This article was originally published on July 17, 2020. It was updated on July 15, 2022.
In 2020, Gladstone released a suite of custom-designed emojis for Slack to celebrate World Emoji Day. Today, we’re releasing an update with several new emojis intended to bring some joy and levity to your workday.
Chosen for the “July 17” marked on the calendar emoji, World Emoji Day helps celebrate the advent of modern communication, cheer for your favorite icon, and maybe even sing the official anthem.
These emojis are a reflection of Gladstone’s community values and scientific mission.
The new emojis were heavily influenced by Gladstonians and are centered on daily life in a scientific research lab.
Inspired by our community, the original suite included several pandemic related emojis. Maybe you want to remind your colleagues to wash their hands, wear a mask, or stay 6 feet away. You can now do all that with a simple emoji.
We also polled our community to see what kind of emojis they wanted to see in Slack, and received many requests to include more Pride-themed emojis. Using our Pride Zoom Backgrounds as a starting point, we created nine emojis to help share your pride!
In the end, the final results are a reflection of Gladstone’s community values and scientific mission.
As communication continues through online platforms like Slack, we believe more tools are needed to express what words fail to communicate and what time does not allow. We want to share this tool with you for your personal and professional Slack workspaces.
Download the suite of emojis now and upload them to your Slack workspace.