Great ideas! Quick turnaround. I have used this designer for 4 logos now.
- AC Art
No complaints at all.
Thanks for an excellent job! Elkaizen worked hard, was quick and efficient making changes and responding to feedback. Would happily work with Elkaizen again.
How Outlandish Josh started their character or mascot journey
Who are you known as?
What industry do you think your business is most related to?
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
We are a community of people who learn to implement Drupal websites by live streaming our experiences. We started over a decade ago, and are re-booting the project for the latest release of Drupal. The plan is to use Twitch to stream, but we are also setting up our own web-page to help the group organize/etc.
The audience is intermediate to advanced professional website developers.
What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?
The original instance of the group had a community member who did some great iconic character drawings that really helped create an identity:
We'd love to get a fresh take on the idea: a personified Drupalicon in a Karate Gi (or similar outfit) that we can put in various inspiring ass-kicking poses.
I think we are leaning towards an androgynous design, but it might be interesting to think about presenting the character concept in both male/female forms. We want to make sure it doesn't send a "guys only" message.
For the launch of the website to announce the re-boot, we are first looking for a single image that we can use on a splash page, but we'll definitely want to think about a number of different poses/takes over time if the project gets momentum again. Ultimately it could be something where there are multiple characters forming a group.
These are cool! It may sound weird, but the character should actually not have a "human" face since we want it to represent the logo for Drupal. See the attached artwork for examples of how others do this.
That said, I think it would be appropriate to have a version with longer hair to signal femininity, and possibly incorporating shorter hair or a beard to signal masculinity.