The Breakroom

Bring Your Twemoji to Work Day

October 5, 2016

By Ged Maheux

Twitter Twemoji Unicode 9 examples

Last month we partnered with Twitter to publish an update to their Twemoji suite that covers a new set of expanded occupational and gender-based emoji. These additions were first suggested by Google to Unicode back in May of 2016 and since then they have been on track to be released with the official Emoji 4.0 update.

The Iconfactory was once again pleased to help Twitter bring these new additions to their social networking service. With Twitter’s guidance, we designed and produced the very first web iterations of gendered occupations like the female astronaut, firefighter and judge.

I was recently a guest on episode 3 of Jeremy Burge’s podcast, Emoji Wrap, where we discussed the new gendered occupations, the artistic process that goes into creating emoji for our clients and much more. If you are interested about staying on top of current emoji trends and more, be sure to check it out.