Xamarin Application Icons

The evolution of my icons for Xamarin and Microsoft products.

Created in: 2013 – 2017
Client: Microsoft

Since 2013, when I started to work with Xamarin (which was bought by Microsoft in 2016), I designed a ton of macOS application icons. Let me show you the most interesting ones, in chronological order.

Xamarin Studio

Xamarin Studio 4.x – 5.x

Xamarin Studio Dark

Xamarin Studio 6.x icon for the dark macOS system theme. The icon was never officially used by the Cocoa API to switch application icons is not fully supported by Apple and hence very unstable. We decided to use the light version instead.

Xamarin Studio Light

Final Xamarin Studio 6.x icon.

Visual Studio for Mac

Visual Studio for Mac (previously Xamarin Studio) remixes the official Visual Studio infinite logo branding, but it still needs to follow Apple Human Interface Guidelines and look native to the Mac platform.

On Dribbble:

Xamarin Hexagon I
Xamarin Hexagon I
Xamarin Hexagon II
Xamarin Hexagon II
Pixel Perversion
Pixel Perversion
Xamarin Profiler
Xamarin Profiler
Xamarin Gold Partner
Xamarin Gold Partner
Xamarin Studio 6 Icon
Xamarin Studio 6 Icon
Xamarin Studio 6 Icon – Dark Side
Xamarin Studio 6 Icon – Dark Side
Visual Studio for Mac
Visual Studio for Mac
Visual Studio Code
Visual Studio Code