Love at first tap

We judge books by their covers and apps by their icons. Your icon is the only thing standing between you and a new user. Make sure you look great! Our designers are masters of the latest digital trends, and will create professional icons that make people click, tap and touch exactly where you want them to.

Get all this with your new icon design:

Multiple designers (who find you)

Our entire global design community will have access to your contest and will send you all sorts of creative design ideas, unique to your app.
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Ready-to-go files and total freedom

Your new icons come with production-ready files that you can hand off to a developer. Plus, the copyright is all yours.
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Satisfaction, guaranteed

We’ve got your back every step of the way. Don’t like your icon options? You get 100% of your money back. It’s that simple.
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How app icon design contests work

Create a design brief.

1. Tell us what you want

Our interactive creative brief makes it simple to describe your design challenge and set your budget.

Pick your winning design.

2. Get dozens of icon designs

Our global community of professional app icon designers present their ideas. You provide feedback.

Get dozens of designs.

3. Pick your favorite

Seven days later, choose your winning app icon design. It's like picking your favorite child.

From shopping to social, we’ve got an icon for that

A$789
We make mobile apps for small clients. Currently our biggest project is for a video editing app in iOS. The design of...
133
entries
25
designers
A$1,099
The product is a windows application for the design of underground drill patterns...
12
entries
3
designers
A$399
Cute Pyscho is a newly created women's accessory label, based in Melbourne, Australia. Our ideal customer is: - ...
60
entries
20
designers
A$259
Kitchen Renovations, selling direct to customers...
16
entries
15
designers
A$399
Our products are used in the large enterprise procurement space. We connect large buyers with their supply chain usin...
8
entries
6
designers
A$389
These small icons will be used for users to select a service
7
entries
6
designers
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A$789
We provide premium genetic testing and analyses services to healthcare providers/clinicians using advanced technology...
34
entries
4
designers
A$999
We're a telecommunication company that specialise in Bundles....
29
entries
5
designers
A$779
Tiply is an online, social media, podcast and video sharing platform aimed at 18 - 30 year old Australians. We explai...
70
entries
13
designers
A$259
I have created an iPhone based tuner app tailored to the bagpipes! It provides many features that no other bagpipe tuner
41
entries
10
designers
A$259
We empower people to sell their own home with all the help of an agent minus the commission....
8
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5
designers
US$999 USD
Do you have a brand-new idea for what Uber’s new icon should be? 99designs wants to see it!
870
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192
designers

Professional icons, no matter your budget.

Got a great new game? We’ve got an icon. A cool photo app? We’ve got one for that, too. Whatever you need, we’ll get you ready to go with fast, quality custom app icons from the pros.

Bronze
Creative design on a budget
A$259
  • Expect ~30 designs
  • Money back guarantee
  • Expect ~30 designs
  • Money back guarantee
Silver
Greater variety
A$389
  • Expect ~40 designs
  • Money back guarantee
  • Larger designer prize
  • Expect ~40 designs
  • Money back guarantee
  • Larger designer prize
Gold
Work only with Mid and Top Level designers
A$779
  • Expect ~50 designs
  • Money back guarantee
  • Larger designer prize
  • Mid and Top Level designers only
  • Expect ~50 designs
  • Money back guarantee
  • Larger designer prize
  • Mid and Top Level designers only
Platinum
Work only with Top Level designers
A$1,299
  • Expect ~40 premium designs
  • Money back guarantee
  • Larger designer prize
  • Top Level designers only
  • Prioritized support
  • Dedicated manager
  • Expect ~40 premium designs
  • Money back guarantee
  • Larger designer prize
  • Top Level designers only
  • Prioritized support
  • Dedicated manager

Your burning app icon design FAQs, answered.

Everything you need to move to development. Your app icon design will be uploaded in the correct file formats based on your stated needs. Typically this means a layered RGB Adobe Photoshop or Fireworks PNG file that’s ready to be uploaded.

Since not everyone has the correct design programs to open these files (your developer will), you will also get web preview files in PNG or JPEG file formats.

Plus, you’ll get the full legal copyright, so the design will be all yours.
Lots of ideas! If you’re looking for inspiration, explore 99designs for fantastic examples of icons created by our design community. 

Bring as many specifics as you can, too. Include platform(s), designs you like, brand details, images and any other specifications that would affect your design.

The more you give the designers, the better they can design an app icon for you!
Yes. If you have any specific images (like a logo) that need to be included in your icon design, please submit them to designers with your brief.
Your custom app icon design contest includes one winning icon. If you need a second icon for a different app, you have a few options: you can award multiple winners, run a second contest, or you can start a 1-to-1 Project with your winning designer to create the additional assets.
Absolutely (and we love it when that happens)! When your app icon design contest has finished, you can start a 1-to-1 Project with your winning designer.
On 99designs, designers agree to upload only original artwork, so each designer owns the rights to their design submissions until you choose your contest’s winner. During the design handover stage, the designer agrees to transfer the rights, and you become the owner of the copyright of your winning app icon design.
We guarantee that you’ll get a great app icon at any pricing level, but our higher-priced packages give you more design options and better support.

Here’s how it works: When you pay more, the prize for the winning designer is bigger, too. More experienced designers participate in your contest, so you get more high-quality designs to choose from. More options means additional time that's needed to review your designs. That’s why our Gold and Platinum packages offer dedicated managers to help streamline that process by writing creative briefs and giving your designers feedback.

When selecting your app icon contest package, think about how much time you’ll have and what experience you have writing briefs and working with designers. If you're still unsure, contact us for a design consultation.
Choose “Make your contest private” from the Contest options section before you launch your app icon design contest. This will prohibit designers from using their designs elsewhere, and your contest will be unsearchable on the web.

This will automatically attach a standard NDA template to your contest. If you prefer, you can also upload your own NDA.
We offer a 100% money-back guarantee within 60 days of payment on all App Icon Design Contests, except those with a guaranteed prize and those that have entered the Final Round. You can also call us anytime to help you rewrite your brief, reopen your project to ensure you get a good result and help you pick a winning design. Remember, if we refund your contest, you aren’t legally entitled to use any of the designs submitted to your contest.

Let’s talk!

Our kind, happy and humble customer support team would love to answer your questions. Send us an email or call to speak with an actual human.