Custom Symbol Library & Icon Sprite


The following (4) items are due:

mccann-web114-a04-011)  (4) Custom Symbols – don’t forget to save…
Use directions from Week 04 AI Custom Shapes to Create at least (4) Custom Symbols including (but not limited to):

  1. menu
  2. user
  3. download
  4. form

Full credit for the creation of all steps shown to completion.

mccann-web114-a04-022)  Select Web & Custom Icons in Grid Layout

Use directions from Week 04 AI Custom Shapes to Create a 4×4 Grid with Select Icons from the Web Icons Library and the Custom Library from -a04-01.

A) Include the following (8) icons from the Web Icons Library:

  1. Email
  2. Home
  4. Search
  5. RSS
  6. Plus
  7. Minus
  8. Delete

B) Add the (4) icons from your Custom Library -a04-01:

  1. Menu
  2. User
  3. Download
  4. Form

C) Create up to an additional (4) icons to complete the 4×4 Grid.

  • All Icons are to have a Black fill
  • There is not to be any use of  White as a fill. Use the Pathfinder panel to “Minus Front from Back” to eliminate the White fill and create “negative space”
  • All icons are to maintain a common style, look and feel of the existing icons
  • There should not be any strokes applied to Black filled objects
  • All strokes used must be “expanded” Object > Expand (as done in -a03-01)
  • Do not use any existing icons (aside from those required) from the Symbols Libraries
  • Do not use any symbols acquired from the web

Below is a list of suggested options:

  • Cloud Upload
  • Log-in/out
  • Settings
  • Volumn
  • Mute
  • Photos
  • Analytics
  • Cart

mccann-web114-a04-sprite3)  Image folder containing -a04-sprite.png (Sliced icon sprite)

4) A Custom Symbols Library containing all (16) sixteen of the Custom Symbols created and/or added to

Assignment Submission

Full credit for fulfilling the following correctly:

  • Proper use of the naming convention
  • Submitted before due time (12:00 midnight Friday)
  • Full credit for the creation of all steps shown to completion
  • Consistent style, look and feel of iconography
  • Use of black only – no other color will be accepted
  • All White fills have been converted to “negative space”
  • Proper use of Guides and an assigned Guide Layer
  • Shapes correctly constructed, sized and aligned
  • Proper hierarchy of design elements in the Layers panel
  • All objects named accordingly
  • Logically grouped items
  • Correctly expanded strokes (if used)
  • No strokes applied to Black filled objects
  • Objects properly converted to Symbols
  • Symbols Library that can be imported by a third party
  • Icon Sprite properly sliced and exported

Before final submission make sure all files are named properly and are being placed in a properly labeled assignment folder.


You should be sending me a ZIP’d folder containing the appropriate file(s):

  • images (folder) with -a04-sprite.png
  • (custom Symbols Library) containing all 16 icons
  • Save your files using proper naming conventions noted below

    • LastName-web114-a04-0*(assignment part).ai
      • (replace * with appropriate value)
  • Place the assignment file(s) in (1) one folder named properly.

    • LastName-web114a04
      • (replace * with appropriate value)
  • Right-click on the assignment folder and select Compress”…”
    A Zip’d copy of the folder will now appear

Submitting your assignment

  1. You are sending the URL to your ZiP’d assignment via an eMail app of choice
    Send to :
  2. The Subject line should contain the following:
    Web114 – a0(assignment number) – 0(section)
  3. In the body of the message should be a direct URL to this week’s assignment. If you are using the Edison server the URL should look somewhat like this:*.zip

Due Friday – Week 04