I am designing an app background for learners of the English language. Normally, I design icons, but I decided to try putting together an app, iphone, android, ect, ect, where the learner is presented with a set of icons each icon representing an idea or object. I attached a draft of the background here and I would like suggestions on what I can do to make this background more professional and stand out. What can I do to improve it?
In my opinion get rid of the flag. The British flag may be better but it can create confusion as some words are spelled differently in American English. I'd say a solid fill perhaps a dark blue similar to the American and British flag blues. Perhaps if you're an illustrator you can create a minimalist illustration of a classroom in the background but fade it so it's not distracting.