Technologies and International Development Lab, Georgia Institute of Technology
What do you do?
Research use of computers and communication networks in African development.
How many pages of illustration do you need?
Does your illustration need to be a particular size?
What is your industry?
International development and academia
Describe the target audience for your illustration
Educated international professionals working in economic development.
What 3 things would you like to communicate to your audience through your lillustration?
Sensitivity to Africa. Politically astute. Thoughtful. Creative. Fun.
Style and Concept
What lillustration styles do you like?
They should not read as "cartoons". But do not need to be "photo-realistic" by any means. I searched around online and perhaps this is an example of a style that would be appropriate: http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-illustr...
What colors do you want to see in your illustration?
Probably rich and earthy colors - yellow, red, green, brown.
What colors do you NOT want to see in your illustration?
Well hmmm.... non earthy colors I guess.
What adjectives should best describe your illustration?
African. Clever. Fun. Evocative. Astute.
Where will you use the illustration (print, website, etc.)?
In print material.
Do you have additional info or links you'd like to share?
I have six African characters. For each character I need a "head shot". If this project goes well I also may want a standing version for each character and a single image of all six of the characters standing together.
Important note: The images must look like they come from all parts of Sub-Saharan Africa. To an audience of African experts it should not be clear that the illustrations are all of a certain African ethnic or linguistic group, region, etc. Mix it up and/or stay neutral as much as possible.
The six characters are:
(1) A national policymaker. Toure, the Minister of Planning for an African country.
(2) A (white) international development specialist. Sarah, the education manager at CARE, an NGO based in Atlanta, GA.
(3) A provincial professional manager. Daouda, the head of a provicnce hospital.
(4) A community radio journalist. Fatima, the host of a district community radio call-in show.
(5) A village elder. Khadim, the head teacher at the local primary school.
(6) A "common" village resident. Ama, a local market woman.
My suggestion is that you bid with an illustration for just a single character. And then for the winning bidder you will complete the remaining five.
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