I am looking for a high quality icon that communicates the main features of my app in a simple and easy to understand manner.
The main selling points of UX Write are that it provides tools for working with the *structure* of a document (outline, table of contents, cross-references etc) and facilitates the separation of content and presentation through support for styles. Please read the following links for more details on exactly what it does, as well as some screenshots:
The target market for the app is people who work with large, complex documents. Examples include academics, graduate students, technical writers, textbook authors, and business people responsible for writing project plans or reports.
The icon should clearly communicate the concept of professional/technical writing, preferably demonstrating in some form the notion of structure (e.g. a document outline).
I have attached two versions of a concept I came up with for the icon. The lines and circles on the left represent the outline view of the document, and the matching colours/shades between the outline elements and dark lines on the right indicate the concept of different levels of headings in the document.
You may wish to submit a variation on this idea (with significantly improved visuals), but if you have a completely different concept you also think would be appropriate, I'm happy to look at that as well. I would prefer a semi-photo realistic look, though not *too* close to a real photo.
The icon needs to comply with Apple's design guidelines, available at:
Note in particular that the largest required size is 1024x1024.
Once I have selected the winner, I will need full copyright ownership of the image and design. I will credit the winning submitter in the application's about box.