Biomedical Media + Illustration

Science-themed User Avatar Icons


TITLE: Sciencescape User Avatar Icons
MEDIA: Adobe Photoshop CS5, Adobe Illustrator CS5
CLIENT:, a web-based tool for discovering and
organizing scientific research
ART DIRECTION: William MacIvor, Head of Product Design at Sciencescape
FORMAT: 24 icons at three different sizes (240, 120, and 20 px)

Sciencescape needed a set of unique icons to function as avatar images for the seven different user profiles on their site. We set out to create science-centric icons with more visual complexity than a typical generic avatar image, in order to give visual interest to the site as it builds its user base. I designed six unique icons for this project, and repurposed 18 existing Community avatar icons to bring them in line with the new design.