Being the Creative Director at Wagepoint, I find myself looking to design myself out of extra work just as a good programmer so often does the same.
With our most recent website redesign and general brand refresh I tried to come up with a simple but unique and effective scheme for illustration and iconography.
Because of the nature of a start up and being the primary (err only) creative on the team, there are a million things to do at break neck speeds. Having a design pattern for things like illustration and icons, as well as other things like UX/UI, web, etc really helps my stay away from redundant work.
Below is a selection of favorite icons created so far for various uses.