Vector graphics are computer generated 2D images. Different from rasterized pictures they are not based on pixels but are based on stored lists of drawing instructions. They’re compose of graphical primitives such as lines, circles, squares and polygons or curves. Additionally, to the base shape, stroke, color, pattern or gradient fillings are stored.
Vectored files are not only needed for logos while line drawings are needed for any sticker and sign production. Laser cutters and plotters need vector files to draw or cut shapes. In instruction manuals, spare part catalogs and for pictograms it’s also very common to use line drawings.
If icons for software development are done as vectored drawings it’s quick and easy to change colors or adjust some other design aspects later on. This is especially useful when different skins should share the same icons, but have different color styles.
We can process pixelated logos or drawings that just need to get converted to vector files without further instructions. If you want a line drawing of a photo, painting or scribble we will need a briefing for stroke lines, colors and style. For pictograms, icons or other orders that include several files that should match together, additional requirements are needed.
This could be a fix to the stroke and style, adding a reference or ordering an initial file for approval first.