Icons play such a key part of any contemporary website, application or user interface design. I find that strategically placed icons can do one of two things. The first is that it visually enhances your design. Secondly is the usability factor, by drawing more attention to the icons gives the end user a much easier time navigating your design and finding what their looking for with much greater ease. This article is a two part series on icon design tutorials. These tutorials will guide you in creating some amazing icons for your next project. Enjoy this post, and come back soon to check out the second installment of icon design tutorials.