Happy New Year to you all! As I’m sure most of you were busy over the holidays, I too was busy creating something completely new that I wanted to share with you today.

A couple of weeks ago I was running on the treadmill at the gym and thinking about all the cool things you can do with PowerPoint. Although PowerPoint is meant as a presentation tool, it has many of the same graphic design tools you might find in a program like Adobe Illustrator.

I love creating and sharing graphics, it’s a fun way to be expressive and help others at the same time. The only downside is, many of the graphics I create are limited to those who only use programs like Illustrator—and let’s be honest, Adobe Illustrator is not a program most people use. So, with that in mind, I thought I’d try creating a couple of simple icon sets 100% in PowerPoint.

That’s how PowerPointIcons.com came to be.

PowerPoint Icons

What Can You Do With PowerPoint Icons?

PowerPoint Icons can be used for just about anything. Over the years, I’ve learned that icons can serve as a simple way to improve the overall look of your presentations, documents or e-learning courses. They’re adaptable and super easy to use.

With PowerPointIcons.com, I wanted to provide two solutions for every set of icons I create. First, you can download the complete set of icons (in a non-editable, PNG format) for free. The second option is for those who  want the option to edit the icons to meet their specific needs—change the colors, rearrange the objects, whatever you want. For the editable version, I simply charge a small $2 or $3 fee. Compared with iStockPhoto or a similar service, this is ridiculously cheap. This solution gets you the fully-editable PowerPoint file, which I used to create the icons. Simply put, if you have PowerPoint, you can do whatever you want with these icons.

I hope you get a chance to take a look at PowerPointIcons.com and share it with others. I’ve already started creating a few more sets, which I’ll be adding to the site in the coming weeks.


Tim Slade
Tim Slade is a speaker, author, and award-winning freelance eLearning designer. Having spent the last decade working to help others elevate their eLearning and visual communications content, Tim has been recognized and awarded within the eLearning industry multiple times for his creative and innovative design aesthetics. Tim is a regular speaker at international eLearning conferences, is a recognized Articulate Super Hero, author of The eLearning Designer’s Handbook and creator of The eLearning Designer's Academy.

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