompany the text. That’s where an icons library like ours comes in handy! We would certainly know, as we use the icon library regularly to create simple infographics inserted into our blog.

Icons are a great way to present information visually. Moreover, since they’re not too detailed or overwhelming, they’re a perfect addition to any infographic, as they also allow readers to engage with the text. And since infographics are 30 times more likely to be read than blog posts, this is definitely an opportunity you don’t want to miss!

Here are just a couple of designs from our own blog that use icons from our free library. Our designers simply need to make a few minor color adjustments to ensure the icons fit our brand style guidelines. Whether it’s colorful icons on a plain white background, or minimalist icons on a vibrant color background, these icons are a lifesaver for anyone looking to amp up content production.

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Display ads

You may think that design is everything with banner ads. You’re not wrong. It’s a competitive arena, and the average CTR for banner ads is just 0.46%.

However, that doesn’t mean you can’t create awesome display ads with the help of an icon image library.

Here’s an ad design idea we’ve created for ManyPixels. The bold background color is eye-catching and allows the text to shine through. The stock image suggests our service type (digital design). And the icons from our icon library add that fun and creative touch you’d expect from a design service. Easy, simple, and effective!

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Discover our free icon library!

Liked our ideas on using the ManyPixels flat icon library? There are plenty more designs to discover!

Head right over to our library and get icons that suit your needs! Don’t forget that you can also download them in an editable SVG format, so you can easily change the color to fit your brand’s guidelines.

Happy designing!

Having lived and studied in London and Berlin, I'm back in native Serbia, working remotely and writing short stories and plays in my free time. With previous experience in the nonprofit sector, I'm currently writing about the universal language of good graphic design. I make mix CDs and my playlists are almost exclusively 1960s.

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