Our team of specialized Science Illustrators look forward to collaborating with you on a custom icon! To create it as quickly as possible, we created this reference guide to help you fill out the request form.
To create a custom icon, our team requires the following information:
If you’re requesting multiple icons, you’ll need to fill out one form for each. Not sure what’s considered a single icon? Continue reading below.
What is considered a single icon?
An icon is a singular, standalone image that represents a single object or idea. Any change in state or orientation (e.g. lateral vs. posterior view) is counted as a separate, unique icon.
Currently, BioRender only accepts icon and not figure requests. Not clear on the difference? Continue reading below.
What’s the difference between an icon and a figure?
While icons and figures may look similar, they can typically be differentiated as follows:
- Icons represent a single object or idea.
- Figures tell a story or depict relationships between individual components through labels, captions, and arrows.
For example, many icons (e.g. MHC-I, TCR, dendritic cell, etc) come together to create this figure on the right:
If you don’t require new icons to complete your figure but are interested in 1:1 design support, you can reach out to our Creative Team ([email protected]). While this service is only guaranteed for users on our Industry plans, we can sometimes offer pointers or advice to guide you in the right direction.