New Icon Design

Raising the Rustacean flag

As an avid fan of the Rust programming language, my new icon is loosely inspired by Ferris the crab. A hermit crab seemed like the perfect projection of my current, introverted self.

It has been a while since I had done anything visually creative - I had a lot of fun creating the icon. My most wonderful partner, Mariya Nedeva, helped me during the design process.

initial design

The icon itself was finalized in Krita, which was surprisingly pleasant to use coming from a history with Photoshop. Keeping things brief for this post, I just wanted to share a number of the two-tone color schemes we tried before settling on the final.