We are looking to have a character designed to be used on our website and also in advertisements.
Our character should be designed in a way that we can have it in different poses and or motions on different pages on our site - meaning that you will create our character and from that we will be able to create many different characters for use around our site and advertisements.
This new character will be gender neutral and non-human. Although I am looking for a non-human character, I do really need it to have human qualities, as these help our members to relate to the character. Use your creativity in deciding what our character should look like.
Colours should match the current site design.
The character should have these qualities:
fun, social, exciting, happy, simple, trustworthy
I have included some ideas of characters that I like, but please use complete freedom in creating your ideas.
We have a character for another site of ours that we really like ( http://listjoe.com ), but we do not want this character to be like him at all. We really like the feel that he gives to our site though.
We also have a another great character on another site of ours, http://bweeble.com
I think that my favourite example of a character is the Songza character, which I have included. Their character is non-human but has enough human qualities that he is easy to relate to and feel comfortable with.
These are only thoughts and ideas. You are the designer, so please feel free to experiment and have fun with it. We are open to any and all ideas!