Here are Adobe MAX 2018 in LA where it is all about creativity I created a quick icon for unlocking your creativity. This active imagination icon is easy and there are a few illusions here to make it look like the loops are in front and some behind as the creativity swirls around.
Start with an oval. Add a stroke and no fill.
Rotate the oval to create another oval by putting in 60° and hold OPTION when you click RETURN to duplicate and rotate the oval.
This creates and rotates the oval.
Repeat the duplicate and rotate to get a 3rd oval.
Add circles along the lines. Fill the circle with a color and add a WHITE STROKE to create the space between the lines and the dots.
To create the lines that look like one is behind or in back. Select the section of the path with the Direct Selection Tool.
CUT the section of the line.
Then chose Edit>Paste In Place to put the line section back in the exact same location. With the Appearance Panel, add a stroke under the existing stroke, make the under stroke WHITE and twice the stroke width as the top stroke.
This gives the section the look of being behind the ovals, adding dimension.
Add the head inside the nucleus. You can find the steps here on how to create the head.
Create the lock inside the head with a circle and a triangle.
Change the colors if the atoms if you want.
For Adobe MAX I used the CC app icons to add those into the Creative MIx.