NewPanda is for anyone with a message to share and an audience to share it with. Like ... small businesses, non-profits, pet shops, campaigns, artists, causes, reunion committees, groups, sales pros, consultants, agencies, Fortune 500,000's, charities, churches, tattoo parlors, Southern Balinese restaurants, schools, doctors, Realtors and rock & roll bands. Just to name a few.
Our goal is to update our mascot We purposefully chose a generic name (as opposed to something like EmailMobileSocialSender.com) so that we could be flexible to adapt to new marketing trends and technologies. We're NOT trying to impress corner-office-suited-types with a conservative corporate identity. Instead, we want to have a little fun.
We need a custom illustrated panda mascot that can be illustrated in various positions, Everyone likes pandas - but we want ours to be their favorite. A friendly creature who we can brand with our different tools. We offer products which each need to be sub-branded - something like our panda mascot holding something for each: NewPanda (our official panda mascot/logo) NewPanda CRM (maybe holding a rolodex) NewPanda E-MARKETING (envelope or delivery hat) NewPanda SOCIAL (box with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn icons sticking out) NewPanda REAL ESTATE EDITION (house) NewPanda Mobile (mobile phone).
PLANNED USES: Our hope is that this will be the beginning of a beautiful friendship. We'll want to position our NewPanda in a variety of ways (dress him up for the holidays, have some surprise faces appear occasionally (happy, sad, etc). So, we'll want to know if you're open to future work and your rates. Regardless, we'll need all your huge, original, vector art resources so any good designer can work with the panda in a variety of ways (from changing body positions to designing for a billboard). We do have a current panda mascot, but this will be a new replacement - primarily so that he can be "3-d" - meaning, the ability to turn his body, facial expressions, etc.
We don't need you to design all the examples above, but we definitely need to see that he will be able to easily MOVE! You don't need to be an animator - we just need a mascot that will be animation-friendly!
IMPORTANT PANDA CHARACTERISTICS:
- does not have to be a baby panda, but if he looks professional, we're open
- brandable. We want to be able to immediately get our panda on a cool t-shirt, find compatible panda stuffed animals, a mascot costume, etc.
If you're more comfortable starting by sending us your initial line illustrations, send 'em! And, please don't send us anything that you haven't designed yourself. No need to put us all through that!
Please share your thoughts and feedback! We're super-excited to work with you!