Building a Global Visual Language with The Noun Project

In the beginning, humans created symbols that explained their world, recorded history and stood the test of time. Then we created languages and things got complicated.

Founded in 2011, The Noun Project's goal is to simplify communication once again by enabling anything to be communicated visually using symbols. Designers and contributors from all over the world can create and upload symbols that visually communicate concepts that are important to them, adding to the project's digital library of icons.

Join co-founder Edward Boatman as he discusses the inspiration for the business, where it's at today, and the vision for the future. The presentation will be followed by Q&A and refreshments will be provided.

To learn more about The Noun Project, visit

We are located at 6100 Wilshire Blvd, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90048.  When you arrive, please check in with staff on the first floor.

Parking: There is ample street and metered parking available in the neighborhood, please check all posted signs as some parking spaces have restrictions.  There are also several lots you can park at for a fee, including the Petersen Automotive Museum garage, entrance on Fairfax.  Please note, there is no parking available at 6100 Wilshire.










About the Speaker:

Edward is a designer and creative thinker who has always found beauty in the ordinary. Edward started out his design career at the architecture firm Gensler before starting The Noun Project. At The Noun Project, Edward is constantly focused on making sure the company is fulfilling its mission of "creating, sharing, and celebrating the world's visual language." He also manages the vibrant international community of designers that are the power behind the platform. When Edward is not working you can probably find him hiking in the local hills, working in his garden, or spending time with his wife Sofya and 3.5lb dog Monkie.



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  • Chris L.

    Excellent visual presentation in a great creative environment.

    June 27, 2013

  • Shakir

    Thank you Huge. Thank you Edward. I will definetely come back again.

    1 · June 27, 2013

  • Joy L.

    inspiring presentation

    June 26, 2013

  • Anthony Y.

    cant make it super last minute. someone please take my spot and enjoy the hell out of this event.

    June 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not going to make it. Bummed.

    June 26, 2013

  • Ronita G.

    Sorry to have to miss this. Deadline came up.

    June 26, 2013

  • Sasha A.

    The Noun Project is one of the best things happened to the Internet since the Internet. Thank you for that and definitely going.

    June 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to this session!!

    June 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to this session!!

    June 25, 2013

  • Marie

    RSVP for Wait List. Sounds GREAT! - Thanks.

    June 23, 2013

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    June 11, 2013

  • Kane A.

    I love The Noun Project! This is gonna be a good one.

    1 · June 11, 2013

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