As a designer, I’m always looking for resources for visual elements to incorporate
into my custom PowerPoint presentations. Sure, I have the tools necessary (Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.) to create some pretty cool graphics. But occasionally a project will come along that calls for a whole slew of infographics in a very short period of time. So a little hunting and pecking brought me to a site called Picol.Org.
Now, I will warn you, the site isn’t pretty. It’s fairly new, so it doesn’t have any flashy bells and whistles. (What can you expect for a beta site?) But what it does have is lots of icons. And the best part is, they’re free. As stated on their website “The aim is to find a common pictorial language for electronic communication.” I like this idea, because with all the graphic stimulation out there, it’s nice to have something simple and static to rest our eyes on. Yes, we’ve seen some of these before, but that’s the beauty of a common pictorial language. It facilitates communication. So you can use these icons as is, or even modify them to suit your needs. By the way, the files are available in both pixel and vector format. So check out this website and try out some of their icons in your next professional PowerPoint presentation.