Second icon from the Intel Set. This is a metaphor for "Database Restoration". And this remains my favourite icon of the bunch ;)
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Seeing that I was not getting a reply from the them, I started taking up other client works. I worked for some startups as well as indie developers. But like it says in the opening scene of Swingers, the reply came back one day, but it was when I had completely moved on. Though snowed under other work, I was able to finish them off in time and take up this job. I started off by doing the 4 icons that I'm showcasing now. But little did I know that the work was to span more than a year. I worked from 2010 till 2011. I got first hand experience in how working at a corporate with a chain of departments would be like and insights into the policies and procedures that influence your work by collaborating closely with the team on building icons like these and their web interface. I will be sharing what I learned in the next shot.
To be continued...
about 1 year ago
Great job, as always Prathyush!
Curious to see how the icon looks in the interface.
Wondering if you'll get 106 likes again
That little Lotus ;)
Great shot and story ;) waiting for part 3
I can't wait!!! I want to hear the rest of the story!!!!
Really nice icons, just came from an Intel campus... coincidence ;)
My cousin works at Intel, I wonder if she's used the software with your icon work? You're an engaging storyteller!
Nice icon! Also tell us the rest of the story!
I thought you worked with them on Grand River project… Didn't you?
YOU ROCK MAN! You are a hope for us designers.
This one was the toughest metaphor to pull off in the bunch. We tried many iterations before settling in on this one. It stands of Virtual Servers and some ghostly boxes on the top of a rack was the idea. Does anyone think there was a better metaphor to communicate "Virtual Servers" ?
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Like I said in the last shot, there was much to be learned by working in a corporate set up. First thing is that, your work needs to go through a chain of departments to get approved ; starting from the person you report to, the team working on the project, to may be the CEO. Since it's not an individual making the decision and it has to go through this chain to get the vote of approval, the feedback loop is time consuming and it could take anywhere near a week to get the critiques on your work and iterate on them. This applies even to your invoice. It has through different bureaus until it gets approved. And if you makes a mistake in it, you get to know about it a week later. You correct it, resubmit and this administrative procedures restarts and you get to wait another week. Lesson learned : Double check your invoices before submission. Another catch is that, administrative works happen only on office working days. But not everyone is so rigid in their schedule. One of the employees who helped me with the project, even found time to give critique on my work in his off-time hours. I could hear his children in the background as he assisted me in shaping these icons. Other perks are steady and good pay and a very assistive and professional team that you get to collaborate with. I would like to express my gratitude for the Intel team for providing me this opportunity. If you are reading this, thanks guys.
about 1 year ago
Besides, the perfect finish on the icon, the reflection on the database is kinda wrong, check that out, so it kinda looks weird the top of it. Another great story btw.
@Anoop Surendran Thanks man ;)
@Manu Gamero ☁ Looks like it did :D
@Erik Deiner @Tobia Crivellari ™ @Charles Riccardi Thanks for the support guys.
@Eli Schiff Thanks man. I am not sure. The project was called Grand River if that will help her to locate it. The team was very secretive about other details.
@Michael Dolejš @CLEEVIO Thanks man
@Amrinder Sandhu True that, comrade ;)
@Andrea Cau @Dreamix Studio @Juan Gomez Thanks guys :)
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