Creating this iOS icon was a lot of fun. The base shape was obviously the checkmark. I was given entire freedom for this project, the only restriction was to keep the shape of the checkmark icon. The question was, how can you possible add ‘zing’ to a boring checkmark?
With that question in mind I started by placing the checkmark into a round shape which helps ‘smoothen’ out those pesky sharp edges of the checkmark shape.
In regards of the ‘zing’ I decided to surround the circle with non distracting colors and went with a nice punch of blue for the checkmark and circle element. After adding some depth it really turned into an attractive checkmark icon with ‘zing’.
I used primarily shape layers to easily create the various resolutions for this app icon.