Many online merchants use social media icons to link their storefronts to social networks like Facebook and Twitter. While basic social media icons will get the job done, some merchants choose to customize their social media icons for a more personalized user experience. Here are thirteen sites with compelling personalized social media icons.
Seibei uses large, hand-drawn, pink social media icons that complement both the site’s color scheme and cartoonish style.
Desert Lake Gardens
The Desert Lake Gardens page uses clever vegetable-shaped social media icons to fit with its locally grown products. These social media icons also scroll with the page, so they are always visible.
Little Moose opts for a large illustrated footer to display its social media links. These social media icons are in the shape of cartoon animals holding signs.
Ugmonk displays a nice Twitter icon link at the top of each page as well as two large but subtle social media icons in the footer of each page.
The sketched social media icons displayed at the top of the Moredays’ site add to the site’s elegant hand-drawn feel.
Blue Moon Brewing Company
Blue Moon has two large, watercolor-themed social media icons in the footer of each page. These icons are consistent with the “painted” design style employed throughout the rest of the site and in many Blue Moon advertisements.
We Are Dolly
This creative film studio uses simple social media icons consistent with the site’s color scheme and simplistic style.
Dripping In Fat
Dripping In Fat invites you to “share your love” with little heart-shaped social media icons. Dripping In Fat uses hearts in other parts of its site design, making the heart-shaped icons all the more appropriate.
Worry Free Labs
Worry Free Labs uses glossy Twitter and Facebook icons that add to the site’s shiny design.
These social media icons appear to be breaking through the background of La Patate’s site header and fit nicely next to the illustrated shopping cart.
Science Bob Store
Science Bob Store consistently uses gear-shaped icons throughout the site, including its social media icons.
Cake Sweet Cake
The simple social media icons found in the header and footer of the Cake Sweet Cake site are enhanced by personalized “follow us” text and a hand-drawn arrow.
GreenOlivz is another site with a hand-drawn aesthetic with social media icons that look like they were drawn with colored pencils.
Personalizing Your Social Media Icons
Look at the social media icons on your site. Could they be personalized to better complement the overall site design? If you aren’t up for designing your own customized icons or paying a graphic designer, search for “social media” icons on Iconfinder. Many of the icons on Iconfinder fall under the Creative Commons license and are free for commercial use.