We are naming our company "Wyzoo". We are seeking a character to be our spokesperson. We will name this character "Wyzoo".
This contest is only to select the best concept for this character.
We don't have a solid idea of what this character should be, human, animal, robot, bird, etc. We have brainstormed ideas like owl, chameleon, wizard. Since this character will be used eventually in animated educational videos as the instructor and will also be used to speak to a web site visitor, it should work well as a whole body and also as just a face that speaks to its audience. We discarded a concept like a chameleon because it is difficult to use in a "talking head" version.
Our intent is to build a software system for the B2B market that looks more like a consumer online game and this character will be the key character in that "game". The concept of the "game" is that, as in any game, you start from the beginning (your marketing budget), you have multiple paths you can take to "win the game", and we will guide you down better and better paths to ultimately get the "highest score" for playing the game (get the best result from your marketing efforts). We envision something like a Google Maps concept as the environment, where there is a best path to get somewhere and alternative paths that should be considered for various business reasons.
In order to help you spend your time being creative and less time on graphics work, we are OK if you don't deliver a very high fidelity version of your ideas, though we are human and we do get excited by well thought out and well executed detail such as different potential facial expressions and an idea of how the character might look in 3D.
Our intent is to render this character in 3D and also in the form of a logo, but we will do those projects separately once we have selected a character concept and there will be opportunity to do more work for us with additional payment for these additional projects.